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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:38 pm

My parents know the exact date. I know it was in October 1989. I wasn't but 2 months old on a US Air flight ATL-DCA. Unfortunately I don't know the aircraft type either, since I'm the only one in my family nuts enough to record that data  Smile
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:33 pm

1975 Eastern Airlines EWR-DCA Boeing 727-100 I was 11 yrs old at the time.
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:56 am

I was four months old when I flew Midwest Express between OMA and DCA on a DC-9.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:16 am

Mine was

29 JUN 1983 FRA-YYC LH B747-200
28 JUL 1983 YVR-FRA LH B747-200

Purpose: It was a full charter by a German scout association to bring us to the World Jamboree in Kananaskis Country in the Canadian Rockies.... Smile I was 17 then....

I did a few flights between LIS and CGN/BRE on a Noratlas of the German Air Force as a baby, but my parents didn't log anything, so I don't know how often, when, etc...

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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:28 am

Don't remember, but my guess is that it was in '92 or '93, but I do know the airline and origin for sure - Northwest out of PIT

My guess is to MCI or SEL (now GMP) via DTW or MCI and on either a 727-200 or a DC-9.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:56 am

August 15th, 1978, from BDL to DEN. First leg was from BDL to ORD aboard a TWA Boeing 707...the flight was #157. Second leg was ORD to DEN aboard a Boeing 727-100, also TWA. A week later we returned home. From DEN to ORD we flew on a United DC-10, then from ORD to BDL aboard a DC-8-61.
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:17 pm

Back in 1992 when I was about 6 years old on Australian Airlines 737-300 LST-MEL, the second leg was a 737-400 MEL-BNE, but flight returned to MEL due to pressurisation problems, which meant by the time we reached BNE we missed our connecting Shorts 360 flight to MCY and got bused up  Sad on top of that it turned out really I had a bad ear infection and my ears were killing me on the flights. Thankfully the return trip home my ear infection had all cleared up and I've been obsessed with aviation since Big grin
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:23 pm

Don't remember exactly, but must be in 1980/1981 AMS-AGP with MP.
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:11 pm

July 1992 as an UM, I was 9 years old and going to visit my uncle.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:10 pm

My first flight was on a UA Express CRJ-700 from BHM to DEN on June 12, 2006.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:38 am

My first flight was in 1992 MDW-MCO on UA.

It was a pair of 733s (I think...might have been 722s or one of each) I was 3 years old taking my first trip to disney and was scared out my mind. I think it was the safety instructions that freaked me out cause I didn't understand why they were telling us about all these possible ways we could crash and die. I spent the whole flight down (and back) clutching my mom's arm, only letting go with one hand when I got my happy meal. The next time I flew about 4 years later was the trip that turned me into the plane nerd I am today....DL ORD-MCO on M88s.

Ironically both of those trips (along with countless others in since, most recently last month) helped to firmly implant my lifelong love affair with Disney.
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:51 am

Some really classic a/c have been listed in this thread ...

... and I will add a Spantax (BX) Convair CV-880 to the list.
Back in 1973 a few weeks shy of turning 6, flying HAJ to PMI for summer vacation.

This was the period of a major ATC-strike in Germany and we were kept inside the a/c at PMI for several hours before departing for HAJ. Reportedly, pax revolted as F/A's rfirst neglected to hand out any drinks while being on the ground.

Quoting ZKEOJ (Reply 53):
I did a few flights between LIS and CGN/BRE on a Noratlas of the German Air Force as a baby,

A Nora ! I only recall watching these flying overhead on approch to GAF Wunstorf when I was quite young.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:28 pm

My first flight was September 27th 1994 GOT-LHR on BA 737 (-200 or -400 someone please help me). I was 12 years old and were were celebrating my mothers birthday.

I remember the date since it was the day before MS Estonia sunk in the Baltic sea and we were to return from London by ferry a week later. As only a 12 year old, I wasn't that thrilled about the 24h ride across the north sea.

The highlight on this flight was Roger Moore. He boarded the plane before everyone and I was sooo excited when a passed his seat.  Smile
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:15 pm

I was too young to remember but I'm thinking from what I recall my parents saying is that it would have been Western Airlines from Great Falls, MT to LAX (with many stop enroute). Probably on a DC-6B in 1965.
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:09 pm

Mine was October 1986 LTN - TNG on Monarch - think it was a Boeing 737-200 although not entirely sure!
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:19 am

Mine was back in 79 or 80. Nordair 732 from YQT to YWG, Air Canada DC-9 (I believe) from YWG to YVR and Air Canada DC-8 from YVR to YYJ
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:51 pm

From Paris to Ajaccio (Corsica) on a Breguet Deux Ponts (the A380 distant ancestor) the carrier was Air France. Must have been in the Summer of 1960 or maybe the year before.
They took forever to fly from point A to point B but they were great.
I was a small child. I flew on them many times. That and Caravelles heaps of times.

