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You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...

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…you have to write a post about it. …you almost crash your car because you are craning your neck to look out the sunroof at landing aircraft. …you notice airport codes on license plates. …you recognise planes at 33000 ft above your house. …before you board an aircraft you already know the exact type, reg and seats on it, and maybe even the food! Many more... (aviationhumor.net) More...

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panam1971
panam1971 0
Guilty as charged!
QuickBurn
QuickBurn 0
Ditto.
Also, I'd like to add: When you listen to LiveATC more often than your music.
bishops90
Brian Bishop 0
Ditto that!

Or your scanner.
chalet
chalet 0
And you own the latest VHF scanner and short wave radio (HF SSB to listen traffic over the Atlantic and Pacific for good measure) 3 hr/day on working days and 8/hr on weekends at least! A variation on the theme: you follow the graphics of traffic landing at JFK on one´s computer and listen LiveATC on your children's computer causing mayhem at the den.
1107M55
ANNIE UBEDA 0
Guilty to about 95% of it. Can live in an airport, and can be flying 24/7. Have a 5 yr old grandson, that all he talks about is airplanes, and loves to be in cockpits of any airplane. This grandma is very proud of him, and prays he does what grandma was not allowed to do.
jkudlick
This is best answered by a clip from Family Guy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqOBBhRpnxE
BenKFIT
Ben Lillie 0
...Or when your #1 most visited website on your computer is flightaware.com.
eagle763
John Hale 0
good one ben
laxlover
Stephen Brown 0
Nice!!
zennermd
zennermd 0
Sounds like me.
padgettrea
So... this means I'm normal since all I do is get the tail numbers from the birds on TV shows and movies to see who sponsored them and where??
Please say Yes, Please say Yes, Plea....
preacher1
preacher1 0
Quit cher' whinin'. If your on here reading ths you're as guilty as the rest of us.LOL
n7224e
BC Hadley 0
Ronald, that's not just normal - it's what cool people do.
DiversionD
Darryl Sarno 0
Guilty! Yes driving to the airport during storms to get diversions or being on Flightaware to see if anything diverted during inclement weather. It is a way of life for me!
FedExCargoPilot
I thought I was bad, some of these seem insane!
preacher1
preacher1 0
Not changing the subject and I haven't been over there in awhile but what is happening at KMEM? I have it on my favorite list and have been seeing some delays over there lately on a fairly regular basis, from 1/2 hr +
andriy17
I am very fortunate, I happen to work right near KORD and our office happens to be less than a mile from TDZE to RNWY 14R, when the winds are right I just go on flightaware.com and just love to trace those 777/747 coming in and fly right over our building...I always walk out and just enjoy the show, my co-workers are used to me :)
preacher1
preacher1 0
Fortunate is an understatement.lol
jonprovencher
Goes to Aviation High School: GUILTY!
BlazingPuppies
Got another one: when you take more pictures of the airport than the place you are vacationing to
templar94
Barry Knight 0
When you live near Nellis and actually like the noise.
preacher1
preacher1 0
They just ain't nothing like turbine noise that makes you want to go right back up. I have came in off a long one before, heard a takeoff, looked around and saw it, and wished I was right back up there. I have been semi retired now about 2 years. My wife never totally understood my passion for it during that time, BUT, now, she don't even know how to turn on a computer but when the FA map is up on my screen with our local airport, she knows on the map where the house is and I have caught her looking overhead at a contrail and telling me that is xyz passing over now.lol
TXCAVU
You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...you know that no matter how many planes, flights, airports or stories related to aviation, it never gets old.
preacher1
preacher1 0
This is probably the most true and all encompassing statement that has been made on here and will sum up about any comment made.lol
theostavfly
I was fascinated since I saw flying over our house in Limassol Cyprus ,a biplane with ropes joining the wings that it was,as I was told carrying the post from Cairo to the Limassol Aerodrome during the early years of war WWII . I wanted to be a pilot but I changed my mind when I was told there were no toilet facilities on the plane . Since then after 70 years I never stop watching the planes flying over our house . I suppose I am an addict. May God keep safe all the people who have as a living being on a plane every day.
