Ben88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3 Posted (14 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2145 times:
It would have to be the b747 for me. I remember when I was a young child, anticipating the flight on an Air France 747. I would travel there each summer to visit family. The plane made me feel safe and special, and helped to breed my love for aviation.
Rombac111 From Uruguay, joined Jul 1999, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1887 times:
Hi all ! For me it would be the 732... it is the only aircraft i have flown on and i like it very much... unluckly i have not had the oportunity to fly on a 744 for example... that is the plane i like most on the world i would feel identified with that one See you
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1879 times:
For quite similar reasons it has to be the L-1011 TriStar for me.
My first flight as a six-year old back in 1981 was on board one of those beautiful red-white LTU TriStars from DUS to AGP. For the next ten years, my family always started and ended our vacation on board of a L1011.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
WorldTraveller From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1868 times:
Hi, for me it's the Boeing 747-400 from BA.
My first longhaul flight was on a BA 747-400 from LHR to LAX, and it was just great.
I had a seat on the upper deck and the seats where quite large, even with PTV's (which were not working though).....and this was supposed to be WorldTraveller...and this was a long time ago (about 7 years)!
Well, I guess it was kind of an interim Club World/World Traveller class.
I also had my first cockpit visit on this flight, over the beautiful white landscape of Greenland.
Kuba74 From Poland, joined Mar 2000, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1868 times:
ATR 72 (LOT Polish Airlines SP-LFG) was the first a/c I have ever flown. I often spot this particular plane in my hometown- Poznan as it serves the routes: Warsaw- Poznan- Dusseldorf and Warsaw-Poznan- Copenhagen.
Bbinchi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1864 times:
This is a tough one!
I guess it would have to be the 747-400 simply because I regard it with such awe...it's truly magnificent.
However, I have special fondness for 707s and DC-8s and the L-1011 (which was my first wide-body flight). My first flight was on a DC-9-10, on TW, from CLE to IND so I guess there's a special place in my heart for that airplane too.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4264 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1855 times:
It feels a bit strange to IDENTIFY myself as a human being with an airplane... sometimes when I have put on weight andthink to diet again, I feel like an Airbus 310. When I feel great and energic, I more feel like a 757 or MD-80, and when I'm a bit sluggish, it would be an Airbus 340. I sometimes compare my neighbor, an older graceful -but chainsmoking- woman, with a Boeing 707.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
Airman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 975 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (14 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1845 times:
I think that I would have to say the B-727. It was the first aircraft I flew on with Air Canada. It was my first trip to Florida and I first flew on it from St. John's to Toronto. Then my second was the B-747-200 series. I was in total awe seeing the sise of that aircraft!! I couldn't believe how big it actually was!! WOW
But the first one I would have to idintify with would have to be the De Havalliand comet seeing that it was the pioneer of the Jet Age. It brought us here today!! To bad it was not a comercial sucess, because I like the look of the engines molded into the wings instead of the pods under the wing. Also the Avro C-102 Jetliner was the same way with the engines molded into the wing. To bad nothing came of that one ither!!
Jtb106 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1843 times:
CV880 or L1011.
Great potential, generally well liked by people, some very strong points but hindered by the weaknesses. Not very good with hard nosed competition. Never achieved that potential. Now just too old to fight at all.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1845 times:
I also miss TWA's TriStars. I'm more like a Virgin A340-300 in new colors beacuse I like being diferent and apart from the rest. But when I was a child I related with TWA's 747-200 and Pan Am's 747-200 because I would fly them reguraly with my family JFK-LHR.
Shankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (14 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1838 times:
Never got to fly on one, but it is the first airliner I can re-call seeing, at Heathrow when I was very young.
In the BOAC colour scheme, this aircraft is truely the most graceful airliner ever to fly. Ironic that it was BOAC that crapped on it from a great height and stopped it being the 750 unit airplane it should have been.
Vuelo777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1834 times:
NO DOUBT ABOUT IT FOR ME... IT HAS TO BE THE WHISPERLINER...I JUST LOVE THE TRISTARS SLEEK AND ELEGANT LINES...AN IT WAS ALSO THE FIRST COMMERCIAL AIRLINER I EVER FLEW ON......EVER SINCE I LOVE AVIATION..AND HAVE BEEN LOVING IT FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS
Yaki1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1821 times:
DC-6 wow! I first rode on one transpacific when I was a little kid. I think the airline was called "20th Century" anybody know about them? I also flew on Aereonaves de Mexico from TIJ to MEX. I love the sound of those big round engines, the rare occassions I see one at the airport (Northern Air Cargo) I always drift back to when I was a little kid, and caught the airplane bug.
Teahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (14 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1823 times:
It has to be the MD11! My first long haul flights to Thailand when I was 3 or 4. Those long 13 hour flights on the old Swissair business class with the toilets and a self service snack bar (away from the galley) at the back of. If you did not have a window seat you could look out the small windows on the emergency exit. You would not have crew constantly staring at you the moment you stood up. I used to watch those beautifull lights on the wing flashing. Everytime they flashed you could just see MD11 written on the winglet (It was the old livery and that is since gone) I miss it so much
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
AerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1817 times:
The aircraft that I feel the most strongly about is the McDonnel Douglas MD-80. It was the first airplane I ever flew on. (An American Airlines plane) I remember seeing the cockpit and staring in awe at the instruments. I feel safe aboard it. It feels sturdy and even though the wings wobble a little bit, it feels as solid as any bigger plane. I like the size of it. I often fly into LaGuardia aboard a MD-80 and I feel perfectly confident when the wheels hit the ground and the reversers flare up that that plane is going to land without coming up short at all.
VirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (14 years 6 days ago) and read 1811 times:
Probably the B747. The last 5 flights I took were a B747 and my first flight overseas just recently from JFK to LHR was on a B747. Every time I look in the sky and see either a B747 or I think I see the Virgin Atlantic logo, I always wish I was up in the friendly skies.
Turboprop From Canada, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1808 times:
For me it is the L1011 - Tristar. Flew on it quite a bit in childhood days between Toronto & St. Lucia (caribbean) . Loved flying back than and love it just as much today. The L1011 was flown by BWIA and still flies today.
Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (14 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1807 times:
For me, it would have to be the L-1011. When I was about 6, my family was taking me to Disney World in Florida. We were going from DFW to MCO and we were sitting in a bar and grill eating before our connecting flight at DFW and I saw this awesome plane. To me, it was huge, and I thought it was so neat with the 3rd engine. Well, when we got to the gate, the plane we were to take to MCO was a 767, but that was plenty big for my first time on a wide-body. However, on the return trip from MCO to DFW, I got a big suprise. We came to our gate, but it was one of those gates where you cant really see the planes. Then, I tried looking above the jetway to see the tail and when I did, I was extremely excited to see that #2 inlet. I can remember going in that plane and seeing so many seats and that the configuration was 2-5-2. We had some friends with a girl my age that went to Disney World with us and they flew American and got a 767 to and from DFW. But I could brag about the L-1011 that we got. Next would have to be the 747-400. I love this plane. In fact, I am going to have my first flight on it next month. UAL 747-400, LAX-HKG. Im really excited.