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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:50 am

I was an infant like the thread starter and it was MCO-BOS I'm pretty sure dont know the airline or aircraft but I had to go to BOS for surgery.
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:54 am

July 1964 Piedmont Convair 580 CVG-LEX. We had spent the last day of our Summer vacation watching Allegheny, North Central, Piedmont, Republic, and TWA flying anything from turboprops to turbojets from the observation parking lot on the East side of CVG. That area is now part of 18L/36R, but fortunately the Airport Authority at CVG moved the observation area just a little further East near the GE building.

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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:19 pm

1992 or 93, I think I flew UA ORD-PHX-ORD to visit family. I had to be about 11 and it was my first time on a plane. I remember sitting on the tarmac watching lightening strike down because a storm was coming. But I had no fear then, like I have some now. I remember the hotness that was Phoenix as well lol, I havent been back since.
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:19 pm

Not my first flights, but two in particular taken as a child stand out.

As a four-year old flying back to Canada from SUV through either LAX or SFO, I was nearly detained and isolated for a tropical disease. Turns out I had chicken pox, and was able to resume my trip home, much to the relief of my parents. I can remember wondering what all the fuss was about!

As a six-year old flying to LHR, I can distinctly remember being given a BA puzzle book and a "wings" sticker. I was so proud. From then on I have dreamed of becoming a pilot to receive them for real.
 
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:58 pm

My first flight was LHR-CDG on an AF A320 and I remember it well especially seeing as my sister vomited all over everybody. I was about 5 at this time, around 1992.
 
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:28 am

Quoting CurtisMan (Reply 4):
I want to fly in a DC3.

Who doesn't? I am sure there are some groups that have sightseeing flights with them. There is a group in Georgia called the Flying Tigers, I think that they are restoring a C47. They may do flights when finished.

My first flight was when I was 16 (1984) and working for a church in town (mowing lawns, mopping floors, etc). A friend and I waxed one of the priest's cars (Mercury Lynx if I recall). He had a pilots license and took us and the housekeepers daughter up for about a half hour flight.

I am unsure of the plane (single engine, four seats) but I got to sit up front and see my house from the air. It was pretty cool.

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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:52 pm

Nov 1975 ..EWR-DCA Eastern 727-100...11yrs old....my next flt would be until I was 15 Icelandic Airlines DC-10 JFK-KEF-LUX. They did not have the 10 for too long. I now wish it had been the DC-8 since I have flown on a slew of DC-10's but never flew on an DC-8....
 
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:56 pm

No I can't remember my first flight. Apparantly I was six months old and it was on an NZ B732, but I can remember my first flight by myself, I was 14 and it was on NZ from HLZ-WLG on a Saab 340
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:28 am

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 23):
When I was 9 my father was still working at Grumman and I would go to work with him sometimes on the weekend. My first flight happened on Saturday when my father was asked by a test pilot if it was okay for me to go on a ride in an F-14 (I was too young to remember which sub-type). My first ride was Calverton to Norfolk in an F-14!!!!

Wow... Sounds like you had some awesome luck! When I was 8, I attended the McChord AFB airshow just outside Seattle with a family friend (He was the base ARFF chief) and was able to sit in the cockpit of T-Bird #7 F-16 for several high speed taxis down the runway the day before the show. No air time, but it was still an amazing experience.

As for my first flight, it was in 1988, SEA-LAX on UA. I cannot remember the type of aircraft, but I am thinking it was either a 727 or a 757.

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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:40 am

I can't remember my first flight because I was only a few months old. The first flight that I can remember was DUB-LHR with Aer Lingus it was a Boeing 737-300 in 1991.
 
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:49 am

I cannot remember mine, but it was an NW 742 from SEA-HNL. We had to dump fuel and turn around because of an electrical problem. It was 1989, and I was one or two.

First flight I remember was NW SEA-MEM-MIA on a DC-10 and a 757 (I think). Quite fun, and we got little wings from the captain  Smile
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:22 am

My first flight was in the EAA Tri-Motor on my 16th birthday.....I can still remember the feeling of those three P&W R985's revving up for takeoff - GLORIOUS!
 
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:53 am

What a nice thread. Yes I can remember it.

It was an Aserca Airlines flight between BLA (Barcelona,Venezuela) and VLN (Valencia, Venezuela). The plane was a DC-9-30 with leather seats. The experience was great although we hit a storm on our way to VLN. I can´t remember the reg, but I am sure this plane is still in service.
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:05 am

I remember parts of it, mainly the takeoff. I was only eight, and it was a connection flight on a Delta Airlines MD-88 from KCLE to KCVG. After that, I didn't care about anything but flying~
 
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:32 am

UA DC-10 from LAX to PDX!!!

I was up in First Class sitting right next to my older brother. I remember I kept closing the window shade (because of course I had the window) while we were taxing out. I was pretending to be scared- but was really extremely excited the whole entire time!

After that- I was hooked!

This was AUG or SEP of 1990. I was 8 years old!

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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:06 pm

I don't remember my first flight, but I am told it was on a Delta L1011 from LAX or DFW to HNL.

I remember a flight from my short stint in HNL however, to McChord AFB and back aboard a USAF C-141. I remember wearing earplugs and playing in the aisle (I was very young) as the aircraft was very, very loud!

The first flight I remember with much detail was an ASA EMB-120 flight from FAY-ATL in 1998.
 
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:39 pm

I cannot remember my first flight because at that time (1969) I was only 6 weeks old!!!
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Anyway, the first flight that I can remember it was a very special one!

It was in 1976 when, during an open day with the families, my mother and I were allowed to flight an Italian Navy Sikorsky SH-3D.

