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B747 Vs B707 Which Do You Like Better?  
User currently online747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3479 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5698 times:

When I think of the two greatest jetliners Boeing ever built, these two queens of the sky's, come to mind. They both started a new era of air travel, they both was used heavily by Pan Am and TWA and they both was Air Force One. For me it has to be a 747 because of it's looks and size. When ever I see a 747 I think I am looking at a beautiful piece of art. Do not get me wrong I am a big 707 fan also. I think it is a treat to see a 707 when I get a chance. I love how you can hear there loud JT3's for miles, but even the military CFM56 power 707 look good, they do not sound as good as the JT3 powered 707 but they do look better. Now when it come to strength I have to give it to the 707, because of two accident. The first one that come to mind was when a TWA 707 that collided with a Eastern Constellation. I believe the 707 was able to land safely, while the Constellation crash landed on a hill side. The other accident was when a Pan Am 707 flying the SFO-HNL route, wing caught fire. The planes was able to land at SFO with half it's wing gone, yes the 707 is a flying Armour tank. So which one do you like?

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User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5695 times:

Grace of the B747 for me

User currently offlineLawrenceMck From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 5682 times:

I would choose a 707 over a 744, but I can't help but love the classic 747's, the 742 being my favourite. To me the 742 just has so much character that many other jetliners dont have (except for the tri-jets of course  Wink).
I would say I prefer a 742 over a 707 even though the 707 is a huge landmark in aviation history.

Lawrence  Smile

Love It To Live It
User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5653 times:

The 747 for me. I've never seen a 707 in real life

User currently offlineBamMargera From Australia, joined May 2006, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5649 times:

I would have to say the 747-300, gotta love the 4 beautiful engines powering a 176,000kg beast!!

Tho the 707 does have a nice peice of aviation history on it side!! Esspically with those 4 JT3's !!!

User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5633 times:

747 v. 707 its like apples and oranges, two different types of planes. What impresses me about the 747 is the sheer size, the 707 the look of speed even while its parked.

User currently offlineTom12 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 1078 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5629 times:

Boeing 747-438/ER Wunala Dreaming, amazing. So for me it would be the 744 although the 707 would not be far behind that, especially the Travolta V-Jet  Wink

Thanks, Tom

"Per noctem volamus" - Royal Air Force Bomber Squadron IX
User currently online747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5608 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 5):
747 v. 707 its like apples and oranges, two different types of planes. What impresses me about the 747 is the sheer size, the 707 the look of speed even while its parked.

Actually they are the same type of plane just different generation. When Boeing saw that they could not design the 707 to be any larger, Boeing looked at there entry for a giant USAF cargo jet ( which Lockheed won with the C-5 Galaxy) to make a new high capacity jet liner to replaces the 707. This new giant jetliner became the 747. So in a way they are the same type of plane, long range flagships for Boeing and Pan Am they was just design in different generation.

User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5607 times:

747 all the way!


User currently offlineSkookum From Canada, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5602 times:

For me, the 747 wins by default as I have seen only one 707 fly (the V-Jet of JT). Granted, I haven't heard of anybody rolling a 747...


Good flying
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5595 times:

Hard to compare a first generation jet with a second generation jet . . .

Both have their advantages and both have their graces.

For it's time, the 707 was an unbeatable, phenomenal aircraft. Surpassed only (IMO) by the 727  biggrin 

Today, nothing, not even the whalejet, can usurp what a 747 has meant to the world of air travel.

There's no question I'm a Bus fan for the mid-size airframes (give me an A32X over a 73X any time). But for big, long haulers . . . a 747 is the way to go.

User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5591 times:

In would say that thats a hard choice. I love the shape of the 707 and think its great but the 747 is an icon.

What about the 737 or the dc9 they revolutionised

Id say the 787/A350 or A380 Theyre gonna change the face of aviation as we know it!


User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5518 times:

I flew the 707 over 100 times and complained each time when I thought it might be a 747. Now I'm really sorry that I'll never fly that beautiful plane again.


Nuke the Gay Wales for Christ
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5511 times:


I have two ways to answer this topic, first will be watching and spotting the airplane and no doubt the 707 was a great airplane to watch, it was a delight seeing those airplanes, and for me the highest point would be when I could see those "diesel" ones.....and I actually had the chance to see a good bunch of them, I think my highlights were those 100 turbojet versions of TEA from Belgium that used to come in the summer to LIS, but I also remember seeing a Geminair 707-400 and a few 707-300F's! I still can listen in my head the noise of those old smokers. The turbofan ones were also fun, but those were more regular...TAP had a bunch of them and RG also flew a lot of them to LIS. The other way to answer the topic would be when you have to talk about flying, I flew both types too, the 707-300B and C and I also flew the 747-100/200/400. My best memory was my first flight when I flew from LIS to AMS on a RG 707-300C, PP-VJH, we took-off from runway 36 ( now 35...) and it was just incredible the power and the climbing of the plane...and to even remember better we had one of the best meals I had in my life, RG was famours for having one of the best services in the world and it was infact like that.....we flew economy and I was offered hot towels before linch, menu etc. etc. just fantastic! I think the 747 is also a very confortable airplane to fly but the 707 was I would day "different"!

User currently offlineAC320tech From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5493 times:

Personally, both the same, maybe the 747-100/-200 a bit more, but never the less, the same.

User currently offlineEdelag From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5491 times:

The B747 is just beautiful to see. It inspires me to love aviation even more.

It's not just the destination, it's the journey.
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