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User currently offlineQantas777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 484 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4053 times:

I was looking out of my window here in Atlanta and started to think of what type of plane do I think looks really good. I must say I enjoy the 747-400 and the Airbus A320-200. However, I do not see many of those in ATL but its a treat to see them sometimes.

PS I cant wait to see the 764 in October fly over!!!

What are your favourites?

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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

The 744. Best looking plane ever. The 742's also look nice, actually, all 747's look really great, except for the SP's. My runners up would have to be the 777, MD-11, DC-10, and A300/A310.

User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3922 times:

747-400 the best! Especially in United! The 747-200 looks awesome too! After 30 years, many people still look in awe when they see a 747.

Rgds,

(The best plane ever) B744


User currently offlineVincent32 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3909 times:

In general I like the wat that the 737 looks, but I think that it's too short and fat. But I think that the 757 is one of the sleekest looking aircrafts flying. It has a long narrow body that makes it look like a bullet.

User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3905 times:

Definitely the 747...  

The Concorde's also a great looking aircraft... (and the easiest to draw for my art class) hopefully we'll see it's beauty in use again.


User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3901 times:

The MD-11 looks too long.


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The 747SP is too short.


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The DC-10 is just right.


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User currently offlineKing767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3891 times:

1st place: L1011-500
2end place: 767-200
3rd place:777
Honorable Mentions:A300,A310,A330,MD-80,MD-90,737,Sabb340,747,757, 737,727.


User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3891 times:

Definitely 727-200. My other favorites are DC-10-30, 757-200 and classic 707!!


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User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3886 times:

To find out my answer to this question, please highlight below:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/267237/

Tupolev154B2


User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3886 times:


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I don't think any aircraft in the world could look more impressive than this plane. AWESOME!!


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MAN I LOVE THAT PLANE!!!

Best Regards,

B744






User currently offlineB-787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 273 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3879 times:

THE MD-11 IS SEXY!!!!!!!!


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User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3865 times:

I'll never forget the first time I saw a 747 at the age of 12! I was on a school trip to Caracas, and we had a stopover at Curaçao. I remember my best friend and I were doing what two little boys do, just going here and there in the airport. When we got to the viewing area, we were suddenly stopped dead in our tracks by the fierce sight of a KLM 747 parked directly in front of the viewing glass. We were directly in front of the nose, as we gazed in awe over the length and ferocity of the beast. It was breathtakingly beautiful with all those curves, that huge wing, the huge nose high off the ground. It kicked so much ass, it even had cabins upstairs! We just looked at each other and said "WOW!!" It looked so monstruous parked next to our little ALM aircraft (it was probably an MD82). We imagined all the places this 747 probably flew to, and made plans one day to visit these places on just such an aircraft!

When I called 2 days ago, I asked if he remembered the time we encountered the KLM 747, and he said, everytime he travels somewhere far, like in Europe, he always remembers that day, and the plans we made.

Well, anyway, just a little background history on why the 747 is my favorite, especially the 400 series.


User currently offlineUALfa@jfk From United States of America, joined May 2000, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3860 times:

I LOVE the DC10 and MD11.

I hate to see them leave passenger service. Please do you have to go?

 


User currently offlineCarioca Canuck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3861 times:

As I am a regular planespotter here at YYC on the weekends, I have probably seen them all.

The one plane that has "always" struck me as the most esthetically pleasing is the Airbus A340-300 as operated by Air Canada.

It has the most beautiful lines and always seems to look like it is gracefully floating in the air on final approach.....rather than working to stay aloft like some other aircraft.


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3847 times:

The L1011 with the "frisbee" fairing under the #2 engine inlet is dewfinitely my favorite.
Among those, the -500 looks best to me - although it may appear to some as kind of stubbby, it really looks powerful with its 3 engines, long span and relatively short body. A real powerhouse.



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User currently offlineEricmetallica From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3834 times:

The Do-328


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Look at this beauty


User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3837 times:

The L1011-500 is beautiful!!