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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:57 pm

The very first flight, that i can remember (sort of), was on a PR DC-10 flying SYD-MNL. in teh late 80's .Somewhere here, i still have a card which was signed by the captain and had some of the flight details.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:06 pm

My memory isn't what it used to be. It was either ORD-MSP on Northwest Orient or ORD-PDX on UA. But I'm sure the year was 1972 for both flights.
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:16 am

June 1968, F-27 AirWest, SFO-LMT via CIC and RDD.
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:57 pm

My first flight was in 1970 (I was 13, alas) on a Capitol Int'l Airways DC-8-63 from JFK to Nassau. I was nearly dead with fright, which is funny because I soon loved everything about aviation, took a few flying lessons, and never had another moment's fear.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:30 am

Around a year old to LAX.

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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:50 pm

The first time I flew in a plane I flew MCO-MIA-YYZ on AA (I was only a few weeks old)
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:24 pm

January 1987 - MKE to MCO - DC-9 - age 5 - DisneyWorld
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:43 pm

August 1971
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:59 pm

Air Europe AE134 MAN-MCO 7th May 1989. An 10Hr 40 min TATL if incl a refuelling stop in Bangor. Remember it well considering I was only 8!

The a/c was a 752 dont think I would have been pleased with the 28" pitch if I had been any more than 8!
 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:56 am

For me :
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:36 pm

Hi all

My first flight was 1972 MAD-FCO on IB  airplane 
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:13 pm

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However she wasn't painted like that when I flew on her... She was just white.. And I jumped out of her strapped to a rather nice looking bloke when I completed a 10,000 ft Skydive for charity back in August 2000.

Then a few weeks later I boarded my very first flight as a pax and flew the short hop from LPL-AMS.. Was an Easyjet Boeing 737-300 and I haven't got a clue of the reg...

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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:23 pm

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My first flight, I was only 7 years old, and still remember it like it was yesterday !!!
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:07 am

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12yrs old flying from Heathrow to the channel islands, you walked out on the tarmac in those days, wonderful big windows,great engine noise and all over in about an hour. Ahhh!  Wink
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:10 pm

My first flight was at the age of 11 when I immigrated from Moscow, Russia to Chicago USA. It was in July, 1994 and the plane was an Aeroflot IL62. We departed Sheremtyevo and flew to St Petersburgh first for some sort of "fuel stop". We just stood on the ramp for an hour at most, and no one was allowed to leave the plane. It was a strange stop I dont know why we did that. After that we departed for Shannon Ireland spent a few hours there. We were allowed to go in the terminal. Then back to the plane on to our final destination, Chicago O'hare. I was very afraid to fly that first time, and wasnt feeling good. So I didnt really get to enjoy or really feel the experience of flight. Whats worse is that I didnt even get to sit next to the window. When we were arriving in Chicago we were circling for a while because I think we came in early. It sucks that I was young back then and dont really remember the experience of flying on an IL62. I dont think Ill ever get to fly on one again.


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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:37 pm

Was a lot agoooo, a flight GIG-CGH on a Transbrasil aircraft.
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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:04 am

Date & Age: 1956, I was 4 years old.
Airline: Australian National Airlines (ANA)
Aircraft: DC-4
Route: SYD-MLB (Melbourne Essendon)
Travelling with: Mother
Reason: To meet father who was a leading seaman in the RAN, posted to Melbourne for the 1956 Olympic Games.
Memory: I can vaguely remember the flight, we were sitting in the first row on the left hand side of the aircraft with a wodden (plastic) bulkhead in front of us.
Result: Made me a life long aircraft junkie  Smile

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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:14 am

My first flight was a SKG-ARN charter flight on a Lockheed 1011-500 operated by Novair. On take off I was enjoying myself so much that I had to bite my lips in order not to burst out laughing. I think I was 16 at the time.

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RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:28 am

British Airtours L1011 Tristar LGW - NAP in October 1987, I was 6. Dont really remember much, but I do remember we were badly delayed coming back because of the hurricanes in the UK. The power was out at LGW and many of the BDC busses had their windshields blown in. We went to Sorrento on vacation. My next flight was on a BIA MD83 on the same route just 8 months later.
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