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User currently offlineGmasterd From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 24 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 9440 times:

My apologies if this has been previously posted, but I couldn't find it in my search of past topics.

I seem to be drawn to specific aircraft for various reasons when I scan through the pics on this site or am at the airport. Including all current/past commercial aircraft, what are your favorites (in order)? I'm curious to know how others feel, because I love the gracefulness of the widebody aircraft. I would think that is more common, but not sure.

1. B744
2. B772ER
3. Concorde
4. A346
5. A310

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User currently offlineB752fanatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 918 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 9414 times:

Why the A310?

I respect all of them, but why the A310?

Change the zero for a 2 or a 9.



"Truth is more of a stranger than fiction." Mark Twain
User currently offlineOsteogenesis From Germany, joined May 2003, 647 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 9378 times:

1. 744
2. DC-10/MD-11
3. A340
4. A330
5. A319/A318

The A380 has a good chance to get in the top 3 in the future.


User currently offlineGoing64 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 9358 times:

Just look a little further than the last 2 weeks and you will find more, to mention just 2 out of much more:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1072761/4/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1029363/4/


User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1791 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9314 times:

IMHO

B707
B747 200
B727
B737 series
A320


Aren't these the most successful?



Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9306 times:

1. Douglas DC-3: most produced airliner of all time.

2. DeHavilland Comet: Worlds first jet powered airliner to enter service.

3. Boeing 707: Introduced air travel to the masses

4. Boeing 747: Speaks for itself.

5. Boeing 727: Most popular and versatile aircraft for nearly 20 years. Brought jet service to many airports that would've otherwise not had it.

6. Airbus 300: First Eurpoean widebody, paved the way for Airbus

7. Boeing 737 (all marks) : Most popular jet of all time.

8. Airbus 320: Fastest selling jet of all time


User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1791 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9292 times:

Whoops MattD

How could I forget the venerable old DC 3?



Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.
User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9264 times:

B737
B757
B747-400
A319
A320


User currently offlineUBBA Pilot From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9216 times:

1) Lockheed L1011 - Hands down the coolest airplane ever produced

2) Boeing 757-200 - They are just a damn sexy airplane, whereas the -300 looks like an anorexic chick.

3) Douglas DC-3 - Although I was born way after they were used in commercial service, I still enjoy watching them fly regularly as Mosquito Control spraying aircraft out of my home airport. 60 years+ of service.

4) DeHavilland Comet - The overall design was almost a work of art. The engines as an integral part of the wing and the fuselage shape just make this plane stick out in my head.

5) McDonnell Douglas MD-80 - Not one most people would choose, but I was trained in it while at Continental, so it now holds a special place in my heart.


User currently offlineSkyTeamNo1 From Peru, joined Apr 2003, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9190 times:

IMHO

1. Concorde
2. A330
3. A346
4. B744
5. MD11


User currently offlineGmasterd From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9169 times:

B752fanatic, my 5th choice was a toss-up between the DC-10 and the A310. I chose the A310 because of the great memories it brings back each time I see one. I flew it twice on Air Jamaica... oooh, Jamaica... Big grin

I feel bad having left out some others, so I'm including them now.

6. DC-10
7. L1011 (my first widebody)
8. B727
9. A320
10. B752


User currently offlineSkyTeamNo1 From Peru, joined Apr 2003, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9137 times:

oh, is that valid?

then

1. Concorde
2. A330
3. A346
4. B744
5. MD11
6. 777
7. A343
8. 738
9. IL96
10. 727


User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9127 times:

1. B-747 No Brainer !!
2. Concorde
3. B-727
4. B-737
5. DC-3


Jay


User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9112 times:

B752fanatic,

Why the A310, why not the A310 I must say?
It looks so great with that chubby design, don't you agree?
In my opinion it's one of best looking airliners together with some threeholers.

Here is my list then...
1. DC10/MD11
2. 747
3. 727
4. A310/A300
5. Concorde


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9104 times:

1) Concorde
2) 772ER
3) A332
4) 752
5) 772A

*) the future 772LR

*yet to fly, but soon to be up there


User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 920 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9064 times:

Of the jets I've flown, my faves:

1- 777-200ER
2- MD82/83
3- 747-200B
4- A330-200
5- 767-200/300

Honorable mentions: A319, A320, A340-200, 737-700, 737-800, 757-200. I love the old classics too, they left me with many fond memories, but the newer jets are an overall nicer experience. I hope I get a chance to fly on the MD11 before they are all converted to freighters. And I sure would love to fly on the 747-400 and the A340-500/600 too.

