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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by raphretle: 2:56pm On May 04
My first time::
I follow Nigeria Army Cargo Plane from Adamawa to Kaduna as Barrack Boy na..
Omo I felt like I wasn't sitting on anything lie I was just on a free fall.. couldn't feel the seat I was sitting on sef....
That Naija army Cargo plane den suppose buy new one..

I confessed all my sins to Jah in case...
But Las Las we landed safe...

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Aarenasbaba(m): 5:06pm On May 04
Looking forward for d day
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Richthekid: 5:09pm On May 04
Really
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Raxxye(m): 5:15pm On May 04
Nna my own bad o!
At this my age, I never enter plane before!
I know say my level go soon change sha.
E be like the first flight go be to Lagos, then to obodo oyigbo the same day as I japa comot. Bye-bye to Naija!

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by mrbenjame: 5:42pm On May 04
slyfoxxjoe:


Most planes come with retractable staircase at the rear door which has close proximity to the ground. The main door at the front is usually too high and needs to be accessed via external stairs.

You’re really correct.
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by mrbenjame: 5:49pm On May 04
eedimo:
Thank God you flight wasn't delayed.

It was delayed o. I just didn’t want to emphasize on that.
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by gboyegazike1: 6:25pm On May 04
Nah Lagos worse pass. Nah by force to off shoes. Well nah Pam I Dey always ware when ever I travel. I no like Innocence
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Abiboss: 6:28pm On May 04
Interesting �
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Offpoint1: 6:45pm On May 04
donproject2:
890km be like person dey go heaven...imagine trying that on land
Lolgrin don't imagine it bro... You go pass your village you no go knowgrin
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Offpoint1: 6:54pm On May 04
haywhy3000:
...It was time for take off, the captain said to us that we will be cruising at about 30,000 ft bla bla bla. Everything don set. we were told we shouldn't close the window during take off, dem off all the lights in prep for take off (I still dont no why). Na there I no say something is about to down.
As the pilot kept taxing the runway, I still dey shake my head, dey hear gbedu. I dey form Big boy.

All of a sudden I noticed say plane noise increase, before I no wetin dey sup, omo d plane dey go up at a very fast rate. Na so I grab my seat. The funniest part be say, the thing kept climbing into the sky e no quick balance. No be small tin ooo
Fast fast I commot earpiece (shebi I no dey hear word). E get won babe wey I dey look beside me, she no even shake, I quickly try to compose as a BIG BOY.

We experienced mild turbulence na em I start to dey shake my legs. I also held on to d seat in front of me. I born again inside the flight make I no lie. Looking thru those windows was scary cos of heights. (na who send me make I pick the seat)

After few mins sha, na so d captain announced we will commence descent. I thank God inside me. That one sef get as e do person for body because e be like say the plane won go fall as e dey come down small small. We sha landed safely for Abuja. Na em I restart my Big Boy.

My coming back to Lagos na em worse pass. IBOM AIR. U can imagine leaving Abuja around 8:22pm (flight delay from 6pm flight) for night and also experiencing heavy turbulence up there. Water comot for my eyes ooo. I no send anybody. I hate heights but Nigeria roads ain't safe no more.

Whether if I won embark on the "journey of no return" to Nigeria. Whether that one go sweet pass this one
How much be Ibom Air? I wan try am too.
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Udobigj(m): 7:01pm On May 04
W be like say I go try this flight of a thing oooo

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by ORAFA(m): 7:18pm On May 04
Enter C130 fess. grin
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Firefox01: 7:24pm On May 04
ORAFA:
Enter C130 fess. grin
I see you're a military blood. C130 Hercules wey we cruise for All Air force games/Mathematics and Debating competition that year. Chai. C130 will make you confess your sins grin

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by TheStranger: 8:55pm On May 04
I go fly too, one of these days
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Cent91: 9:11pm On May 04
TheStranger:
I go fly too, one of these days

AMEN AND AMEN.

