Aviationlover1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 42 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5207 times:
What aircraft, that is no longer in service, do you wish you had had the chance to fly on?
For me, number one would without a doubt be the Boeing 707.
I also would have liked to fly on the DC-8-70 series. And would also liked to have flown on some of the classic turboprops, like the Convairs or the Lockheed Electra.
Aviaar From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 244 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5015 times:
Like many before and after me
No matter what airplane these days, the flight basically remains the same, the same cruising altitude, speed, etc. Mach 2+ at 59000 feet, and civilian, that's once in a lifetime.
I'd also love to fly on a classic airliner from the golden age, like the DC-3 Constellation, get a grasp of what commercial travel was like back then and see how far modern airliners have come from them.
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9 Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5006 times:
I was very lucky that I managed to fly on one L-1011 before TWA pulled them out of service completely. Ironically, I've lost track of how many DC-10's I have been on, but just that one Lockheed aircraft.
I never got to fly on a DC-8 at all, nor for that matter, an MD-11. I have flown on every type of Boeing (with the exception of a 720), and numerous MD aircraft.
I tried very hard to book a Delta flight with an A310, but it never materialized. Ironically, I get to see an Airbus A300 at SAN all the time, but never got to fly one.
And, of course, the Concorde.
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