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I don't remember my first 20 flights, or so..

June 20, 2022 09:14AM
Being born in Japan and moving around quite a bit until we settled in this lame town.. First flight I remember was flying from Wichita Falls to Dallas - back on the old Braniff airlines.. they were cool because they had brightly painted planes.. Back then DFW didn't exist, so we flew into Love Field where we caught another jet to New York, where we hooked up with a Lufthansa 747 to Germany.. Of course we flew back home in a few weeks and then flew back to Germany 2 more times before I was 10 years old..

I, like you, wanted nothing more than to get my pilot's certificate - somebody told me along with the way you don't get a license, but a certificate.. Unfortunately, I never did go through with it.. I was all set, had it all lined up for about $5K, then the instructor told me to think long and hard about it: what was I going to do with the certificate after I got it? I probably wouldn't be able to buy a plane and nobody in this town would rent one.. So, I decided not to do because I didn't wanna go through all that and then be pissed every day because there was no bird to fly...



Friendship is like peeing your pants.. Everybody can see it, but only you can feel the warmth..


SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  First Flight in 14 years

MamaRAMa60June 20, 2022 05:18AM

  Really? No direct flights from STL to OKC?

sstrams21June 20, 2022 06:00AM

  Re: Really? No direct flights from STL to OKC?

MamaRAMa31June 20, 2022 06:17AM

  Yeah, its unfortunate..

sstrams18June 20, 2022 07:07AM

  Dallas to Wichita Falls is a 3 hour drive?

JamesJM12June 20, 2022 07:16AM

  Probably 2.5 or so, but with traffic jams and whatnot..

sstrams7June 20, 2022 07:20AM

  So sorry about your Brother, Mama...

JamesJM20June 20, 2022 06:10AM

  Yeah, totally agree..

sstrams20June 20, 2022 06:15AM

  Re: Yeah, totally agree..

MamaRAMa23June 20, 2022 06:29AM

  Wow, you and Steve are speaking my mind...

JamesJM13June 20, 2022 06:38AM

  Yeah, I totally agree about the ocean..

sstrams7June 20, 2022 07:11AM

  Good advice....

JamesJM15June 20, 2022 07:25AM

  One thing I absolutely remember was..

sstrams7June 20, 2022 07:33AM

  LOL I have had a window seat just once on my last 4 times on a plane.

Ramgator9June 20, 2022 07:55AM

  We base our window seating chart...

sstrams7June 20, 2022 07:58AM

  Very first time I flew on an airliner, I was PISSED!!!

Ramgator10June 20, 2022 07:59AM

  Yeah, its annoying..

sstrams20June 20, 2022 08:09AM

  Re: So sorry about your Brother, Mama...

MamaRAMa18June 20, 2022 06:18AM

  So sorry about this.

Ramgator19June 20, 2022 07:51AM

  Re: So sorry about this.

MamaRAMa24June 20, 2022 08:30AM

  Dang it, Mama! That is painful.

Ramgator16June 20, 2022 03:21PM

  My first flight....

JamesJM23June 20, 2022 09:05AM

  I don't remember my first 20 flights, or so..

sstrams9June 20, 2022 09:14AM

  You should have done it....

JamesJM22June 20, 2022 09:20AM

  Yeah, I regret it...

sstrams9June 20, 2022 09:43AM

  That would be tough...

JamesJM15June 20, 2022 09:54AM

  Yeah, for sure..

sstrams10June 20, 2022 11:29AM

  The choices we make in life....

JamesJM12June 20, 2022 11:40AM

  I have a lot of what-ifs...

sstrams12June 20, 2022 11:49AM