AirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4536 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10068 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.
YULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 10065 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
Boeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10045 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. But the thing is awesome, plain and simple. The airplane was too good for the job!
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5116 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10039 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.
FlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7493 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10021 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.
MaxQ2351 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9979 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:
IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9961 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!!
Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
DeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 696 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 9931 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.
Mainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9845 times:
It looks awesome in any airline's livery.
The most elegant tail of any aircraft.
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!
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...
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 9831 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).
: 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