Sponsor Message:
Travel Polls & Prefs Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Do You Think The 737 Is Realy A Classic Jet.  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3623 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4359 times:

Hello


I keep reading about clasic jet and some how 737 pop up. I my opinoe the 737 is not realy a classic jet. Yes the 100 and 200 was built in the 60's but they was flying junk. The 737 did not improve till the 300 model when it got the new CFM-56-3 high by pass engines. When I think of classic jet I think of 707,DC-8 and 727. Classic jets was fast the 727 cruies at mach 0.84 and the 707 cruise at mach 0.83, let face it the 737 is not a classic in just like todays twinjet airliners. Anyway the 737 is being buit.

12 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineDocJones737 From Germany, joined May 2006, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4357 times:

As a 737 Pilot I have to say that it is a classic jet! It still is the best selling medium/short range jet ever built (until today).

Compare it to the A320 familiy...no signs of "classic" there. Supercritical wing causing an instable flight behavior.

But of course, 727 or 707 jets are classic!!!

Greets


User currently offlineDw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4281 times:

So because it was built to different design criteria its not a classic? I'm sure an intelligent argument could be made either way, but to say it is not fast enough to be a classic? That makes no sense.

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
I my opinoe the 737 is not realy a classic jet. Yes the 100 and 200 was built in the 60's but they was flying junk.

A lot of pilots and operators would argue with you there. Many are still in service, and if it weren't for the fuel consumption and noise of the thirsty old engines, more would probably be around.

Were the orriginal 737s perfect? No. But they and their follow-ons represent some of the most important aircraft ever built. Even the LCC model that now dominates many markets owes its start to some first-generation 737s (and a very colorful lawyer). I'd say that makes it a classic.

And DocJones, welcome to A.net!

[Edited 2006-05-30 00:26:18]


CFI--Certfied Freakin Idiot
User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4274 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):

Guess you think the Ford Model T isn't a classic either???


User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4272 times:

The best selling a/c of all time, with 8 of it's 9 iterations (-200 thru -900) still flying? The most popular aircraft in the world? An aircraft which made and carried many airlines for many years?

Not only is it a classic, it's a juggernaut...



I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4256 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
HEAD MODERATOR

hey there,

check out the cockpit layout of the old 737s and compare it to 320s and maybe to 777s or 747s... it looks old! The NG 737 looks a bit more modern, but the overhead panel is still pretty much the same as the classic ones!

I was sitting in an old 727 last week in SEA and I felt so familiar in there! Nearly everything was where it should be! The overhead panel is still pretty much the same! (except the F/E Panel of course)  Wink

For me, who flew 737 NG and now flying the old ones again can only say: It is a very classic aircraft which makes A LOT OF FUN to fly!

WILCO737
 airplane 



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineScoliodon From India, joined Oct 2005, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4249 times:

I am not a pilot but I very much think that the 737 is a classic!!
One of the early narrowbody twinjets, it will remain a classic, though it has evolved over the years.

Quoting DocJones737 (Reply 1):
Compare it to the A320 familiy...no signs of "classic" there. Supercritical wing causing an instable flight behavior

Please..that was totally uncalled for!
Everyone knows how good a plane the A320 really is. I'm sure many pilots can vouch for it.



JFK-LGA-EWR-DTW-IND-PHX-CLE-SFO-LAS-SEA-ORD-MCO-MIA-DFW-ATL-CDG-FRA-BOM-MAA-DEL-TRZ-DXB-CLT-CVG-DEN-MSP
User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4245 times:

Based on its longevity in production, the number of different varients, and the number of different operators that have flown it, the 737 is a classic.
Based on only the number of units ordered by civil operators, it is the most popular civil transport ever flown.
The DC-3/C-47 thru C-53/R4D/Dakota family owes much of its numbers to the military orders it received and it is also a classic by anyone's definition..


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4237 times:

Mx Friendly Easy to Access Aircraft According to me.
Considering the Numbers sold its def on the Top.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1441 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4229 times:

Quoting DocJones737 (Reply 1):
Supercritical wing causing an instable flight behavior.

Do you mind telling us a bit more on this comment about the 320 family?



Coffee - Tea or Me?
User currently offlineCruzinAltitude From United States of America, joined May 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4219 times:

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 4):
Not only is it a classic, it's a juggernaut...

Could not have been said better.


User currently offlineNavairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4210 times:

Ever fly in the -200 series? It's definitely a classic.

User currently offlineContnlEliteCMH From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1459 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4207 times:

Quoting Navairjax (Reply 11):
Ever fly in the -200 series? It's definitely a classic.

Delta's -200's hearken back to a bygone era. The smaller overhead bins. The smoking cigars under the wings. The fact that you can actually see L1 from coach. Even the type of seats.

Definitely a classic. Reminds me so much of my first ever flight, which was on a 727. I know that modern aircraft are superior in every measurable way, and I love the new stuff. But every now and then, I like a ride in a true classic, and I put the 737-200 in that group.



Christianity. Islam. Hinduism. Anthropogenic Global Warming. All are matters of faith!
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Do You Think The A380 Will Have A Great Safety Rec posted Tue Nov 29 2011 16:34:10 by 747400sp
What Do You Think The New Delta Will Look Like? posted Thu Aug 19 2004 15:28:49 by Dl757md
Do You Think That The 744 Is Now Outdated? posted Sun Dec 31 2006 21:09:35 by LY777
What Aviation Magazine Do You Think Is The Best? posted Wed Oct 13 2004 04:04:47 by IslipWN
What Do You Think Is The Biggest Airline Rivalry posted Wed Aug 18 2004 22:15:48 by TriJetFan1
Do You Think Cathay Pacific's Name Font Is Too Sma posted Sat Jul 2 2011 05:52:40 by CCA
727 Vs F/A-18 Witch Do You Think Is Louder? posted Tue Dec 25 2007 09:14:55 by 747400sp
What Do You Think Is A Good US Alliance For AC? posted Thu Sep 13 2007 07:09:04 by AirCanada014
What Do You Think About The Boeing 787? posted Tue Sep 11 2007 23:58:25 by 747400sp
What Do You Think Of The New Austrian Commercial? posted Wed Apr 18 2007 10:22:25 by Cjh2007