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Biggest And Smallest Planes You Have Flown  
User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7156 times:

Question speaks for itself. The biggest plane I've flown is the 777, the smallest is a small Piper Dakota. If you like to go even smaller, I've also flown a glider. What is the biggest plane you have ever flown? What is the smallest plane you've ever flown? Please share your experiences as well as your answers, I am open to more than just the answers.

--Thrust


Fly one thing; Fly it well
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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7136 times:

Biggest: AA 772
Smallest (airliner): Continental Express & SkyWest EMB-120

I've also flown on several Cessnas and Beechcrafts, but I can't remember the models.



"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7133 times:


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The biggest
747-400
capacity 416 pax
KUL-NRT, NRT-LAX, KUL-LHR-KUL (7x), LHR-SIN, BOS-LHR
SIN-CGK-SIN, KUL-PER, SYD-KUL, KUL-MEL-KUL

The smallest
De Havilland Twin Otter (DHT)
capacity 20 pax
MYY-MVZ-MYY

MVZ = Mulu National Park

[Edited 2004-04-07 06:40:22]

User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7115 times:

Biggest is 747-400

Smallest is Dash-8-300



cathay pacific, now you're really flying
User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7110 times:

Smallest: Mesaba Aviation Avro RJ85 DTW-CLE
Largest: United Airlines 777-200 ORD-LAX-ORD or MD-11 ATL-MCO


User currently offlineSevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1146 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7109 times:

Smallest: cessna 152
Largest: B747-400

Regards,

SevenHeavy




So long 701, it was nice knowing you.
User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7101 times:

BTW, my 777 flight was AA from BOS-LHR, and then again a week later LHR-JFK.

Thanks for the responses so far. Am hopeful more will come.


Brgds,
Thrust



Fly one thing; Fly it well
User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7099 times:

Shouldn't the question be

Biggest And Smallest Planes You Have Flown With

... or else only pilots can answer the original question.


User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2686 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7091 times:

KEno, (either or)  Big grin


Fly one thing; Fly it well
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7090 times:

Smallest: Airbus 319 UA IAD-DEN
Largest: Boeng 757 UA DEN-LGA

 Sad

DLKAPA


User currently offlineA380900 From France, joined Dec 2003, 1091 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7076 times:

747-400 / Cessna 152

User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7055 times:

Biggest: B747-400

Smallest: Hawaii Tours Helicopter, Hilo, Hawaii (if that doesn't count, then a Cessna)

-A330Fan1


User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1368 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7044 times:

Biggest: 744 (not at controls)
Smallest: Luscombe 8, Grob 104 (I flew)


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7025 times:

smallest......a homebuilt biwing when I was 7; not sure what it was called
largest.......C-5 Galaxy



Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6982 times:

Biggest - 747-200
Smallest - DC9-30



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User currently offlineBd1959 From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6964 times:

Biggest: 747-400 (BA, QF, SQ)
Smaller: Piper Warrior II (I flew)


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6953 times:

Smallest: Piper Cub

Largest: B747-400


User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4427 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6944 times:

Biggest airliner:

Boeing 757-200

EDIT: Whoops, I just remembered, I flew an L-1011 as a little kid, but i barely remember. My first flight though.


Smallest airliner:

Boeing 737-300


Smallest GA aircraft:

Cessna 152



Smallest plane:

That little paper airplane I made in 3rd grade that was 3 inches long. Well, it flew..

[Edited 2004-04-07 10:04:57]

User currently offlineAirdolomiti From Germany, joined May 2003, 686 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6924 times:

Smallest: Cessna 152, Robin DR400

Biggest: 747-400

They were all equally enjoyable experiences  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1745 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6921 times:

Biggest : 747-400.

Smallest :EMB 120



Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.
User currently offlineLionel From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 391 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6920 times:

Biggest airliner:

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Longest airliner:

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Smallest airliner:

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Smallest GA aircraft:

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User currently offlineVSGirl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6922 times:

Biggest - Boeing 747 series 400

Smallest - Fokker 27

Kimberly.


