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Honk If You Think The 757 Rocks  
User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

Sorry if this is one of the more useless posts of the day....but a noticable uptick of great Seven Five shots in the photo database had me thinkin this might be a good time to simply showcase what many of us believe is the hottest looking passenger carrying machine in the sky (with props to Concorde of course!).

Great heritage, great history, great safety record, great power, great comfort (in the hands of the right airline!).......here's to a great ship.

Here's the latest outstanding 757 snapshots. Feel free to add your favorites.


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Photo © Jorge Rocafort
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User currently offlineMatt767 From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

*gets 757 model out* honk honk honk!!! lol. 757 rules!!

Matt


User currently offlineNational_757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2606 times:


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Hell ya, Boeing 757 for LIFE! Especially in the beautiful National Airlines livery!


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

The 757 is just amazing! Great climb...great sound...great everything!

I've flown short flights (ATL-BNA/MSY, etc) and long flights (LAX-PIT, MCO-DEN, etc) on this bird and I love them every time.

And don't get me started on the 757-300....what a plane!



Steve in NO...still in awe every time I see a 757 climb out

FLY PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS!


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2601 times:


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My horn doesn't honk, it beeps. So beep beep beep beep!!!  Big grin

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

I think the B757 is probably the best all around airplane existing today. Equally efficient on short turns as well as on longhaul transcontinental flights, the 757 is versatile, powerful, and built to last.

And one of the best looking airplanes out there. Check out some of my favorite shots.


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This special livery is awesome:


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But with apologies to the Soaring Spirit, American's B757 Retrojet has got to be the coolest looking 757 ever.


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It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1535 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

Great aircraft. I agree. Here you go....

"beep-beep"!  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

HONK! HONK!

I have 2 757 Models. Love the plane.

In JUST 5 weeks I'll be on an AA 757 from JFK-CUN. In 6 weeks I'll be on another AA 757 going home. Can't wait!!!! Expect a trip report.


User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

Awesome aircraft.
I will never forget the first time I was on one.
I had heard they had power but man.....
As soon as we turned on the runway it was like a rocket ship.
I wasn't expecting it and was thrown back in my seat.....amazing, probably my greatest memory of a take off ever.

And the most beatiful landing I have ever seen is a Northwest 757


Plus, like DeltaSFO said, equally at home on shorth hops (like STL-IND) and transcons.


User currently offlineBigPhilNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

These are my favorite 757 photos from this site:


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Probably my favorite plane, right up there with the 777. AA certainly has the best livery for it, with United as a close second, and ATA trailing in third.



Phil Derner Jr.
User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2293 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

My one & only...


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757 RULES!


User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

According to the FAA databases there's been a couple of fairly heavy turbulence incidents recently involving 757s.

I'll bet they rocked then. Ho ho ho.


User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

A few 757 tidbits

I was at Eastern when the 757 was introduced (early 1984); just before its introduction (December, 1983) a Boeing crew took Eastern's Board of Directors and senior officers and their wives on a non-stop flight from Miami to Buenos Aires and return. This flight meant that the 757 at that time would be the longest range airplane in Eastern's fleet.

It was not uncommon for a MIA-ATL flight to get to FL 410 en route.

Later, an ATA 757 operated the first RVSM flight across the North Atlantic, which is the first operational RVSM flight anywhere.

In doing an analysis on the 757 as a freighter, I found it could carry more than a DC-8-62 (in volume) farther with a much lower fuel burn and a 2 man crew. Working with Boeing analysts at the time, I believe that these discussions became the basis for the 757-200PF.

Incidentally, the shortest flight I have made on a 757 is BDL-PVD.

A very versatile airplane!!


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8037 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

I think the reasons why the 757-200 has been so successful are:

1. The plane has relatively low seat-mile costs in terms of fuel burn.

2. The plane's design is adept at flying everything from relatively short hops to transatlantic flights.

3. Because the plane is a bit overpowered for its weight, it has been a favorite of airlines that fly in and out of hot and high airports such as DEN, LAS, PHX, etc. Why did you think N7 bought the 752 as its primary airliner?


User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1609 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Broke:
I small correction--Eastern's first passenger flight with the 757 (and the first in the world) was on January 1, 1983 from Atlanta to Tampa. I was on that flight.

I agree that the 757 is beautiful and extemely powerful but it's high wing loading makes it quite rough riding in my opinion. There is also an excessive amount of ventialtion noise forward of the wing. As mentioned above, the cabin comfort is largely based on the airline's particular configuration. The Seven-Five got off to a pretty slow start but has since passed the 767 in sales. I betcha the 717 will follow suit!


User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

Whoops,
I wasn't sure if it was 1983 or 84. Thanks.


User currently offlineMr. Mof From United States of America, joined May 2001, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

It rules......The 707 and the 727 are favorites of mine...of auld lange syne..but the 757 is definitely the current one for me!

User currently offlineMarkTpa From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 97 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

This is a great post, I think the airplane is completely under rated. I have flown this great bird many trips around the country and abroad. CO Flies a 757 from CLE - LGW once a day.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

I have flown a lot of times on the 752, it is a great aircraft in my opinion. A big advantage for airlines is that it is very flexible to use because it can fly on long and short routes, as a passenger I like the spacious and comfortable cabin very much.

