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User currently offlineBOEING747400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 319 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

Which aircraft registration number gave you the most memorable flight you've ever experienced in your life?

Mine was on Korean Air HL7534 which was a Boeing 773 because I remember how powerful her engines were when taking off from Seoul Incheon Airport on a nice cool evening. The 98,000 lbs. thrust take off power was really impressive as I could see the engines revving so powerfully from the window near my seat. This aircraft effortlessly cruised at 570 mph groundspeed (against the headwind traveling in the westward direction) which is a little higher than the 0.84 Mach given for most B777s. I hope to be able to try the Boeing 773LR as the GE90-115B may give even a more awesome performance than the PW4098 that I've already seen. Also, I'd love to try the Boeing 744QXLR in the near future because hopefully it'll be a quieter and smoother flight than the older generation Boeing 744s I've taken in the past (my favorite ones are those with GE B1F or B5F engines).

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User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

I donno why, but G-CIVC is my favourite, even if I don't like BA!!


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When I discovered A.net I remember the first pic I saw belonged to G-CIVC, I ove that world tail and that's why I like this plane.


User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3066 times:

mine is ZK-FRE I was seated near the back on a flight from Wellington to Christchurch it was the best take off I have ever had

User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

One of the planes I fly is LV-MLP -
MLP are my wife's initials - she says its goodluck charm...
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineLPL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3058 times:

I liked all the Delta L10-11s, but my favourite one was N728DA


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I don't know why I like them so much. I just have a soft spot for them!

Mark


User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3045 times:



N8195H My first ever B-25 Mitchell ride. Thanks to Mike Pupich, owner of the aircraft. Big grin

-Clovis

Somebody should get a pic of this thing up on the database here...


User currently offlinePlane holland From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

PH-TKB of Transavia , my private aircraft... It turns up every time I go on holiday...  Smile

rgds, Plane Holland


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3010 times:

Mine was Singapore Airlines' 777, 9V-SVC.


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I flew aboard this aircraft last October (when no one was flying, practically) on a run from Amsterdam to Chicago. The above picture, interestingly, was taken by someone on October 5; I flew on -SVC the day before.

I was seated in the back, and the plane was barely a third full. I even won one of the in-flight trivia contests on the interactive system. One of the crew members even walked to my seat and presented me with a nice gift for winning! The seat-back video screens had all sorts of entertainment on them, and of course I had three of those screens to myself. One was always tuned to the inflight map, while the others were tuned to movies.

Chris in New Hampshire


User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6841 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

9V-SYD (SQ B773 for Sydney... the first place where I saw it)
PK-GFS (F28 Garuda, now in GA-Citilink... my initials)
PK-KAR (My first free trip ever! Stowaway)
VH-EAA (747SP... need I say more)

Mandala499



When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
User currently offlineDarius From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

The aircraft in which I did my practical exam which resulted in my first licence, at that time a RPL:


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No pics from the aircraft I flew my first solo in (PH-MOE), or the aircraft I did my PPL exam in (PH-VDM) unfortunetaly, we need more EHRD photographers!

Nice memories form the good ol' days:


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On these aircraft (together with quit some more) I had great jump seat rides, thanks to the pilots for those!


User currently offlineOO-VEG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 1081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

hmmmmm I have no clue...

how about OO-VEG?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineCxcx330 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

B-HUJ.. B747-400 of Cathay Pacific.
I flew on it from HKG - FRA last summer. And I stayed in the cockpit for almost 5 hours. It was my first cockpit visit and was a real great tour!


User currently offlineKL713 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 768 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

My favorites:

KLM 744, PH-BFP (City of Paramaribo):

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KLM 742(SUD), PH-BUP (Ganges):
Unfortunately, this beauty has been retired in the Mohave Desert  Sad

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732/733/734/73G/738/739/742/743/744/752/763/77E/773/319/320/332/333/343/388/M11/146/DH4
User currently offlineAviationMaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2481 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

My favorite regs. are HB-IQC (my first A330 flight) and HB-IWC (don't know why).

