January 10th, 2006

Portrait as a Renaissance artist-enginee

More on planes

Learned yesterday: I know an unexpectedly large number of people who've travelled in helicopters and hot air balloons. And, despite the recent spate of first-time fliers, thus far 100 percent of poll respondents have flown on a plane - although for five of you, your first time was within the past year. Far more of you have been flying since before you can remember flying - or so I suspect from the large numbers of people who started flying 20-40 years ago.

I had scarce posted yesterday's poll on planes when all sorts of new related pollish enquiries developed. Hence, a second in as many days. Also, I started wondering about boats - but they can wait for another week. Anyways, they'd make the poll too spammy.

Poll #649288 Planes again

Why have you flown on a plane? (Check all that apply.)

Business
0(0.0%)
Unfunded work-related trip (unfunded conference, interviews)
0(0.0%)
To visit family
0(0.0%)
To visit friends
1(1.4%)
Vacation
1(1.4%)
A plane trip which was a destination in its own right (learning to fly, trying out a novel kind of plane)
0(0.0%)
To go parachuting
0(0.0%)
Other (please explain!)
0(0.0%)

What kinds of planes have you flown on? (Check - guess - all that apply. I've done this by ballpark numbers rather than models as I am sadly poor at remembering aircraft models.)

A plane capable of holding 4 or fewer passengers
0(0.0%)
5-16 passenger plane
0(0.0%)
17-36 passenger plane
0(0.0%)
36-140 passenger plane
2(2.8%)
140-350 passenger plane
4(5.6%)
Concorde
0(0.0%)
Float plane
0(0.0%)
Aerobatic plane
0(0.0%)
Military plane
0(0.0%)

Check all of the following which are true for you, regardless of why.

I am willing to eat commercial airplane food.
2(2.8%)
I always order a special meal when flying commercially.
0(0.0%)
I have flown on a discount airline.
1(1.4%)
I have flown business class.
0(0.0%)
I have flown first class.
0(0.0%)
I have love/really enjoy flying on airplanes.
0(0.0%)
I would like to learn to fly a plane (feel free to check if you already know how).
0(0.0%)
I would like to fly in a spaceship! (Presume a current - fully functional - model of spaceship shuttle).
0(0.0%)


That should, of course, be "I have love/really enjoy flying on airplanes." But you knew that.