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User currently offlineAAtripleseven From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3829 times:

The new 767-400 has won me over. The swept wings are great additions to an already attractive aircraft.

User currently offlineCopper1 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3828 times:

The King of Kings... DC-10.


Copper1


User currently offlinePeter From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3811 times:

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User currently offlineGreeneyes53787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

B-757.

But to fly on one? Yuck!

A B-767 is kind of fat, but they are wonderful to fly on..for a Boeing (They are all too loud inside).

GE


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5583 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3811 times:

1. The Connie- gotta be the sexiest-looking passenger aircraft built;


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2. The Comet- clean, elegant, audacious;


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3. The Caravelle- French design at its best;


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4. DC-9- especially when viewed from below, in front of it, as it climbs from takeoff.


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User currently offlineRafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3798 times:

What about the VC10?

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4802 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

I didn't pick my nickname on this board for no reason   The DC-10 really looked great in CP colours - and still does in any livery.


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User currently offlineSIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3793 times:

I think the best one is B744

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followed by the A343...

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25 DL727-200adv : Here are my votes for top 10 best looking 1. 727-200 2. 747-400 3. 767-400 4. 777-300 5. A340-300 6. 737-800 7. 757-200 8. A320 9. MD-88 10. DC-10-30
26 Post contains links and images L1011Ken : My entry in the "civilian" category: Click for large versionPhoto © Lawrence Feir / Lawrence Feir Aviation Photography -duh (my screenname) My en
27 ZRH : I love the A 330-200 with its bigger wingspan than length of the fuslage. It looks so gracefull. The MD 11 looks also very good. In general I like all
28 Post contains links and images Airmale : for me its the.... Click for large versionPhoto © Chris Liao Click for large versionPhoto © Alexander Jonsson
29 AussieERJ145 : The DC-3 does it for me. Lockheed L1049 Constelation. Emberer ERJ Boeing 757-200 Douglas DC10-30 Airbus A340 Pretty planes all!
30 Post contains links and images Gerardo : If I may add my candidates: - US Airways A330-300 - Lan Chile A340-300 And still to come: - British Midland A330-200 and of course - Edelweiss A330-20
31 Post contains links and images EyeSky : This is, without a doubt, the sexiest looking aircraft I have ever seen .... Click for large versionPhoto © Mel Lawrence Click for large versionP
32 Post contains images Starship : My vote is with EyeSky on this - definately the VC10 Second vote goes to the 727-200 and third to the MD-11, which is cool
33 Westjet_737 : That would have to be the: 747-400, A330 & L1011 (I love that "S Shaped" engine duct) Westjet_737
34 Mx5_boy : Definitely the Tupolev Tu 144. The most stunning aircraft ever built. *drool* *drool* mb
35 Post contains links and images Apuneger : My favourites: 1. Boeing 737-200 2. Boeing 767-300ER (especially the one from Citybird, a Belgian carriar, in the green livery). Click for large versi
36 Laserjet : There's lots of great looking aircraft: My Picks are; 1. Tristar (any version). 2. Concorde. 3. MD-11. 4. 747-400. 5. 707
37 Dc9Fixer : I gotta go with ::: Dc-9 10,50 Md-87 B717 B757
38 Montenegro : My vote goes to Airbus A330/200, elegant, high, proportional a real airplane. After that B777, majestic. Savo, Salerno, ITALIA
39 Na : 747-400 by far Concorde holds second place
40 Post contains links and images AirCanadaSFO : I happen to think that the finest commercial aircraft flying the skies today also happens to be the best looking. So graceful and majestic. It appears
41 Jaysit : Currently flying and in production? The 747-400, of course ! In any livery ! Followed by the A330-200 and the 777-200ER (I am a recent convert to the
42 Trintocan : Definitely the L-1011-500. Its classic trijet layout is stunning. I have admired it ever since it came to POS with BWIA. It would be sad to see them g
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