AnsettB727 From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 227 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1739 times:
Did any of you also have the experience of travelling to another part of the world, and discovering aircraft you'd never seen before?
On my third trip to Europe, I flew a BA 757 from LHR to TXL. We'd never seen a B757 in Australia before, so the whole concept of a really long narrow body was really bizarre! The "Tall Lady" is now one of my favourite a/c, and I've flown her many times in Europe and in the States.
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2025 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1652 times:
Back in 1967, when I was 7, I was living in India. Back in the US, I had never seen a Fokker F-27 Friendship (or its US equivalent, the FH-227). I took a flight from Bombay to Udaipur (Rajastan) aboard an Indian Airlines F-27 - what an experience! With the fuselage so low to the ground, I was amazed how fast an airplane could travel. The unobstructed views from the large windows afforded me spectacular vistas of the northern Indian countryside, as well as the unique opportunity to watch the main gear retract and lower. This propliner was clearly different from the DC-8s and 707s to which I had become accustomed!
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery