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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:49 pm 
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- Convair B-57 Hustler

The B-57 was built by Martin and was called the Canberra.

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The B-58 was the Hustler.

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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:35 pm 
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I'm rather limited in what I see flying over my house as I'm in line with KBGR but here goes.

L1011 (trijets and winglets are sexy, as stated previously)
MD-11 (I have a Centurion Air Cargo that stops in Bangor a couple times a week)
737
E170
Antonov AN124
707
777
787(haven't seen one in person yet but it's rather sexy)
Gulfstream IV and V
A320
A380

Obviously the 747, not liking the 747 would be a crime.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:07 pm 
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I have been away too long!!!!! CONCORDE!!! She at her time was the sexy machine of the skys! I will go B744 2nd MD-11 and B777 for 2nd.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:28 am 
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paulthomas wrote:
There are lot of airplanes that I like some commercial ones are the Boeing 707, the Boeing B-17 and the Boeing 747. I also like the P51 Mustang, the B17 bomber and others.


Yet another spam from a bottom feeder!


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:26 am 
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A380-800, 747SP and -400 and -8I, B190, BAE 146, A318, 757-300, Concorde.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
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727-200: Looked like a badass strolling from taxiway to ramp, had sexy lines, and very successful for the multitude of airlines who flew her.

777-300: Damn near 747 capacity with a sleeker, less thirsty finish. :)

707: How much ground was broken by this Boeing creation?

DC-3: Still flying for various cargo and tourism operations, will fly through anything. True classic.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:48 pm 
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Cessna 750, Gulfstream V, 737-900ER, 777-300ER.

F-15, F-18, C-17, C-5.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:37 pm 
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Which aircraft will turn my head?
I've always loved the looks of the Lockheed Connie, esp. a later version such as the 1649.
And the Sud Aviation Caravelle. Both aircraft posses beautiful graceful lines.

Which have I enjoyed flying in?
The 707 series and the 757. They just seemed to have an abundance of power and gave you the feeling of being flat out solid aircraft.

And my favorites for the impact they've had on aviation in general?
First I turn to an aircraft that has been mentioned several times before, the DC-3. Simple, durable, could haul virtually anything and fly just about anywhere.
And my other favorite for impact is the Blackbird series, such as the A-12 and the SR-71. Decades ahead it its time.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:32 am 
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rw812 wrote:
airborneryder wrote:
My all time favorite is the 757! I had the pleasure of watching Air Force One (or Two) doing touch and gos at HGR. This aircraft is actually a C-32A (757-2G4). :D

Actually, if this aircraft was doing touch-and-goes then its call sign would have been something other than the Air Force One or Two. These call signs are used only when the president or vice president respectively are on board.


Perhaps the president and/or vice-president was on board.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
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Out of all the types I have personally flown on, I like AirTran's 712 and 73G, along with Delta's A320 and 763.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:59 pm 
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chotiwala wrote:
rw812 wrote:
airborneryder wrote:
My all time favorite is the 757! I had the pleasure of watching Air Force One (or Two) doing touch and gos at HGR. This aircraft is actually a C-32A (757-2G4). :D

Actually, if this aircraft was doing touch-and-goes then its call sign would have been something other than the Air Force One or Two. These call signs are used only when the president or vice president respectively are on board.


Perhaps the president and/or vice-president was on board.

It's highly doubtful either would be on-board an aircraft doing touch-and-goes.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:42 pm 
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I was kidding. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
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Of airplanes of my time and that I have flown on, it would be the Boeing 747. In terms of the classics that I'll never be able to fly on, well... That's a long list. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
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I prefer the CRJ-1000, Boeing 777-200/300ER, 747-8,787-8, Airbus 321, A330-300, and My favorite the Dash8 Q 400 series!


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
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Really miss the old Northwest Airlines (Mesaba if I remember correctly) BAE146/RJ series that used to serve my city with flights to MSP. Neat little plane, hard (if not impossible) to find regular serivice in north america with these.

These days I really like the 737 next gens that WestJet flies, and the 747-400, 757s that Ive flown on in the past. Been a while since Ive gone transcon/international on a real long haul, so havent had the luxury of a 330/340. 777 etc.

Also feel like Ive missed out on the "old" classics like the 707, 727, DC8s and old props.


Wishlist, with planes I know I wont fly in unless I travel to specific countries just for them, (anybody want to sponsor me haha?)

TU154, TU-204,IL96, AN-148, SSJ100

And the more realistic,

787, 747-8, A340, A380.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:26 pm 
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Quackers wrote:
Wishlist, with planes I know I wont fly in unless I travel to specific countries just for them, (anybody want to sponsor me haha?)

