7474ever From Israel, joined Oct 2006, 370 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3150 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.
AY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 506 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 3105 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.
The only thing a customer should expect for his/her loyalty is good service
Boeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2990 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!
ZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1995 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2925 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.