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Old 03-02-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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Well my very first flight was when I was about two years old, from Chicago to Washington DC, but I don't remember any of it.

The first flight I remember was when I was about eight, flying from Kansas City to Orlando (Disney World!)
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Orlando Florida to NYC.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Flanders, Belgium
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14 years old, from Brussels to Washington DC (Dulles Airport) with United Airlines.
I went there with my parents to visit family in Maryland.
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:56 AM
 
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Atlanta to Palm Beach on Delta.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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I guess I was about 35. A good friend had just gotten her first rating of being able to fly VFR with her private license and we went up a few days later in a Cessna 152.

It wasn't long before she started to rack up lots more ratings and got her instructors license. I was her first student.

It was sometime after I soloed in that little 2 seater that I took my first commercial flight and it felt really weird not to be at the controls and only be able to look out a small side window. In that big jet it felt like we rolled down the runway for ages before the nosewheel even came up off the ground.
Landing was even worse because I couldn't see the runway!

In a couple of years she'll be retiring from a career as a pilot with a major airline.
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:45 PM
 
Location: MN
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My first ride I was ~8 years old DLH > MSP > ATL
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Old 03-04-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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the airport!

but seriously, flew from Ft. Myers, FL to Norfolk, VA when still in high school as part of a JROTC "field trip"--spent a week or so up there.
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:01 PM
 
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Where did you go on your first airplane ride?
Mine was when I was about 5o r 6 years old going to Chicago. It was an incredible and memorable experience. I was so scared. I cried because I didn't want to go on the plane. I thought it was scary. My dad hauled me into the plane. I slept during the take off. And I remember my dad waking me up to make me look at the window and I was looking at the night sky! It was night time and I could see all the dark clouds and everything.
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie FL
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I went to New York City to see Iron Maiden and Dream Theater last July at Madison Square Garden. That was a hell of an experience. I got airsick
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: East Valley, AZ
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I was 16 and I flew (alone) from Salt Lake City to Phoenix to see my brother. I cried the whole way. I was absolutely petrified! My sister ended up flying to Phoenix a few days later so she could fly back up with me.

Fast forward 9 years, I've now been on over 100 flights. Mostly alone. I LOVE flying!
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