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2 Days To Go..to My First Flight On A 747  
User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

Yes.. 2 days to go on my first flight on a 747-200 combi. Can anyone tell me what to expect. i.e. take-off..landing etc etc. And generally during flight.

p.s. I am not expecting too much from the airline.....PIA that is !!!!!!!!

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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

Dude - nothing personal - but I don't think anyone cares.

User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3330 times:

Just keep in mind you are lucky enough to be flying on a "classic." Savor it.

Lucky you - DIA



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User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

Why be so inordinately rude?



User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

I love the old 747's. takeoff will be a little slower but it is great none the less. enjoy.

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

I apologize if I came across as being rude.

Can anyone tell me what to expect. i.e. take-off..landing etc etc. And generally during flight.

Here is what to expect.

Takeoff : The 4 PW JT9D engines will rev up and produce about 40000lb thrust each and the plane will roll down the runway. At V1 speed, the captain will decide to continue the takeoff and will rotate at Vr speed. Pitch will be around 7 degrees. Rate of climb will depend upon the takeoff weight.

Landing : This depends on whether they are doing a visual or instrument approach.

During flight : The plane will fly. Occasionally, it will pitch, yaw or bank depending on control inputs.



User currently offlineBigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3262 times:

enjoy ur trip--and let us know if it was AP-BAT or AP-BAK--personally i have flown both of these aircraft many times and i think that AP-BAT is a smoother ride all over--try and get the seats upstairs in the hump--those are coach also--much quieter ride!!!!!


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User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

GF-A330,
You are a lucky dog! I've never flown on a 747 of any kind. May I ask which route you are going to be on?

BTW... Don't you just hate it when @$$ holes come in here and make rude comments that nobody wants to hear?

Hank


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6214 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

Have a great flight and enjoy every moment of your flight . Like Delta777-XXX said you are lucky as I have never flown onboard a 747.
Have a wonderful flight , and enjoy your trip.

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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

I gave up counting how many I've flown on !


AF 742C
BA 742/744
CX 742/743/744
PR 744
CP 744
UA 744
NW 742
JL 743/744
TG 743/744
QF 742/743

Fact is it just feel's like any other plane !!

Have a nice flight.



User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

Uhhhh,

Hgkspotter1,

It is not just like any other plane. Does a Fokker F100 feel like a 767? No. A person's first 747 flight is always a special moment for them, well, for most people. Please Hkgspotter1, It's just like any other plane !!!!, STOP making stupid comments on these kind of topics.

GF-A330,

Enjoy your flight! You will love the 747 and you first flight on it!


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

I can't say that I've been on any plane that feels like a different A/C. But, I do know that a lot of people claim that most A/C feel the same.

To me, feeling the way a particular A/C flies is different with every model. It is like flying on the simulators; Every aircraft feels different, there are always different feelings of flight, specific to each A/C, and the same if you are a passenger.

-DIA



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User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

Good Luck! I will probably go on my first 747 flight on the 17th! A UAL 744


Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineAlee From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 63 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

You nEED A window seat..get a Window seat the experience is unique....

User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3167 times:

I have flown on all types and the 742 and 741 are by far my fav.

AF 742, 744
SR 742, 743
BA 742, 744
Tower 741 (piece of crap but fun anyways)
LH 742, 744


User currently offlineClimbout From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

Cool!  Big thumbs up

Have fun, and give us a report when you get back.


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