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What Is Your Fav. Phase Of Flight?  
User currently offlineAviatortj From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4544 times:

Personally, I love takeoffs and landings. I will take as many connections as possible. Plane changes on those connections also bring more cockpits to see. Big grin

What do you like? Takeoff, Cruise, Landing??? Taxi?  Smile

~TJ

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User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4523 times:

I just love the takeoff on the 747's. The sound of those engines at full power gets your adrenaline pumping!


Proudly South African
User currently offlineKilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

Definitively the whole flight, when I am sitting next to valuable passengers, so nice and interesting that the time is flying supersonically. I was flying on Friday October 3rd with LH FRA-MAA next to a French couple so nice. I will tell you about it in my first flight trip coming soon. Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Best regards. Kilavoud.


User currently offlineMaxedOut From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4447 times:

When a group of mates and I were talking about this, we were all going on about our favourite parts being the increase in engine noise prior to take off, the take off itself, flying at high altitude and of course the landing.

But one of my friends, who hates flying but has to do it because of work commitments, when asked simply commented quietly 'Getting off!'.


Kev B


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4437 times:

It has to be take off just the power in the engines is increased, I just love to hear those engines work it. I also admire approaches Big grin

I can agree with you as well, the more connections = the more take offs and landings Embarrassment

I cant wait till I next fly. Big grin


User currently offlineSPLOBKrakow From Poland, joined Sep 2003, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4371 times:

The best part is the landing. Especially when you hit a bit of turbulence. Getting under the cloud cover is my favorite. I love flying throught the clouds and then all of a sudden you can see the ground . Just breath taking!!!!



SPLOBKrakow


User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

Take Off and Landing



CB777


User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2661 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4338 times:

Ticketing - believe it or not. I like to plan ahead.  Smile


B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineIFLYMCO From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 482 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4327 times:

"Ticketing - believe it or not. I like to plan ahead."

B4real- LOL glad to see I'm not the only one. I could play around with Orbitz and seatmap.com for hours on end......


Have a great day!  Smile



Now it should be "IFLYDCA"
User currently offlineN844AA From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4324 times:

Take off, landing and turbulence. The more of each, the better.


New airplanes, new employees, low fares, all touchy-feely ... all of them are losers. -Gordon Bethune
User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4311 times:

id have to agree with u guys B4real and i fly MCo, i like monkeying around on the ticketing websites for hours. i do also like the takeoffs. the whole roar and everything is a good experience, especially on a 343, 744, or DC10.

-Copa


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4311 times:

takeoff, definately. it's simply the best balls-to-the-wall, kick in the pants feeling in the world! Big grin


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2661 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4295 times:

IFLYMCO and Copaair737:

For sure, seatmap.com, airlines that let you change seat assignments on line, full-featured websites, and hunting for the best fare are sweet.

Glad I am not the only one. I thought I would get bombed for saying that!



B4REAL, spelled like it sounds
User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4262 times:

I like TOD (Top of Descent) alot. I'll be dead asleep, and I'll hear those engines being pulled back, nose starting to go down,and I'll wake up and start seeing the ground get closer, knowing my destination is almost there (provided it's somewhere I wanna go lol). Also there's alot more manuevering too, seeing the wings work (good photos).

On the MD-88, I love how, when the engines are chopped, and they're getting on the localizer, you can hear the trim horns, and when they've retarded the throttles over the threshold, I can hear the CAWS GPWS sounds go...50...40...30...20...10. Can't hear that any other time.

Takeoff is of couse a big favorite too.....pushin the throttles forward, can't beat it.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineFunFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4240 times:

I most definatly love the take-offs and landings. Thats the main reason I even fly.