Ralph



Fly Douglas Jets DC-8 / DC-9 / DC-10 / MD80 / MD11 / MD90 / 717
User currently offlineMacmac76 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9015 times:

1. B777-200
2. B747-400
3. B757-200
4. B737 (except the -900)
5. A320


User currently offlineMarcopolo747 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 460 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8982 times:

Still in production :

1. 744
2. 332
3. 340
4. 320 family
5. 767

No longer in production :

1. Concorde
2. Caravelle
3. Viscount
4. 727
5. L1011

Hors concours :

1. DC 3
2. L1049G
3. CV 990A
4. 707
5. Comet


User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1516 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8965 times:

My top 5 would be:

DC3: The first of the modern airplanes
Boeing 707 : For being a prima donna. With them dawned the golden era of the airline industry.
Boeing 747 : The Queen of the Skies. 380 or not, there shall never be another like her again.
B737 all series : For being the best selling commercial airplane of all time and as my father describes them, "an idiot-proof aircraft".
A320: For its revolutionary technology.

Other personal favourites are:

Super Constellation
DC8-61/63/71/73
DC10/MD11
A300
IL62
IL86

Vimanav



Sarfaroshi kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhnaa hai zor kitnaa baazu-e-qaatil mein hai
User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8949 times:

1. B744
2. B777
3. B764
4. B737NG
5. MD-80



"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineSayem55 From Pakistan, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8928 times:

B 707 : As Vimanav said "With them dawned the golden era of the airline industry."
B 747 :!!!!
DeHavilland Comet: Worlds first jet powered commercial aircraft.
DC-3 : !!!
Tu- 144 : First supersonic commercial aircraft.




StarFighter
User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3037 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8891 times:

My top 5 are:  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
1. 757
2. 777
3. 737NG
4. 727  Big thumbs up
5. A321


User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8866 times:

1. Concord

2. 747

3. 777

4. 330

5. DC 10


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8853 times:

1.Concorde
2.A330-200
3.ERJ145
4.B747-400
5.Fokker 50!


User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2598 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 8766 times:
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1. tu-134
2. tu-114
3. il-62
4. tu-154
5. tu-144


25 Aloha73G : 1. B737-200 (the Volkswagen Beetle of Airplanes!) 2. B747-400 3. MD-80 4. B777-200 5. B757-200
26 Post contains images Concorde1518 : 1. Concorde 2. Lockheed L-1011 3. Boeing 777 4. Boeing 737 Classic 5. Airbus A320
27 Post contains images Fly727 : My selection: 1. B727 2. MD80's 3. B757 4. A320/18/19/21 5. DC-10 Enough said RM
28 Teva : 1. SE210 Caravelle 2. Concorde 3. DC8 4. A340-600 5. MD11 Teva
29 Capital146 : Top 5: 1. Concorde (of course!) 2. CV-990A 3. DC8-63 4. VC10 Super 5. B727-200
30 Post contains images EmiratesA345 : Concorde Boeing 747 Airbus 300 Boeing 767 Airbus 340-500 EmiratesA345
31 America West : 1. B757-200 2. B737-800 3. B767-400ER 4. B747-400 5. MD80
32 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : There are a lot of good ones in the posts above, but one more deserves mention: the Antonov An-2, which holds the record for the longest production ru
33 CanadianNorth : Its simple.... "Boeing 737. Simply the Best." CanadianNorth
34 Elwood64151 : Favorite airliners: 1) 717-200 2) MD-81/82/83/87/88 3) Md-90 4) DC-9 5) BAc 1-11 Most revolutionary: 1) DC-3 2) B707/DC-8 (tied) 3) B247 4) B747 5) A3
35 Notar520AC : I think all aircraft have their place, but I must say, the Triple Seven has my vote. _NOTAR520AC
36 UA777lover : My top 5 favorite would be: 777-ER (my first wide body ORD-SFO) 747-400 A320 767-300 F-28 because Canadian used to fly these planes from YXE-YVR when
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