User currently offlineUbcaviation From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6912 times:

Biggest: 747-400
Smallest: Cessna 150 (I flew)


User currently offlineMerC From Sweden, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6910 times:

Biggest: Airbus A330-343X

Smallest: Some small Cessna



It's Scandinavian
User currently offlineSpotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6910 times:

Biggest: A300B2 in 1994
Smallest: Duo Discus glider.... 2004

Smallest commercial was a Dash8-300


25 Post contains links and images NoelG : Biggest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Tony Woof Smallest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Aaron Lupton - AirTeamImages Soon to be biggest: Vi
26 N754pr : 747-400 and the YS-11
27 Post contains links and images Chepos : Biggest:It's between a Delta L-1011 View Large View MediumPhoto © Stuart Haigh and a AA DC-10-10 View Large View MediumPhoto © Ken Rose Smal
28 RareBear : Largest: Lockheed C-5B Galaxy Flew from Dayton, OH to Dobbins AFB, GA after attending the Dayton Airshow. Great flight thanks to a great crew from Dov
29 Post contains links and images Airbazar : Biggest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Oliver Brunke Smallest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Dmitry Kudryn
30 BNA : IC - HS-748 AI - 747
31 Horus : Largest: British Airways (BA) B747-400 LHR-CAI-LHR Smallest: Egyptair (MS) B737-500 CAI-ALY-CAI
32 Andz : Biggest: 747-400 (Qantas, SAA, BA) 777 (AA) A340-600 (SAA) Smallest: Beech Baron 55
33 Ckfred : Bigest is a tie between DC-10-10 and L-1011-1. Smallest commercial plane is DC-3. Smallest plane is a Ryan ST.
34 Post contains images PHLBOS : In terms of commercial airliners, the biggest in rode in was a TWA L-1011 back in Feb. 1979. It was a one-way BOS-JFK trip. My father and I picked up
35 Post contains links and images UA 777 : Biggest View Large View MediumPhoto © Konstantin von Wedelstaedt Smallest View Large View MediumPhoto © Paul Kanagie
36 Bofredrik : Biggest: Singapore Airlines 747-400 Smallest: Finnaviation Saab 340
37 Thrust : Actually, please if you will, expand the categories I have requested to the longest and shortest airliners you have ever flown. The ones I have flown
38 Wedgetail737 : Biggest airplane I've flown on were 747-200's of CX and NZ. The smallest airliner I've flown on was on Alpha Air Cessna 402. The smallest plane would
39 RareBear : Ckfred: I flew the Ryan PT-22 at one time. I didn't include it as the smallest since others were physically smaller. It was a neat plane, with the Kin
40 Post contains links and images Scf158 : Biggest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Tzewei Pang Smallest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Carlos A. Morillo Doria
41 LH526 : .. you mean I have flown WITH? It can't be more polarized: B747-430 and Cessna 172 Mario LH526
42 Post contains images Pelican : I have flown with this beauties:
43 Post contains links and images AZO : Biggest was an El Al 747-200 DTW-JFK-TLV and back to DTW. Smallest was either a Cessna 172 out of PTK or some kind of bi-plane years ago that I can't
44 MSYtristar : Biggest: 747-400 (United) Smallest: Jetstream 41 (United Express/ACA) Smallest General Aviation: Cessna 152 (I used to fly those in college) Steve/MSY
45 Post contains links Nlspot2004 : Biggest: 747-400 Smallest: Piper 28 (for a picture see link) http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=50064 http://www.nlspot.com http://www.home.zon
46 Post contains links and images Espion007 : Biggest-some luthansa 747(it was before i was an aviation fan but i can still rememeber it) smallest-well if you count helicopters,ive been in a McDon
47 Broke : Smallest airplane I have flown in - Super Cub - Doing air to air photography of a glider out of a small airport on the edge of the Everglades west of
48 United_Fan : Biggest: UA 777-200 . Smallest: Comutair Beach 1900D . (no flight attendant or restroom)
49 Post contains images BMAbound : So, VSgirl, as an airline pilot, you started flight training in a Fokker 27? That's a pretty spendy PPL. Anyways, C-152 and 747-400 for me (seems to b