Who cares about status?
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4230 times:

Take offs, especially in the big planes. All the spotters are watching and stuff, its pretty cool. Cruising is cool during dusk


Go big or go home
User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4229 times:

Landing, of course. So much to see and so much to do. Whether you're a passenger or the pilot, there's a lot of action in this phase of the flight.

pilottim747



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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4229 times:

Take offs, especially in the big planes. All the spotters are watching and stuff, its pretty cool. Cruising is cool during dusk


Go big or go home
User currently offlineBAJMowiec From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4203 times:

My favorite part is the approach and landing, or as I like to say it, l'atterrissage. Gotta love the sound of those tires touching down, and watching the flaps and spoilers/air brakes.

Piotrek


User currently offlineCaptain Moya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4203 times:

I love the takeoff but I gotta say the approach and landing do it for me. I like watching the flaps being deployed - it gives you an idea of how big the wing really is. I like watching the spoilers pop up on landing and seeing the wings shake as the plane deccelerates - and feeling the deccelaration itself. But what I look forward to the most is the loud roar of the thrust reversers in action!

User currently offlineAirtangora From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4183 times:

1: Take off, specifically when you have a seat in front of the engines, just after they spool the engines you can hear the engines really groaning, not the roar, but the groan. The sound persists until the throttle back when aloft and the extra power is not needed. I presume the sound comes from the blades cutting through the air (am I right here?). Man, that sound is simply the best!

2: With a few drinks under my belt I just love coming in for a landing with a fair amount turbulence. I am relaxed enough to enjoy the bouncing around and watching all the heads and shoulders of the other PAX moving around in unison. Just too much fun!



A bad day on the road is better than a good day in the office.
User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4141 times:

Takeoff and landing definitely. The approach phase is also great, especially if you're coming in to land at an airport with a scenic approach. Watching the flaps come out and the spoilers come up is great, and as you get closer to the ground you see the plane's shadow beneath you, just super  Smile

User currently offlineCo 757-300 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2001, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

i like the last 15 minutes before landing. when you can just start to make out everythinbg on the ground. and you know "im gunna be someplace cool in a few minutes".

User currently offlineAmmunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4097 times:

I enjoy every second on a plane, but take offs, landing and turbulance (not a guarantee) in particular.


Saint Augustine- 'The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only 1 page'
User currently offlineB747-4U3 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 991 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4098 times:

I love the approach. It is wonderful being able to get a birds eye view of everything and being able to see a bit of the country before you get there.

For me, the best approach in the world is SFO. We came from London, UK, over wine country, and the GG Bridge, Alcatraz and the city of SFO, across to Oakland and then down past Foster city before touching down. It was fanatsic, I have a great picture somewhere.


25 Post contains images A330Fan1 : Hey, great topic Best part: Landing Next-to-best-part: Take-off cya
26 Ual747 : 1. The first glimpse of the sun coming up on transatlantic flights. 2. Seeing land for the first time in 8 hours. 3. Sunsets at 35,000ft. 4. Watching
27 Katekebo : When we are safely parked at the arrival gate ...
28 Post contains images KateAV8 : I love every second of a flight...when I fly commercial, taxiing to the runway is a blast for me, and when we rotate I'm absolutely goofy... In a smal
29 Kavanagh : i love landings, seating at the wing row and watch all movemenets of the wing is awsome, you can observe a new city, the cars on highways, buildings m
30 Accidentally : When I buckle the seatbelt...oh god thats a rush.
31 ElectraBob : Approach, especially the downwind leg. There is nothing better than looking out the window and having a great view of the airport that you will be lan
32 AA777 : Descent, and landing, my favorite part between the two is actually flying through clouds. I watching the cloud matter flow over the wings... I love se
33 Post contains images DC-10 Levo : Definately takeoff. There's not a better feeling than when the pilot pushes the throttle up and you sink into your seat. DC-10
34 Mikesairways : Landing is my favorite...i love the slowdowns, speed ups, the flaps and such. I'm happy to now be a member of this after just reading the posts for th
35 Post contains images DeltaRules : 1. Flying. Just being up there, I can say I like it all...although I do have my favorites. I remember flying home from DAB this summer. I hadn't flown
36 DC-10 Levo : I remember back when I was on an Airtours International A330 from MAN to SFB. We were approaching Canada and hit some really REALLY bad turbulence. My
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