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Is There A Plane You Would Not Fly On?  
User currently offlineTUSflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 27 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7160 times:

I saw a documentary on airline safety a while ago. An "expert" stated that he would not fly on a 727-100, or 737-100, due to their "relative ages". Curious to see if anyone had any similar thoughts....

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User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2226 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7161 times:

Any aircraft that is not properly maintained is a peril.

Otherwise, gimme some "wings" Big grin



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User currently offlineBoeingOnFinal From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 476 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7123 times:

My heart beats faster every time I see a Tupolev or Ilyushin strange letters on the outside. I have no idea why.


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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9104 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7123 times:

Any dinky beat-up little plane with no flight crew!!! Like a car with really bad suspension - you feel every bump n'at  Smile


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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2848 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7105 times:

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 1):
Any aircraft that is not properly maintained is a peril.

Otherwise, gimme some "wings"

Couldn't have said it better... Big grin


User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7071 times:

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 1):
Any aircraft that is not properly maintained is a peril.

 checkmark 

Early 737's, even earlier 727's NO NO.......


User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7054 times:

I'll never set foot in any B1900s.


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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3242 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7053 times:

Quoting BoeingOnFinal (Reply 2):
My heart beats faster every time I see a Tupolev or Ilyushin strange letters on the outside. I have no idea why.

I couldn't have said it better myself. The modern ones I'm fine on, I'd fly on a Tu-204, but I'm weary of a Yak-40,42, and other planes like that, Tu-134s etc...

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7050 times:

no more 737-200 for me...

User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7043 times:

I was in a Eastern European country waiting to pushback and next to us there was a Tupolev 134. It looked very bad, I don't know how people would want to fly those planes. I wouldn't fly them if it was for free. I guess people in Russia or Eastern Europeans don't have a choice.

User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7035 times:

Quoting MattRB (Reply 6):
I'll never set foot in any B1900s.

Why's this? I service B1900's every day, they are wonderful aircraft!

-Sam



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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2480 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7031 times:

Quoting TUSflyer (Thread starter):
An "expert" stated that he would not fly on a 727-100, or 737-100, due to their "relative ages".

What an "expert"! You'd be hardpressed to find a 737-100...

Quoting YULYMX (Reply 8):
no more 737-200 for me...

I'm with you on that one. Avoid AQ if you ever come out to Hawaii!



777fan



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User currently offlineBill1036 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7030 times:

Any Tupolev,but especially the TU-154'S.BGH fly summer charters GLA-BOJ and VAR.There's no way on God's earth you would get me on one.I would cancel the holiday first!


it would be rude not to!
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7027 times:

No there isn't. I always say to my self as long as the pilot flies it, it would be ok somehow ...


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User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2004 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6983 times:

When flying in Lao recently, I was happy to avoid their Chinese Y12s, which have had a chequered safety record with them...I notice on their website, that they are about to introduce the MA60...I hope this is more successful!

Funnily, flying on one of their ATR72s, several passengers (maybe because of the propellers) thought they were Russian planes!



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User currently offlineBHXDTW From Eritrea, joined Feb 2005, 1088 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6958 times:

I always look twice at a dirty 747-200..
Although... thats judging a book by its cover I guess...

1 plane that I have no idea why but I was always scared to fly on was a 747sp... and more recently an IL86...especially 1 maybe operated by a lesser known CIS operator..

Joe


User currently offlineSamair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6949 times:

any russian built aircraft for me ,hands down im sure there safe but you wouldnt catch me on one!


the captain has now dimmed the lights for take off this is a routine procedure for flights during the hours of darkness!
User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5520 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6927 times:

Probably some of the Russian aircrafts and the A320. Ive been on the A320 so many time i don't ever want to fly on it again.

User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 61
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6920 times:
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I've been frightened by subpar pilots a lot more often than by subpar airplanes.




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User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6913 times:

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 1):
Any aircraft that is not properly maintained is a peril.

Anything maintained by Trans States out of STL.

 scared 


User currently offlineDimoko From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 307 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6912 times:

It is not a safety issue, but i dont like flying on props...i cant take the noise and vibration.

other than that, i only avoid things that say "expirimental" on the front!