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by acesboy(m): 9:13pm On May 04
acesboy:
Thanks for this.. at least those of us who never fly by plane before has learnt one thing or the other from you. ��
acesboy:
Thanks for this.. at least those of us who never fly by plane before has learnt one thing or the other from you. ��
Thanks for this.. at least those of us who never fly by plane before has learnt one thing or the other from you. ��

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by CDCEO001: 9:17pm On May 04
I like the way you wrote this, is really interesting and fun to read.
Me that have entered plan for 6 times might not be able to write my experience well.
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by STARGREEN(m): 11:20pm On May 04
mrbenjame:
As I headed towards the plane, I saw other planes too parked with engines on, preparing to leave. Probably one has to move before Others follow. Like one after the other. Same with landing.


What tripped me most was the sound of these planes. It’s not as noisy as I thought ( to be honest).

I got close to the plane and we were asked again to queue properly to climb the stairs into the plane. Some planes do come with stairs while some don’t. ( especially large passenger planes). I might be wrong though..... ok. So I climbed the stairs till I got to the door mouth of the plane. And that’s it........wow! Alas I was in. Saw how the seats looked like. My heart melted because it was really a dream to be in a thing I watch only on TVs or pictures.

On entering, by my left was the cockpit where the pilots are then by the right, the passenger area. ( it was an all economy class. No first class or what have you. Business class I guess).


Since I studied my ticket very well, it wasn’t difficult to locate my seat. Mine was seat 19B.

Now to locate your seat you’d have to look a little above the chairs ( the compartment where your light loads is usually kept above your head ). You’d see the numbers written boldly. Since mine was seat 19, I quietly passed other numbers till I got to my number. The next thing I did was to locate the ABC of a thing. You can’t seat on someone else’s seat because the person is just right behind you coming as well to seat right there. Although some seats are usually empty. Usually the back of the plane. Towards the tail end. ( forgive my English o. Lols). Or anywhere maybe the person missed his or her flight.

Now let me explain a little about the seating arrangement.


The plane is a Boeing 737 ( not as big as a 747)
It had two rows with 3 seats straight down.

First row by my right we have seat 1A, 1B and 1C then by my left ( as I’m entering the plane) is 1D, 1E and 1F.

Now mind you... seat 1A is the window seat while at the other side It’s 1D. So the seating arrangement is DEF and CBA. ( I hope the smart ones can understand this).

So I got to my seat (19B). A little close to the window. We waited for a while for others to enter and have their seats.


So while waiting I immediately got accustomed to the seatbelt. very easy to use though ( to me o. Lols. ).

After 30 minutes, the pilot (A white guy) made some announcement, welcomed us on board, told us how high we’d fly (29,000ft ) I would never forget. ( and 890km/hr). When I heard this one I carry hand put for head! 890? Which kyn speed be that?

One of the air hostess announced also and we were told to switch off phones and all that bla bla bla........

After everything the last words she said was “do have a wonderful trip”. We had other crew members in the plane too. Male and female.

As soon as the whole place was quiet and everyone on their seatbelt, the sound of the plane increased. Then I knew we were set to leave.........


It’s late now my dear friends. I’d update tomorrow.


Indeed you experienced it.

Since after my 1st experience i understand this words better Time is Money
I equally don't compare the cost differences

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by seunaj: 12:11am On May 05
mrbenjame:
As I headed towards the plane, I saw other planes too parked with engines on, preparing to leave. Probably one has to move before Others follow. Like one after the other. Same with landing.


What tripped me most was the sound of these planes. It’s not as noisy as I thought ( to be honest).

I got close to the plane and we were asked again to queue properly to climb the stairs into the plane. Some planes do come with stairs while some don’t. ( especially large passenger planes). I might be wrong though..... ok. So I climbed the stairs till I got to the door mouth of the plane. And that’s it........wow! Alas I was in. Saw how the seats looked like. My heart melted because it was really a dream to be in a thing I watch only on TVs or pictures.

