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Aircraft Type You Wish You'd Flown But Never Will  
User currently offlineBcoz From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 369 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5184 times:

Tonight, I was watching Chuck Heston's 1972 film "Skyjacked" and it got me thinking...

The aircraft featured in most of the exteriors is N374WA, what I assume to be a Western 707.

I was born in 1979 with my first flight around 1981 or 82. I've flown on an EI 747 and a Delta L-1011... and a host of other aircraft that are no longer in service.

But I never got to fly in a 707, and there is a chance...given my age...that I probably could have flown on one.

My question to you all is what aircraft type that you realistically had the chance to fly on, but never did...and why?


bcoz

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5171 times:
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I think there is only one answer to this question: Concorde. I never did because I had no need to fly LHR-JFK and it was a bit expensive to do it just for fun.


After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 680 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5169 times:

You will probably get a lot for the Concorde, myself included. However others that I missed by pure bad luck more than anything else include, Tristar, and Convair 880. I was lucky enough to fly a Convair 990. Add to those would be Russian airliners. When I did fly to the old USSR my flights were all on TU 154's and I so desperately wanted the TU134 at least once and the newer TU204. IL 62 and IL 86. Not out of the question yet but hopes are fading fast. Most others that I wanted to Fly on I have managed to do so.


I remember when the DC-3 was new!
User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5169 times:
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Quoting Andz (Reply 1):
I think there is only one answer to this question: Concorde.

Yes, same here. CONCORDE! Sad I never flew on her  cry 

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User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2688 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5167 times:

Concorde (although I did get to go inside the BA Concorde at the Intrepid Museum but they don't seem to be taking good care of it)

MD-11 (there are still carriers flying passenger MD-11s but not too many)



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5166 times:
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Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 4):
MD-11

Just hop on one KL or AY flight on your next trip to Europe. There are still pretty good chances to fly on an MD11 these days. Not impossible  Wink

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User currently offlineERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 680 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5165 times:



Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 4):
Intrepid Museum but they don't seem to be taking good care of it)

In 2000 I went to NYC for the first time and the Intrepid was a must see on my agenda. Like you say it's kind of disturbing they don't seem to be taking care of any aircraft at all, although when I went, the concorde was not there yet.



I remember when the DC-3 was new!
User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2801 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5162 times:

The Concorde, MD-11, 707, and DC-10.

Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 5):
Just hop on one KL or AY flight on your next trip to Europe

Don't get to go to Europe often and even when I'm there I don't take domestic flights. Sucks, really.


User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5158 times:
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Quoting Elite (Reply 7):
Don't get to go to Europe often and even when I'm there I don't take domestic flights. Sucks, really.

That sucks indeed. And the MD11 of KL is often in Asia. So you should take a trip to HEL with the MD11 and then fly to THR and there you can take the 707 flight and then head to Bangladesh with their DC10 Big grin

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User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5155 times:

Concorde  Sad

Second choice would be a BOAC VC10 to somewhere in Africa or Hong Kong.


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5142 times:
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Quoting Bcoz (Thread starter):
707



Quoting ERJ135 (Reply 2):
Tristar



Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 4):
MD-11



Quoting Babybus (Reply 9):
VC10

I have been lucky enough to fly on all of these.



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2801 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5141 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 8):
That sucks indeed. And the MD11 of KL is often in Asia. So you should take a trip to HEL with the MD11 and then fly to THR and there you can take the 707 flight and then head to Bangladesh with their DC10 

A 3-in-1... that would be my dream itinerary  cloudnine 


User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5118 times:

I guess Concorde, the DC8 and DC10 will probably remain on my wish-list for ever, as will the TU134, TU154 and IL86.

Fortunately, I've been lucky enough to get the B707, B727 and the MD11 onto my "have flown on" list while they were still available (not that it's impossible to get onto an MD11 these days, but it used to be easier).



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5107 times:

L1011
DC-8 (unless I fly boxes around as a career)
Anything Russian (no need to go to Russia and unwilling to go to a communist nation)
DC-9-20 (unless I wanna go skydiving)
737-100
Concorde (like I had money...)
MD-11
Shorts 330/360
Metro III

I can go on and on...



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5099 times:

Concord
F-227
DC-8
DC-9-10
DC-10-10
DC-10-40
Tu144

Hopefully still catch many more rarities before it's too late Big grin



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User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5089 times:

Concorde

B727
B707



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5089 times:
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Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 14):
Concord

You don't deserve to fly on her, you cannot even spell her name  rotfl   duck 

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User currently offlineNWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1404 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5078 times:
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Quoting Babybus (Reply 9):
Second choice would be a BOAC VC10 to somewhere in Africa or Hong Kong.