User currently offlineBOEING747400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

I forgot to add that the Korean Air HL 7534 took approximately 4.5 hours from Incheon to Bangkok which was extremely quick compared to an average of 5.0 to 5.5 hours for most other aircraft traveling this route.

Only one drawback - this aircraft didn't have PTVs installed in the Economy Class yet at that time but I hope they'll put them on soon. Despite lacking the PTVs, I must admit that HL 7534 was definitely a pure pleasure to fly on.


User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

Either G-BDXE or N832MH

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R41


User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4748 posts, RR: 45
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2899 times:

Not sure how to post pics but my favorite regs' are:

I-DEMN AZ 747-243B Porto Cervo
I-DEML AZ 747-243B Sorrento
I-DEMV AZ 747-243B Sestriere

and now also:

I-DISA AZ 777-243ER Taormina
I-DISE AZ 777-243ER Portofino

 Smile



Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

Oscar Oscar Sierra Charlie Zoulou, the one that operated the last Sabena flight, Sabena 690  Sad

/Frederic


User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

I'm not one to try and make an effort to see and remember plane regs whenever I fly (not even for trip reports) but for some reason the reg N751PR flown by Philippine Airlines sticks out. It was a flight from CEB-MNL. There was nothing especially particular about that flight other than going back home after a great time with family and friends but somehow it sticks out as being memorable. And it's weird how somehow I remembered the rego.

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BTW, N751PR is also a username here on A.net.



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineAsgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

My favorite aircraft is/was TF-ABQ, a Boeing 747-246B of Air Atlanta Icelandic. This aircraft which began it's life with Japan Airlines in 1972 has now been taken out of service. When I last heard, it was stored in Chateauroux, France.

On December 2nd, 2001 I went on a memorable cruise on this jet. This was a special Christmas charter flight which Air Atlanta Icelandic operated in cooperation with The First Flight Society in Iceland. The aircraft flew from Keflavik and up north to Akureyri and further up to Grimsey where the Arctic circle passes through. Passengers were served cookies and sodas while Santa Clauses played the accordion and sang chrismas songs. Those who wanted got their noses painted blue (because of the cold up north by the arctic circle Smile/happy/getting dizzy ). The aircraft landed again in Keflavik about two hours after takeoff.













Reykjavik Aviation Photography - Just bring the aircraft to us and we'll photograph them! :-)
User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2863 times:

It is hard to decide what my favourite aircraft is but I will have to go with these two.

My favourite aircraft of all time has got to be one of the GF L1011 I had to FRA, unfortunetly I couldn't remember the registration.


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A7-ABN a Qatar Airways A300-622R is probably my second favourite aircraft that I have flown on. I have flown this aircraft most in QR's fleet, it is the first AB6 to join QR and all my most memorable flights with QR have been on this bird.


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User currently offlineLamyl_hhlco From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 621 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

Would be the 7T-VJA. It has some particular noisy take off triust which i like . An awesome airplane!

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Lamyl


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5516 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

D-AIGI


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Greatest flight ever! June 11, 2001 ORD-MUC. Excellent service, just fantastic!

Continental


User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2175 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2833 times:

Ahh, i got loads, G-CIVI, G-VIIP, G-VIIO, G-UKFE and PH-BDR  Big thumbs up

CIVI cos it was the Landor 744 that i saw every time ive been to Gatwick, stupid really  Wink/being sarcastic

VIIP took me LGW-ANU


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VIIO brought me back ANU-LGW

UKFE took me BHX-AMS, met the pilots and we got on real well, he let me program part of the FMC for the AMS-BHX flight back he was goin on.


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And PH-BDR took me HEL-AMS, got an inflight cocpit visit, the real flightplan printout and the respective takeoff/landing data cards!


