Not my first flight but one that stands out. I was nine and we went from Tampa to Miami on what had to be one of the last scheduled passenger flights in a DC-3. It was loud, unpressurized, bumpy and magnificent!
Gotta love the scream of those old RR Dart engines on the Viscount.
Music to the ears. That was the only flight with 4 Darts but I had five years listening to two at a time fitted to RAF HS748's.
PS. Considering my experience with stewardesses I'm thinking of starting a stupid stewardess thread.
Not long ago I was seated by the exit(my usual choice) and during boarding, a woman was carrying a baby who lost it's hat in the wind.The hat was covered in metal badges and the stewardess at the top of the steps just stayed there smiling her insincere best. I retrieved the hat and suggested that the engines probably wouldn't like it much.
No one seems bothered by FOD anymore. When I started in aviation we were hammered about FOD. No hats on the flight line and remove insignia or sew it on. I once spent half an hour groping in an engine inlet behind the lower half of the particle separator looking for a bent cotter pin. Fortunately I found it or a long afternoon would have been a long night.
If you do start a stewardess thread, I'll share the cabin air sample, the speed of heat, the blue juice tasting and the in-flight urinalysis.