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Planes You Would Most Like To Return To The Skies  
User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2691 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7324 times:

Just thought I would post this topic for the fun of it, to see which planes people would most prefer to see fly again. Pretty much, all planes I would like to see back in major service with passenger airlines include the following--the 747SP, the 747 Classics, the 727s, the L-1011s, the DC-10s, the MD-11s.

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22652 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7278 times:

Those, plus Concorde.

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User currently offlineClipperMonsoon From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7275 times:

Without a doubt Pan Am 707's

User currently offlineUnited777ORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7267 times:

United B727-200, B737-200, and Delta L10-11 B727-200.

User currently offlineNavigator From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 1380 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7248 times:

I would like to see museum examples of classic planes flying. Apart from that I see that there are numerous reasons why they are gone. Most of them can not be operated economically in commercial traffic anymore. So I do not really want them back except maybe the Fokker 70 / 100 which is still very competitive.

User currently offlineSM777 From India, joined Nov 2003, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7237 times:

The L1011, for sure. Great plane. Ditto for the 727.

And the Concorde, without doubt. The world is a bigger place without it.

User currently offlineAnsettAW From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 205 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7236 times:

United or Delta DC-8's

any Ansett plane

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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7232 times:

United's DC-8's and especially United's DC-10's!!!!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineJMChladek From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7196 times:

Concorde, Concorde, oh and Concorde

User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2763 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7164 times:

The Comet and Concorde!!!

User currently offlineWGW2707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1197 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 7118 times:

I'd like to see the: 707, 720, 727, VC-10, CV880/990, L1011, Caravelle, BAC111, L049-L1649 Constellation, and the HP 42 back in service.

In addition, in my opinion the recent retirement of Concorde was the greatest tragedy since the fall of Pan Am, TWA, Eastern and Braniff...

Ah well.......

User currently offlineJasonwinn From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 7112 times:

The 727 without a doubt. Followed by its noisy and smokey friend, the 737-200!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7056 times:

and on a lessor note L1011 because they look like amazing aircraft. So much room in the cabin!

User currently offlineUnited4ever From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 291 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7023 times:

The VC-10, the BAC 1-11, the 707.

But time moves on, and none of these survives comparison with today's airliners.


User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1536 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7012 times:
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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6994 times:

Concorde of course, and the Super Connie...just once!!!

I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6923 times:

The Comet and VC-10 in BA's World Tails!  Smile

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User currently offlineCessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6897 times:

I second the Delta DC-8s...

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User currently offlineMu2 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6892 times:

707, 720, 727, and L-1011

User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1186 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6817 times:

The CV880/990. Only a handfull of potentially airworthy examples in existence, none flying, yet I've wanted to see one of these mysterious old birds since at least 1993!

More 707s, DC-8s L1011s and other trijets @ YYZ would be cool too.

User currently offlineUTa_FLYinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 47
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6801 times:

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'nuff said.


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User currently offlineSky0000547 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6757 times:

No doubt about it BA Concorde!!

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 908 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6722 times:

VC-10 & Convair 990 & DC 8-73!!
 Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineSIMPLICITY From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6708 times:

1) Concorde
2) L1011
3) B707/720
4) DC-9

I bet you can still able to catch a DC-10 (good luck), some operators still have MD-11, such as Finair

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 65
Reply 24, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6654 times:

All the ones my company (and yours) has parked in the desert.

After that, I could enjoy:

PanAm Clippers Martin 130 and Boeing 314
NYRBA Consolidated Commodore
American "lighting bolt" DC-6
SAC B-36
MATS C-124