Patrick


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

as a passenger I like the spacious and comfortable cabin very much.

Do you like the cabin on the 727, 707, and 737 as well? They are the same width.  Smile


User currently offlineNebFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

I like the 757, even though I've only had the opportunity to fly on it four times. Very powerful plane... it gets up and out quickly.
This is not a good or bad thing, but I've noticed the 757 forward fuselage looks the least "Boeing" of all the Boeing products. To me, it has this "snub-nosed" or "low to the ground" look to it, compared to other Boeing planes. Why did Boeing design it like that?


User currently offlineCmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

HONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNK!
I can't wait to take another 757 and i will on August 31 from STL-LGA a former TWA one!  Big grin
Currently ive flown the 757 on AA and BA to 3 states and 3 countries and I love it so.
DC-10's Forever



"Traveling light is the only way to fly" - Eric Clapton
User currently offlineFutureSQPilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2328 times:

Gotta love the looks of the seven-five, best looking plane out there IMO... Its great to fly on with its powerful takeoff/climb and sort of "rough ride" as well.

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User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2174 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2302 times:

HONK HONK!!

Travis


User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3839 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2294 times:

BEEP BEEP!!! I've loved the 757 since my first flight on it about 8 years ago. I really like the powerful takeoff & the "wine" of the engines. It's one of my 3 favorite planes (L10 & 727 the others)

I've probably been on at least 25 757s, flying them on DL (primarily CMH-ATL) US (most recent 757 flight- LAS-CLT in June) and once on NW (SNA-DTW).

If I become a pilot, the 757-200 is what I'd want to fly.

DeltaRules



Let's Kick the Tires & Light the Fires!!
25 Post contains links and images Setjet : How do you like this: View Large View MediumPhoto © Peter Lauer The 757 is on of the nicest airplane Boeing built (much nicer than the 767!).
26 Post contains images ExitRow : Bee-yoo-tee-ful
27 Nonrevman : Honk, honk! With an extra large first class cabin and a powerful quick takeoff, this is a great airplane!
28 Gr8slvrflt : This is not a good or bad thing, but I've noticed the 757 forward fuselage looks the least "Boeing" of all the Boeing products. To me, it has this "sn
29 Sabena332 : Do you like the cabin on the 727, 707, and 737 as well? They are the same width. I have never flown on a 707 but the 727 and 737 cabins are very nice.
30 Post contains links and images United_Fan : Gotta love the 757! I first flew her ORD-SEA (was supposed to be a UA DC-10 flight ,but was changed). I also flew N575UA and 579UA to and from LIH an
31 Sforamper : YEah the 75 kicks ass big time, by far the most beautiful aircraft boeing made with the 727 right behind, and in terms of weight and balance it doesnt
32 Post contains images Dragon-wings : I flew on the 757 only 3 times (once on American Airlines MCO-RDU and twice on Delta JFK-LAS PHX-ATL) but it is a cool plane to fly on
33 Heavymetal : United fan... I flew N579UA three weeks ago ORD-ANC. Comfy on the inside but the paintjob outside is fading badly. United's livery looks amazing fresh
34 Post contains links and images Acidradio : Even more 757 to love! I hope she comes back to the skies of MSP one day. View Large View MediumPhoto © Aric Thalman I went outside and kept honk
35 Post contains images STT757 : Beep Beep Here are some pics of one of Continental's 757-300s at SXM,
36 Post contains links and images Lubcha132 : Honk if you're "horny" (the plane sure is ) : View Large View MediumPhoto © Richard Silagi -50,000 airhorns in unison- here are some highlights f
37 Post contains links and images GD727 : I agree, the 757 is an excellant airplane. It is sturdy, comforable, and beautiful! View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark Durbin View Large View Med
38 Post contains links and images DIA : B757 is very photo-friendly: View Large View MediumPhoto © Torsten Maiwald View Large View MediumPhoto © David A Bottinelli View Large View
39 Hkgspotter1 : I think the 757 is a great plane to fly in and it has way too much power, shame they are just UGLY !!
40 Boeing nut : (crickets chirpping.....)
41 Boeing nut : Oh, I mean Honk! Honk!! Coolest flight I ever had was on a Delta 757. Rocket! and quiet to boot. I wished Boeing had incorporated the "new nose" on th
42 Post contains links and images Vincent32 : Deffinatly one of the best in the sky. Gotta love all that power!!!!! View Large View MediumPhoto © Felipe Escalona View Large View MediumPhoto &
43 Post contains links and images United_Fan : I fell like a jerk,now. I was at work when I posted and I messed up the reg #'s . I flew on N597UA LAX-LIH on March 2 , 2001. View Large View MediumP
44 Post contains links and images CO 757 200 : three outright honks!!! View Large View MediumPhoto © Rob Simmons View Large View MediumPhoto © Jonathan Derden View Large View MediumPhoto
45 Post contains images Concorde1518 : Honk Honk!
46 Post contains links and images Aamd11 : Favorite 757 operator: British Airways obviously In Particular a BA 757 in Landor Colours, then i would have to add this one cos it looks good too! Vi
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