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A Call To All Enthusiasts... (A Vs. B)  
User currently offlineLparky From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 167 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

I have read, with great interest, the A vs. B wars on this site and I only have one thought to add...

Why do y'all fight about it?

I get equally jazzed when LFT 440, and currently AF36, with A343's and KLM 661 and various cargo (747's) flights come in to IAH. My opinion is: the more heavies, the better!

I just don't understand why y'all argue as to which airframe is stronger, better, cost-effective, etc. When spotting any of these birds is a great event for me.

I am lucky that I get to see the "mother of all heavies", the AN124 on a routine basis and its a Russian bird. I can't wait for the day the A-225 lands in Houston.

I know this may sound ridiculous, but IMHO I think any craft, from any manufacturer, is worth my undivided attention as a spotter.

I really don't care who supposedly has the better aircraft, I just love the fact that I get to see them on a routine basis.

My two cents

lparky

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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2709 times:
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It's called an "inferiority complex". Everybody tries to prove their "hometown" manufacturer is the best.



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User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 722 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

When it comes to spotting, I welcome all aircraft with equal enthusiasm. However, as the son of a Boeing engineer, and a resident of the State of Washington, where Boeing still builds most of their planes, my bias for Boeing is well entrenched. I believe that Boeing builds the best aircraft, and nearly 11000 jetliners delivered is strong evidence to back that claim up.


"So many planes; so little time..."
User currently offlineDynkrisolo From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1866 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2626 times:

Since McDonnell Douglas left the competition, we have only two players now. So, technically speaking, you can not use the superlative. Either you think Boeing has the better aircraft, or Airbus has the better aircraft. No one can build the best aircraft now.  Big grin

User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1608 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2620 times:

Maybe airliners should have Calvin & Hobbes stickers on them. You know, the one with the kid pissing on a Boeing or Airbus logo. Camaro vs. Mustang. Same thing.

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

Since McDonnell Douglas left the competition, we have only two players now

Tell that to Tupolev  Laugh out loud



Maybe airliners should have Calvin & Hobbes stickers on them. You know, the one with the kid pissing on a Boeing or Airbus logo

Sadly, and especially in this time of anti-USA/anti-French sentiment; any company that was to offer such stickers is almost guaranteed to profit some major income.

Even more sadly, I'd probably be one of the first to purchase  Nuts


User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

It's never going to stop, and it doesn't have to. It does actually make for some interesting, informative discussions & I've learned a great deal from such threads.

What's the point in saying 'no Boeing vs. Airbus please'? It's not subject to change.

Boeing vs. Airbus is basically America vs. Europe. Americans vs. Europeans. For the most part, it's just how it is & how it'll always be, especially *now* when the world is so divided.

Hkg82.


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

I am an aviation enthusiast so I like all aircraft whether Boeing, Douglass, Airbus, Fokker etc.

I am not a big lover of the French or their political views, but I still like Airbus Aircraft.

I would be equally excited if Northwest got the 777 or the A340. I am an enthusiast not a company man.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

Here at Burlington, any plane that flies in that is something other than an RJ, Beechcraft 1900, Dash 8 737 or A319/A320 is very welcome.
-Transaero Boeing 737-200



What now?
User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Yes I like RJs too.

At DTW there is an over abundance of NW DC-9s, Airbuses and Saab 340s with CRJs getting pretty common too. But again, every plane that flies overhead I look up to see.


User currently offlineMunich From Germany, joined Mar 2002, 155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

I think it's the wrong employment. It's not the question if Airbus or Boeing is the better aircraft, especially by the widebodies. It's the question to took the right plane according the task.


Regards! Robert alias munich
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