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You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:29 am

Sorry if this is in the wrong forum...

I'll get the ball rolling by adding a few...

When this is what you wake up to each morning-


or

You've been arranging the flights for your family vacation since you were 11 (true), so that your can fly the best business class, or the 747 or the 777...
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:32 am

You spend more than an hour a day on this site  
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:30 am

You go to the window to see the incoming flight, when you already know all details of it, because you have tracked it for the last half an hour, and there are heaps of other things that you could have been doing that anyone else would deem more important! Even worse, when you get up in the middle of a conversation, to watch it go past...

I participated in a similar thread some years ago, but didn't have live flight tracking then, so have to add this one!

Also, when you develop a favourite spotting or tracking flight, and can't go to bed or to sleep until it comes in.. for those of us who live near airports..

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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:51 am

You Fly MEX-FRA-EZE, because you have the miles and you want to avoid the 737s of CM.
 
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:00 pm

You can't wait for your daily commute....so you can watch Youtube takeoff and landing videos on the train.

Quoting AR385 (Reply 3):

You Fly MEX-FRA-EZE, because you have the miles and you want to avoid the 737s of CM.

...and you think it is more fun that way  
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Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:38 pm

You declined 2 job offers paying a much higher salary, because the businesses were not in the aviation industry.

You look up every time an aircraft goes overhead, even if it's the 100th 737 of the day.

Your keyring has a 'remove before flight' flag attached.

You have a collection of around 50 model aircraft, all of them gifts from business associates in the industry.

Your second finest moment in aviation was not landing the first job, or landing a 757 for the first time, or passengering on the Concorde, or trying an F-class pod. It was when a good friend gifted you a trip in a Boeing Stearman, and you took the stick and flew the sh1t out of it. (The finest being the first solo, of course)

(Me, 'mowing the lawn' with a Stearman)


You dream of Boeing Stearman's. Way too often.

You fly gliders for the pure joy of flying, and donate a lot of your precious time to the club free of charge.

[Edited 2014-11-13 06:45:25]
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Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:53 pm

You pay hundreds of extra dollars to fly on an MD-11 on a trip before they're retired.

When someone says American Eagle, you first think of the airline before the clothing store.

You drive by an airport and that's actually more dangerous for you than texting while driving.

When you're supposed to be doing a quiz at school but have no idea what to do so you're on here instead..  

You are willing to stand at an airport in crappy weather waiting to see one plane.
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:54 pm

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 5):
You fly gliders for the pure joy of flying, and donate a lot of your precious time to the club free of charge.

Ahhhhhh.... the joy of your first 5 hour, or your first 300k.


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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:00 pm

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 4):
...and you think it is more fun that way

Well, three of the 4 sectors were in F, the other in J. And I got to fly the coveted LH´s 744 and its longest route on their newtwork.

On the return, EZE-FRA-MEX, the crew were looking at me funny because someone had made them aware of my itinerary. At least 9 of the cabin crew must have come and asked me why I was doing that. Interestingly, EZE-FRA was on D-ABVP, and two hrs later when I boarded it again in FRA for the FRA-MEX part it was also D-ABVP, which the purser had found interesting to tell me on the EZE-FRA leg.

Sure, I could have gotten DVT, but what a.netter wouldn´t have taken that risk!  
 
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:15 pm

When you have wet dreams of aeroplanes.
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:43 pm

When your wife sees the blue screen and yells at you for spending more time on "that stupid airplane website" than with your son. This happens to me daily.
 
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:54 pm

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 6):
You are willing to stand at an airport in crappy weather waiting to see one plane.

even after it was delayed several hours


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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:00 pm

When you listen to Live ATC when driving near airports.
When you plan your drive time to Austin from Houston so you can see the BA 787.
When you give your car a call sign based on its license plate.
When you do fake ATC while driving.
When you pull out Flight Radar 24 whenever a plane passes over head.
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:05 pm

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 6):
You drive by an airport and that's actually more dangerous for you than texting while driving.

