Speedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5969 times:
TAP A340 CS-TOD:
The first time I flew in the cockpit of an aircraft was onboard TOD. I almost spent the entirity of a LAD-LIS flight (from taxi out to taxi in) in her cockpit, and I was a fascinated little youngster along with my brother in there. It is also the aircraft which I have flown the most to this date.
British Airways 744 G-BNLB:
One of those flights where everything from the flight buddies to the smell of the cabin, to the seat I was on was perfect. Simply a magnificent flight onboard lima bravo in September of 2008. She was sadly put in long term storage (still his) in November of that year
Sorry I could not stick to just one registration.
Boa noite Faro, Air Portugal 257 climbing flight level 340
CXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2783 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5949 times:
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Currently known as B-HOP, I dare say that this CX B744 is the one that has influenced me the most in becoming an aviation geek. I may have seen many planes around HKG before, living there in the 1980s when Kai Tak was still operational, and I had flown a couple of times before 'getting to know' VR-HOP, but this was the plane that make me go, 'wow, I want to fly on that plane'.
Way back in 1993 I flew on CX for the first time - on a B742 from PER-HKG-PER, and being only 12 at the time, I got a 'kid's entertainment pack' which included a Matchbox CX B744 in the old green and white stripes livery, and a poster of a close-up shot of VR-HOP, taken at a clever angle where the green and white striped logo on the winglet appeared immediately after the 'Cathay Pacific' titles on the fuselage on the port side, forming the CX corporate logo of the day.
I've never flown on Hotel Oscar Papa ... and probably never will. It is currently the oldest 744 still serving in CX's fleet after B-HOO was scrapped recently. I have no idea whether B-HOP is the next to go, and I have no plans to fly on a CX 744 any time soon as I simply cannot afford to. However, I'm on the hunt for a 1:400 scale model of VR-HOP in the old green and white stripes livery, so the memory will live on (albeit in 1:400 scale form).
luxair747SP From Germany, joined May 2010, 522 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5948 times:
My favorite was D-BIER, a Q200 of C9, but it is unfortunately not in service any more. All germans will understand why
At the moment, my favorite one is 9V-SPG, a 744 of SQ, cause it was my first long haul flight.
LGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5944 times:
Hmm this is a tough choice to make, but I have thought about it and here it is:
N272AY - US Airways - A330-300 - I always kept seeing the US A330's at LGW, wishing to one day fly on one of them. I just love the look of the US livery on the A330. In December of last year I finally got that chance too. When we got to the gate, there it was sitting there in all its glory. Had a great flight with on N272AY to CLT.
And well also I got to put N275AY (US Airways - A330-300), the reason being that it was the first wide bodied aircraft that I got to sit next to the window and also the same reasons as mentioned above.
CitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2589 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5912 times:
This morning I saw N1, the Gulfstream IV operated by the US government and used by the Secretary of Transportation. Mr. LaHood. He visited Cessna in Wichita, KS today as part of a General Aviation rally. I was able to walk up to the wing tip and take photos.
N1, G-IV, Taken in Wichita, KS, March 21, 2011. Secretary of Transportation LaHood attended a General Aviation Rally.
[Edited 2011-03-21 10:36:46]
Boeing Flown: 701,702,703;717;720;721,722;731,732,733,734,735,737,738,739;741,742,743,744,747SP;752,753;762,763;772,773.
RJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 578 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5827 times:
A QK Dash-8-100. I flew it YYJ-YVR, after my (successful) interview to join the airline industry. Plus, it is just such a fantastic reg. to have on an aircraft (you're a GONR)!
All three are AC E190s. In my opinion, the reg's. stand for YYJ, YMM, YYT. Domestically, YYJ is the destination furthest to the west, YMM furthest to the north (at the time, YXY now holds that title), and YYT the furthest to the east. I have no idea if that is ACTUALLY why they were registered that way, but I like to think it is.
vhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1556 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5790 times:
If I had to have a favourite it would have to be the twin sisters "Anna & Anne". Growing up in DRW in the early 90's my Grandmother would always take me to the airport whether we were dropping people off or not. Back then Ansett had 4 727-277LR aircraft which frequented the AN58 DRW-ADL-MEL and AN155 DRW-BNE-SYD flights for me these 727's were always the highlight of the day. Two of these wore the registrations VH-ANA and VH-ANE where I got the Anna + Anne from. There was also VH-ANB and VH-ANF but I didn't have names for these. I never did manage to get a flight on Anne but in December 1994 I flew on AN58 to visit family in Adelaide and scored a ride on Anna not only was this my first unaccompanied flight but it was also my first and last flight on a 727.
VH-CZP - Ansett 737-300 featured in a lot of the promotional material then Ansett launched their Deregulation livery in 1990 a lot of the pictures I used to draw of 737-300's as a child depicted VH-CZP.
VH-OJD - Qantas 747-400 my first 747 flight also named "Brisbane" where I reside
VH-JCR - Learjet 35A I was fiddling around with the aircraft register one day searching my initials and similar combinations JCR turned out to be a Learjet which I thought was pretty cool. several years later I was sitting in a QF 737 at MEL pushing back I looked out the window at the taxiing Learjet guess which one it was???
"There you go ladies and gentleman we're through Mach 1 the speed of sound no bumps no bangs... CONCORDE"