50 Post contains links and images ScottishLaddie : Biggest: Canada 3000 A332 C-GGWA. My best, favourite flight ever. Smallest: Piper Archer G-BNGT. I actually flew it! View Large View MediumPhoto ©
51 FlightLover : Largest B747-400 Smallest Cessna 150
52 AA777223ER : Largest: 747-400 Smallest: Cessna 310 Executive
53 Yegger : Largest: B747-400 Smallest: C-152. If you want to count only commercial operators, then the smallest would be the C-402.
54 Duke : Biggest - 747-400, KLM. Smallest that I remember - Fokker 70 or 100, also KLM. My dad told me that we had flown in the former Yugoslavia when I was to
55 KBOS : Biggest: American Airlines 747-200 Smallest: Bar Harbor Cessna 402 Smallest I've flown myself was a Piper Tomahawk
56 Vimanav : Smallest aircraft flown as pilot: ASK-13, Glider Largest aircraft flown as pilot: Cessna 152A Smallest aircraft flown as passenger: DHC6 Largest aircr
57 Freon : Smallest: DHT that was chartered, owned by Cat Cay Island, Bahamas (DIRT RUNWAY, 1000m) Largest: UA B747-400, ORD-SFO, SFO-ORD
58 Post contains links and images Leviticus : Biggest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Chris Sheldon Smallest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Pawel Kierzkowski [epwa_spotters]
59 RockyRacoon : AA DC-10-30 and AE ERJ-145 peace
60 Post contains images Sushka : General Aviation Smallest: Cessna 150, Katana (not sure which one is smaller ) Biggest: Cessna 310Q Airlines Smallest: Emb 120 Biggest: 747-400
61 Raybolt : Cessna 150 (N8116U) B744(N121UA) It's pretty self explanitory which is biggest/smallest I believe.
62 Post contains images N276AASTT : I earned my Private Pilot's license in the Cessna 152 and flew the Japan Airlines 747-300 from Tokyo Narita to Bangkok.
63 United4everDEN : Biggest: UA 744 N194UA Smallest: QX Q400
64 EGGD : Biggest: 747-400/A340-600 Smallest: ERJ145/Fokker 50 (Commercial).
65 Swanhunter : Largest: 747-400's of BA,SQ,CX,QF,NH,MH,UA,KL,TG Smallest: Cessna Caravan of Tropic Air (Belize)
66 Post contains links and images AATripleseven : View Large View MediumPhoto © Paul Langfermann - The Art of Flying Photos View Large View MediumPhoto © Michael F. McLaughlin
67 Vatveng : Biggest: United DC-10 in the early-1980s. Center aisle, got to listen to ATC. Smallest: Dash-8, once on United Express 2003, once on USAirways Express
68 Pouyazad : Biggest: B747-200 Iran Air Smallest: A319 Easyjet
69 YEGspotter : Biggest: B747-100 - Wardair Canada Smallest: Cessna 180 with floats (wilderness adventure)
70 Skymileman : Biggest: 767-400ER with Delta Smallest (Airliner): Fairchild Metro III with Horizon Air Smallest: Bellanca Citabria 7KCAB
71 Post contains links and images Brubiac : biggest: Sabena 747-329SCD OO-SGC View Large View MediumPhoto © JetPix smallest: Cessna 152F II OO-HVB View Large View MediumPhoto © Sven De
72 Post contains links and images Planemannyc : Biggest: Boeing 747-400 on Singapore Airlines JFK-FRA-SIN, SIN-AMS-EWR British Airways JFK-LHR, LHR-JFK United Airlines LAX-NRT-SIN, SIN-NRT-LAX Virig
73 Copaair737 : Biggest plane: 747-400 NW: GUM-NRT SQ: SFO-HKG-SIN VS: SFO-LHR NZ: LAX-AKL AF: SFO-CDG Smallest plane: EMB-120 and Saab 340 EMB: UAX MOD-SFO UAX SMF-S
74 Post contains links and images Srbmod : GA a/c: Smallest and Largest: New Standard Biplane: View Large View MediumPhoto © Bob Logan Commerical a/c: Smallest: Ford 5-AT Trimotor: Largest
75 N312RC : Biggest: 747-200 Smallest: Cessna 172
76 Navairjax : Biggest: 744 (NH, UA) Smallest: EMB 120 (Skywest)
77 NIKV69 : Biggest - 747 Smallest - Piper Tomahawk
78 Capitol8s : Largest: 747-400 Northwest Airlines DTW-AMS Smallest: EMB-110 Imperial Airlines LAX-SBP
79 Post contains images FoxBravo : LOL, BMAbound, I noticed the same thing about VSGirl. Suspicious? Hmm... Anyway, the biggest I have flown on was the 747-400, on many occasions, and t
80 BlackBox : Largest: 747-400 (numerous times) Smallest: Piper Saratoga (numerous times - was my father's plane)
81 Post contains links and images Sk945 : Largest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Peter Tancred Smallest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Joakim Ewenson
