I read several aviation magazines every month, and I read everything I can about airplanes on the net. I have visited several air and space museums, some of them several times. I find the stories that come with these airplanes fascinating. I like discussing with other pilots. Many of the are great storytellers.
For me, flying is something I need to do on a regular basis, just like I need to escape the city once in a while and get lost in the mountains wilderness. I yearn to be up there in the sky, flying.