Foilcat From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2001, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1240 times:
The most beautiful one was B744 with R-R engines took off from Kai Tak 13 runway.
You could hear the echo sound reflected by the mountains from both sides of flying path, if you stood at KT ferry pier near the end of the runway.
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5526 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1150 times:
The best one for sure was me in a Cessna StationAir, my first flight. It was really smooth! That's what it felt like to be a real pilot in the left seat! The next smoothest was A340-300! Leaving for my 9 hour flight on Lufthansa A340-300 from ORD-MUC! Best takeoff and flight ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Smolt From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1105 times:
full pay loaded B747's flights from NARITA
in Japan non stop to Europe. They must have REAL full range take off without exception and struggle against gravitation. What happens if one engine stops ?
About ATC, they have to contact two departure controls; NARITA and HANEDA because of insuffcient altitude gain.
On the contrary, B747-SR ( specially designed for Japanese domestic flights with short range, about 200 miles at shortest) often request intersection take off and full pitched rocket climb. more than 20 degrees at sight. ..also graceful.
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2030 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1051 times:
I think all aircraft are graceful during takeoff - when the plane first leaves the ground and is in its true element.
My favorite takeoff was when I rode in a Boeing PT-17 Stearman. That loud, leaky radial pulls the plane forward. Wind in your face. Shortly after that, the tail gently lifts up, allowing the air to gently lift the bird's wings. Wow!
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Shawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1020 times:
The 747's takeoff looks very powerful and graceful, but I think the 777's takeoff is the smoothest and most graceful. It feels great when your inside too! You don't really know when you've left the runway right away, that's how smooth it is!
25 Shawn Patrick
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