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What's Your Favorite Plane To Spot?  
User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2496 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 (16 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2422 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      


User currently offlineRotate777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (16 years 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

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


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (16 years 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2404 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!


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User currently offlineF-WWKH From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (16 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

B727s - definitely !
Also B737-200s.

User currently offlineJWM AIRTRANS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (16 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2399 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

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 (16 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2393 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: 1
Reply 7, posted (16 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2380 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 (16 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2378 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, 8657 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (16 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2377 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
User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (16 years 1 week ago) and read 2371 times:

Yeah, CLK is great for 747-400 spotting.

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11589 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (16 years 1 week ago) and read 2371 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.

Who wants to drive a Nissan, if he can have an Alfa Romeo? Mr B.Oring!

User currently offlineAA737-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (16 years 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2360 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.

User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (16 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2349 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 onlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1479 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (16 years 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2336 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.

Kittens Give Morbo Gas
User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (16 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2335 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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