        
My wife will now reach over and grab the steering wheel if we're driving by an airport or crossing under a final approach path

Quoting 76794p (Reply 12):
When you give your car a call sign based on its license plate.

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Quoting 76794p (Reply 12):
When you do fake ATC while driving.

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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:15 pm

When your wife refers to a.net as "that plane porn site". True.

Or when you spend all day freezing your ass off in a field in the depths of winter so you can get shots like this:

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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:23 pm

Quoting scbriml (Reply 14):
Or when you spend all day freezing your ass off in a field in the depths of winter so you can get shots like this:

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Clearly, time well-spent!
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:47 am

You dont need a watch to tell the time of day, just what aircraft is taking off / landing.

I wake up at 7:07, check emails etc and by 7:27 switch to FB & twitter and in the bathroom at 7:37. The days most important business is usually downloaded by 7:47   and Im going to be late if Im not into the kitchen much past 7:57! Airbus is much cooler time of day though, particularly XWB time as that is only 40 mins to home time 

You look for airport codes in license plates or aircraft designations.... seeing something like CDG744 is really cool!

My wife cant understand how I know what is overflying because of the engine sound - and why she needs to know at 1am a 77W has just departed...

Have to check flightaware arrivals before too much work gets done

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 6):
You are willing to stand at an airport in crappy weather waiting to see one plane.

Uh huh - not much choice in YVR Nov-Apr 
Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 6):
You drive by an airport and that's actually more dangerous for you than texting while driving.

   If I manage to drive by... and not stop suddenly or park illegally!

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 5):
Your keyring has a 'remove before flight' flag attached.

My backpack does!

Quoting B777LRF (Reply 5):
You look up every time an aircraft goes overhead, even if it's the 100th 737 of the day.

Yep
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:14 am

You spend over 2 hours at the cafeteria at the IKEA in Elizabeth, NJ watching the activity at EWR. Yes I had the Swedish meatballs while doing so.  

You check this site more than facebook.

Quoting 76794p (Reply 12):
When you do fake ATC while driving.

You create your own SID/STAR to and from your home.

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 16):
You look for airport codes in license plates or aircraft designations

Guilty as charged.  
 
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:36 am

Your on your way home:

mom: "where are you guys"

me/dad: "outer marker, inbound"
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:04 pm

You hang out at the rental car lot at LAX for an hour after getting the keys for your car because the lot is right under the flight path for arrivals

You stop in the middle of a conversation with someone to look up at the airplane flying overhead

You fly into an airport many miles father than the closest to your intended destination just so you can see an A380

You bore your family half to death with the spotting photos you've taken

You book your vacation trip via an out of the way connecting airport rather than taking a direct non-stop just so you can ride aboard a specific aircraft type


Yes - I have done all of the above (and more)
 
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:27 pm

When you can tell airplane models aparts just by the sound of their engines...
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:30 pm

Quoting Marcus (Reply 20):
When you can tell airplane models aparts just by the sound of their engines...

And you can tell wether it´s an IAE-V2500 or a CFM56...
 
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:47 am

You get off work at 2AM and drive from Orlando to Miami to get a picture of a Concorde, then drive back to Orlando to start work at 2PM the same day. It was worth it because it completed my pictures of all the production Concordes.
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:01 am

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 6):
When someone says American Eagle, you first think of the airline before the clothing store.

  

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 6):
You drive by an airport and that's actually more dangerous for you than texting while driving.

  

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 6):
You are willing to stand at an airport in crappy weather waiting to see one plane.

   Though LA doesn't get much crappy weather. But I will take the day off from a job I just started, drive to LAX earlier than I would normally get up, and stand around in the very hot sun for 5 hours with several thousand other people to see Endeavour land.

Quoting neutrino (Reply 9):
When you have wet dreams of aeroplanes.

  

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 16):
You look for airport codes in license plates or aircraft designations.... seeing something like CDG744 is really cool!

