Qantas777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 484 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4198 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!!!
Vincent32 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4054 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.
Hepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4010 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.
TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4697 posts, RR: 41
Reply 14, posted (14 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3992 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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