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User currently offlineIAH744 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4969 times:

whitch aircraft do you think [to the general public] is most instantly recognizable?
what i mean by that is if somebody was at an airport and looked at the plane thay would instantly know what it was





http://free.kkhy.com/dragon/wallpaper/WKE_B747-400.jpg
http://ciel.me.cmu.edu/soji/photo/030807london/0807landing1.jpg


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User currently offlineWdleiser From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 961 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4968 times:

747 without a doubt.

In the future the A380 will be up there.


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4959 times:

747 or Concorde.

Harry



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User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4944 times:

Concorde methinks. I think the 747 has less recognition because I've often heard people refer to big planes as "jumbo" even when they don't have an upper deck. Also, when the A380 hits the airports near you, it will be even less obvious to the blissfully ignorant public.

User currently offlineJJMNGR From Brazil, joined May 2004, 1018 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4940 times:

I agree with 747 and go straight to the 747-200...my opinion.

User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3094 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4917 times:

Quoting Wdleiser (Reply 1):
747 without a doubt.

In the future the A380 will be up there.

The 747 (all variants) for sure.....without doubt, the A380 from a reasonable distance cannot be mistaken for anything else, but from a distance....could it be mistaken, by lesser aviation enthusiasts, for a 340 ....


User currently offlineDavidT From Switzerland, joined Oct 2005, 477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4910 times:

747 most likely. From afar the A38 stand a (tiny) chance of being mistake for a one decked ac. The 747 has that unique shape.

I'd also say concorde, but it's a bit small and low - you may have trouble spotting it  Smile


User currently offlineAJRfromSYR From United States of America, joined May 2005, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4907 times:

General public confuses a lot of plans with the 747, my 24 year old sister would be a perfect example. I'd go with concorde.


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User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4888 times:

Definately the 747. Not too many people even know what a Concorde is.

User currently offlineIAH744 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4814 times:

The a380 isnt the prettiest plane in the world but its defineently recognizable, close up you cannot confuse the concorde with anything else except this maybe http://media.nasaexplores.com/lessons/03-049/images/SST2.jpg



i dont think you can confuse the 747 with anything else because of the "hump"



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User currently offlineBCAL707 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4708 times:

747 in all her variants since it's been around so long, and has been a regular to more parts of the globe longer than most aircraft.

Concorde without a doubt, just more limited in appearance throughout the years.

Pre-747, I would say the 707 since her tail has the distinct antenna pointing forward, and again, were all over the globe.


User currently offlineBeertrucker From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4695 times:

I know they don't fly much anymore, but I would say the 727 without a question.


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User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4666 times:

I agree, 747. As a VERY young child, I used to look up at a Piper Cub and call it a 747!

User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4105 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4656 times:

Quoting Beertrucker (Reply 11):
I know they don't fly much anymore, but I would say the 727 without a question.

A lot of people might confuse that with the Trident or One-Eleven. But a lot of people would also call it an Airbus 747, so...


User currently offlineIAH744 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4609 times:

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 13):
A lot of people might confuse that with the Trident or One-Eleven. But a lot of people would also call it an Airbus 747, so...

airbus 747? if someone really did call it that it would really piss me off no matter if they were joking or not...



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4597 times:

They wouldn't be joking, they'd be ignorant. And that's nothing you can be angry about, since the average person does not care.

N


User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2911 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4596 times:

The Space Shuttle?  Smile

User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4586 times:

Quoting IAH744 (Reply 14):
airbus 747? if someone really did call it that it would really piss me off no matter if they were joking or not...



Quoting Gigneil (Reply 15):
They wouldn't be joking, they'd be ignorant. And that's nothing you can be angry about, since the average person does not care.

The broadcast media does that all of the time.


User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4581 times:

I think the 747 and Concorde would be neck 'n neck on this one, but I think the Concorde would be more recognizable if only for it's shape and it's reputation on performance.


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User currently offlineBandA From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4572 times:

Based on my family, friends and other people I have discussed aviation/aircraft with both aviation enthusiasts and non...

747

but unfortunately I have come across instances where people call ANY 4 engined aircraft a 747 lol... i.e. A340...



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User currently offlineIAH744 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4531 times:

a few days ago in another thread somebody posted an article that said "airbus boeing 777"


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User currently offlineAJRfromSYR From United States of America, joined May 2005, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4526 times:

I second space shuttle


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User currently offlineIAH744 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

Quoting AJRfromSYR (Reply 21):
I second space shuttle

there is one thing you could possibly confuse the shuttle with...
http://astro.zeto.czest.pl/sat/buran.jpg



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User currently offlineScalebuilder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4502 times:

.....and let's not forget another great bird - the Ilyushin-62. Not for those who visit the airport now and then, but for us spotters, this bird can hardly be mistaken for any other aircraft flying (yes, I hear the VC-10, but these are mostly found at non-civilian airports).  Wink

User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4501 times:

Quoting IAH744 (Reply 20):
a few days ago in another thread somebody posted an article that said "airbus boeing 777"

I hope that was a typo otherwise they're in the wrong forum.