   And dammit, I saw one recently but can't remember what it was.

Quoting bohica (Reply 17):
You check this site more than facebook.

   WAY more.

Quoting ER757 (Reply 19):
You hang out at the rental car lot at LAX for an hour after getting the keys for your car because the lot is right under the flight path for arrivals

Well I live here, so no, but when I pick people up from the airport, I'll head up a bit early and park by the In'n'Out, and wait for them to call.

Quoting ER757 (Reply 19):
You stop in the middle of a conversation with someone to look up at the airplane flying overhead

  
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:45 pm

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 23):
Well I live here, so no, but when I pick people up from the airport, I'll head up a bit early and park by the In'n'Out, and wait for them to call.

Great spot - that little park across the street is perfect if you want to stand right underneath the big boys as they land. The Burger King on Airport Way and 96th (I think that's the cross street) allows for good photo ops while you munch your burger and fries too. Got my SQ and AF A-380 shots from there.
 
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:14 am

...booking flights based on aircraft type, rather than schedule/price etc. (obvious one)

...flew a plane (including landing) before I drove a car.

...trying to (subtly) workout which airline/type someone flew when they are telling you about their overseas trip.

...as a kid the walls of your room were plastered with those Flight Global cutaway posters. http://bit.ly/1upiSbS

...on holiday you take far more photos of the plane that got you there than the actual destination.

...you could tell an A320 from a 737 before you were a teenager.

...have a log of all the registrations/types that you've flown in. For me its complete with the exception of the registrations of an NZ 763 and a LH RJ85.

...spontaneous day trips to add a new airline/type to the logbook.

...searching ebay after every new type to try and find a model with the exact registration.

Hypothetical:
Quoting VapourTrails (Reply 2):
Also, when you develop a favourite spotting or tracking flight, and can't go to bed or to sleep until it comes in.. for those of us who live near airports..

Similar...when you're nearly asleep, hear an aircraft and compulsively check FlightRadar24 to confirm that its the flight number you think it is. (usually for me that's ANZ289 or ANZ87). I don't even live close to the airport, but thankfully they usually fly overhead.

Quoting AR385 (Reply 3):

You Fly MEX-FRA-EZE, because you have the miles and you want to avoid the 737s of CM.

Wow! Respect. Though I actually though flying a route that long in a 737 would be kinda fun.

Quoting sccutler (Reply 15):
Clearly, time well-spent!

  
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:09 pm

...you spend hours in a crappy airport terminal due to a missed connection, but it's alright because you'll get to fly in the evening.

...your coworker tells you about this remote island in Malaysia and your reply is: "Yeah, some of the last Dash 7s fly there."

...the guy at the check-in desk goes "Well, if anything people tend to drive from here to Denver to avoid the Brasilia..."
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:06 pm

Or when an aircraft flies over and eveyone on the family looks over at you......during large events or small...


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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:32 pm

When you name your dog Cessna.

When you get a weather briefing before every commercial flight you take.

When you drive to your home airport because a wide body is on it's way.

When you listen to LiveATC when you can't sleep because it calms you.
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:15 pm

Quoting zkojq (Reply 25):
...you could tell an A320 from a 737 before you were a teenager.

There weren't any A320s before I was a teenager. Heck there weren't any A320s *while* I was a teenager.

Now get off my lawn!
 
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:03 am

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 23):
Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 16):
You look for airport codes in license plates or aircraft designations.... seeing something like CDG744 is really cool!

And dammit, I saw one recently but can't remember what it was.

Well how do you like that, I found the photo on my phone:

http://www.vksphoto.com/photos/i-GH6JNKn/0/L/i-GH6JNKn-L.jpg
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:02 am

Just a few to be getting on with...

When you prefer to fly the wrong way around the world rather than the shortest or indeed cheapest option. eg:I flew to Argentina from New Zealand via Hong Kong, Istanbul and Brazil when I could have flown direct.

