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Favorite 4-Engine Prop  
User currently offlineMaitner777 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 14 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4034 times:

I would really like to fly on a (4) engine propeller airplane someday. Is there any that fly commercially? What is your favorite (4) engine prop?

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4011 times:

Electra or Hercules . . . .

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3996 times:

My favorite, although you probably won't be flying one anytime soon.


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As for commercial flight, you can always ride this pretty little bird:


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User currently offlineJcavinato From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3990 times:

Mine are: The Connie and Electra. In recent times, the Dash-7 was a close one.

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3946 times:
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I'm wondering if you are requesting favs from turbos or pistons


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User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3908 times:

Lockheed Electra everytime - do they still fly in alaska?

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User currently offlineHLF-MD11 From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3904 times:

For sure the

Douglas DC4

My first flight ever February 1958 - where it all began ....


User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1638 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3883 times:

Fond memories of this as it was the first aircraft I flew on
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But my favourite 4 engine prop would have to be this...

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User currently offlineTitch From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 328 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3848 times:

Favourite 4-engined prop? Gimme an IL-18 any day of the week!!!


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Absolutely beautiful!  Big thumbs up


Cheers,
Titch



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User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3786 times:

Avro ARJ 's are everywhere and they are very nice to fly on.

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4897 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3775 times:

Quoting 1MillionFlyer (reply 9):
Avro ARJ 's are everywhere and they are very nice to fly on.

Blades in an engine aren't considered propellers Big grin

Mine: Lockheed Constellation Big thumbs up



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineMIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

Mine is the DASH 7!!

I use to love seeing the Paradise Island Airlines DASH 7 role in to MIA!
What a massive turboprop...



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User currently offlineMadaboutdeltic From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

now these are a beast of a four engined prop


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i remember seeing these at stansted in the early 80s.

Also noteable are viscounts, electras (saw one on saturday overflying the M6!!!) and the beautiful connie (remember one of the last flying in world turning up at a mildenhall airshow in the early 80s from USAF keflavik, what a head turner those planes were)

p.s. thanks titch for opening my eyes to the il-18, what a beauty!!


User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1023 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

I always loved the DASH7 - never made it to fly on one. I hope one day I will... Smile

User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3744 times:

whoops I just saw four engines, some would argue that turboprops are "Prop-jets" since they have a turbine core.....hhmmmmmm

User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3728 times:

The Lockheed L.1049G Constellation. Hands down one of the most eye-pleasing airliners ever built.


Kittens Give Morbo Gas
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3720 times:
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Come to South Africa and fly on one of these...


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my wife is a FA on these, in fact she is off on a 4 day Mozambique flight tomorrow, these are great planes to fly on!



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User currently offlinePogo From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

Got to be C-130 Hercules, went up on one from RAF Lyneham when I was in the Territorial Army, it was a training flight and done several touchdowns/take off's, brilliant, unsurprisingly my friend was a little air sick.


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User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

This is the best 4-engine prop in the world:
The Hercules

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And here's a commercial one:

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Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlineATAIndy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 610 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

The Dash-7 is my favorite, wish i could see more in service.


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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

Antonov-22 gets my vote....

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3622 times:

I love the Boeing 314 Clipper! Anyone got a time machine?


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User currently offlineHBFly From Austria, joined Jul 2003, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3624 times:

I love the Lockheed Super Constellation
It's always a pleasure to see her  cloudnine 


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User currently offlineTangoecho From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 127 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3569 times:

I like this Antonov:


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Stubby lookin thing Big grin

Stu...



Contact Aberdeen tower on 118.10 G'day.
User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2438 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3554 times:

Lockheed Electra

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25 Post contains images Scottieprecord : Douglas DC-6: -Mike
26 Jeremy : I always liked the Dash-7. I was booked on a Pan Am Express Dash-7 that cancelled and they put us on a 727 to DCA instead. Does anyone still fly the D
27 JumboJim747 : Would be hard to find anyone who would disagree. What a beautiful plane she was and still is.
28 Post contains links and images Amy : View Large View MediumPhoto © Mervelet Jérôme Super Conny and... View Large View MediumPhoto © Lars Söderström Bristol Britannia
29 Post contains links and images SlamClick : Behold View Large View MediumPhoto © Bill Armstrong . . . the reason I started flying.
30 Cathay744 : C-130 Hercules rocks!!!!!
31 Post contains images UAalltheway : I'm all for the DC-6. .. or maybe the Hercules(sp?). Hard decision..
32 Crox1 : Wow, Madaboutdeltic, Had totally forgot about Heavylift, with their Belfast's and Hercules', remember spotting these in the late 70's early 80's, whe
33 HorizonGirl : Dash 7 YAY! Devon
34 57AZ : Tie between the Boeing 377 or the Douglas Seven Seas (DC-7). However, the Lockheed Starliner and Connie series are close competitors.
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