TU154, TU-204,IL96, AN-148, SSJ100

Friends don't let friends fly in Russian airliners.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
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The smoothest flight I ever remember taking was on an AA Airbus A300 in the Carribean, back in the 1990's. It flew like a dream.

Favorite airplane:

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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
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My All time favourite is the Fairchild Hiller FH-227.
I maintain a website dedicated to it... http://fh227.rwy34.com

I also like the Beech 99, Metroliner, 727-100, BAC One Eleven, Shorts 330, Cessna 402, DC9 series 10 and 50.... The L1011 is a fave of mine to...Of course the Fokker and Fairchild F27s are awesome too....


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
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JHEM wrote:
Quackers wrote:
Wishlist, with planes I know I wont fly in unless I travel to specific countries just for them, (anybody want to sponsor me haha?)

TU154, TU-204,IL96, AN-148, SSJ100

Friends don't let friends fly in Russian airliners.


Sometimes a poor rep because of bad mechanical, pilot errors. Look at the newer well maintained generation, like tthe 204 and 96, no fatal crashes.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:00 am 
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Quackers wrote:
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Friends don't let friends fly in Russian airliners.

Sometimes a poor rep because of bad mechanical, pilot errors. Look at the newer well maintained generation, like tthe 204 and 96, no fatal crashes.

Historically, the primary cause of aircraft losses in RU airliners has been due to their almost complete lack of maintenance. The old soviet era adage explaining how their economic system worked given the fact that their money was worthless, "We pretend to work and they pretend to pay us", is telling for the fact that the system continues under the new regime.

The oligarchy presently running RU is little concerned with feeding and caring for their golden geese, they are far more concerned with socking away as much money as possible and escaping their nation before they draw the ire of Putin and wind up in prison for some imagined slight.

Until you've attempted to travel within the former USSR, you cannot conceive of how narrow the divide is between them and third-world nations. Especially if you drive on what they consider "improved" roads.

I stand by my original comment.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
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I love the Dash-8-Q-400 Amazing aircraft!!!


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 10:16 pm 
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bizarrebananablast wrote:
I love the Dash-8-Q-400 Amazing aircraft!!!


Yes, probably one of my favorite turboprop aircraft.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
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[quote="JHEM]
Until you've attempted to travel within the former USSR, you cannot conceive of how narrow the divide is between them and third-world nations. Especially if you drive on what they consider "improved" roads.

I stand by my original comment.[/quote]

Not disagreeing with you friend, just saying that if these aircraft were maintained at the same standards the West is accustomed to, it would be a thrill to fly in them. Indeed most Russian aviation in like looking through a time machine.

I agree - Look at some of the recent Russian aviation accidents- UT lost an ATR (icing was initially considered), the YAK-42 that went down killing the lokomotiv hockey team took off heavy and in the incorrect configuration, the TU-134 that fell short on final, the aeroflot 737-5 that had enormous crew error (wasn't the pilot drunk as well?)

If the Russian aviation gets their **** together, (A challenge nobody here will disagree to being difficult) it would be great. But im not going to hold my breath. Like I said friend - a highly unlikely wishlist


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:02 am 
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Quackers wrote:
Like I said friend - a highly unlikely wishlist

Very sad, but very true.

Regards.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your favorite aircraft(s)?
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 12:20 am 
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I feel as I grow older (I'm 36), the variety of aircraft I see is diminishing. Or at least the new ones just aren't as beautiful as they once were.

Back in the 80's, I went yearly from SAN to MKG via ORD. Most times, we flew in an Air Wisconsin De Havilland Dash 7, hence my username. I'm kind of sad those don't exist in america anymore. I loved it as a kid. Antiquated now, but most of the fun aircraft are.

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Last Monday, on the Weather Channel, I watched Ice Pilots NWT, which I had seen on YouTube. It has come to America. I rather like the show, and LOVE seeing the DC-6 flying. There's something rugged about it, and that's not a word I usually bestow on an airplane. It's just very industrial-looking, and has a great engine sound.

As for modern airplanes, I still love the 747, but also am increasingly aware that it will be phased out somewhat soon (Y3?). I also find the Dash 8 Q-400 very sleek. In fact, Alaska is unveiling an SDSU theme logo for a Q400 down at SAN on Thursday at 10 or 10:30. I'm planning on going.

Private planes never excited me much as a kid, but I'm getting somewhat more interested. There's a new (?) class of plane called a VLJ, or very light jet. Some of them are really sleek looking. I like the Eclipse 500, though I think that company went under.


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