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Old 07-15-2008, 05:32 PM
Location: nj
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When I was 14 I went on a glider plane ride up state NY. I did not go on a destination flight until I was 21 to the Bahamas.
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Old 07-15-2008, 05:41 PM
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12 years old, flew in a 4 seater Piper Cub all over the city I lived in. First commercial flight was when I was in the military and flew to Japan on a 707.
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Old 07-15-2008, 05:48 PM
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First flight - I was 17, just graduated high school and flew to London, England for a huge church convention for 10 days.
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Old 07-15-2008, 05:54 PM
Location: ♥State of the heart♥
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I was born in Germany to a German mother and American father. He was in the Air Force stationed in Germany when he met this young beautiful German lady and was smitten from the first moment. They married and I was a honeymoon baby --- born 9 months later to the day.

After his discharge from the Air Force, it was time to return to the states so he could go to college and get his engineering degree. So, he returned home on an airplane with his wife and 3-month-old daughter...me.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:25 PM
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Ocho Rios Jamaica
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:15 PM
Location: Catonsville, MD
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When I was 6, we took a one-way cruise from New York to Bermuda. My dad used to crew on a racing sailboat and he did a race from Newport Rhode Island to Bermuda. My mom, brothers and I sailed on the Queen of Bermuda in 1964 to meet him. The five of us flew home on a Pan Am propeller plane to what was then Friendship Airport (the site of BWI south of Baltimore.) I don't remember much except that we got VERY dressed up to fly.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:19 PM
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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My first time on a plane was when I was a couple days old. I was born in San Diego but my birth Mother gave me up for adoption. My adopted Father came from Texas to take me home to the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:31 PM
Location: SW Missouri
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Originally Posted by robert29 View Post
Where did you go on your first airplane ride?
Basic training 1974, Ft. McClellan, Alabama.

I have flown only about three times (on commercial airlines). Never again.

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Old 07-16-2008, 05:08 AM
Location: on an island
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Four months old.
I was born in New York, we moved to Pennsylvania when I was an infant, then to northern California when I was four months old.
First airplane ride where I knew what was going on?
Maybe when I was in second or third grade and flew to Washington DC to see the grandparents.
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Old 07-16-2008, 05:21 AM
Location: Iowa
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My first airplane ride I was 10 years old and flew from Des Moines to Burlington,VT via Chicago.
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