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BA777  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

I can't believe someone hasn't mentioned the three Corsair 747-300's.

F-GSEX

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F-GSUN

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F-GSEA

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25 Bledd330 : G-MLJL, A330-200 of MyTravel Airways. Simply because my dad brought me a video of a flight from Manchester to Sanford on that aircraft in the flight d
26 Post contains links and images Sa365c1 : mine has to be G-BPEC and G-BPEE Caledonian 757's, remember this old girl when l was growing up at Glasgow working for caledonian then later for Briti
27 Post contains links and images Tom_eddf : G-MULL "New Forrest", British Airways DC10-30, my last DC10-30 flight, from LGW to MIA in April 1997. Unfortunately, it'll probably have been my last
28 Post contains links and images BR715-A1-30 : It is hard to decide. I have so many favorites. If I had to choose one I would choose N989AT, because it is the newest aircraft I have been on.... Jun
29 Post contains links and images United_Fan : It would have to be : N774UA , first 777 I flew in. ORD-DEN 6-26-00. View Large View MediumPhoto © Aric Thalman Second would be N7458U , last UA
30 Post contains links and images Lekky-Man : Mine just has to be G-LOFB. The first L188 Electra I flew on, and now, i simply can't get enough of em!! Cheers all, View Large View MediumPhoto ©
31 Barney captain : The Nike corporate jet....N1KE
32 Sushka : I like these: N777UA (first United 777) N772UA ( another United 777) RA-85585 (my favorite Samara Airlines Tu154M) N53515 (a 2003 Piper Warrior III th
33 Post contains links and images The777Man : Favourite registration is N777UA. Favorite aircaft and favorite airline and first 777 in service. Finally flew on it in October last year from JFK to
34 Westjet!Eh! : My fav registration is VH-ANA and VH-ANB (Ansett Australia 744) and C-GMWW (my first time to fly on B744!)
35 Post contains images N751PR : BTW, N751PR is also a username here on A.net. Heheh thats me! Yeah 751 is my favorite a/c. That and N728DA. BTW thanks for mentioning me Trickijedi!
36 Post contains links and images Je89_w : I have A LOT of favorite aircraft, but this is one of them. It's special because I when I was very young, my sister (or dad, I forgot) shot a photo of
37 Post contains links and images BWIA 772 : BWIA L1011 9Y -TGN called Sunjet Barbados BWIA A343 9Y TJN it does not have a name but I call it Warmth of Trinidad View Large View MediumPhoto ©
38 Hkgspotter1 : Global Express........ I-MOVE !!
39 Post contains images AWspicious : The magnificent C F BUS
40 Kestrel : I'm probably a bit biased towards the DC10, but of the four I work on at MYT, G-DPSP will always be my favourite 10-10: it just seems the nicest one
41 Mas a330 : For some reason uknown to man, i like 9M-MRJ
42 Post contains links and images Spotterboy : The A 380 does not fly yet so mine are.... OE-LAO View Large View MediumPhoto © Peter Unmuth - Vienna Aviation Photography G-VSHY View Large View
43 Post contains links and images Fpdonald : Most memorable . . . but not a particularly fond memory. 5Y-BEN Airbus A310-304 "Harambee Star" LHR/NBO/MBA 1988, a late night departure, and the long
44 Post contains links and images USAFHummer : Mine was N674UW...a USAirways A330-300 that I flew from PHL to PIT, US flt. 740, on March 16th, 2002 in Envoy Class (used upgrade cert.) just for the
45 Sas a340 : Mine is a KLM 747-206B PH-BUM(Sir Charles E. Kingsford Smith) My parents travelled on this bird way back in 1980 to Los Angeles. In 1998 I travelled w
46 Post contains links and images United_Fan : I always liked N747SP. The first -SP. She went on to be N530PA with Pan Am,then N140UA in 1986 with UA. Since srapped @ Ardmore,OK. View Large View M
