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What's Your Favorite Plane To Spot?  
User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

I guess mine would have to be the 747. A lot of people this site must like photographing the 747, considering that 1 of every 6.9 photos on this website is a 747. Anyway, I guess that's why they say the 747 is the most well-known airplane in the world. What's your favorite plane to spot?


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User currently offlineVelocityair From United States of America, joined May 2000, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

first thing ...
the most well known airplane thing came from the fact that is the only commercial airliner that has the double deck (that ends... i know if i just put double deck, some A3XX lover will come along, anyways). plus it is the main airplane depicted in movies. MI2, AirForceOne, Airplane etc. name a terrorist movie-- DieHard2. ok ...

back to the spotting ... i like anything with 2+ jet engines, 2 wings, a tail section and is painted anything non-military ... that just about covers all commercial aviation except for props      

Peace


User currently offlineRotate777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

I like to spot the 777 and Airbus A330/340 type aircrafts.

Rotate777


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 23 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

It depends: every A330/A340, MD11 or B747 or any widebody in a special livery or any special visitor at ZRH.

I remember, that I needed four weeks to get finally the A332 of Monarch (bad weather, delay, ...), but it was worth waiting for it!

Regards
Gerardo
http://fly.to/zrh



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User currently offlineF-WWKH From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

B727s - definitely !
Also B737-200s.


User currently offlineJWM AIRTRANS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

I don't really think the aircraft matters to me, but rather the airline. When I landed in Beijing a month ago, I was in awe, because I was only used to seeing European and US airlines with mostly smaller planes, but in China, I saw all of tehse new airlines (some I have never heard of) and huge aircraft, 777, 767, 747.

Jack M

PS
I also, like any commercial aviation lover, love seeing special paint schemes, even if they are as ugly as hell.


User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

747 NO QUESTION asked!!!!!!!!! Especially 747-400!!!!!
 



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User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

747-400, all airlines. That stretched upper deck makes it look as if the top deck was meant to be. It's a lovely aircraft in all aspects with winglets and a surface area so big for special paint schemes.

User currently offlineRyaneverest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

If you guys like 747-400s, why don't you have a trip to Hong Kong and stay there for one afternoon. You're gonna be crazy -- a big pile of airlines fly 747-400s and its freighter constituent to Hong Kong, including AF, BA, JL, CX, 5Y, AN, QF, TG, PR, NH, CA, CI, CP, UA, LH, KL, ... .... wow!  

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8195 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (14 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

747, 727, anything unusual (111, Caravelle, Ruskies, that kind of thing). Concordes always look great and make a big noise which is cool. But like someone said above, if it has wings and a tail and jets and isn't military, then I'm into it.


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User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (14 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 1758 times:

Yeah, CLK is great for 747-400 spotting.

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (14 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 1758 times:

1. the 747




and far behind

2. every plane with more than two engines and everything rare (type or airline)



and far behind

3. all two-engined planes (okay, the 777 is not bad). Boring 737 or A320s only when in an exotic paintscheme. Only one in 50 pictures I shoot is a commuter-plane.



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User currently offlineAA737-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 7 months 13 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

It's definitely the A340. While I was in Toronto, I had this right outside my room overlooking Pearson International. Most beautiful aircraft I have ever seen.
AA737-800


User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (14 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

The 747, without question! This goes for all variants, though I like the -400 and -300 the best, because of the winglets(the -400, of course) and the stretched upper decks.

The MD-11, A340, A330 and the 777 are not far behind. Also any plane with outstanding or rare color schemes.


User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

Pick a plane, any plane- I get a kick just going to the airport and watching them come and go. I really couldn't care less what types they are.


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User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1100 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (14 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

Mine would be any variant of the Boeing 767. I love the way the wheels out back perch forward after rotation and upon retraction for landing. It makes it look really neat. Also, I love how the 767s use so little distance for takeoffs. Sometimes a domestic 1-2 hr flight uses so little takeoff distance, it really soars high into the sky.


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