How did your love for aviation start?

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Re: How did your love for aviation start?

Post by Jaidro » Sun May 08, 2011 2:59 pm

Mine started in winter 1998, I was spending the holidays in New York City and was gifted a toy F-14.

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Re: How did your love for aviation start?

Post by TheGeno » Mon May 23, 2011 5:21 pm

My Grandfather served as a pilot in the RCAF during WW2. He flew as an escort, flying in a P-38 (one of the few Canadian Pilots who did fly that plane). He would constantly tell stories to me about his experiences, and would regually take me up in his Cessna. After he died, I got many books about the subject, and fell in love with Russian Aircraft (and Russia in General).

Since then, I got myself a gliders and pilots license, volunteer at Hamilton International from time to time, and go travelling around the globe to see airshows. Needless to say, my passion has taken me to many great cities and many great airshows.
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Re: How did your love for aviation start?

Post by Scarecrow » Mon May 23, 2011 11:02 pm

I first got semi-interested when I was three. No kidding. Went on vacation to Pensacola, FL and saw the Blue Angels fly over from our hotel balcony. Barely remember it.

Really kicked in after taking a Young Eagles flight when I was 7. Kinda escallated from there.

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Re: How did your love for aviation start?

Post by Honey Badger » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:08 pm

My parents were both in the usaf. so im sorta like shutter.
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Re: How did your love for aviation start?

Post by Crazypilot » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:59 pm

One of the first things I saw was a big buffy 747 ever since then I am hooked onto planes.
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Re: How did your love for aviation start?

Post by hedzup456 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:26 pm

Phoenix wrote:I liked watching planes, but my love started with fiction. When I was 5 I saw Thunderbirds. Fell in love with Thunderbirds 1 and Two.

Silly I know, but Air and Spacecraft have been great for me since.
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Re: How did your love for aviation start?

Post by Phoenix » Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:55 pm

Epic! Then catching the odd show on discovery has boosted this love to be what I want to go in when I'm older. (I dream, I dream...)

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