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25 Bongo : 1. Concorde 2. All types of B747 but not 747 SP 3. DC 10 and MD 11 Forever !! 4. B 707
26 AirT85 : Delta Air Lines Boeing 727-200. I miss their lazy climbs out over the Deleware River on hot summer days from Philadelphia! -Tony
27 Thrust : The things I miss the most about the 747 Classics, the L-1011s, and the 727s are the thunderous roars on takeoff--just love the whine of spinning turb
28 Teva : 1) Concorde 2) Caravelle SE210 3) Dassault Mercure Teva
29 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : I would love to see the Shorts flying boats back - especially the Empire Class and the Sandringham. I would also agree with SlamChick on the Boeing 31
30 LHR340 : For sure Concorde I miss hearing & seeing her. LHR340
31 Nwacrew : The Super-VC10
32 MasseyBrown : Viscount. They were much quieter and more comfortable than ATR's, Dash 8's, etc.
33 Hailstone : its gotta be the connie and the 990.......
34 B777337 : B-707 337s. Unfortunately never got an opportunity to fly them.
35 COIAH99 : I always liked the 727's and especially the L1011's. I loved to watch as the L10 started up there engines!
36 Post contains images Dw747400 : Concorde-Duh 707 series-only seen one or two cargo ones, and they have such an important place in history it is a shame we can't fly on them anymore.
37 SmithAir747 : I would really love to see: Aer Lingus Boeing 747-148 (being Irish, I love this airline and its 747s)! TWA Boeing 747-131 in twin red stripes colors (
38 B741 : Convair B-58 Hustler
39 Beeweel15 : Firstly No ifs ands or buts the CONCORDE !!!! Secondly The L1011 - miss the familiar humm during start up.
40 Bmacleod : With the current situation in Iraq and high oil prices likely to continue well into the forseeable future, it's difficult to see any older fuel-hungry
41 Tristarenvy : Civil: 1) Convair 880/990 (TWA) 2) Constellation Super G (In Old "Fly Eastern" livery) 3) 707 (PAA colors) 4) VC-10 (BOAC, baby!) 5) Lockheed L1011 (W
42 Post contains links and images Vc10 : How about the Bristol Britannia the "whispering Giant" View Large View MediumPhoto © Günter Grondstein
43 Post contains links and images PW100 : For once, I fully agree with UTA: View Large View MediumPhoto © Harm Rutten 'nuff said. PW100
44 Post contains links and images Espion007 : View Large View MediumPhoto © Sam Chui 'nuff said.
45 Post contains images SafetyDude : I'm (seriously) wondering what planes you would not like to see return to the skies. I cannot think of any...but I have not been around for a long eno
46 Thrust : I would really like to see more of the Lockheed Constellations and the DC-7s. The Boeing 377 Stratocruiser as well. However, jets I would prefer much
47 Redngold : L-1011 (beautiful plane, smooth ride) F-100 (American, please don't get rid of them!)
48 KYIPpilot : L-1011 DC-9 DC-8 Any Convair Prop L-188 Electras
49 Joleb : Concorde,Concorde and the Super Concorde the world is as told before a bigger place Around the world on Concorde Yihaa
50 PSAjet17 : The Delta Air Lines DC-8s. My first job out of high school was a summer temporary agent for Delta in SAN. I did the preflight planning, passenger chec
51 Airshowdawg : Aircraft I would love to see back in passenger service in the USA. Concorde DC-8 VC-10 707 Still in service in or to the USA,but would like to see mor
52 NWDC10 : 100% 727's filling the skyes. Robert NWDC10
53 Bobs89irocz : Concorde AA- DC-10, MD-11, 727, DC-3 (even though ive only seen one fly once in my life but still a favorite aircraft of mine) UA- DC-8, 727, DC-10 al
54 Bucchinij : Concorde, Concorde, Concorde!!! and Connies too and Bréguet aircraft!
55 Post contains images VSGirl : Concorde and the Boeing 727's! I love them classics Kimberly.
56 Post contains images Cpharris5514 : Well, growing up just north of Boeing Field in Seattle, you can guess my picks, probably: 707 720 727-100 & -200 Of the above, I've only flown both 72
57 M404 : Anything with seating like it used to be. Comfortable............And big windows. The F-27 and Viscounts have windows that started at your knees and e
58 Badgerguy : The L1011, a beautiful plane and much missed
59 Azmi : Hi 707 Comet4C Super VC10 L1011(I miss her a lot) Concorde 757 (when it's gone)
60 SingaporeFA : definately the 707..in Pan Am/Braniff/Western/BOAC/Cathay Pacific(old livery)/Malaysia Airlines(old livery)/Malaysia-Singapore Airlines/Qantas V-jet l
61 Skaggs : Connie and L-1011 - I LOVE the sound of both from the inside and the outside.
62 Post contains images Che : Without a doubt American 727s and oh yeah the Concorde che
63 ATA L1011 : DL's L10's AA's D10's,741's TWA's 747's and L1011's UA's D10's and 741's/2's/SP's CO's D10's,AB3's and 747's EA's L10's and AB3's It was nothing like
64 Post contains links and images Aa757first : SIMPLICITY, You still have about fifty years to catch a ride on a DC-9. Just go to http://www.nwa.com. That is not intended to start a NW DC-9 thread.
65 Wedgetail737 : The Concorde, being my top pick. Others include PI's jet fleet, PSA MD-80's and 727's, Air Cal 737's and MD-80's, Sunworld DC-9-10's and 737-300's, Tr
66 Airdude66 : Awe Man........... You mean Northwest already brought back the DC-9? That was my cchoice.... Total bummer!
67 DeltaRules : My list, in order of preference: -L-1011 -727 -Concorde -DC-10 -DC-9 (more than just NW) -F-100 -EMB-120. DeltaRules
68 Cancidas : 1) concorde 2) concorde 3) concorde 4) B727-200 5) L1011 6) DC-10-10/-30
69 Bubbinski : Someone mentioned PSA....I'd love to see the smiley planes come back. And I'd enjoy seeing the 747 back on lots of U.S. domestic routes (I know, not e
70 Francoflier : + XB-70... Boy, they never got time to invent a paint that could stick to it... + Coronado's... Would've loved to know more about them... + An 22, +
71 Thrust : Ah yes, I would love the Concorde back too, forgot to include that on my list...how many people wouldn't want this beautiful bird of godlike speed in
72 Thrust : Who would like the A310s to return?
73 Post contains images A340600 : CONCORDE Sam
74 Aloha717200 : 727 absolutely Concorde 747 classics Convair CV990 Caravelle DH Comet 707 DC-8-60 series! Yeah! Boeing 377 Boeing 2707 (never built but still) Lockhee
75 Paddy : I think it would be great to start an airline of restored classics that fly to select destinations throughout the US and Carribean. Some of the featur
76 Pouyazad : I like to see these planes flying again: VC-10 Tu-114 Dornier huge flying boat
77 Panam64 : The 707, 747SP and the L1011....and the DC-8 the classics.
78 Aa61hvy : The 747SP and the Concorde
79 Post contains images Psa53 : My two normal picks- PSA727 and AirCal MD-80 Looks like a lot of people want the 727 back. Beautiful lady.Wonder if Boeing talking 727-300 twin-jet.
80 Post contains images Aloha717200 : I thought for sure I had written the L-1011, DC-10, and MD-11 into my last post! So, count those in too. Especially the L-1011, which takes the #2 sp
81 Post contains links and images VHTAE : Qantas A300B4-203's (Ex:TAA, Australian). Especially VH-TAE. View Large View MediumPhoto © Clive Dyball View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank
82 Thrust : Actually the 727-300, Psa53, well, Boeing launched the 727-300 project in the late 1970s. The result was the Boeing 757. The 757 was intended as a 727
83 Post contains links AirportGuy1971 : I would Love to see this beautiful bird back in the skies. http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/search/photo_search.php?id=00000191 The 7
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