47 Post contains links and images GDB : I've flown on G-BOAF three times, (October 1993 IAD-LHR, September 11 2001 LHR-LHR and September 16 2002 JFK-LHR), the October '93 one being my first
48 Post contains images Flyingbronco05 : N90558 is my favorite plane. I got my Private in that plane!
49 Turbolet : 9H-ABP "Rabat/Victoria" (creepily enough the town where I live) scared the hell out of me on a short hop from Catania to Malta a few years back. There
50 Post contains links and images Luchtzak : Hi all, for me the winner is OO-DWC !! View Large View MediumPhoto © Bart Noëth View Large View MediumPhoto © Herr Jottier Why ? Just a spe
51 JBLUA320 : My first flight on jetBlue..... N524JB "Blue Belle" -jblu
52 Post contains links and images BHXviscount : Has to be empress of Australia C-FCRD View Large View MediumPhoto © John P. Stewart Saw this land at BHX whilst still at school(the school being
53 Imisspiedmont : In some particular order they are: G-DCIO of BA G-OLLY a hot air ballon and last but not least N1WS. Substitute I for the 1 and it becomes a wonderfil
54 Post contains links and images Broke : Well, I'll reverse the request. Here is my favorite registration number. I've flown in Super Cubs and I do want to fly in a J-3. View Large View Mediu
55 BOEING747400 : My second most memorable flight after Korean Air's HL7534 was another Korean Air's HL7460 (B744) because it accelerated to 575 mph groundspeed in only
56 Post contains links and images N2111J : As an air traffic controller I've seen C-FTIT, and C-GSEX, but as my username might indicate, nothing else even comes close. View Large View MediumPho
57 Post contains images TWAMD-80 : My favorite airplane's registration is N984TW. It was an MD-83 for TWA but now it flies for American. It was the last MD-80 ever built and I had the
58 Post contains links and images Dee-see-eit : The 747 looks great, and the SP looks incredible F-GTOM! View Large View MediumPhoto © Marlo Plate and then the DC8, EC-EMD: View Large View Medi
59 Post contains links and images Britair : My favourite was VH-EAB, the first 747SP i flew in....View Large View MediumPhoto © Neville Murphy .....well that was until September this year w
60 FutureFO : My favorite would be : N269HM..owned by Larry Flynt of Hustler Magazine fame. Used to be a G2 now i cannot remember what it is.
61 Post contains links and images 747-451 : N661US, for obvious reasons View Large View MediumPhoto © Tom Turner N623FF (747-2F6B); for reasons I'd rather not discuss! View Large View Mediu
62 Post contains links and images UBBA Pilot : The First 777 I was ever on I rode jumpseat from EWR to MAD. That was N57016. View Large View MediumPhoto © Marlo Plate The return trip was on N7
63 Post contains images KL808 : No doubt in my mind that KL's 747-206 PH-BUG is my most favorite reg. Ive flown on this aircraft a staggering 12 times. Some how it seemed incredible
64 Lekky-Man : Still waqiting for polish numbers - SP-UNK and SP-ERM!!! Well, I can hope!! LM
65 Post contains links and images Bellerophon : Well, for me it just has to be G-BOAC. View Large View MediumPhoto © Paul Arnold
66 Post contains links and images Fanofjets : I have two: N743PA, the first 747 I flew (back in 1970). Initially named Clipper Derby, PAA changed her name to Clipper Black Sea. She got a second le
67 Post contains images Lubcha132 : probably either G-CIVU or G-VIIL
68 Post contains links and images Classic707 : N7279U was my first, last and only ride on a 727. She will hold a special place in my heart. View Large View MediumPhoto © James Richard Covingto
69 Post contains links and images Speedbird244 : Varig DC-10 PP-VMA : First landing witnessed from the flightdeckView Large View MediumPhoto © Martin Steiner PanAm 747SP N530PA : My only 747SP f
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