I think the RAF operates VC10's as troop transports. I also would liked to have flown VC10's but will never get to.  Sad

Quoting Elite (Reply 11):
A 3-in-1... that would be my dream itinerary

This is my dream itinerary as well.  Smile

Quoting Leskova (Reply 12):
the DC8

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Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 13):
Anything Russian

 checkmark 

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 13):
(no need to go to Russia and unwilling to go to a communist nation)

The USSR went out of existence in 1991. The Russian Federation hasn't been a communist nation since then.  Wink

I would also like to have flown in the Siddeley Hawker Trident. Sadly those of us who haven't flown in one will never get to do so.

Good Day  Smile

Russell



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5070 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 16):
You don't deserve to fly on her, you cannot even spell her name

What's an 'e' between friends - anyway, it used to be it's official name in the UK, for a little while at least  Wink



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5062 times:



I wish I could fly this beauty ... just to be able to compare it to Concorde !


User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5053 times:
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Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 18):
What's an 'e' between friends - anyway, it used to be it's official name in the UK, for a little while at least Wink

Yupp, I know they had a small "fight" about the 'e'....

but I miss her  Sad

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5051 times:



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 20):
but I miss her

Don't we all  Sad The sound of her ripping the sky apart across Filton for one last time will stay with me forever, not just because it's an aircraft, but because it was history coming to an end that day.



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5046 times:
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Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 21):

You speak right from my heart!  cry  this is so sad!

R.I.P. Concorde, we all miss you



I love that video. it shows how impressive she was, how lovely, pride, gorgeous  cloudnine 

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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5046 times:



Quoting Bcoz (Thread starter):
My question to you all is what aircraft type that you realistically had the chance to fly on, but never did...and why?

Concorde across the Atlantic Ocean in both directions:
Arrving in the U.S. earlier than you had departed in Europe.
Eastbound crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in daylight.

Why I did not take a flight ? It was beyond my finances at that time.

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 17):
I think the RAF operates VC10's as troop transports. I also would liked to have flown VC10's but will never get to.  

Copy that. I saw (and heard  checkmark  ) one climbing out of HAJ only yesterday.
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User currently offlineCairnterriAIR From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5037 times:

Of course the Concorde, but I would have loved to have been able to fly a Lockheed Constellation or a Boeing 314 Clipper Flying Boat.

25 Post contains images 2H4 : Without question: 2H4
26 NWADC9 : Maybe I should've added a comma separating my lack of need to go to Russia and unwillingness to visit communist countries to make it more clear
27 Falstaff : For me the number one choice would be a Caravelle. I would love to fly on one. A BAC 111 and a Trident would be great too. As far as props are concern
28 Post contains links and images TDubJFK : Wow -- great topic!! Actually, that was a World Airways 707. Great movie too (for the footage alone!) But here is my pick of planes I'd love to have f
29 2H4 : The PZL-Mielec M-15 Belphegor. A jet-powered crop-dusting Polish biplane. It's pilots joked that insects died not from the pesticide, but from laught
30 MHG : 1) VC-10 2) Trident 3) Lockheed C-130 (Pax-version !) 4) NAMC YS-11 5) B 737-100 6) Gulfstream G-159 (Gulfstream I )
31 B747forever : The Concorde of course. So sad that it ended service, so sad.
32 JetBlueAUS : Concorde B707 B727 B737-100 DC-10
33 UltimateDelta : I'd love to fly on a DC-10 and a Lockheed Constellation.
34 TruemanQLD : MD-11 Concorde 727 707
35 MEA-707 : Anyone here whining 727, 707, Shorts 360, MD-11, DC-10, Il-62, Tu-134, Super Connie etc. is just not trying hard enough. You can go to Russia, Iran, B
36 TUNisia : Concorde Boeing 707
37 Sbworcs : Definitely Concorde without any shadow of a doubt ! Also the B707 and DC8
38 Isitsafenow : Piston ..........DC 7...from the DC 3 upward, its the only DC plane missing Turboprop......Convair 600, the one with the Rolls Royce Darts Jet........
39 747m8te : Thses 6 are some my favourite aircraft types and sadly I have only seen half of them in person, and will never get to fly on them Concorde DC-10 L-101
40 CrimsonNL : B-17F, or any other B-17 will do!
41 AlexEU : Sud SE-210 Caravelle. The last airworthy crashed 3 years ago... BAC 1-11 , although there is still a chance to fly them.
42 PGNCS : I have to hop on the bandwagon: Concorde.
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