When you use the following table when planning and booking your trips.
Nonstop flights (-10)
New type bonus (+10)
New airline bonus (+10)
New registration (+10)
New Airport bonus (+10)
More than 3 stops (+25)

When everything is measured on the airfare scale. eg: one tank of gas at $50 = 1 LAX-SFO o/w trip etc or an iphone = 1 return trip to AKL-HKG.

When you use the Gold lounge as a venue for your Aviation friends to catch up and have dinner out. (did this yesterday)

Quoting zkojq (Reply 25):
spontaneous day trips to add a new airline/type to the logbook.

Yep. When you fly longhaul just to have a day out spotting planes you haven't seen before.

When you have flown an entire airline's type fleet just to tick them all off.

When you have to pick your bags up from the Baggage Tracing department not because you lost a bag, but because you have spent the entire day spotting airside.

When you know someone with 7000+ flights in their personal flight logbook and view that as 'success' not fast cars and mansions

When you sleep better on a plane than you do in a bed.
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:20 pm

Quoting VapourTrails (Reply 2):
You go to the window to see the incoming flight, when you already know all details of it, because you have tracked it for the last half an hour

Yep. I do it even with cruising flights.

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 6):
You are willing to stand at an airport in crappy weather waiting to see one plane.

Nowadays I don't do it much, but when I was younger, I've lost count of how many times I've came back home with a blue ass and numb feet.

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 16):
You dont need a watch to tell the time of day, just what aircraft is taking off / landing.

I can also do it with some overflying flights.

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 16):
My wife cant understand how I know what is overflying because of the engine sound

I once had a girl friend who was also interested by airplanes and she was amazed by that. And back then airplanes din't sound like vacuum cleaners.

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 16):
and why she needs to know at 1am a 77W has just departed...

LOL!

When you can visually recognize an aircraft on approach miles away just by looking at its shape and landing lights.

When you see the difference between a L10 and a DC-10 when they pass over you at 30k ft.

When you help people to find tickets by introducing the airport's codes rather than the cities' names.

When in front of others you have a chat with another fellow and say something like: A See flies between Why Vee Are and Seed (SYD) with a Seventy-seven double you.

When you can make the difference between an approaching A318 and A319.
 
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:28 pm

Quoting scbriml (Reply 14):
When your wife refers to a.net as "that plane porn site". True.

LOL so does my girlfriend  "are you watching plane porn again?"
 
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:29 pm

-the first question you ask when someone says they travelled is what airline they flew and what route
-you have (or almost have) rear-ended someone due to looking at a plane while driving
-you look forward to the flights more than the destination
-hearing someone refer to an aircraft type wrong makes you think they've got the IQ of a doormat
-you do a "pre-takeoff" and "shutdown" checklist in the car
-you check a.net before work, at work, on break, after work, and before bed (at a minimum)
-you can't dream of doing anything that is not in the aviation industry.
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:47 pm

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 31):
When you have flown an entire airline's type fleet just to tick them all off.

This actually happened to me purely by chance on one single business trip years ago. Was on NW and ended up flying one segment on each aircraft type they operated at the time. Our corporate travel desk made the booking not me. I was thrilled of course

Quoting Jagflyer (Reply 34):
the first question you ask when someone says they travelled is what airline they flew and what route

   Also what type of plane they flew on. And most of the time I'm met with "I don't know" to that last question

Quoting Jagflyer (Reply 34):
-you have (or almost have) rear-ended someone due to looking at a plane while driving

first time I saw Concorde and first time I saw a 744 were near-wrecks!

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Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:31 am

Quoting Max Q (Reply 1):

You spend more than an hour a day on this site  

:O You mean to say......there isn't an hour minimum???


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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:44 am

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 16):
You look for airport codes in license plates or aircraft designations.... seeing something like CDG744 is really cool!

   I do that too. With our formats, you could potentially get a flight number and airport code. I wonder who has BA01LCY.. ?

We have the radio on at work, and I always snigger during the traffic reports when there's problems on the A320 or B737... I'm still waiting for the A400 to be partially upgraded to motorway status, and be re-designated the A400(M).