TXCAVU
Some cargo aircraft still have no toilet, so more cargo can be transported.
theostavfly
Dear Elizabeth,If you are addicted to Aircraft , then when you look up in "heavens" then you know that you have been there before in spacecraft with technology beyond even science fiction"s imagination. The Seraphim as mentioned in Religion are Aircraft with 6 wings and the Cherubim are Craft with multiple windows. Angels are "Pilots " and their wings are the INSIGNIA with their Rank. THere are 54 Base Stations 120 KM in diameter . The intermidiate craft from base station to our Planet are 375 metres long and every six hurdred years we have visitors. Some missions teach LOVE , some missions Punish and destroy and some teach kill for " religion" . Note 1917 was the miracle of the Sun at Fatima Postugal, 30 years later the incident at Rosslyn , 30 years after the signal from space "WOW!!!! 0 ,35 years due Dec 2012 extected confirmation of existence of Extraterrestials and after another 35 years in 2047 the Landing in the middle east with the acceptace of their leader as "GOD" who will be called later the "ANTICHRIST". The Angels of God will arrived later ( ONLY GOD KNOWS THE DATE ) and the Armaggeddon.
( My story may be fiction but may be a valid Theory and you are chosen to be given to YOU.
TXCAVU
How does your previous comment relate to a decision not to fly because of the lack of a toilet?
theostavfly
Dear Elizabeth,
Regret that I wrote things that to-day are of my interest . We are not in a court of Justice to say YES OR NO. I am guilty as Charged To fly was a dream and the toilet story as a young boy made me follow other directions. To- day I am a member of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers. Regret fo going overboard. Theo.
theostavfly
Dear Elizabeth all my life was planned by "COINSIDENCES" . Twice in my Summer Holidays I was chosen between between dosens of other boys to be given a Job very well paid. As I was the 4th of seven children the second job earned my enough money to cover my expences at the University to be a Physicist but I never Graduated. In 1962 I went to the Tachnikon in Johannesburg and a Lecturer send me to Philips in South Africa who paid my studies , trained me locally band in Europe and worked as an Elevtronic Engineer / Technician in Scientific /Industrial Equipment Division and stay with Philips in different Managerial Positions till I retired in 1999 . Since then I study as a"MISSION" religion/ science/ the Universe and what I know and say is Knowledge / Revelation / and Spiritual "channelling " .What I do and say is "GUIDANCE" . That is why I communicate with you feeling that you are a "CHOSEN PERSON" Regards Stavros Theologides ( Theo )
Please Note that God the father of Jesus is NOT the creator of the Universe but OUR Creator
and if YOU are worthy ,HE allows YOU, YOU MAY Communicate with HIM.
preacher1
preacher1 0
I would have to ask the same question?lol.
chalet
chalet 0
I guess the fumes of avgas 130 got to him after breating it for 30 years in Johanesburgh (LOL!!)
theostavfly
I did not Know being a successful Engineer /Technixian / Administratotr/ Sales/ Marketing /manager and financially successfyull investor >>>>>>>>>>and be Spiritually aware of the existence of God and with a very well educated successfull family I can be affected by the fumes of avgas 130 from a few kilometres distance. This is my last message on this subject as I have the impression of dealing with a SIDE with lots of Spiritually immature PERSONALITIES. Wish You the best in your MATURITY YEARS.Theo..
theostavfly
Dear Elizabeth , For the last 30 years I hear from my wife stories about Aircraft as my wife is working for KLM/AIRFRANCE/MARTINAIR special sales Aircargo ,Manager at Johannesburg International Airport. Theo
carolmartinhaas
When you spend your anniversary picnicking at the end of the runway.
TXCAVU
Did you lift a toast after watching a smooth landing?
bdarnell
bdarnell 0
I've got a $450 HAM radio in my truck that I've never talked on. One VFO is on IND tower and the other on IND Center. I can monitor simultaneously and can listen to one flight get takeoff clearance at the same time another is getting a ride report at FL 370 and never miss a word. My wife says it's a sickness.
Orsino24
A.J. Orsino 0
I absolutely LOVE THIS! Describes me PERFECTLY!! :)
rtcapo
Guilty as charged, yer honor.
gosegura
Is like my life, hahahaha, and my FS folder is 100GB!!!, hahahhaa, just reading checkride manuals from 4 planes, :D
TXCAVU
You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...you find yourself pulling back on the car steering wheel. Oops! Wrong "car".
preacher1
preacher1 0
I read about a Captain one time, homeward bound after a long flight and stuck in traffic:

