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Why Do You Love The 757?  
User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8310 times:

i love the rocket style take off !!

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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4513 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8309 times:

It's a narrow body, yet it looks awesome, particularly with the 4 doors and RB211s. Plus its got a rocket like takeoff, its an amazingly flexible aircraft, comfortable on transatlantic hops as well as 1-hour shuttle flights and lastly it's nice to have a proper 4 wheel main bogey as opposed to the wimpy 2 wheel ones on the 32X and 737.


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User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8306 times:

It is an versatyle aircraft, can use short Runway, SXM, LIH. The plane can fly high and with speed, carry around 200 people. Can be use at a short hop, medium and can be use on route from west coast to Hawaii, from east coast to some European destination, can fly cross country... BOS-SAN or MIA-SEA

Flexible plane who looks like a rocket


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8304 times:

For me, it's the vulture or 'baby Concorde' look of its nose.

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From a broad viewpoint, most modern airliners look very much alike, but the 757 is a little bit different.

Peter

[Edited 2006-05-25 16:12:35]


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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8290 times:

Sorry, but personnaly, I think the B757 (especially the B757-300) is one of the ugliest aircraft ever built, with the DC8-63 !!!

 yuck   yuck   yuck 


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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8288 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 4):
Sorry, but personnaly, I think the B757 (especially the B757-300) is one of the ugliest aircraft ever built, with the DC8-63 !!!

I agree that the 757-300 is too long.
Almost all airliners have overstretched variants though.



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User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8286 times:

For me, it's the versatility as well. That and the nose just looks cool!! For the longest time, my favorite Boeing aircraft were in order of size, 747 being the favorite. Then, the 757 took the second spot. Figures, about that time is when Boeing killed the line.  irked  But the thing is awesome, plain and simple. The airplane was too good for the job!  bigthumbsup 

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 4):

With all due respect, the title of the post is why you love the 757, not why you hate it!  talktothehand  Good day!


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8280 times:

I don't like the 757-300. But the 200 is a great aircraft. The truth is the 757 isn't exactly pretty in my opinion, it has a very snake like shape and the nose it very menacing. BUt that is why I love it. I looks like an intimidating aircraft. I remember the first time i saw one, was when AA used it in place of the 727 on their SJU/GND flight. And I had no idea what type of plane that was. I was like damn that jet look funny, but was is it.

The guys are right, performace of the 757 is awesome. My brother and I like to call it a big MD-83. Flying the 75' is off the hook too. It is one of the best narrow body aircraft around today.



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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3944 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8276 times:

Quoting Captaink (Reply 7):
It is one of the best narrow body aircraft around today.

Not according to the accountants who replace it with this

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 crying 



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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3649 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8275 times:

Looks, speed, smooth ride, a 757 beats an 737 or A320 all the way.

User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8262 times:

Quoting Boeing Nut (Reply 6):
With all due respect, the title of the post is why you love the 757, not why you hate it!

There is no aircraft I "hate" !
As an Aviation fan, how can one "hate" an aircraft ?
I just think that some are prettier/uglier looking than others, and also wanted to mention that not everybody "loves" the B757, as the title of this Topic suggests.


User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8250 times:

I like the shape of the nose, the sound of the engines. I just love the way it looks. I'd say its the best looking narrow body a/c. Too bad that production has stopped  crying 


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User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 8220 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 10):

I should have uncluded a different icon or something after proof reading my post. I meant that all in fun, with a little ribbing as an extra ingredient. Not harm meant sir.


User currently offlineMaxQ2351 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8220 times:

I've always said the 757 can be described in a single acronym: BAMF

I think what I like most about it is its pure power. It has such excellent single engine performance, Boeing saw no need to incorporate a fuel-dump system into it. I like how it sits much higher than all other narrowbodies, giving it the image of "looking down" on everyone else. I like how it is as comfortable doing a CAT-3C approach into Vail as it is doing a visual approach into LAX. I like that it is so versatile it can fly Trans-Atlantic alongside the 767's and 777's, but it is still also capable of flying IAD-DCA with unmatched maneuverability.

It was a sad day when the 727 was retired from mainline fleets, but it'll be even worse when the 757 begins to get replaced!!

Now, of course, the photos. My personal favorite of all the 757's are those with Pratt motors and the type-2 exits aft of the wing:

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Then, of course, the BAMF shots:

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User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1551 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8215 times:

I like the 757 for it's shape. Most others look chubby while all the parts of the 757 seem in proportion of each other.


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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8206 times:

It's all in the nose in my opinion...  Wink

User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8202 times:

Quoting YULYMX (Reply 2):
It is an versatyle aircraft, can use short Runway, SXM, LIH

Oh dont' forget about SNA to EWR B752 flights. Nice roomy flight deck! It was the first large motor jet....perfect for EGE with the Cottonwood Canyon and single engine performace to keep the takeoff weights up. Fast, climbs like a rocket, efficient, quiet motors, rugged, love the lines and the nose, withexcellent range.