[Edited 2014-11-21 02:45:03]
 
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Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:30 pm

When you're hearing-disabled and stand up and hurry to the window because you notice any helicopter by it's sound.


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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:01 pm

...when you stand at the runway's end with a fully loaded DC-10 or MD-11 about to take off on it, just to get the full blast from that rear engine.   
 
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:24 pm

- When you hear your colleague talking about where he is going for the next holidays and you ask on which airline and aircraft he/she is flying

- You read some letters in the ICAO Alphabet

- You always look up to the sky if you hear an aircraft, even if its been circling there for minutes

- You dont take the direct flight to the destination, because you want to experience another aircraft type on the way
 
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:17 pm

Considering plane spotting is such a well known and well understood hobby I am surprised noone mentioned:

When you have been asked for your identity while spotting by military police (AMS, CDG)
When you have been asked for your identity while spotting by regular police (AMS, FRA, LHR)
When you have been asked for your identity while spotting by rent-a-cops (AMS, EWR, LGW)


Added to that, my collegues get annoyed/surprised when I do not know off-hand the airport code of an African or Asian airport for some vague city I do not even know the country of. Being a freight forwarder has its own challenges sometimes.

to this day it bugs me that I am unable to identify one plane type I saw on holiday in Moscow two years ago: (Anyone up to the challenge?)
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:41 am

Quoting petertenthije (Reply 41):
When you have been asked for your identity while spotting by rent-a-cops (AMS, EWR, LGW)

Near ORD on the roof of a hotel parking garage

Quoting petertenthije (Reply 41):
When you have been asked for your identity while spotting by regular police

at SEA
 
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:32 am

You reverse your car from a car spot, apply the "parking break" and look left and right to get the "Ok" for taxi.. ie leave the place !!
 
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:24 am

Quoting petertenthije (Reply 41):
When you have been asked for your identity while spotting by regular police

This in most places in the USA - in recent years MEM was the most hostile.

Quoting flynhi808 (Thread starter):
You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

you and your mates get reported to the FBI by some dumbarse and who then launch a state wide manhunt that is shown on Network TV with your rental car numberplate and then when you realise and call them to clear things up you spend several hours being interviewed in your hotel room until you're cleared to go...  Not me, but good Spotter friends of mine. I have been moved on by FBI in Florida though.
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:00 pm

Saw this at my local supermarket:



Obviously had to take a picture.
If you was right..................I'd agree with you
 
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:12 am

When you say, regarding the weather forecast, that its been a very squiggly evening, with lots of storm activity.. on Flightradar24, with all those holding patterns and diversions! I even saw my first go around last night, just disappointed I wasn't on it!

We've had lots of storrms here, and I love it, from my loungeroom with no power outages so far - lucky. Even had mention in the media and footage of aircraft being struck by lightning, apparently very safe.

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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:59 am

You review a movie or TV program by measuring the accuracy of the aviation scenes. Did the cabin match the aircraft and other details. Another reason why Hottie Heather Locklear's LAX was a resounding flop. The general public panned this show and rightfully show and we aviation folk flunked it for their blatant disregard to getting the aviation details even remotley in the ballpark.

Cringe when they call a 737 or other narrowbody a Jumbo Jet.

You debate such details as which DC-8's had curtains and Palomar seats. I'll come up with more.
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:10 am

When you can't use FSX without going on Flightradar24 to see if there are any interesting delays in the area.

When planning a flight on said simulator, you're forced to stop because you don't have that exact submodel.

I'll come up with more.

Marc
 
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RE: You Know You Are Addicted To Aviation When...

Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:18 am

Forgot to ad when you go out of your way to fly in and out of MIA vs. FLL even if the latter is easier for your plans (non-revving).
Though it's changed I still equate MIA with the olden days of aviation and prime spotting plus MIA has a kick ass Cuban eatery in the US/AA D concourse (North TErminal).
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