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What Is Your Favorite Part Of A Flight?  
User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4666 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?


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User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4416 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4657 times:
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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21681 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4651 times:

Descent and approach is always fun. Takeoff and climb is a close second.


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User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2409 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

The abest part ever is when the a/c starts to accelerate and then till rotation. This is when you realize how stronge are the engines. The whole thinkg shaking... OMG!


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User currently offlineUALongHaul From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4625 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.

User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4615 times:

Go arounds are a lot of fun! But I think the best is on takeoff starting when the engines spool up, (especially on an MD-80)  Smile

TW



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User currently offlineNZblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 638 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4601 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!

Amazing.

-NZblue



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User currently offlineQantasclub From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 757 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4593 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!



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User currently offlineLionel From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 391 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4568 times:

1. Landing, touching down and thrust reverser
2. Approach
3. Turbulences
4. Takeoff roll
5. Rotating
6. Climbing trough the clouds


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7108 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4567 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.

SUJ


User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4544 times:
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Decent below 10,000 feet! I love looking at the scenery when its much closer to my view  Smile

JBLU


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4543 times:

during boarding time -- meet new people  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineSoaringadi From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4536 times:

The best part of the flight is :


When they Serve FooD.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4525 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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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3631 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4517 times:

About the last 10 minutes before landing.

User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

My favorite part is start and landings. Just the feeling of the G-gorces pushing you back in the chair is great  Big thumbs up

and the landings is great as well. Specially in the evenings when it's good weater.


User currently offlineLionel From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 391 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

What about the moment after serving food when everybody is waiting for the toilet?

User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4495 times:

There's nothing better than a rolling takeoff  Big grin

jeremy


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4490 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)


User currently offline4jaded From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4480 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.

User currently offlineCougarAviator From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 349 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4475 times:

Takeoff and landing...the two most crucial phases of flight.....I love sitting on the wing to watch the flaps, slats, etc.


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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4474 times:

When they Serve FooD

dang,you beat me too it! Big grin
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 Big grin

but decending below 10,000ft is amazing,but it really help when you have a window seat Big grin 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...



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User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 4450 times:

Take Off for the power feeling.


Flying is amazing!
User currently offlineMEA310 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2002, 660 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 5 hours ago) and read 4452 times:

The Flight itself,everything!

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