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User currently offlineEGKK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

Hello fellow aviationists  Big thumbs up

Don't you just hate the 747SP?? I do, it looks like a toy plane that kids buy, I saw 3 of them today, SAA, Qantas and Saudi Arabian. They look manky!!!

EGKK

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User currently offlineVAMBRIDGE From South Africa, joined Apr 2001, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

I disagree!!!!! The 747 SP was for long the queen of the very long haul routes. It has for that reason alone a romantic air about it. The appearance of the a/c to me is fine, and have you noticed the difference in engine sound those P&W JT9D 7FN engines makes to other "classic" 747'S?

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3131 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1125 times:
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Some aircraft are too short or too long--usually a matter of proportions. I agree with you about the SP. The A319 and the 737-600 are also too short. "Manky," I suppose. The 757-300 and especially 777-300 look too long in relation to the height of their tails. Just my opinion.

User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

What the heck does "manky" mean?


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User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1093 times:

Lindy,

Do you think the 340-600 is too long? i personally think it looks great and can't wait to see it flying.



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineEGKK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1069 times:

Sorry if i didn't explain about my expressions  Smile Manky is a British word for disgusting. the -600 is too long, the 737-600 should be longer like the 737-500 should be longer.

EGKK


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6672 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

I couldn't disagree with you more!! It's my favorite airplane after the 777-200. I also think the 777-300 and the A340-600 are way too long. The777Man


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User currently offlineEGKK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

Uhhhh...does that mean you agree with me or not????? Confused

User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

I have to disagree with you as I like the 747SP

User currently offlineEGKK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1045 times:

As you can guess, I don't Big grin

User currently offlineA40-TY From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

The 747SP is a superb aircraft, I would have it anytime over most other 'newer' widebodys.


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User currently offlineEGKK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

like the 777?

User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

The 777 is a nice aircraft but I still think that the 747SP is a better aircraft.

User currently offlineCoboeing777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 693 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

but if the 737-600 were any longer it wouldnt be a 737-600 anymore now would it?

User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3678 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

SP rules! I love its looks and performance. If I had to choose between the 777, the 340 and the SP for my private plane, I would choose the SP. It has a more elegant yet strong image.

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3131 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1019 times:
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Jean Leloup,

I haven't yet had a really good look at the A340-600. I just find the tail a little too small for the body length of the 777-300.

What do all the rest of you think of the 737-900?


User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1013 times:

Actually, I completely agree with EGKK. I've always hated the SP. It was a stupid attempt by boeing to build a better version of the 747. Its so short and stubby, looks like a really bad plane. I think airbus is better at shrinking their planes, they don't over do it.

-FSPilot747


User currently offlineMandargb From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1008 times:

In one of the books on airliners (I think "80 years of Civil Aviation") I came across a phrase for 737
FLUF = Fat Little Ugly Fellow!


User currently offlineMandargb From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1008 times:

I have also read somewhere that

The ground staff "tought" that the plane 747-SP is normal 747 and then pulled it so near the gate that it actually touched the passenger bay at that gate.

This is because of its different (short) geometry!


User currently offlineTommy Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 912 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 974 times:

oh, man.....


Being one of the biggest fans of the beautiful 747SP, I must say that i LOVE it!

She's short...She's got power...She's got a temper...She's beutiful...It's a 747SP!

/Tommy Mogren
Editor - www.747sp.com



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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 969 times:

Its one of the best looking planes around.

Take a look at these shots...


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Now tell me you dont like the SP...

LGW


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 949 times:

I love the 747SP its looks elegant and I which I saw more of the beautiful birds.
Beats alot of other aircraft I see.
Scott.


User currently offlineEGKK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 945 times:

FSplilot747:thanks for agreeing with me on this.

LGW: yes I still hate the SP

EGKK


User currently offlineQantasA3XX From Singapore, joined Dec 2000, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 944 times:

U hate the B747SP so what does that got to do with us ?? I love the B747SP its such a classic plane dont you all agree ?


