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What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flown On  
User currently offlineAviationlover1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 42 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6232 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.
Jason

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User currently offlineFlyTPA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 137 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6211 times:

Pan Am 707
BOAC VC-10
TWA Constellation & DC-3



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User currently offlinePhilaboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6201 times:

CONCORDE - hands down for me.

User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6197 times:

Well.. not very many are truly "extinct" but out of major air service:

L-1011
707
Dc-8
CV 880, 990
DC-10



The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6177 times:

The Wright Flyer and the A380.


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User currently offline4jaded From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6170 times:

VC10
DC-8 Super 60 series
L-188 Electra


User currently offlineAmerican762 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6163 times:

Pan Am Boeing 314 "Clipper Hawaii" Overnight to Honolulu HEAVEN!


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User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2045 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6134 times:

I think the list of extinct aircraft that I don't want to fly/fly again would be much shorter.....  Big grin


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User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6132 times:

DC-3
707
747-100

UA777222



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User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2281 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6114 times:

Concorde, no question. Runners up would be the CV880/990 series aircraft.

User currently offlineQ330 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1460 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6082 times:

Definitely the Concorde. Really too bad that it's gone  Sad

-Q



Long live the A330!
User currently offlineConcord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6061 times:

I have never flown on these, and wish that I had:

1.) VC-10
2.) Comet
3.) Caravelle
4.) Constellation
5.) Electra
6.) Mercure
7.) Brabazon
8.) MD-220
9.) Viscount / Vanguard

I HAVE flown on the following, but would really like to do so again:

1.) 747SP
2.) 707 / 720
3.) DC-8
4.) Convair 880 / 990



No info
User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6052 times:

Concorde
L 1011
707
DC-8

Regards



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User currently offlineAviaar From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 244 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6040 times:

Like many before and after me

C
O
N
C
O
R
D
E

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.



I'd rather be flying (real original)
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6031 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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User currently offlineRareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5999 times:

I have flown most modern jets and turboprops, and also some of the older recips, but the following are on my "wish I had" list:

Boeing 247
Boeing 307
Martin 202
Martin 130
Boeing 314
Lockheed L-049, L-749, L1049, L-1649
Vickers VC-10
Vickers Vanguard
Canadair CL-44
Bristol Brittania





Illegitimus non carborundum
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5975 times:

Forgetting the aircraft that I never had a chance to ride, that list is way too long, I'll stick to those few in the past 30 years that I did but missed.



I guess that covers them all.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy (subtypes not included)



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineJoseMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5957 times:

1.- VC-10
2.- 747SP
3.- Caravelle


User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5945 times:

TWA Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, TWA 747-100, TWA 747-SP, TWA 762ER and 763ER. Need I say more TWA I wish I'd flown? Alright, TWA 727-100, TWA 717, TWA 757.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5927 times:

Boeing Stratocruiser
Convair 880
Dassault Mercure


User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2604 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5913 times:
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DC-8
B-707
Concorde
Tu-144
Tu-104
Tu-114
Tu-124
CV880/990
VC10
An-10
Il-14


User currently offlineGlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5893 times:

Definitely,

c o n c o r d e

o

n

c

o

r

d

e

 Big thumbs up

GlobeTrekker



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User currently offlineFrugalqxnwa From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 565 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5858 times:

707, L1011, Constellation, DC-3, 247, Stratocruiser.









Oh yeah, and Concorde.

Regards,

frug


User currently offlineUsatoeze From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 358 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5847 times:

Concorde
Lockheed Constellation
Convair 580
Convair 880
Convair 990
Martin 202


Anything by Convair would truly be wonderful.