"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." -- Douglas Adams
User currently offlineBradWray From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 650 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6907 times:

This one...

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Photo © Carlos Aleman - SJU Aviation Photography



Bradley! Big grin



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User currently offlineJetflyer From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6908 times:

Any light aircraft, really. A bit counter productive seeing as I want to be a pilot when I'm older! But I really hate any light aircraft, so cramped, noisy, smelly, whatever. And they get thrown around the sky by the slightest "turbulence". No thanks.

User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3642 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6893 times:

You will never catch me on an Il-62. I will fly on the Il-86 and Il-96. The Il-62 just scares me.  scared  Check out this video. Worst climb performance I've ever seen. Make sure your sound is on.

http://flightlevel350.com/Aircraft_I..._Aviacion_Aviation_Video-4757.html



Avoid hangovers, stay drunk.
User currently offlineBoeingOnFinal From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 476 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6850 times:

Quoting Dimoko (Reply 20):
i only avoid things that say "expirimental" on the front!

Ok, it's on the side, but it still says experimental  Smile

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25 Post contains images Alaska737 : yes it's so hard NOT to fly on those since we see them so often... oh you broke my heart.... as for me any Ilyushin, Tupolev, Yak or airlines in cert
26 ORDRyan28 : Agreed. That climb performance was awful, and it sounded like the aircraft was just falling apart. I don't think I'd ever step foot on the Il-62 eith
27 VHVXB : yeah agreed doesn't seem safe at all
28 Post contains images Nonfirm : I try to avoid airbus at all costs.
29 Post contains links and images Boeing Nut : Pardon me for sounding crass, but that's kind of an ignorant thing to say. That means you wouldn't fly on.... This... View Large View MediumPhoto &co
30 HorizonGirl : Neither will I that's for sure! Those things scare the crap out of me, I don't even like to be under one while they are flying overhead. It isn't tha
31 TuRbUleNc3 : the 707 of Saha air looks dodgy as hell, id like to go on it but i wouldnt dare!
32 XXXX10 : I would go out of my way to fly on a Tu134 or IL86 would make a nice change
33 COEXpilot : umm.. AIRBUS, except the A340.. For some reason I'm fascinating by it.. I have flown on it a good 20 or so times. Screw the A380 for stealing its spot
34 Ordryan28 : what about the A330? -Ryan
35 COEXpilot : I've never been on one. It's a wide body, so probably. My problem is the A318/19/20. I only like Boeing narrowbodys or regional jets and all widebody
36 Post contains images Leskova : There are some I try to avoid when possible, but I don't think there are any I simply wouldn't fly on. I try to avoid BAe146/AVROs as well as any type
37 BoeingOnFinal : What is wrong with the 737 series? It's the most sold aircraft in the history, if it's not good enough to fly on, I'd guess you don't like flying at a
38 N231YE : Never again a NW DC-10 Thought the DC-10 is beautiful on the outside... no airflow, cramped, "worn-out" on the inside. Neither have I. True, I've neve
39 Leskova : If that nonsense was directed at me - why would not liking the B737 constitute not liking to fly? Because it's the best-selling plane? So what? The V
40 COEXpilot : Well said. The reason I don't feel comfortable on a lot of Euro planes is just because. There really isn't a written-out reason. Personal Preference
41 SkyvanMan : I wouldn't fly on an M-22 Osprey or any of the older Soviet aircraft besides of safety concerns. I'd also not fly on a plane any smaller in size than
42 Post contains links and images Daleaholic : I would not fly on this: View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark Durbin
43 COEXpilot : Just curious. Why? 767-200's are awesome.. It is cause its dirty as shit.
44 AC320tech : Well I will avoid the E-Jets, they have a tendancy to SNAFU.
45 Leigh pilgrim : I would try and avoid anything Russian
46 Usair320 : Back when Valujet was still in existance I would avoid them due to there rak with the FAA.
47 AirCop : Any plane that is headed to any war zone!
