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Old 02-05-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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At 16 I flew to New York, then to Orly airport in Paris, then on to Casablanca, our destination.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Ballwin, MO
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I was 15, in 1965 and flew to Hawaii from St. Louis to visit my father who was working there. I remember the movie was Shane going there, don't remember the one coming back. Changed planes in L.A. each way.

Edit: The post below mine made me remember that I was on a plane back when I was 13. It was a Cesna that had two props, one in front and one right behind the passengers. I just rode in it around St. Louis as my father was looking at some land. Also was in a passenger style helicopter in '64 for a tour of NYC.

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Old 02-05-2009, 09:52 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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My first experience in a plane was with a Bi-Plane (two wings).

It was in 1935-36 when the barnstormers would come to a town...land in some farmers field and take people up for a ride. If I recall correctly my dad paid $1.50 for my ride that took me in a circle around the town we lived in. Looking down was just like you would see in the old movies.

Three days later the plane hit a rut on landing in the field and it nosedived into the ground braking a riders leg. Guess I was real lucky in my ride... a ride I never forgot. Steve
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:13 PM
 
Location: MI
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Tampa, FL to Hartford,CT. It was warm,gray, and rainy when we left Tampa, we got above thunderstorms and cruised into a beautiful blue sky over a blanket of clouds all the way. We were met in Hartford with crisp cold New England air, freshly fallen snow, Christmas time in a small town Mass. town, a wonderful experience I'll never forget.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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First airplane ride was in 1966 on a jet from Cleveland to Pittsburgh, then Pittsburgh to Atlanta.
Transferred to an old DC-3 with oil dripping off the trailing edges of the wings and landed on a foggy night at Columbus Georgia.
Went by bus to Fort Benning for Army basic training.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:07 PM
 
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I flew from Des Moines, Iowa to Philly via Chicago for Coast Guard boot camp. I was 21 at the time.
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:51 PM
 
Location: North Eastern Minnesota
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1977 and going to Orlando for Navy bootcamp. I got to be scared of two things at once!
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:52 PM
 
Location: southern california
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memphis, prop plane.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:28 PM
 
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1965, 20 years old, Western Airlines---------Minneapolis to San Diego

Uncle Sam paid for the ticket as I was drafted into the Navy.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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About 1995 I was 27. There was a fly-in at our local airport in Carthage, MO. For $5 a person, my husband and I went up in a Piper Cub and looked down as the pilot flew around our house and town. I remember thinking it was like being in a Volkswagon Bug that just left the ground. I have loved small low-flying planes ever since. I seldom sleep on planes since I spend so much time looking out the window!
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