25 TinkerBelle : " target=_blank>http://astro.zeto.czest.pl/sat/buran.jpg That's not a space shuttle???? How about the Airbus transporter? Problem is, not many people
26 IAH744 : in case that link did not open for anybody, it was a picture of the Russian Buran
27 Amazonphil : A B-727-100 or 200 is pretty hard to mistake, although the Trident is sometimes mistaken for the Boeings and v. vrsa. amazonphil
28 IRelayer : I beg to differ my man. It is "THE" Concorde. It stands out. The only plane with a similar (almost the same) look is the Tu-144. I would say a good m
29 IAH744 : the tu 144 doesnt exactly look like the concorde, i guess the avg person would call it the "other concorde"
30 Post contains images Bohica : The TU-144 has been unofficially called the Concordski. I will also say the Concorde is the most recognizable aircraft.
31 TinkerBelle : As far as the general public goes, I beg to differ with you once again. A lot more people have actually seen a 747 or even flew on one. Think about h
32 MD80fanatic : I think it is a tie between the Cessna 150, the B-52, and the 747.
33 Abrelosojos : 747 and Concorde. -A.
34 AJRfromSYR : We arn't talking about who has seen or rode on said aircraft, but who can pick it out. Anyone looking at a concorde will know its not a run of the mi
35 September11 : I believe 747 is most used aircraft in movie settings.
36 MarshalN : Uh huh I honestly have seen enough people mistake any big plane as a 747 to know that it's not as recognizable as people think. Concorde, however, is
37 MD90fan : 747 and the Concorde are the most recognizeable to me
38 Kaitak744 : But how many people actually know the concorde? Very few. I would have to say the 747. Its the short upper deck hump which gives it away. But most pe
39 AJRfromSYR : I disagree after the AF crash. It was on CNN for a week.
40 Post contains links and images FlySSC : Definitely : C O N C O R D E Everybody in the world recognizes immediately the Supersonic with its so particular shape. For many people, non aviation
41 Post contains links and images AirEuropeUK733 : Totally agree - has to big the beauty below...... View Large View MediumPhoto © Bill Hough Sadly missed AE733
42 NA : (Next to exotics like the Concorde/TU-144) The 747 is the most distinctively designed airliner ever. Its the ultimate in classic airliner design witho
43 DH106 : I can't imagine anyone with enough aviation knowledge to know what a 747 is not having at least heard of Concorde.
44 Post contains links and images EI747SYDNEY : For me it's got to be the Concorde or this beauty Rob
45 FlySSC : A person who never heard about Concorde never heard about the 747 (or any other airplane) either !!!
46 JAM747 : I think the Concorde is by far the most recognisable aircraft. It has probably gotten the most attention in the media than any other aircraft due to i
47 A342 : The average person doesn´t know the Tu-144 at all. Paint it in a BA or AF livery and they´ll say it´s a Concorde. Put both planes next to each oth
48 Post contains images FlySSC : Fully agree. Not sure ...
49 EGTESkyGod : Careful, now. It's actually just "Concorde." Not "The Concorde." Without any shadow of a doubt, the most recognisable aircraft in the world is Concor
50 Matt72033 : but if people think an a340 is a 747, that doesnt mean the 747 is less recognisable, it means the 340 is....i've never heard anyone call a 747 an a340
51 747LUVR : I would say the 747...its distinctive hump.....Queen of the Skys!
52 AirworldA320 : Concorde Boeing 747 Spitfire Mustang
53 Amy : 747. No question. *filler**filler**filler**filler**filler*
54 Skoorb : I'd say concorde, purely because it's the only plane my Mum could name without a problem. She still classifies all other planes by her simple 'little
55 MANTEC : My learned Aviation friend in New Zealand once quoted on a TV program that 3 aircraft are instantly recognised by everyone 1. Concorde 2. Boeing 747
56 EZEIZA : With all the media exposure its getting, the 380 will be the most recognizable to the average person. The 747 so far is IMHO the only aircraft that mo
57 Aviation : 1st) 747 2nd) Concorde 3rd) A380 4th) Chinook Cheers,
58 Jamesbuk : 747 and it drives me mad when people say jumbo jet
59 Post contains images Aviation : Yeh I agree there too Cheers,
60 Post contains links and images Wingscrubber : Ok...most recognisable aircraft - not just airliners! (from brit perspective, in my opinion) 1. Concorde, supersonic airliner etc. etc. View Large Vie
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