The -300 is a POS....as a friend said, "they took a race horse and turned it into a plow horse with the 300.

Quoting MaxQ2351 (Reply 13):
It was a sad day when the 727 was retired from mainline fleets, but it'll be even worse when the 757 begins to get replaced!!

Totally agree!!



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User currently offlineTuRbUleNc3 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8179 times:

I love the look of it and the sound of the RB211's on takeoff ..plus it looks pretty good in just about any livery, especially the UK charters!

User currently offlineDeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 663 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8172 times:

The thing I love most about the 757 is its versitality, the fact that it can do anything. From medium range passenger airliner, to cargo transport the 757 is arguably the best desgined airliner of the 20th century. Plus, it looks great with good paint.


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User currently offline747LUVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8172 times:

I love flying in the first row on the 757...pretty quiet, space with the bulkhead behind the flight deck, great a/c....of course I'm impartial to my 747's...

User currently offlineLentigomaligna From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8156 times:

The nose, the proportion, the power, the versatility, the ultimate flying pencil.

Ultimately the 757 isn't like any other aircraft out there.

[Edited 2006-05-26 21:41:01]

User currently offlineRyanair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8148 times:

Cause it can do this...


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And look good doing it!  Wink

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User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8086 times:

It looks awesome in any airline's livery.

The most elegant tail of any aircraft.

Graceful wings.

Long, elegant fuselage on the -200; longer and even more elegant on the -300.

HUGE engines (especially the P&W's)

I've always thought it was the perfectly sized/proportioned airplane. It's the picture of how an airliner is 'supposed' to look. One of my flight instructors said it looked like a bird that couldn't wait to take flight. I couldn't agree more!

 bouncy 



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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8076 times:

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 11):
the sound of the engines.

Love the RB211's they sound awesome.

Quoting DeltaGuy767 (Reply 18):
The thing I love most about the 757 is its versitality, the fact that it can do anything. From medium range passenger airliner, to cargo transport the 757 is arguably the best desgined airliner of the 20th century. Plus, it looks great with good paint.

You just showed all the majors with 757s and forgot this one. And come on, it looks great in its scheme, how could you...


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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 8072 times:

There are a few things I like about it - some personal, some general.

- As I've never flown a wide-body, a 757 flight for me is a "big" flight, and it's the only jet I've flown on to recieve an ATC "heavy" designation.
- Of the various US-made narrowbodies, the 757 has the newest fuselage design shape-wise, and it looks it
- The powerful take-offs.
- The big engines.
- And it's the largest plane flying my number one route (MSP-PHX).