On entering, by my left was the cockpit where the pilots are then by the right, the passenger area. ( it was an all economy class. No first class or what have you. Business class I guess).


Since I studied my ticket very well, it wasn’t difficult to locate my seat. Mine was seat 19B.

Now to locate your seat you’d have to look a little above the chairs ( the compartment where your light loads is usually kept above your head ). You’d see the numbers written boldly. Since mine was seat 19, I quietly passed other numbers till I got to my number. The next thing I did was to locate the ABC of a thing. You can’t seat on someone else’s seat because the person is just right behind you coming as well to seat right there. Although some seats are usually empty. Usually the back of the plane. Towards the tail end. ( forgive my English o. Lols). Or anywhere maybe the person missed his or her flight.

Now let me explain a little about the seating arrangement.


The plane is a Boeing 737 ( not as big as a 747)
It had two rows with 3 seats straight down.

First row by my right we have seat 1A, 1B and 1C then by my left ( as I’m entering the plane) is 1D, 1E and 1F.

Now mind you... seat 1A is the window seat while at the other side It’s 1D. So the seating arrangement is DEF and CBA. ( I hope the smart ones can understand this).

So I got to my seat (19B). A little close to the window. We waited for a while for others to enter and have their seats.


So while waiting I immediately got accustomed to the seatbelt. very easy to use though ( to me o. Lols. ).

After 30 minutes, the pilot (A white guy) made some announcement, welcomed us on board, told us how high we’d fly (29,000ft ) I would never forget. ( and 890km/hr). When I heard this one I carry hand put for head! 890? Which kyn speed be that?

One of the air hostess announced also and we were told to switch off phones and all that bla bla bla........

After everything the last words she said was “do have a wonderful trip”. We had other crew members in the plane too. Male and female.

As soon as the whole place was quiet and everyone on their seatbelt, the sound of the plane increased. Then I knew we were set to leave.........


It’s late now my dear friends. I’d update tomorrow.

I had my first flight just last month and I can imagine every bit of your explanation. I had 2 major worries.
1. Turbulence
2. The feeling when the plane loses a little altitude and then balance again. It usually takes like 1 to 3 seconds but it happened couple of times expecially during turbulence

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by ghosh97(f): 7:44am On May 05
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by judgedredd22(m): 7:49am On May 05
UyaiIncomparabl:


It's " flown", not "flew".

the one and only grin
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by haywhy3000(m): 8:12am On May 05
Offpoint1:

How much be Ibom Air? I wan try am too.
The one I book was abt 38k ABJ - LOS
tho it can even be lessser than 30k sef if booked like 3 weeks earlier.
I feel the IBOM Air is faster than those Boeing 737
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by Offpoint1: 8:16am On May 05
haywhy3000:
The one I book was abt 38k ABJ - LOS tho it can even be lessser than 30k sef if booked like 3 weeks earlier. I feel the IBOM Air is faster than those Boeing 737
I'm planning on flying from Lagos to Akwa Ibom.
What means of identification is acceptable?
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by UyaiIncomparabl(f): 12:32pm On May 05
ThothHermes:
Lol.

GrammarNazis hate it when they are corrected. So they must try to prove that they know it.

You self you wicked.

grin

You can't blame me. I just couldn't help it.
Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by superfelix: 3:29pm On May 05
shey Op don forget this thread ni?

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by mrbenjame: 9:41pm On May 05
Make una no vex ooo..... lols. Sorry I just returned from work. It’s exactly 9pm today. I’d try to update now please.






.....................The take off.................

During the announcement I observed that there’s usually a telephone hanged between the passenger side and the cockpit where the pilots stay. It’s just a passage. So whenever a crew member wants to make an announcement he or she goes there to pick the telephone to speak to the whole crowd ( lols. Permit me to use that word. Lols. Abi no be cruise we Dey catch? ).


