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Which Airplane Type Did You Get Your First Ride In?


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#11 Burunduk

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 10:05 PM

Su-7U fighter-bomber when I was 3 years old and my father was a staff commander of Air division. It's first I remember.

Il-14 with my Mom when I was 11 month. But I don't remember this flight :)

#12 Armand

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:20 AM

I really can't remember about it was a vacational trip in a Aviation Sud SuperCaravelle wich is a nice slick plane, even with todays eyes, or a roundtrip in a Cessna 172 :-/

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:40 PM

I cant remember the model of airplane either. It was a low wing single engine prop that belonged to one of my friend's father. The second ride was in a single engine high wing. The view down was definitely better.

 

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:59 PM

de Havilland Dragon Rapide.



#15 flying kiwi

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:00 AM

I don't know if it was a Piper or a Cessna, but it had a high wing and four seats. It was in about 1963.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 05:43 PM

First Aeroplane, T21 Sedburgh glider, first powered aeroplane DhC1 Chipmunk. First Helicopter Westland Belvedere. First Jet BAC111 cockpit trip from Manchester - Malaga return. Best flight 90 mins in a Hawk from RAF Valley [in the FRONT] seat :)



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 10:27 PM

First flight at age 13 in 1966 in a RAAF C-130 Herc. I was an ATC cadet in camp at Richmond. First civil flight in 1970 at age 17 in a Cessna C150. During the late 70s I went on to get my PPL in the 150. The Royal Newcastle Aero Club bought a couple of new 152s in the early 80s. On my first solo flight in a 152 my instructor told me it was exactly the same as a 150. I'd never flown a 152 dual before so I did my walkaround, got in, harnessed up and went to start the engine. The instructor had told me it had a Lycoming engine rather than the 150's Continental. The 150s apparently had a tendency for the engine to catch fire if the primer wa used to prime the engine so we used to just give the throttle a few pumps using the accelerator pump to prime the engine. I did this then started to crank the engine. Nothing. Not a bite. I continued to do this for a few minutes when the instructor ran over to me and said he'd forgotten to tell me the carb on the Lycoming didn't have an accelerator  pump and I'd have to use the primer. No harm done. A few primer strokes and she burst into life. I went on to get endorsed on quite a few different types and I'm now just getting back into flying after a gap of 30 years.

 

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 03:12 AM

My first flight was in a Hughes300 helicopter over the Expo 67 World's Fair site near Montreal.

My first airplane flight was in a Luscombe Silvaire.

 

As a private pilot, I flew Cessna 150, 172 and 182, American Cheetah and Piper Cherokee 140.

 

As I skydiving instructor, I have jumped from: A Star helicopter, Llama helicopter, Beechcraft 18, Queenair and King Air, Bell UH-1 Huey and 206 Jetranger, Breezy, Cessna 172, 180, 182, 185, 205, 206, 207, 208 and 420 twin. Chinook helicopter, DHC-4 Cariboo and DHC-5 Buffalo, Dornier 27 and 28, Douglas DC-3, Gipsland Airvan, Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Maule, Pilatus Porter, piper Cherokee 6 and Navaho and one bridge.



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:47 PM

For me ,it's a passenger jet unfortunately,nothing exciting Thomas Cook passenger jet to Spain .however I've sat in the City Of Lincoln Lancaster Bomber based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire where the Battle Of Britian Memorial Flight is based.however the lanc
was stationary at the time and having a major overhaul.Iwas 15 at the time and for me a fantastic experience.
Cheers Keith.

#20 Heräkulman Ruhtinas

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 11:30 AM

I think it was Cessna 152 - but I got a ride in Jet Ranger helicopter before that.


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