UCLAX From United States of America, joined May 2003, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3940 times:
The aviation buff and historian in me says Concorde (G-BOAC to be specific).
The passenger in me says 767 (only 1 in 7 seats is bad), big enough to feel spacious, small enough that you don't feel like you're in a cattle car!
...those who wait for the Lordâ��s help...rise up as if they had eaglesâ�� wings Isaiah 40:31
MANTEC From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 57 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3862 times:
Quoting UCLAX (Reply 15): The aviation buff and historian in me says Concorde (G-BOAC to be specific).
Absolutely my friend!!
I had the joy of visiting "Speedbird 1" G-BOAC at MAN in June. It brought tears to my eyes. I refuse to believe that this wonderful lady won't fly again.
I urge anyone to come and see her if you're in the UK.
ReidYYZ From Kyrgyzstan, joined Sep 2005, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3828 times:
For myself, it has to be the '57. The distinctive sculpted nose (the '87 will be a close second in terms of styling), the mechanical simplicity (not everything has to have a $#%@en wire attached to it), the handling characteristics (well, during high speed taxiing that is), the excellent mtce documentation (mm,ipc,srm clear and uncomplicated) and it never broke (compared to others) and lets not forget the mindboggling bags of power strapped under it (hence the HIGH, in high speed taxiing). Granted, I haven't touched one in almost three years, so I'm yammering on about it from memory. But nice memories nonetheless. The Tristar, however, provided many, many hours of instructional hands-on learning. It had grace in the air that no other could compare.
: B777, nothing will ever beat the beasty engines it has. Concorde....more like B757 now