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User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5641 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5838 times:

DC-1,5,7 (Have flown all the other DC's)
Convair twins/880/990
Shorts EMPIRE flying boat (have flown S25)
Boeing, Martin & Skiwasky "Clipper" flying boats


Gemuser



DC23468910;B72172273373G73873H74374475275376377L77W;A319 320321332333343;BAe146;C402;DHC6;F27;L188;MD80MD85
25 M404 : Vickers Vanguard Handly Page Victor/Herald Martin 314 Clipper Junkers JU52 Focke Wolfe FU200 Condor Shorts Sunderland
26 Post contains images Soaringadi : Obviously the : C -- courageous. O -- ostentatious. N -- naughty. C -- classy. O -- "out of the world." R -- rapid. D -- desirable. E -- extra ordinar
27 MerC : Boeing 707 DC-8 VC-10 and of course the Concorde
28 Fritzi : Concorde TU-144 B-17
29 Post contains images QIguy24 : I would have to go for the: Concord and Caravelle
30 Douglas7Seas : DC-4 for me. Really loved the DC-7C and DC-6B.
31 Andz : I've been very lucky to have flown on a number of aircraft listed here, namely DC-3, DC-4, JU-52, 707, VC-10 and L-1011, but top of my list would be C
32 Alessandro : Concorde and TU-144.
33 ThirtyEcho : Gee, I feel lucky to have flown in many of the airline A/C on people's lists here: Martin 404, DC-3, 707, Electra, DC-10, MD-11, CV-240, CV-680, CV-88
34 Leskova : Like most a lot of others, Concorde is on my list - other than that, it would be the DC10 (have the L1011), DC8 (have 707) and DC6 (have DC3)... Those
35 Swissgabe : Coronado (pref. Swissair) Concorde (pref. Braniff or BA/SQ) TU144
36 FRAspotter : Mine would be the: Concorde 747-100/200 707 A380 (well, it hasn't been made yet) B-29 and the TU-144
37 KBUF737 : To throw another one on there: B-36 Peacemaker, with auxillary jet engines. If anybody has seen Strategic Air Command with Jimmy Stewart they will rea
38 ATLhomeCMH : Like others have said, the Concorde. Also, I only flew on the L1011 a couple times, and I wish I had flown on it more!
39 Greg : Ha! I already flew Concorde. But I would have liked to have flown on a VC-10.
40 Ssides : I'm with Aviationlover -- I wish I could have flown on a 707.
41 BR715-A1-30 : I would have LOVED to have flown on the 707-100 with JT3C Turbojet engines. I would have LOVED to have flown on the 707-320 with JT3D Turbofan engines
42 Nomadic : Not necessarily in this order: Comet VC-10 Caravelle TU-104 Any Pan Am Clipper Flying Boats
43 Post contains images Vatveng : I wish I had been able to fly a Northwest DC-9 before they retired them. ...oh, wait...
44 Aloges : The absolute number one is C O N C O R D E - the sole queen of the skies.
45 M404 : I think I see a pattern here herr Doctor, a definite fear of propellers.
46 Isitsafenow : I have been on a lot of em but a few I missed was.... Convair 240 DC 7 Boeing Stratocruiser VC 10 and I agree with KBUF737...The B 36. I have seen the
47 Post contains images Espion007 : 'nuff said.
48 N9801F : Ahhh... VC-10 Caravelle Convair 880/990 Constellation DC-7 Mercure Trident
49 Worldoftui : Given 1, would have to be Concorde, but a few more, well I would choose the 727 and would loved to have flown the Tristar more often. Mark
50 BeechNut : Not surprised many said "Concorde". It's my choice too. But for the life of me: the Vickers Vanguard???? (or the Mudguard as it was known to AC person
51 Pylotguy1 : Fortunatley, I've been able to fly on a lot of now "extinct" planes. One's I'd like to have flown on 1. Concorde (of course) 2. Lockheed Constellation
52 Post contains links and images Fokkerf28 : I would have loved to have flown VFW-614 View Large View MediumPhoto © Peter Unmuth - VAP
53 Ltbewr : First of all - Concorde, others would include CV-880/-990, Superconnie (TWA, especially with Curtiss-Wright Turbo-compound engines), DC-3, DC-4. Since
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