ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4528 posts, RR: 25 Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9562 times:
Quoting Beech19 (Reply 11): What is the first aircraft that comes to mind when i say Boeing 717?
The tanker, baby.
Quoting Beech19 (Reply 11): Oh i'm sorry... considering those aircraft have NEVER been flown in this part of the world and i have no interest in commercial prop-jobs doesn't mean i know nothing about aviation history.
There's no excuse. It never flew in the part of the world I am from either (Australia) and yet somehow it went into my memory.
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
DHHornet From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 252 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9539 times:
Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 13): Quoting Beech19 (Reply 11):
Oh i'm sorry... considering those aircraft have NEVER been flown in this part of the world and i have no interest in commercial prop-jobs doesn't mean i know nothing about aviation history
A place called Canada is on the same bit of the world as the US of A!
Beech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4 Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9515 times:
Quoting DHHornet (Reply 12): I call it the H.S 748 as most were sold under that banner.
You may call it whatever you wish. It is what it is. lol
If you are interested... the Boeing 717-100 was the proper designation for the airframe used for building KC-135 Stratotankers as they are shorter and have a thinner(oval) fuselage than the 707(circular) counterparts used in the AWACS and JSTARS ect.
They renamed the MD-95 to the 717-200 in honor of the old frame.
Most often, the first thing people would think of when they saw 717 is the MD-95 thingy.
But in my circle since my dad flew on -135's for almost 30 years i think of that when i hear 717 first.
Just like you guys think of the BAe748 and i think of the Boeing 747-8 (being 2 miles from the main plant).
Its all relavant. Obviously i wasn't the only one who assumed you were talking about the 747-8. We were just among the fiew who actually posted.
PS- The pic that DHHornet posted does make it look very graceful. No disrespect.
TristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3713 posts, RR: 34 Reply 24, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 8940 times:
The HS 748 is alive and well at ARN. West Air fly the post in and out every night. There is usually one parked on the Southern Cargo ramp all day. When I get to work at 0520 in the morning I usually drive past the last post flight taxying out for departure. We get loads of ATP here as well.
25 DHHornet: Make the most of it. Now Emerald are gone. I really have missed the things when I do night shift at BRS. Not so long ago a DC-3 would pick-up the odd
26 AirbusA6: If you call the ATP a 748NG, then it's got a few more years to go! Having said that, ATPs are thin on the ground, as not many were sold...
27 Baroque: And a little to the NNW, Bouraq flew them on CGK Bandung, Bandung Yogya, Surabaya to Ujung Pandang. They had a problem with climb and descent rates i
28 ZRHnerd: Congratulations, you've just made me laugh
29 BigOrange: That's the trouble with yanks, they don't know anything about an aircraft if it was never operated in their skies Are there any passenger 748's (the
30 CPairDC10: This will be a shame as a kid a long long time ago a freind of the family was a supervisor at good old Woodford where the old bird used to built i wa
31 EI321: Not really. In fact there is no such thing as a Boeing aircraft known officially as a '748', wheras '748' is indeed the official name of the Hawker S
32 Asturias: You are joking, of course. Regardless, I always write B741 for the Boeing 747-100, because I can't be bothered with the long form. I doubt many can b