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Wired's Top 10 Worst Aircraft  
User currently offlineAllrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2468 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 8811 times:

Should stir some debate:

Gallery: Top 10 Worst Aircraft Ever

Their list:

Tupolev TU- 144
Comet
Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose"
LWS-4 Zubr
Christmas Bullet
Beechcraft Starship
Hiller VZ-1
A-12 Avenger II
Royal Aircraft B.E.2
Boeing XB 15


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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2895 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8766 times:

I'm sorry...why would anyone look to "Wired" for accurate aviation analysis?

Most of their choices are developmental, prototype, and bleeding-edge aircraft. It isn't difficult to fail when you are seriously pushing the state of the art.

This article is devoid of any serious merit. I'm not saying these are great aircraft by any means, but their selection criteria is shallow and seemingly random.


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8737 times:

For comfort, the worst I experienced was the J-41.
A middle seat on 757 from DTW-PHX or DTW-SEA was better.
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User currently offlineAllrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2468 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8686 times:



Quoting PGNCS (Reply 1):
I'm sorry...why would anyone look to "Wired" for accurate aviation analysis?

I only noticed it in one of my non-aviation RSS feeds and thought that *somebody* might be interested... or want to leave a comment there criticising the article.  Smile



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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2895 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 8614 times:



Quoting Allrite (Reply 3):


Quoting PGNCS (Reply 1):
I'm sorry...why would anyone look to "Wired" for accurate aviation analysis?


I only noticed it in one of my non-aviation RSS feeds and thought that *somebody* might be interested... or want to leave a comment there criticising the article.

Sorry if you thought I was criticising you, Allrite! I am glad that you posted it, but my point was that "Wired" isn't really a fount of knowledge about aviation!

It's all good!  cheerful 


User currently offline113312 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 590 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8603 times:

The EMB-110 with an 18-19 seat interior has to be the worst. Of course, the last row of seats in any DC-9 aircraft can be misery too. The BN-2A Islander was noisy and didn't have air conditioning.

User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2895 posts, RR: 48
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8588 times:



Quoting 113312 (Reply 5):
Of course, the last row of seats in any DC-9 aircraft can be misery too.

I am presuming that you aren't seriously suggesting that the DC-9 is one of the 10 worst aircraft in history...


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8566 times:
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Quoting Allrite (Thread starter):
Beechcraft Starship

Blasphemy!

The complete and total lack of CRJ variants is evidence enough that the list is inaccurate.

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User currently offlineUltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2234 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8498 times:

Jeez, they think the Comet sucks? What about all the Comet 4s?

Quoting Allrite (Thread starter):
Beechcraft Starship

Idiots.



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