Pulled the tilt wheel down and mashed the gas, promptly plowing into the car ahead of him.lol
TXCAVU
Ouch. Imagine that insurance claim report.
marcelofuentes
When you can tell the difference between a Piaggo - Pilatus & a King Air with out having to go outside to see it.
Great Squawk!
RobSJC
Ditto !! .. Nearly had accident just the other day watching USAF Reserve C130 out of KNUQ ..... I live even closer to KSJC .. hence my member tag name
RobSJC
... you also know you're addicted ...

When you check the LIVE, Arrival and Departure flight boards on the I-Pad !
TXCAVU
You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...you land, get into the automobile and find yourself driving down the center line of the highway.
chalet
chalet 0
GREAT ONE!!!!!
affinity
you think about buying a used 747 to make a house out it!
http://inhabitat.com/photo-update-completed-747-house-made-of-an-old-plane-soars-to-new-heights/747-wing-house-david-hertz-architects-6/?extend=1

beautiful!
affinity
you think often wouldn't it be neat to build a house out of used 747!
http://inhabitat.com/photo-update-completed-747-house-made-of-an-old-plane-soars-to-new-heights/747-wing-house-david-hertz-architects-6/?extend=1

breathtaking
julianjim
jim garrity 0
Oh Boy, I need help! WE all, (pilots/non-pilots) just LOVE Airplanes,and NOTHING will (or should ) EVER get in our way....PERIOD! Some of us have been blessed to fly for a living and now retired to talk about it and still enjoy it, which is good for the soul&heart. Just keep your eyes to the skies for more surprises? julianjim.
westernstar4964
When the smell of kerosene and burning tyres is totally acceptable and actually exciting
chalet
chalet 0
When 130 avgas was politically acceptable the smell was 10,000 nicer than the most expensive French perfume
lhstennis0955
When you know what regional flies out at the exact time, and who they fly for.
lhstennis0955
When you kill your Blackberry battery listening to liveATC while at the end of the runway, and know what exact aircraft they are
TXCAVU
You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...this NYE finds you basking in the backyard with 74 degrees and appreciating all the good stuff...when a 747 glides in at about 2000' (as of to say "I'm baack") and you get that flutter of giddy joy.
preacher1
preacher1 0
It just got to the 60's up here but very clear and contrails at FL300+
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 0
guilty
onceastudentpilot
tim mitchell 0
when you hear it coming way before anyone else, you follow flight aware and every time you try to have a conversation with someone you always seem to work plane,flying, or jet into the conversation
bldrman
Jerry Mitchel 0
I thought Live ATC was music to the ears?????and as for the sunroof, that is why they put them in cars so we can know when our buddy is landing and be there to greet him.
cptndww
I get home and check the KFPR-kcpc-N87 speed ,alt, time en route for my Baron.
TXCAVU
You Know You're Addicted To Aviation When...it's 0300 and the thunder/wind have awakened you to the point...you pull FlightAware to check on the status of flights. Better than counting sheep.
zennermd
zennermd 0
You get married in an aircraft hanger...guilty
adambear8
adambear8 0
Guilty to most of them. Also have a loft bed and call it a control tower or cockpit at 40,000ft to feel like you are flying or spotting when at your window.
eagle763
John Hale 0
Yep guilty as charged. My wife gets mad when i'm looking out the window while on the freeway. I tell her she just don't understand.
raptor22ms
raptor22ms 0
Guilty there is a reason I don't drive around bigger airports I am like a dog with its head out the window
preacher1
preacher1 0
I can remember feeling my cherrios at KFSM one afternoon back in the late 70's. I had just got left seat on our 707 and we had a 1500 departure for somewhere out West. Wind had been screwey all day and we were using 07. All I could see straight ahead to my East & North was solid black, topping 45m. ATC said if you aren't ready to depart in 10 minutes, we will hold you for at least an hour til all this passes. It was kind of a sit down, buckle up and shut up if we are going to go.I told my FO and FE not to ask questions but just do what I said. Lined up, powered up, and just a few seconds after gear up, started that heifer around to the right for about a 270 heading or therabouts, climbing all the way through that turn and out on top somewhere Southeast of OKC. Clear sunshine all around, wx way behind us. FO looked over and said "this ain't no USAF fighter but it sure acted like one. I hope you ain't gonna be that crazy all the time". You gotta do what you gotta do.lol
jkudlick
Sometimes you gotta make a Winnebago handle like a 'Vette. I would have loved to have been your pax that take-off.
preacher1
preacher1 0
Well,they were wanting to go too, but after that, there was a lot of "didn't we just promote that crazy SOB".lol. It was a special one cause here it is over 30 years later and I remember it like it was yesterday. Best I remember, some of that was outside the envelope, not far but outside. Long live Boeing; couldn't do that with the Bus.LOL
preacher1
preacher1 0
Best I recollect, there was a Braniff BAC111 right behind me going to TUL. They put him out on short time right behind me. He took about another 5 seconds and broke for that same turn. I think he actually came on around to about 300 but still skirted the wx and went on in to TUL. FO wondered out loud how I got over in that one.lol
Ttchockey27
Ttchockey27 0
Guilty
Klemons
Klemons 0
Super Guilty, I preflight my car before every trip.
laxlover
Stephen Brown 0
Funny!!
gosegura
LOL!!

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