Uclax From United States of America, joined May 2003, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2272 times:
A little quieter in the cabin than DC9s. They have that sense that you feel in DC9s that the handling is really tight, sort of a "sports car" feel. I've always had rapid climb rates on them, making takeoffs fun!
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Btblue From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 632 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2113 times:
I have just come back from a weekend in France (via AMS) and was lucky to fly on 3! as well as an A320-100 (been wanting to do that one) and 739 and 320.
The fokker 100 was really noisy when taking off - you could literally hear the nosewheel speeding up (was sat in seat 1A) but it had some real power accellerating and taking off. I nipped to the back and the noise from the engines are amazing - especially during climb.
One minor thing, I flew back into BHX with KLM and the flight was full - it was really hot too. Don't think the air con is all that. Other than that - nice plane!
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3803 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2067 times:
"Very old planes but they run fine. Suck a lot of gas though......" You must be sucking on some gass too!!! The F100's come from the same generation as A320's, using many of the same avionics, and the engines are also from that time period....
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Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 41
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
Gosh, I loved them... I wish US was still flying them. I flew them PIT-HPN and HPN-PIT a few times... Just loved the ride. Yes, they could be as loud as DC-9s *if* you were sitting in the back, but I think the noise was dramatically lower in the rest of the cabin. I always found the seats comfortable and thought that the air was pretty fresh on them, too.
Rikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1756 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1996 times:
A number of years ago, I flew on the F100's older sibling, the F28. Although this model was about 25 years old, it was VERY nimble, and climb rates incredibly fast. The cabin was noisier, due to the 60's/70's era engines. Manouvering on the ground was very tight, but an F28-1000 series is only about 2/3 the length of its younger sibling.
I am sure the F100 would be a Cadillac compared to the F28 Chevy... LOL