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User currently offlineJamesJimlb From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3991 times:

which planes of the past or is still in service yet not made anymore is your favorite? i personally enjoy the 757, md80/90 and the 717.


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User currently offlineAmazonphil From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 561 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3967 times:

B-727-200 for me would be one of my favorites.


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User currently offlineFlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1040 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3949 times:

Go 787!!!

Oh wait.....  Wink



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User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3919 times:

DC8-63........flying palace...at least on the early versions of the ual dc8


bus driver.......move that bus:)
User currently offlineKwcarolma From Australia, joined Jun 2006, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3913 times:

For me, the legendary DC-3~

[Edited 2006-09-24 07:26:32]

User currently offlineMCIGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

Probably the L-1011. I'm fond of the 727's and 737 originals too. I'm old enough to have taken several trips in 727's and 707's.  Wink


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User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):
which planes of the past or is still in service yet not made anymore is your favorite? i personally enjoy the 757, md80/90 and the 717.

Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation. I'm that old.
Vickers Vanguard #2.
Douglas DC-8-43 #3 {R-R Conway engines}
(esp. since Air Canada used to use rev. thrust
in flight for expedited descent...was always dramatic).



Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offlineAnax From Greece, joined Sep 2006, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

B727-200 definitely!


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User currently offlineStarCityFlyr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

Quoting Anax (Reply 7):
B727-200 definitely!

I would have to agree! This was one of the best....


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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7428 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3784 times:

Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):
the 717.

B717, plane of the past ? did I miss something ????

Shouldn't this Topic be moved to "Polls & Prefs" ?


User currently offlineStarCityFlyr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3780 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 9):
Shouldn't this Topic be moved to "Polls & Prefs" ?

Ease off on your throttle and relax partner. It's all good.


User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2115 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

757-200. Discontinuing these is a huge mistake from Boeing, there's no replacement for those long thin routes, and masses of European charter routes..........discussed elsewhere.

User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

My favorite would be the 707/720, the CV880/990 and the MD-11.

User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3703 times:

Fokker F-17s, 707s DC-10s, 727s, old 737s and A300 B4

*sigh* Those were the days.
Love those classic cockpits.


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3633 times:
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Quoting StarCityFlyr (Reply 10):
Ease off on your throttle and relax partner. It's all good.

FlySSC doesn't appear to be anything but relaxed. He simply made a very good and valid point.




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User currently offlineJamesJimlb From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3628 times:

my mistake when i put 717, i meant to put 727


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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

I would have to say the L1011.


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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3579 times:

L-1011 and the little baby BAC-111

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User currently offlineVmax From Kenya, joined Sep 2006, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3567 times:

The DC3 and the SE210 Caravelle.


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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3526 times:

The 757-200 for sure although the extended DC-9 series is nice of course because of the 3-2 seating. Of the planes that aren't widely flown in the US anymore, then it's the 727-200.

User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 9):
B717, plane of the past ? did I miss something ????

Evidentally you did - the 717 is no longer being produced.


User currently offlineAcjflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 427 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3515 times:

Boeing 727-200


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User currently offlineEWRandMDW From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

I like the early Boeing jets as has been made clear in other posts. But, my all time favorite aircraft has to be the L1649A Jetstream Constellation. I never flew in one (tho I wish I had), but I recall seeing them at Newark Airport in the early and mid 1960s after conversion by TWA to airfreighter service. That plane looked cool! Another plane I like, and DID get a chance to fly in was the CV580 (Allegheny). I wouldn't mind a few more trips in one!

User currently offlineAC320tech From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

By far the L1011 and any McDonnell Douglas product, they are so great!

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3503 times:

These:

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26 AirCop : Regional service to small cities; F-27 and Convair 580, both very comfortable.
27 N231YE : Anything with a Pratt & Whitney JT8D bolted to the side of it! Also, the Convair 240/340, and the early 747-100's (with the 3 windows on each side of
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