82 Post contains links and images SJU767 : Biggest View Large View MediumPhoto © Gerhard Plomitzer Smallest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark Kopczak
83 Lt-AWACS : Smallest The Cessna 152 and T-37 Biggest Pan Am 747-100 Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns, Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate
84 L.1011 : Lufthansa 747-200 BOS-FRA October 1990 Cessna 172 Plymouth, MA-Plymouth, MA July 2002
85 AA623BDLSJU : Biggest: March 2000 QF LAX-SYD 744 Smallest: January 2001 US HVN-PHL-DCA DH8
86 Deltajax : Airlines: Biggest- Delta 767 Smallest- Skywest EMB-120 General Aviation: Biggest- Piper Cherokee Six PA-32 Smallest- Cessna 172P
87 MERSPACE : Biggest---747-400 several airlines Smallest---Cessna 120 Bozeman , Montana, 1948
88 Post contains links and images Saleem : Biggest View Large View MediumPhoto © TriplET Smallest View Large View MediumPhoto © Syed Nooman Naqvi
89 Emmett99 : I believe the small was a toss-up between a Cessna 182 and a Schweizer sailplane. The biggest is a KLM 747-400 for a test flight before delivery.
90 Post contains links and images AirSean : Biggest View Large View MediumPhoto © Kevin Cadd Smallest View Large View MediumPhoto © Craig Murray
91 Post contains links and images KjBersas : That would be these two, actual reg's too http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=21225 http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=40786 or http://ww
92 ArmitageShanks : Biggest would be BA 747, and smallest would be a Piper Cub.
93 BFR : Biggest: Qantas 744 Smallest: UsAir B1900
94 BigOrange : Biggest for me is a Boeing 747, the first being N601BN of Brannif hence the username. Smallest was a Dragon Rapide, taxiing out at MAN in front of an
95 Mpoellot : Biggest: 744s on LH and KL Smallest: Beech 35 Bonanza
96 DeltaRules : Biggest: 747-400 Smallest: Piper Cub (gen. aviation), Jetstream 31 (commercial) DeltaRules
97 FlightLover : Biggest: 747-400 Smallest: Cessna 150 (gen. aviation), YAK 40 (commercial)
98 Post contains links and images Worldperks : Biggest -- KLM 747-306 / DTW-AMS Smallest -- Altair Beech 99 / PHL-MDT-IPT View Large View MediumPhoto © Frank C. Duarte Jr. TWA Express J 31 / STL-C
99 Post contains images Arcano : I still wait for the chance to fly a 747...
100 Biggles20 : Hello All, Biggest: B747-400 (SQ, KLM) Smallest (non-GA): ATR-72 (Lao Aviation) Smallest GA: Grob Tutor/Scottish Aviation Bulldog Even smaller if you
101 SkyTeam7488 : Biggest 777-200 UA MIA-SFO Jul 1998 Smallest A320 UA RSW-ORD Jul 2003
102 Post contains images Bustaphil : Now I let you choose which AC I prefer more! Cheers from Austria
103 Pera : The biggest one is a Boeing 767-383/ER (CPH-EWR in the early 90's) http://www.airliners.net/open.file/541258/M/ And the smalles one is British Aerospa
104 Post contains images F-WWKH : B747-400 & Dornier 228 in airline service For pleasure flight even an Antonov 2
105 Bustaphil : @ Pera just go here and read through http://www.airliners.net/discussions/help.main?open=new cheers
106 Post contains images SV747-468 : The Biggest is a Boeing 747 The Smallest I think the Piper Archer it was......
107 Post contains images Cospn : Operating from SPN Scheduled Services: NW 747-200 HD, Freedom Air Cherokee Six.. Also Flew in a 2 Man Motorized Parachute near LAS then drove to the A
108 Post contains links and images PHX Flyer : Largest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Brian Bartlett Smallest: View Large View MediumPhoto © ARN Photography - Joakim Ewenson
109 Post contains links and images Jutes85 : Largest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Charles Falk Smallest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Gilad Goren
110 Post contains links and images KaiGywer : Biggest August 14th 2002, AMS-DTW View Large View MediumPhoto © Giovanni Verbeeck Smallest non-GA Several times in Norway View Large View MediumP
111 Post contains links and images Homer71 : Biggest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Stephen Boreham C-5 Galaxy (OKO-SUU) Smallest: View Large View MediumPhoto © Johan Ljungdahl DC-9 (a
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