After the pilot finished his announcement. the sound of the plane increased again. This was when I concluded that we were set to fly finally. The plane noise sweet sha!

The plane started moving and the whole crew members went to seat down. I observed that they were mostly seating at the back back while some stayed in front.


At the time the plane started moving I just felt I was in a luxurious bus ( you know all this heavy and lazy luxurious buses that don’t run too fast but will make a whole lot of noise as if it has covered a good distance before changing gear). That was how the plane started moving gradually to the run way. I just kept watching with enthusiasm. ‘‘Twas really funny.

After we stationed at the run way it was just as if a formidable force pushed this plane and the speed that this machine used after lazing around got me so scared. At the count of 3 it was very slow ( like 10km/hr) very lazy movement. Before counting 4 the speed just changed( about 400km/hr). I couldn’t believe it because it was as if something pushed it from slow to fast.

The speed continued to increase as I was waiting for the tires to leave the ground..... the noise of the tire on the runway track cannot be over emphasized. Just Like your Normal car on the road. Exactly the same but with a louder sound on the ground.

Soon enough ( within 30 seconds of that great speed). We started leaving the ground gradually. I felt somehow like my head wanted to fall out of me. Defying laws of gravity is really very mysterious. As the plane kept moving up, I started seeing people in front up while we wey dey for back come dey face ground. The plane just faced upwards while I was suspended on my chair facing up inside the plane.

The airport started becoming smaller, smaller and smaller............finally the airport was out of sight!

I started seeing houses like ants, couldn’t see human beings at all.

We continued facing up for about 15 complete minutes moving into the cloud. At this point everybody was fastened in their seatbelts.

After a long period of time. ( like I just said 15 minutes) the plane started leveling its altitude. This time I could see the front people at the same level as we at the back. This means we’re flying at a leveled altitude so to speak.

The plane was so calm, no noise. The place just quiet. I come dey wonder; so this plane as I Dey see am for ground Dey make noise no be so e Dey inside? Oyibo na winsh!

Inside just sounds like you’re in your normal car cruising in a smooth highway with your AC on.

After sometime the plane started tilting towards the right, curving so much like we were going to fall at the other row. Na so I put hand for chest. I started breathing very fast. After some time it will bend again to the opposite direction. For my mind I come dey say “abi this pilot Dey take people play for this plane?


We continued moving till the pilot announced what I didn’t want to hear. “Turbulence “. As soon as he said we were going to experience a turbulence in the next 5 minutes Na so saliva finish for my mouth. I come dey swallow spit. I wanted to sleep but 5 minutes was too much to initiate a sleep...................una goodnight.

More updates with pictures tomorrow........

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by mithras(m): 11:28pm On May 05
Lol OP you're doing a good job at painting vivid pictures with your story. And this your suspense sha...

My first flight, I just braced for it. In my mind I was like "Wo, if we crash, we crash abeg. Las las everybody go kpai." Its not like anybody can do anything if something goes wrong sha.

And I figured since everybody is so calm, then its not scary at all.

Those thoughts helped me enjoy the ride. Looking forward to an international flight soon.

Its amazing how much technology has advanced and what we humans are capable of.

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by dauddy97(m): 3:06am On May 06
TheStranger:
I go fly too, one of these days
Amen and by God's grace before this year runs out.

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by mrbenjame: 9:49pm On May 07
Soon enough the turbulence started and the plane started shaking like a vehicle that’s matching a very rough surface. All the seats were vibrating. I looked at the wings of the plane and saw how flexible that thing was. I thought it was really stiff but I never knew it was very very flexible. Inside me I started feeling that I’m just flying in a very fragile waterproof called aircraft. After 5 minutes the turbulence was over. The aircraft was still again like as if it wasn’t moving at all.