25 Scoliodon : The 757 is a very unique aircraft, too bad Boeing decided to scrap the line. I was excited to see a BLUE DART 757 in MAA last month, the first time I
26 Post contains links and images HAWK21M : View Large View MediumPhoto © Belpix - AirTeamImages In fact The BDA B752SFs have started Flying MAA,BLR,BOM,DEL,CCU every night. The B737-900 ca
27 Jetflyer : Everyone seriously overplays the "overpoweredness" of the 757. Give me a 737-700 for power any day, or an A321.
28 IAHFLYR : Okay....I love the 700, just not quite as much but put the 700 into EGE, does it get dispatched at the same % of gtow as the B752 and if you lose a m
29 Post contains links and images Captaink : Come on, the 757 is a seriously powered aircraft. I don't think it is overplayed at all. I have never been on a 737-700, but i have been on the -800
30 PanAm747 : It is a ridiculously overpowered NASCAR-rocket with graceful lines and remarkably good operating economics. It is rarely, if ever, weight restricted,
31 AlexPorter : I know the 752 is borderline, but all of my 752 flights have been NW, and whenever I listen to LiveATC.net's MSP feeds, it seems most if not all of t
32 MaxQ2351 : Actually, NWA's 757-200's are certified to lower weights than most of the legacy carriers. 757-251: PW2037, MGTOW 225,000 lbs 757-351: PW2040, MGTOW
33 Post contains links Boeing Nut : Well then, here is some more "overplaying" for you.......
34 DeltaDAWG : Who's 757 is that in the video, it appears to be in a military scheme? Thanks for the link.
35 Jetflyer : An empty A321 could do the same stuff probably but the FBW might limit it. The A321 has just as good takeoff performance but its general climb perfor
36 ReidYYZ : All 757's are classified as "heavy". It is the only narrow body with the designation (and of course all widebodies as well) due to the aerodynamic ch
37 Tommy767 : I've had many experiences with the 757. Its my second favorite aircraft (first is 767.) The rocket-like take-off is one of it's best features, but its
38 Post contains links and images Crjflyer35 : I enjoy the fact that ATA can get a 757 into MDW...always a fun approach and takeoff there! As for appearance, it just looks so majestic on the ground
39 LY777 : The 757 is for me he best narrow body a/c, way better than 737/A32S
40 FlyKev : Because I was stuck on one for almost 6 and a half hours with 29" legroom??? Seriously, I love the takeoffs, especially when I was in seat 2F. Powerfu
41 HorizonGirl : After thinking about it. I think the 757 is my favourite jet. It was the A320, then the MD-80, and now I like the 757. This plane reminds me of the Co
42 Edelag : It's tall, bold look. Since I am kind of tired of the usual 737, the 757 gives me a fresh look.
43 Post contains images HAWK21M : Noticed the Flat chin look regds MEL
44 CruzinAltitude : I'v had a lot of great flights on a lot of great aircraft. There are always variations. You might have a real powerful take off in a 321 one trip and
45 Outlier : The 200 is lean and mean sitting high on the ramp. Comfortable and it GOES.
46 Gib : Rate of climb. Every takeoff I have experienced on the Seven-Five just kicks serious ass! EOM
47 KingAir200 : I enjoy the climb on the 757, especially a lightly laden one. DTW-GRR is a fun one in the 757. Up and down quickly.
48 Post contains images Nonfirm : I like the look of it from the front and also the takeoff in the 757 from SNA.
49 Christeljs : I love it for one reason. My first flight ever was on a B757.
50 BA787 : Just beautiful. Looks crafted rather than built. Shame they were discontinued. The 737 just isn't as pretty or appealing Tom
51 Post contains links Usair320 : Gottab love the sound on takeoff heres a link to just what im talking about http://www.flightlevel350.com/Aircra..._Airlines_Aviation_Video-4751.html
52 Outlier : Yes, that's it. Good description.
53 Post contains images GQfluffy : Guess you're in for a very delightful suprise.... I think both ways are correct. It probably doesn't matter.... I always used Seven-Twenty...Seven-Th
54 Post contains images Gib : You ain't lyin' man!
55 Skywatch : The 757 is my favorite! I love: --The Sound w/ RR RB211s --The Looks --The Takeoff --The Winglets ---Skywatch
56 Post contains images DeltaRules : The 757's always been one of my favorite planes. I like how sleek it looks, how tall it is & how it feels more open on the inside than other narrowbod
57 Tango29 : Great power, Great sound Great plane! No complaints here about the 757, i spent 10 hours on Arkia 757-300 s last year. i found it to be a very long an
58 Delta767300ER : I have flown on the 757-200 with Delta, Trans World Airlines (TWA), Continental, and America West. I have flown on the 757-300 with Northwest Airlines
59 Post contains images Kazzie : Oh Jezus lord... the 757 its sleek, fast and powerful and looks damn good! *holds on*
60 Post contains images A340600 : The sexiest aircraft in our skies today. Powerful, sounds good and looks like it means business! RB-211's and 4 exits are my preference, Sam
61 Post contains images Crox1 : You forget Concorde, way ahead of its time Hi, Sorry to add a down note to this eulogy for the B757, but, I have flown the 757 several times, and fou
62 Post contains images Nitrohelper : I would say that first, it's the look on the ground, long legs are sexy , but the take-off on a light load flight with a hot rod pilot can match the g
63 Post contains images Socal : Its the shiznits.......
64 Delta767300ER : I like 757's on routes like MCO-DTW, ATL-PHX, STL-LAX ect. Not too short but not too long. I have found NW's 757-300's to be the most comfortable and
65 Flinhion757 : I don't know why I like the 757. The 300 series wooud best my very favorite but I would not recomind it on ttransatlantic routes or PHX-OGG on ATA.
66 EWRCabincrew : As cabin crew, I like it because there are only 6 FAs that work it (less personality issues), as ISM (read: purser), I can see the whole aircraft and
67 COERJ : I think Boeing should consider reviving the 757-200 as a long distance aircraft as that is becoming the trend. Winglets shoud become standard, it shou
68 AC320tech : It realy is a great aircraft (the -200). It just goes to show there indeed is a demand for that kind of airplane in its market area.
69 ORDRyan28 : I love the...everything. -Ryan
70 ORDRyan28 : also agreed. I live within 15 minutes of MDW, and seeing a 752 (or in the past a 753) come over my house was quite a treat. MDW is 90% 737's (maybe m
71 Post contains images COEXpilot : My favorite airliner behind the 777 she looks the best like this..
72 HAWK21M : Fantastic ROC. regds MEL
73 Ripdog : Every flight on the 757 has been a great experience. Damn good looks and like everybody says, climb out is second to none.
74 Post contains images MesaMXORD : I loved it ever since one specific flight I took EGE-DEN The coolest take-off I have ever had but I think it was a little too much for some other peop
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