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User currently offline7474ever From Israel, joined Oct 2006, 370 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 6 days ago) and read 2984 times:

Well, IMO, the ultimate "plane of planes" would be the DC-3/C-47. Over 70 years after its maiden flights it's still around, carrying passengers and cargo through out the world, on a daily base. An aviation masterpiece that came out a way ahead of its time !

The second place would go to the B-707. This plane has changed the face of the commercial aviation.

The third place, IMO, would go to the B-737, the world's best selling commercial airplane.

Your list/thoughts would be appriciated !

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User currently offlineAY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 505 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

First choice = DC8 old short series. First jet plane I flew on AMS-YVR in 1962. I have loved them ever since.
Second choice = Super Caravelle. Quiet, comfortable and reliable. Flew those for about 5 years, with Finnair, from 1970 - 1975.
Cheers,
Carl



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User currently offlineNZKTBOY From New Zealand, joined Dec 2006, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

i love the ATR-72 first flew one on NZ i loved every second of it!!!!!!!!!


Do i have to live here??
User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1035 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

The VC-10 (check my username)  smile 

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2858 times:

I'd pick the 747. Ask someone if they heard of a 747, and they'll say yes. Ask them about a DC-7, and they'll start giggling. It's distinctive, common, and well-known.


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 14 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

The airplane that brought air travel to the common man and therefore deserves the title as the plane:
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User currently offline7474ever From Israel, joined Oct 2006, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 13 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 5):
The airplane that brought air travel to the common man and therefore deserves the title as the plane:

Yepp...for me, that's "The Plane"... BTW, the Dakota was retired from the IAF only a few years ago. The pilots that have flown the plane said that the only replacement for a DC-3 is another DC-3...


User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 12 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 4):
I'd pick the 747. Ask someone if they heard of a 747, and they'll say yes.

I'm baised to this statement because it is my favorite aircraft. But in all probability, if you went up to Joe Schmoe who had never set foot on an airport in his life, would know what a 747 was if you asked him. Whether he could identify one if he saw one would be a different matter!  laughing 


User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7125 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

First: DC3 and than Second 707
but 3rd would have to be the first Jumbo jet the 747. And after the 777.



"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently onlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1983 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2759 times:

I will have to agree with most of you it IS the DC-3 not only is it still flying, but it is flying up north in Canada (along with other places) and has been for many years. The plane is the definition of a workhorse, my only dream would be to land a job flying a piston powered DC-3 up north before they go. The turbine versions are making their mark for sure.


Keep the shinny side up!
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