There’s one unique thing I discovered about planes. When you’re flying in it, you won’t hear the disturbing noise at all. And you won’t even feel it’s moving in a high speed even when you look through the window. You might only observe when the plane is tilting either left, right, up or downwards.

After sometime a female crew member made an announcement that we’d be landing in 15 minutes.

Shortly we were At Abuja! About 45- 50 minutes by my calculations. (Abuja get mountains and rocks sha! Lols). Shortly after that we got another announcement to fasten our seatbelts that we’re about to land at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. As soon as she announced that the other crew members and some passengers went to seat down with speed fastening their seatbelts.


About 2 minutes after the announcement I started observing our plane tilting downwards.( Abeg o make una correct any grammatical errors o. Lols).

Another thing you’d experience during landing is that the plane won’t just face downwards completely and continuously. It will forcefully move down a bit and level again. It will go down again and level. This is repeated until it reaches the ground. I think that’s the safest way of landing or the normal way of landing.


We started seeing the airport and the runway. Then my mind came down. I waited patiently as we descended on the ground with the plane tyres listening to the tough sound of the tyre on the runway with an intense speed.


As soon as we landed the brake of the plane alone was so fearful like as if the runway won’t be enough for that plane to exhaust all the speed time. After 3 minutes we got to a halt.


I observed the plane’s sound started reducing drastically. ( very lovely sound ). Oyibo get efizzy sha! The sound Dey very intimidating!

Wetin I just dey hear for the plane na “Thank you Jesus”. Me too follow.

We waited for the people in front to leave the plane one after the other until I was out of the plane.

This trip was very exciting. Big until I tell you about my return flight that nearly discouraged me from flying again.

Please stay tuned.......

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Re: My First Flight Experience; I Won’t Lie I Almost Peed! by GIDIBANKZ(m): 11:11pm On May 07
mrbenjame:


Soon enough the turbulence started and the plane started shaking like a vehicle that’s matching a very rough surface. All the seats were vibrating. I looked at the wings of the plane and saw how flexible that thing was. I thought it was really stiff but I never knew it was very very flexible. Inside me I started feeling that I’m just flying in a very fragile waterproof called aircraft. After 5 minutes the turbulence was over. The aircraft was still again like as if it wasn’t moving at all.

There’s one unique thing I discovered about planes. When you’re flying in it, you won’t hear the disturbing noise at all. And you won’t even feel it’s moving in a high speed even when you look through the window. You might only observe when the plane is tilting either left, right, up or downwards.

After sometime a female crew member made an announcement that we’d be landing in 15 minutes.

Shortly we were At Abuja! About 45- 50 minutes by my calculations. (Abuja get mountains and rocks sha! Lols). Shortly after that we got another announcement to fasten our seatbelts that we’re about to land at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. As soon as she announced that the other crew members and some passengers went to seat down with speed fastening their seatbelts.


About 2 minutes after the announcement I started observing our plane tilting downwards.( Abeg o make una correct any grammatical errors o. Lols).

Another thing you’d experience during landing is that the plane won’t just face downwards completely and continuously. It will forcefully move down a bit and level again. It will go down again and level. This is repeated until it reaches the ground. I think that’s the safest way of landing or the normal way of landing.


We started seeing the airport and the runway. Then my mind came down. I waited patiently as we descended on the ground with the plane tyres listening to the tough sound of the tyre on the runway with an intense speed.


As soon as we landed the brake of the plane alone was so fearful like as if the runway won’t be enough for that plane to exhaust all the speed time. After 3 minutes we got to a halt.


I observed the plane’s sound started reducing drastically. ( very lovely sound ). Oyibo get efizzy sha! The sound Dey very intimidating!

Wetin I just dey hear for the plane na “Thank you Jesus”. Me too follow.

We waited for the people in front to leave the plane one after the other until I was out of the plane.

This trip was very exciting. Big until I tell you about my return flight that nearly discouraged me from flying again.

Please stay tuned.......



Pls be fast about your return Biko....I don wait tire

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