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If You Could Fly One Plane, Which One?  
User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

Here's one for you all!

If you could be at the controls of just one aircraft in your life, whether you fly professionally or not, which one would it be and why?

For me it would be the 747-400. Just being at the controls of the sheer massive size of such a machine would be incredible to me. There is something contradictive to me about 400 plus tons of a machine that flies. It's an easy choice for me since I have loved the 747 for pretty much my entire life.

What about you? Remember! You can only choose one! And tell why. Enjoy!

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User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

I would pick a Cessna 172.

I have been waiting and waiting since october, this is a newfound obsession for me, to learn how to fly.

I will be flying home next tuesday and hope to start my training soon after that.

Sure, I could say I want to fly a 747 or a 777 but right now, the only plane i'd like to get my hands on is the sweet little cessna 172 I will be learning on this summer.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

IL-62

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Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4785 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

Turbojet-powered Boeing 707.

User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

for me the plane would be the P-51D, it always been one of my favourites.

User currently offlineJuanchito From Guatemala, joined Nov 2000, 1189 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

I would fly my favorite the 747-400

juanchito



Chapin de corazon.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

Either a Curtiss Jenny or a Eaglerock.


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User currently offlineTurbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1510 times:

Does it really matter?

I mean: my goal would be to fly an airplane. Full stop. Maybe I could say I'd like a jet rather than a prop, maybe a huge bird rather than a smaller one. Maybe supersonic.
I love the simplicity of a Cessna. I love the massivity of a 744. I very much love most the shape of an M11. The "fatty" 732, and the stretched 753, 764, 773, 321, 346. I love the music of JT8D turbines. And the symphony of Concorde's after-burners.

Who minds? What I'd love is to get my license and fly by myself.

That's what matters.

Best turbulences


User currently offlineApuneger From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 3032 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1499 times:

I guess I'd like to fly a 777, mainly because of its flightdeck.

Ivan



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1492 times:

I'd pick the F-15E...


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Right now I'm stuck with Cessna 172s though...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1489 times:

The choice is easy, the A380  Smile.

GOT



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User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1384 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1487 times:

AN F-15!


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User currently offlineTan flyr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1909 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

1. Early Military...B-17
2. Early Commercial CV-990
3. Mid-Commercial B-727
4. Mid-Military B-36
5. Latest Commercial B-777
6. Latest Military B-2


User currently offlineJared From United States of America, joined May 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

That's more than one  Smile

User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

Military - DH Mosquito
Early commercial - BOAC Comet 4
Late commercial - 777

OK, this is more than one too. And the one is Concorde.


User currently offlineNWA ARJ From United States of America, joined May 2001, 547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

Right now since I do not fly that much would have to be the ARJ. It looks nice and is not too big or small. And i also watch them fly over my house everyday. I like the way it looks.



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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

Any airliner! You can not be picky in this industry!
Iain


User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2460 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

777-300
767


User currently offlineFedExHeavy From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 226 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning! Smile/happy/getting dizzy!!!!!!!!!!
My favorite plane of all time!
Have a nice day!!!!
FedExHeavy



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