Mika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3247 times:
Yesterday i got the chance to fly home from CPH with a SAS Dash 8 and as i was seated in seat 14F with a view of both the right hand side engine and landing gear i have to say that it was a pretty cool feeling to see the prop spin up on take off and see the wheel spin at that rate during take off...you really seem to get the feel of speed in the Dash 8 more than in any typical jetliner. You really understand the speed and acceleration better in that plane and with that view i think.
The landing was pretty neat too, to see the wheel go from zero to the equivalent of 100-130kts (or whatever the landing speed is of a Dash 8). To me this was a very nice experience and i hope to get more flights on the Dash 8..it was a very nice airplane in many aspects...actually even more roomy as it comes to legroom than SAS' MD's.
What's your take? Which aircraft did you enjoy the best landing/take off view from and from which seat?
Bomber996 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3229 times:
I was on a DASH-8 flight a few weeks ago on United Express flight from DEN - JAC and I must say it was a very nice flight. A little slow with an almost 2 hour flight there, but on the way back a nice hour and 15 min flight. An awesome aircraft to view the mountains of the Rockies from. Very enjoyable!
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8585 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3203 times:
First choice - cockpit window on any aircraft - but that is getting a bit harder
for mere mortals like myself these days
Second choice - the partially forward facing window at the front of the
Boeing 747 . Was lucky enough to have 2A from AKL-BNE
last year - the view was cool . It is quite weird when taxiing
because you are ahead of the nose gear so quite often end
up swinging over the edge of runway/taxiway - it's pretty
neat to think that you are ahead of the cockpit crew too
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CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3187 times:
The neatest window view? Fokker F-27!!!! Big, wide, beautifull and specially if you take the one ( like I did... ) that sees the engine and also the undercarriage!!!! I had that luck when I flew an NLM from DUS to AMS in September 1981, PH-KFD!!!! Fantastic, just fantastic!
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1995 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3020 times:
CV990 and Mika must have been reading my mind. I still remember an Indian Airlines Fokker F-27 flight I took in 1967 - watching the landing gear lower while still floating over exotic scenery is something not to be forgotten, especially from the large oval windows of the Fokker. The whining of those Rolls-Royce Darts kind of helped as well....