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PMN From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 563 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted
Thu May 19 2005 20:51:07 UTC (9 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3723 times:
Beauty. I've never been on the Smurfjet but there's something about the look of it I like.
Edith in his bed, a plane in the rain is humming, the wires in the walls are humming some song - some mysterious song
B742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted
Thu May 19 2005 20:53:47 UTC (9 years 3 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3719 times:
Beauty, I love seeing them on the ramp at
MH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted
Thu May 19 2005 22:08:54 UTC (9 years 3 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3705 times:
Have never seen such an ugly plane: engines too small, undercarriage weird position and flaps VERY noisy being extended/retracted !!!
Only positive thing is, it's roomy inside
don't throw away tomorrow !
AirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3979 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted
Thu May 19 2005 22:52:06 UTC (9 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3695 times:
Beauty... I still need to fly it sometime.
ExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted
Thu May 19 2005 23:22:18 UTC (9 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3688 times:
Beauty...they're just kinda cute. They look like little baby military cargo planes...leave one out in a field to graze for a while and it'll grow up into a C-141...
SonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted
Thu May 19 2005 23:36:08 UTC (9 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3684 times:
Quoting ExFATboy ( Reply 5): They look like little baby military cargo planes...leave one out in a field to graze for a while and it'll grow up into a C-141...
I have always thought the same thing. It looks just like a babt C-141. Definitely a beauty.
Non Illegitimi Carborundum
AeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted
Fri May 20 2005 00:22:17 UTC (9 years 3 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3655 times:
Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11638 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted
Fri May 20 2005 00:40:51 UTC (9 years 3 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3646 times:
Absolute Beauty, looks great, performs great and why I flew on it by accident the other day it feels great too!
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
Aerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted
Fri May 20 2005 01:06:36 UTC (9 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3635 times:
Beauty, there is Just Something About it that Attracts me to it.
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717-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 601 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted
Fri May 20 2005 01:41:21 UTC (9 years 3 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3625 times:
It is definitely a unique looking beast, the 'pregnant mosquito' is!
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Flyboy1980 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2003, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted
Fri May 20 2005 04:53:54 UTC (9 years 3 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3616 times:
I used to crew the 146-300 for Air
NZ, when they operated a few on a temporary basis.
Pax loved the 146 - we had 5 abreast seating which was very roomy and comfortable. They'd always say how much more comfy it was compared to the Air NZ 737-300s.
They could be a little cramped to work on, but overall were great.
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted
Fri May 20 2005 15:49:04 UTC (9 years 3 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3586 times:
Beauty to look at and for the passenger (with 5 abreast seating).
Beast to operate with these not very fuel efficient engines. Sadly the AVRO RJX was cancelled; it was the right aircraft at the wrong time ...
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted
Fri May 20 2005 18:09:25 UTC (9 years 3 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3571 times:
With 2x3 seating - Beauty
With 3x3 seating (BA !!) - Beast
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 14, posted
Fri May 20 2005 19:46:33 UTC (9 years 3 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3561 times:
One of my favourite aircraft. To fly on, I've had the experience of both 2x3 and 3x3 seating and the former is definately superb, although I really couldn't see what all the whinging was about with regard to 3x3, its a bit tight but nothing traumatic like some have made out here in the past.
The only niggle was the vitually non-existant hand-luggage locker space for the seats under the wing, but let that be a lesson to those who take HUGE cases into the cabin when they ought to be checked in as hold luggage!
And let's face it, the 146/Avro reaches the parts other jets cannot reach!
Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
Pilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted
Fri May 20 2005 23:48:27 UTC (9 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3551 times:
amazing aircraft, very agile and convenient
I remember when Turkish first got them, i flew into Trabzon with a British captain giving line training at the time, it was a smooth flying and landing aircraft
most people complain about the flaps, to me, it was the one thing that helped make the avro more famous!
Could always tell when a 146 was overhead with the flaps in or out of the first setting lol
The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
RootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 16, posted
Sat May 21 2005 00:07:55 UTC (9 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3549 times:
NOISY FLAPS...VERY NOISY
A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted
Sat May 21 2005 00:16:01 UTC (9 years 3 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3547 times:
IDISA From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted
Sat May 21 2005 00:45:48 UTC (9 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3540 times:
Beauty!! Unfortunately I've flown only one time with
SN 146's... very nice aircraft!
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 19, posted
Sat May 21 2005 01:23:07 UTC (9 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3532 times:
An absolute beauty!
Especially when you're inside and looking out...
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...how many other a/c can give a spectacular view like that?
A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted
Sat May 21 2005 01:34:44 UTC (9 years 3 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3532 times:
Love 'em! Have flown many times in 3x3 config with FlyBE, and also on 3x2 (I think) on Blue1 - great little aircraft, even if they do look a tad "different"!
Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted
Sat May 21 2005 08:41:04 UTC (9 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3517 times:
Well, to remain within the confines of the question, I have to say beauty, although the 100/RJ70 series look a little stunted.
Having flown on Manx Airlines/BA G-MIMA oodles of times, I would say the best seat is 14F. First twin seat after the rows of triples, more legroom, more stowage space and chances are you get the seat to yourself.
Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted
Sat May 21 2005 10:39:36 UTC (9 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3507 times:
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the take-off performance - those things rocket off the runway! Beauty for that alone!
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19204 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted
Sat May 21 2005 11:23:31 UTC (9 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3505 times:
Actually, I have only flown the 146 twice (I think), both times being on EI ( BRS- DUB- BRS and BHX- DUB- BHX). It was extremely comfortable and pleasant. I didn't hear any flap noise though.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
SQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted
Sat May 21 2005 12:41:46 UTC (9 years 3 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3490 times:
Of course a beauty!
And for all those complaining about the 3x3 seating. The cabin of the RJ is only 8cm tighter than the B737-3/4/5 cabin.
funny that some you thing about a military cargo plane when seeing the Bae or RJ because the BAe146 was planned as a military transporter but due to lack of orders they built an airline version.
Another thing is the RJ is very nice to fly great cockpit better the older B737 and pretty cool perfomrance e.g. LCY and FLR!