jonnyclam123
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What got you into aviation?

Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:14 am

For me it was visiting a DL 757-200 cockpit at DAB
 
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Re: What got you into aviation?

Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:42 pm

When I first travel at 8 years old (I think, maybe 7 years old LOL) in a airplane I just got the passion. Never forget the first time that I traveled in a beauty 737-200 from the retired VASP like this one:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/VASP/Boeing-737-2A1/1615880.
 
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Re: What got you into aviation?

Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:53 pm

Hello,

I think it was back in 1989 when I saw on the newspaper that an Independent Air 707 crashed on Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal

I make thhought about those big.....metal things flying...amazing.

Ever since the feeling grew and.

Before internet and as I was young at the time, my only aeronautical information feed was a half a page on a Friday on a paper.

Old times!!

Have a great life!!
 
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Re: What got you into aviation?

Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:02 am

When i was about 5 or 6 years old (early 90s), my father was a ramp agent for AA here in AUS when Mueller was Austin's airport. He'd take me to work and drive me around on the tug between flights. I'd follow him around all night in and out of planes and the staff break area. At the time, AA was using DC-10s between DFW and AUS a few times daily. Recall seeing the hot fumes coming out of the tail engine of a DC-10 as it taxiied away from the gate. Those days sealed the passion for me.
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Re: What got you into aviation?

Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:18 am

jonnyclam123 wrote:
For me it was visiting a DL 757-200 cockpit at DAB


Good question, I don't really know. I've always liked Concorde and got to know it quite well.

Not really much into the modern airliners, they don't interest me much. These days I'm only really around airports when I'm going through them, but that is pulling around luggage and bike-bag, and I'm always close to the baggage weight limits then even with frugal packing, so taking 4-5kg of camera and lenses is out of the question.

So I've sort of drifted away from the hobby part of aviation, though I can still be found around the local branch of RAeS (some of you will know what it is).

I found my calling and have never been happier.
 
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Re: What got you into aviation?

Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:22 pm

Discovering this website
 
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Re: What got you into aviation?

Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:51 pm

Seeing the old North Central Convair 580’s taxing up to the terminal in MKE in the late 70’s. I was then hooked.
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Re: What got you into aviation?

Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:33 am

I have always been mildly interested as I flew alot growing up, really started getting into it when I became obsessed with the disapperance of MH370 back in 2014.
 
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Re: What got you into aviation?

Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:52 am

It all started with my first flight. It was a Sun Country "before they stranded people in Mexico" flight from MSP-MCO-MSP It was a really good flight and crew and once we landed in MCO the CA asked if it was my first flight and he showed the the flight deck and told me what certain buttons do. Ever since then I have been hooked
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Re: What got you into aviation?

Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:08 pm

My dad was an avgeek I suppose because he liked to take me to the airport when I was like 4 years old. I still remember standing behind the fence at Wilmington IAP and getting sand blown in my eyes as a Piedmont 727 taxied away from the terminal area.
 
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Re: What got you into aviation?

Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:48 am

Building airliner models (Aurora box-scale) in the mid-70s. In '76 I flew in my first airliners that I can remember (flew in '68 and '71 but no memory of those flights) and I've had a passion for the airline industry ever since.
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Re: What got you into aviation?

Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:36 pm

My dad, mostly. He worked as a mechanic and later a flight engineer for Cruzeiro, when he was around my age. Eventually left the industry for something else, but the passion stayed there. Ever since I was a small child, he'd take me to watch planes land and take off at our local airports. To add to that, my uncle (his brother) has been a captain for decades. Spotting brought me back to it, and has kept me around ever since.
 
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Re: What got you into aviation?

Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:27 pm

I, like every kid, was entranced by planes and the airport. I guess I just never "grew" out of it. My friend got me FS2004 for my 8th birthday and that was all she wrote.
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