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User currently offlinePlanelover From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 321 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

Hey all,
What do you think people who don't care about aviation think about the Sonic Cruiser? Would they refuse to fly in such an "odd" looking plane?
Sorry if this has already been discussed.
Go Cruiser!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

PL

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User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1127 times:

I doubt that... People, who doesn't cares about aviation, ussually doesn't cares on what plane they flies also... Except for Russian planes and props maybe, but I believe it is the case for former because of the cold-warish opinion and for latter because of stories they heard.

User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1076 times:

People will always embrace new technology over time. It's a bit like saying 50 years ago no-one will fly on a jet, a plane with no propellors! These days as you say turboprops are percieved as less safe than jets by passengers, despite the fact they are statistically just as safe.

So yes people will fly in such an "odd" looking plane. My grandmother (89) still thinks 757s look "odd", but she flies em!



I used to love the smell of Jet-A in the morning...
User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1075 times:

I even have a friend who thought (and this is a well-travelled person) that all the planes she has been on were props (she told me this as we were on an A330-300), confusing the fan-blades with actual propellers. People sure have funny ideas!

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

Afay1: I even have a friend who thought (and this is a well-travelled person) that all the planes she has been on were props (she told me this as we were on an A330-300), confusing the fan-blades with actual propellers. People sure have funny ideas!

So what?

The fan basically is a propeller driven by a turbine shaft. Just a multi-bladed and ducted one. Your friend is quite right about the basics...  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineNational_757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1045 times:




http://boeing.com/news/feature/concept/photok61302.html


I would love to fly on the Sonic Cruiser. I just hope it can become reality. Imagine all of the time saved with this plane!

Take Care,
National_757


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