January 9th, 2006

Portrait as a Renaissance artist-enginee

Planes

Several friends of mine flew for the first time in the past week or two, which got me to thinking.

Poll #648600 Planes

Have you ever flown on an airplane?

Yes
72(100.0%)
No
0(0.0%)

If yes, approximately how many times have you flown on an airplane in your life?

1
2(2.8%)
5
3(4.2%)
10
5(6.9%)
20
14(19.4%)
40
17(23.6%)
Lots
31(43.1%)

Approximately how many years ago did you first fly on an airplane? (Recent version - due to LJ scaling limitations, see next question if you started flying longer ago.)

Mean: 10.41 Median: 12 Std. Dev 6.89
0(0.0%)
0
6(20.7%)
1
1(3.4%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
1(3.4%)
6
1(3.4%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
2(6.9%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
3(10.3%)
11
0(0.0%)
12
1(3.4%)
13
0(0.0%)
14
1(3.4%)
15
5(17.2%)
16
1(3.4%)
17
3(10.3%)
18
0(0.0%)
19
4(13.8%)

Approximately how many years ago did you first fly on an airplane? (Long-term version)

Mean: 26.88 Median: 26 Std. Dev 5.83
0(0.0%)
20
10(19.6%)
23
11(21.6%)
26
9(17.6%)
29
10(19.6%)
32
5(9.8%)
35
1(2.0%)
38
2(3.9%)
41
3(5.9%)
44
0(0.0%)
47
0(0.0%)
50
0(0.0%)
53
0(0.0%)
56
0(0.0%)
59
0(0.0%)
62
0(0.0%)
65
0(0.0%)
68
0(0.0%)
71
0(0.0%)
74
0(0.0%)
77
0(0.0%)
80
0(0.0%)

Please check all that apply.

I have flown on a private plane.
11(28.9%)
I have or used to have a pilot's license.
0(0.0%)
I have never changed planes as part of a single trip (i.e. all direct flights, all the time).
5(13.2%)
I have flown in a hot air balloon.
3(7.9%)
I have flown in a glider.
1(2.6%)
I have flown in a helicopter.
8(21.1%)