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Old 03-07-2009, 05:43 PM
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Once a year a local airport would take the public up on flights over Long Island. We used to pay a penny a pound. I think I started at 6.

It was so cool!
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Flew from Chicago to Oshkosh in a plane owned by my mom's co-worker to check out the EAA air show.
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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1966 - I had just turned 14. We lived in Boston, and a few months earlier, my father was transferred to Washington, DC. My mother and I flew down to visit him and to do some apartment hunting.

I don't know the make/model of the plane, but it had propellers.

My mother had flown only once or twice before, and was scared to death of flying. Me - I was havin' a ball, with my nose glued to the window and giving my mom a running commentary of everything I was seeing.

After we got up and were flying level, I looked over at my mom. She was (I thought) reading a paperback, and her knuckles were white from gripping the book so tightly in her hands. I looked closer ... the book was upside down!!

We had return tickets. My mom cashed them in, and we took the bus back to Boston.
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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The United States. I was 3 years old and it was a DC-3 from Germany. We almost hit the Empire State building - something I vividly remember to this day.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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My uncle had a Cessna 120 when I was about 7 years old, and he took me up in that a few times. First time I flew commercially, I think, was Montreal to Toronto on business, in 1963.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I think I was 10, after my folks split up mom took us to Disneyland (world?) in Florida.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:01 AM
 
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Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, age 18. Blue collar life didn't lend itself to travel before that!
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:18 AM
 
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Boston to Washington DC, and b4 that in New Hampshire just on a sightseeing plane where the pilot
did some trick stuff!
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:18 AM
 
Location: The REAL WORLD.
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Where did you go on your first airplane ride?
San Antonio, Texas.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:19 AM
 
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Once a year a local airport would take the public up on flights over Long Island. We used to pay a penny a pound. I think I started at 6.

It was so cool!
That would cost me a fortune.
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