48 WN2CMH : Bravo, I have to agree. While the 737 is my hands down favorite aircraft and I would fly them on every route if possible (even the long, long, long o
49 SkyTaxi : Ever since AS flight 261, which crashed into the Pacific Ocean I will never set foot on a MD-80, Thank God Alaska Air is retiring all their MD's. The
50 N231YE : I know people have their likes and dislikes, but I the AS flight 261 was due to poor maintainance. The horizontal stabilizer's jackscrew was left so
51 Alfa75 : I've flown in them on two flights back and forth to GHB. I really enjoyed the flights. I would not hesitate to fly in one again.
52 Post contains images JBo : May I ask why you have such a distaste for the 1900? I work with them every day, probably the best 19-seater in the air. Being able to stand up depen
53 N231YE : Well, really my opinion is just based on what I've heard. I guess if I flew on one I'd find out. But I also love the SAAB 340 for whatever reason, so
54 JBo : The 1900 is a nice little bird to fly on. And the tinted windows aren't that bad. I actually rather like them.
55 Post contains links and images Joffie : I would love a ride on the 737-200 However I would never travel on this again View Large View MediumPhoto © Josh Akbar
56 BA380 : Definitely Russian planes. May be prejudice, but don't fancy them. I try to avoid the ERJ 135/145s and similar. Not concerned about safety, but just f
57 Post contains links and images HotelLima : I don't think there's any plane I would not fly on. I would love to fly on a Russian plane. I've been on this An-26, domestic in Cuba: View Large View
58 BA787 : I am not too keen on Soviet Jets or Props, although the Tu-204 with RR engines would be Okay for me, simply because of Rolls Royce Power lmao Not too
59 Jdwfloyd : For all those people bashing the 1900 I have only one question for you. Would you pass on a ride on a King Air or an other small business aircraft. Th
60 DreamsUnited : The only thing I would not fly on; An old russian plane Operated by a small African Airline -Josh
61 Post contains images Asturias : I don't think there is *any* plane, properly maintained, in favorable weather and flown by a capable crew that I wouldn't fly in. However, there are m
62 Post contains links and images Boston92 : Why not, this is the exact same bird: View Large View MediumPhoto © Stefan Sjögren - Stockholm Arlanda Photography
63 Bnamaxx : YAK. Sorry that just conjures up bad images, as does anything Russian. Like a TU134 with some little old lady in a seat holding a live chicken. I took
64 QXatFAT : I will never fly on: 732, 747SP (Just scare the heck out of me), and F100. Sorry
65 Flinhion757 : the 732 is actually pretty cool. I use to fly on them ALL the time and we only had one problem. I would not fly Air India, Qater, Ethiad, or Iraq Air.
66 BA787 : Madman. They offer the greatest service in the world full stiop. Their business is equivalent to BA/VS first. They are a gods of an airline. Agree wi
67 Alaska737 : Yes but it is also a design flaw on MD. if a system fails you need a back up and if a 4 inch screw fails it should not bring a plane down.
68 Post contains images DeltaGuy767 : I will not fly on this: AA and Airbus screwed up on this, and I lost a good friend due to a problem which could have easily have been solved. I hate t
69 Post contains links Asturias : There is nothing wrong with the design of the A300. In fact, it is a damn fine piece of metal. However, an incompetent pilot can crash it - just like
70 Alaska737 : you know the A300 and 310 doesnt have a great saftey record, plus they are older and out dated. Fatal Event Rate Per Million Flights Model Rate Fligh
71 Planesarecool : I don't understand why so many people dislike the Russian aircraft. I'd probably learn the Russian language, fly to Moscow, go into a Travel Agent and
72 Alaska737 : Whoops i forgot to throw Antonov in there
73 Post contains images BHMNONREV : Antonov's are not that bad of an aircraft, or at least the AN-24 is not anyway. But if I want to get in and out of Southern Iraq I don't have much ch
74 BA787 : I agree completely, I'm sorry but Airbus cannot be held responsible for a crews incompetence, whichever way you look at it. Admittedly, it should hav
75 Alaska737 : yeah i dont know Antonov very well and i am kind of basing this off the mind set that it is another Russian A/C. i do hate the An-26 though
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