 Smile


User currently offlineEGKK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 944 times:

IT is good to share opinions

25 Post contains images SunAir : I LOVE the 747SP!!! It is not ugly at all...very original shape. It's a big change from all the usual aircraft you see, which is why I'm it's number 1
26 Mr.BA : Hi guys, I love the SPs... it is just different from original 747s. EGKK, you may not like the 747sp, but you need not rate it as a toy? it flies, can
27 Qantas737 : I am sorry mate, but many people as u can see will disagree with you on this one. The 747SP is superb and I prefer the looks of it over any other 747
28 Mr.BA : Qantas737: I agree with you, 100%. Amazing as it is the SP. Really sad to know that it will be retired soon. alvin P/S. I was at Changi to witness the
29 Post contains images QantasA3XX : Qantas737 I agree with u totally . I love to hear the sound of the B747SP RR engines roaring down the runway then rotating into the sky heading to ano
30 QantasA3XX : To me , i love the Boeing 747-200s and B747SP !! Dont forget if there is no B747 classics there is no B747-400 !! :D
31 Lowfareair : Who said that Airbus is better at shrinking planes than Boeing??? Boeing has only done one shrinking with a commercial plane, as they are more with st
32 Post contains images FBU 4EVER! : I agree with you EGKK! The SP is just too short,it looks like a caricature plane,really. Same goes for the 737-600.It is almost as tall as it is long,
33 Brenjoro_QF : I love the QF SPs, God they have some grunt, I Plan my trios just so i can fly the SP
34 Post contains images EGKK : FBU 4 EVER: THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT IS good to know someone agree's with me EGKK
35 Aerosol : The 747SP is also my favourite plane. Some time ago I read that South African (not sure) will try to to break a record which was done by the 747SP. I
36 Notdownnlocked : Most of you kids seem to completely have forgotten or don't know the reason for the 74L!!! Let me ask you this: What other commercial aircraft could r
37 Post contains links and images Zander : I just love the 747SP too. It looks so beautiful with the short and chubby fueslage. To bad there are only a few airlines operating it and that they s
38 Na : The SP is very cute. I really like the Baby-Jumbo. It looks massive and sweet at the same time. Its not as elegant as the B747-400, okay, sure, I agre
39 Turbulence : I'm one of those, Na: I hate short airplanes, or better said, too short in proportion to their diameter... But I don't know how, I happen to LOVE B737
40 Post contains images EGKK : I like the streched one's, I like the A340-600, 757 and the A321 Na: I suppose it is like a Baby Jumbo, I always thought it looked like something that
41 EGKK : lol, I never knew so many people would reply to this in 24 hours! 40 replies already!!!!
42 Post contains links Aerosol : If you think the 747SP is ugly, look at this bird: http://www.aviationpics.com/test/test.htm
43 EGKK : OH MY GOD!!! THAT IS WHAT IT IS!!!!!! I saw one of them at LHR and I wondered what the hell it was!!! Now I know. Thanks Aerosol!! EGKK
44 Dazed767 : I think the SP is a cool looking bird, and you should be so lucky to see 3 differernt ones in the same day.
45 GOT : I think the 747SP is a nice aircraft but I doesn't look good. It's way too short, seems like a toy. For the 736 I think it looks nice when it's so sho
46 Duke : I agree that it is not the most elegant pale around, but its contours are nice, and it's a versatile plane. Since only 45 have been built, it's a rare
47 Post contains images NoUFO : Not surprisingly EGKK's question "Don't you just hate the 747SP??" has caused some protest. To my opinion he is right when he says the SP would look l
48 EGKK : NoUFO: Thanks for agreeing with me, I never knew that I would get so many replys. GOT: Thanks to you too. EGKK
49 Ha2vegas : A rare sight indeed; I was surprised to see one in the boneyard here at LAS...I'll see if I can get the tail nmbr if anyones is interested. As for the
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