Don't know if it was a "Super" or not, but my first ride was also in a Capital DC-3 from Traverse City, Michigan to Chicago Midway back in the early 1950's. It scared me to death as I think they flew through every thunderstorm there was !! No radar, of course. I'm surprised I went on to become an airline pilot after that and a couple of other "experiences" on airliners.lively303 -
.....Capital Airlines Super DC-3.....
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I flew from Toronto to Los Angeles when I was a few months old. I have no idea what airline or aircraft but that was at the end of 1971
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My first flight, in 1971, was part of a trip from CYQM to KSFO involving three aircraft.
The first aircraft was an Air Canada DC-9, flying from CYQM to CYYZ. The second was a BOAC B720 (if I recall correctly) from CYYZ to KORD. The third was an AA B742 (maybe ... again, if I remember correctly) from KORD to KSFO.
I remember exactly how I felt when the DC-9 took off ... I was only 11 years old, but sitting in a window seat, I could hardly believe my eyes. It was coooool! The speed of the take-off was amazing--the fastest I had ever experienced. At the same time, as the wheels left the tarmac, the aircraft seemed to be flying level, but the scenery was tilting away from the front of the plane!
Sigh. You alway remember your first ....
Joel @ CYVR (actually, somewhere between CYNJ and CSK8)
TWA 707 from East to the West coast, the Captain announced that we were over the Grand Canyon and that he is going to swoop in and bank the plane from side to side for anyone picture taking.
Adam, nice Thread! It must have been back in 1962 (I was six years old), with a Bristol Freighter from Rotterdam to Southend. We returned after a week with a BUAF Carvair
Here''s a link, this is how I remember it:
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I might be a rarity here in that my first flight ever was in a seat-less Caravan and it landed without me as I jumped out at 3,000ft and came back to terra-firma slowly and quietly
My first proper passenger flight was from Aberdeen to Ibiza in a Spanair MD80.
The flight I remember, was Flying a Delta DC-3 from Las Vegas to
LAX for a connecting flight to Honolulu HA. We barely made the flight
we had to run to the United gate before it took off. I was 13 at the
time. This was the flight that stands out in my Memory. That DC-3
sure was noisy, but she was solid. The DC-8-61 was the stretch 8.
the stewardesses were very nice, they gave us scented towels. the
plane showed in flight movies. And you could listen to the radio
through headphones. "The association" were singing "Wendy". I
think I just carbon dated myself. LOL.
From Miami to Puerto Rico (we moved there) when I was roughly 1 year old (born in FL).
I remember riding on my dads shoulders through the main doors into the airport in Miami but I don't remember the flight itself. I remember being afraid I'd hit the top of the door frame but my dad ducked enough for me to clear it. Apparently I was more afraid of the door frame than the plane and so that's what I remember...
2nd flight was Puerto Rico to NY a couple years later in the summer between kindergarten and 1st grade when we moved again.