We have a thread on first flight experiences, most of which seem to be with family. It would be intersting to know about first ones alone. Mine was in 1963 from D96 to MZZ, both pretty tiny places, in a Lake Central Airlines DC-3. Even the tiny distance was not non-stop, but I don't recall where we stopped. Eventually it became part of what much later because US Airways. No milage program. I was very happy to be flying alone, although I'd been on airplanes since I was born, but never by myself. After that flight my life changed. I left almost all of my prior life behind and have never regretted doing so. Aviation changed my life. Now, with 7.6 mm miles in AAdvantage, >3mm SR/LX and a few millions on others I still love flying as a passenger and as a pilot. It clearly is an addiction for me. Why else would I fly 4,787 actual flight miles just to attend the BRT DO?