My father was the pilot! From that day on, the aviation became one of the most important things in my life!

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I'm the little kid near the center of the picture, with my mother that is looking into the camera and my father seated in the left seat on the copter...

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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:48 pm

No I don't remember it. My first flight was SCL-EZE on a B707 AF and I don't remember as I was 2 years old...
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:15 am

August 1975 from Lydd to Beauvais on a Dan Air Viscount - I was 7 years old. In those days Dan Air served London to Paris by coach from Victoria Bus Station to Lydd - flight to Beauvais and onward coach to Paris. Ryanair was not the first to use "out of town airports!!"
 
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:54 pm

Nope. It was SEA-OAK on an AS 727 back in 1985 or 1986 when I was one or two years old. I at least know I was old enough to walk, because I ran up and down the aisles of the plane for much of the flight (so I'm told).
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:55 pm

My first flight was on a British Caledonian Airways Boeing B707-300 from Las Palmas to London Gatwick back in 1973.

Quoting 777 (Reply 66):
It was in 1976

I remember those days too...still cringe when I see the flares and hairstyle! Mind you at least I had hair back then.

Saluti.

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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:16 pm

1957. UAL from YVR-LAX
Routing as follows:
first flight YVR-BLI-SEA UA
second flight SEA-PDX-OAK-SFO-LAX UA (this was called a coach flight)
third flight LAX-SEA UA (my mom paid the difference from coach to nonstop)
fourth flight SEA-YVR on AC

I was 8 years old at the time. Flying then was a real big deal, I was so excited a week before that I actually got sick and had to stay home from school a couple of days!

Acutally made a trip report about this, but nobody seemed too interested.

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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:20 pm

I was around 17 years old, first flight was from Gatwick (i think) to Rimmini, cant remember the name of the airline, was one of the first or early cheapo flights , perfect for me then as I was broke. DC10 if im not mistaken and ah as I type this the name comes back to me Monach air or somthing like that. I loved the take of , no fear in those days! I think it was a dc10 ... was it ?
 
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:23 am

Mine would have been 1989. I can't remember any of it because I was only 2 weeks old. It was a military plane from Gibraltar to Brize Norton, my mum and dad didn't take details of the plane so I have no idea which plane it was. All they said is where it took off from and to. The first flight that I actually remember quite well is probably one with British World from HAJ to STN when I was about 8. It was a good flight from what I remember, shame that British world isn't around anymore  Sad.
 
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:51 am

I think I remember a flight (although it wasn't my first). In 1989 my family moved to USA and I believe we flew Pan-Am. Could be wrong though. I definately remember going back for a visit in 1990 on Pan-Am 747 New York - Del via LHR I believe. I think this was the last year that Pan-Am flew to LHR and the next year the routes were sold to United.

The next flight I remember is British Airways 747 and a 777 in November 1997 from DEL - ORD via LHR. I was in India for my primary schooling and moved back to US in 1997. I came on British Airways. I remember because after 3 hrs flight time from delhi, some old indian lady whipped out some indian food that she was carrying and the entire section started to smell like indian food. I remember the 777 as this was the first plane I had scene with PTVs on every seat. and the fact that the flight was pretty much empty and I had the entire middle row to myself. A truly flat bed in 1997  Smile
 
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:51 am

I will never forget my first flight(s). I was in 6th grade, and on May 12, 1983, we flew to Sacramento to visit the state capitol for the day. I flew a Western 737-200 from LAX to SMF, and a PSA MD-80 back. It wound up being the only time I flew those two great airlines!


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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:44 pm

I was 7 or 8 years old and my grandfather took me to Disney World...

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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:04 am

I can't remember my first flight, I was an infant, it was AS OKC-DEN-SEA, then UA SEA-SFO. We were visiting family in Seattle and we were taking a vacation to SFO so we went to SEA and caught non-stop to SFO. Here's a funny story, In SFO we went to the pier, an Asian man comes up and says "I will buy your baby for 1 million dollars" It was my brother not me, my dad didn't do it though. My dad still jokes around about that and sometimes says "I should've accepted the offer". hehe.

The first flight I can remember was United OKC-DEN-SNA It was in 1998 or 99. The first flight was a UA 733 or 735 and the second was a 757.

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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:27 pm

oo yea...Spirit Airlines MD-80 EWR-MCO, October of 2000.....supposely my parents say we were on a CO DC9 EWR-AUA in 88' but i was only a couple months old at that time, so i consider my first flight to be Spirits.
 
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RE: Can You Remember Your 1st Flight?

Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:46 pm

When I was a kid, my dad belonged to a flying club and I got to go up in Cessna 172's alot.

Commercially, summer 1970. TWA BNA-STL-LAX and back, non-rev (my brother was a flight engineer on the CV880 at the time). DC9-10 both BNA legs, 727-200 STL-LAX, 707 LAX-STL. Got to see the Grand Canyon from the 72S, pretty awesome for a 13 year old. It was dusk as we hit LAX, but it was amazing. I fell in love with commercial aviation at that airport. While visitng relatives in SAN, was at the beach and watched numerous PS 73S taking off. The LAX-STL flight was a red-eye. Getting there early, I explored the terminal numerous times. Saw my first 747 that night. Also something called Aeronaves de Mexico DC9.  Smile That's also where I started my timetable collection. My first three were TWA, Golden West, and L.A. Airways (I had begged my dad to let us take them from LAX to Disneyland, but noooo). The flight was pretty full, my mom and I got moved to First Class. Looong delay. We made it to STL with like 15 minutes to make our connection to the only flight of the day to BNA. It was ten years before I flew again but it's been a thrill ever since. Wow, was this long-winded or what?

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