VirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14 Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2127 times:
I've been a little confused on the type of aircraft I took last year on Northwest... the only thing I remember was the engines were on TOP of the wing... I could see them (right next to my window) and definitely HEAR them (I went almost deaf for a day) What type of aircraft is this? (So I don't get seated by the engine again!) Thanks!!!
VirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1992 times:
I think you're right We're Nuts.... I asked my family and they told me that we were in the back (I'm so used to flying on the wing)... and I looked at a DC-9, so I think we have a winner! Geez, I feel stupid... but I took this flight before I got involved with aviation. Thank you all! (I just LOVE this site! )
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3229 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1916 times:
Although extinct now, the VFW-Fokker VFW-614 from 1971 did feature two turbofan engines mounted atop the wings. This small plane was the original regional jetliner (along with the Yak-40 behind the Iron Curtain) but suffered in sales due to the oil crisis; only 19 in all were built up to 1978. They were flown by Cimber Air of Denmark and Air Alsace of France and later by the Luftwaffe of Germany as executive transports.