Boeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2142 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?
Velocityair From United States of America, joined May 2000, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2068 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
JWM AIRTRANS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2045 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.
I also, like any commercial aviation lover, love seeing special paint schemes, even if they are as ugly as hell.
FlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2026 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.
Ryaneverest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2024 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!
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8379 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2023 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.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1101 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (15 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1981 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.