Nycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2137 times:
Today I realized the best part of a flight. I think it is so cool when you descend into overcast clouds and your just skimming along the top. It was spectacular tonight because we were "skimming along" the cloud tops for about 40 min during sunset. What is your favorite part?
UALongHaul From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 227 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
I love it when the plane is forced to make an emergency landing due to nonfunctional toilets from SFO-CDG after it has been denied landing at CDG. Nothing quite like holding it from SFO-CDG and then back to NYC.
NZblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 632 posts, RR: 4 Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2072 times:
My favorite part has to be takeoff, especially when there is an overcast sky that needs to be broken through. There's nothing like the feeling you get when you break through the cloud cover, particularly when and if the pilot holds the aircraft at altitude and the aircraft seems to 'skim' over the top of the clouds. And, of course, this can be most stunning on an early morning, post-sunrise flight!
It's an entirely different kind of flying; all together.
Qantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 753 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2064 times:
Yeah, skimming the clouds is the best, on ascent or descent. Ascent's more fun I guess because you have the whole flight ahead of you still.
I also LOVE take off when the aircraft is heavy-you get this on fully loaded 744s before a long haul-takes forever to thunder down the entire length of the runway and you really get the sense of what it's like to have a fat arse. Inertial overload! My favs are the QF weekend flights from LAX to MEL and SIN-LHR. Always full to the brim and HEAVY!
ZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 6930 posts, RR: 10 Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2038 times:
Take off because of the power surge by the engines, Rotation when you see the ground being left behind, descent when you feel so graceful seeing the city lights below you, and the G forces of touchdown and reverse thrust.
COAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 10 Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1996 times:
My favorite part is when your nearing the end of the taxi and the pilot comes on and says "flight attendant's prepare for departure", you hear him rev up the engines he turns and your off. Approach and landing is a close 2nd.
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WhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1961 times:
I have always loved the moment when the aircraft breaks through the clouds on a day flight. That clear sunlight coming streaming through the windows.
Especially when you have departed somewhere that is overcast or raining. It really reinforces the fact that you aren't just on a bus or train, but are flying above literally everything (including the weather)
4jaded From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 248 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1951 times:
For me it has to be landing. When the flaps and slats extend, you feel the gear doors open and the gear come out, and on touchdown then the airbrakes and thrust reverse are deployed. The moment when it is " all hanging out" is the biggest rush for me.
Espion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1945 times:
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dang,you beat me too it!
but that comes 2nd on my list cause after all the power,and pressure you have something to enjoy.the worst i had was on air france-yea,but only because their chicken ceaser salad was hard to swallow and ive been binging on chicken ceaser salads for the last month
but decending below 10,000ft is amazing,but it really help when you have a window seat but its great seeing all the scenery. Hey, you never know what you can see from that little window.hey,when i was descending into ORD,i saw MDW-and i took a pic (ill post it later).I could even see some of Southwest's 737s parked at a terminal.There was like 5 or so.hey,i use hey to much...