I just flew in one of those on saturday, AV CTG-BOG. First time ever in a F100. Very nice ride, indeed. Climb was powerful and fast (100% lf), and descent reminded me of those beautiful DC9s, very sharp angle.
Next flights: AV BOG-ADZ-BOG, AV-UA BOG-IAD-ORD-IAD-BOG, BOG-FLL-BOG, LA BOG-MIA-BOG J
Ryanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5351 times:
I have flown on the Fokker 100 many times and I love flying on them, they are a great aeroplane. However, they aren't the most reliable aircraft in the skies and performance wise they are a bit lacking - mainly because of the engines. It’s definitely an underrated aircraft though and it looks good...
Tango29 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5316 times:
Flew on an Air Berlin FK100 recently from STN-GLA, i was surpised with how
comfortable the seats were and the windows were a great big size for
photography, the only bad thing i can say is that sitting in row 18 so close
to the engines i had to put up with a noise that reminded me of a diesel
powered commuter train!
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8754 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5283 times:
I had my first ever F100 experience last Friday from Yazd to Tehran Merhabad with IR . A nice robust aircraft . ( and I thought IR had incredible seat pitch on it for a short haul aircraft - anybody know what their seat pitch actually is - it seemed very roomy to me )
In Iran I imagine fuel economy is not so important as reliability ( the government seems to subsidise all forms of oil )
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6451 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5172 times:
I remember I was scheduled to fly on a A320 and an F70 showed up, it was fantastic. But my couple times on an F100 were great. Very comfortable planes in my opinion. Again, like others, not sure about the details when it comes to efficiency, cost, mx, etc...but I sure did enjoy my flights on them!
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11974 posts, RR: 59
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5132 times:
Personally I love flying the F100 and the F70; when seated at the front they are quieter than the MD80/90 family of aircraft which is handy. Plus they are just so much more fun than the boring busses and boeings that predominantly cruise the skies of Europe today. I have flown them a lot on KLM and also on Air Berlin and GIR Jet, flights I will always look forwards too, even if they are a little bit iffy on the tech side of things!
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
Asturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2157 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5129 times:
Fokker should have concentrated their effort to turboprops IMHO. They could have had the F50mk2 by now head to head with the Dash 8. Fokker was a very respected brand in aviation and rightly so. They delivered and their planes were capable.
At least the turboprops.
Ah well.. it was nice to see variataion in the sky in the form of Fokkers. Now it is just Airbus and Boeing. There are still some around.