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What Is Your Favorite Phase Of Flight As A Pax?  
User currently offlineCaptain Moya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

Fellow airliner enthusiasts,

I've read the "Most Preferred Moments In Pilot's Life" and they were quite interesting. I'm an aspiring airline pilot so I can't give input on that. But as a passenger for now, I'd like to know what is your favorite phase of a flight aboard an airliner when flying as a passenger. Personally, I look forward to the landing roll. See the spoilers pop up, and hear the engines spool up for reverse. At the same time, take a look at the wingtips as they vibrate on the roll. Oh, almost forgot when on the landing roll you feel the seatbelt across your stomach as the plane deccelerates.

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User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2998 times:

Hearing those RR Trents spool up and feeling the awesome force of the Boeing 777 on its takeoff roll.


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User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

I'd say its a tie between take-off and landing. Nothing quite like the kick in the pants you get as the plane accelerates down the runway, that great feeling as the plane pitches up and lifts-off, and watching the ground shrink below you. As for landings I love watching from behind the wing as the aircraft gracefully glids in, flaps extending, watching how close the ground is getting, and the feeling of touching terra firma with the spoilers extending, and those reversers roaring to life.

PS- All pilots should come in high for landings so you have deccelerate faster and harder. WEEEEEEHAW!

User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

Landing. Definately. Especially when you are over your home city, you're going really slow and can see everything from the air (I like landing north at SEA as we pass right by my house). I also like the touchdown and rapid deceleration...fun!

User currently offlineGoAllegheny From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2970 times:

Mine is definitely landing, especially on a UA flight and listening to the ATC system. I live in Chicago, and am constantly amazed at how the ATC'ers can bring everyone in safely. And at the same time I enjoy listening to the flight crew, and watching and listening as the flaps extend, the wheels drop, and the plane comes back to earth.

But equally memorable are particular flights. I used to live in DC, and would love to take the last USAir or Delta Shuttle to LGA, especially on a clear night with an approach from the South, with Manhattan to the left. Or early morning flights into National from O'Hare on AA or UA, flying low over the hazy Shenandoah Mountains, and, if lucky, landing on Runway 18. I also like short jaunts on the USAirways Express Dash-8s. It's a great plane, feels solid, and flying around the East Coast I saw a lot of interesting stuff. Like one of the pilot's responses, I also like skimming along the cirrus. My favorite flight, though, was from CLE to DCA about 5 years ago. Late night, first row of first class on a Continental MD-80 or -88. We followed a line of T-storms that must have tracked from NW to SE. The clouds shimmered with near-constant flashes of blue color from the lightning. But we flew a perfectly smooth flight in clear weather. Since I was at the front of the MD, the engines were nearly silient, as was the lightning, of course, and I turned off the reading lights and watched a great show. A really sublime experience, especially for someone who usually sits in coach!

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25347 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

Taking-off, especially on a 757.

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineSpootter10 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

My favorite moments are the takeoff roll, when the aircraft rotates, sunsets and sunrises, on approach at a low altitude in a turn when you can see (almost) everything on the ground clearly.

User currently offlineTn283 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

For sure takeoff. I love hearing the turbofan "growl."

User currently offlineB727no1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2929 times:

Takeoff in a 727...nothing better!

User currently offlineCdfmxtech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1341 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

The sudden decrease in engine thrust
The 3-5 second "float"
The slight bumb
The wing looking as if its opening up
The sound of the engines sppoling up as if you were about to takeoff again...but you feel the aircraft slowing down.

Yes....I'm talking the approach, flare and touchdown.
The very best!!!!

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2910 times:

1. Roll/Takeoff
2. Climb out, to above cloud level
3. Descent through cloud level
4. Approach/Turns
5. Landing

Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlinePatrick_L From Austria, joined Jan 2001, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (15 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

I think its the descending ! When the plane goes down fast you feel kind of weightless ! Its great when you fell uplifted in the seat   !



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