jgore
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Wich Is The Aircraft You Would Never Fly?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 4:05 pm

As i saw the thread about the airlines you'd never fly, it's time to ask the brother question:

Wich aircraft you would never fly on ?

As for me i would never fly on:

Tupolev
Yakolev
741
and the Death Cruiser , the DC-10.

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RE: Wich Is The Aircraft You Would Never Fly?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 4:13 pm

I love flying on ALL Aircrafts, even the Russian one.

I don't think that Russian planes are not as good as American one, its just a matter of regular checks and technical support.

If you wouldn't fly Russian planes you shouldn't join any 727, Dc9, L1011 and all the stuff.

I just fly all of them because I love all kind of planes!
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TurbineBeaver
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RE: Wich Is The Aircraft You Would Never Fly?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 4:16 pm

Airbus.  Wink/being sarcastic

aaah...well...no, I take that back.

Boeing.  Wink/being sarcastic

j/k!

No planes that I wouldn't fly. I like flying. However, I prefer to fly on a different aircraft then the DeathCruiser10 if given a choice. Especially the Northworst ones. They're terrible.

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RE: Wich Is The Aircraft You Would Never Fly?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 4:24 pm

If it is well maintained, I'd fly with every aircraft type, especially the "rare" Russian types. That's an experience I am still lacking.
Anyway, it is really hard for me to understand why people are so prejudiced against some manufacturers, like e.g. Tupolev or Ilyushin. Just because these aircraft are less advanced comparent to contemporary Western types it doesn't make them unsafe or anything.
But I have to admit that logical thinking is sometimes inferior to fears and rumors. This phenomenon sometimes also applies to me concerning other topics, so please don't take any offense by above remarks.  Smile
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RE: Wich Is The Aircraft You Would Never Fly?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 4:27 pm

There are some homebuilts I think I would be a wee bit leery of. But that would be due to knowing the builder, if you get my meaning.
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RE: Wich Is The Aircraft You Would Never Fly?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 4:28 pm

It's not the type of aircraft it's the airline that operates it. Even Ilyushin/Tupolev planes are ok if they are maintained properly. It's the ones operated by 3rd world countries that you should be worried about. The DC-10 aint that bad c'mon! The DC-9 is even older
 
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RE: Wich Is The Aircraft You Would Never Fly?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 4:30 pm

I try to avoid older Russian planes and BAC 111s. I also prefer not flying on DC-9s. I'm not a fan of the Shorts 330 either. I don't like the DC-10 because of it's 3-5-3 config. Same goes for the MD-11.

OH, and if at all posible I stay away from 737-800/900 because the windows are so low that I have to crane my neck to see.
 
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RE: Wich Is The Aircraft You Would Never Fly?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 5:11 pm

There isn't an aircraft that I wouldn't want to fly on. Equating hours or age of an aircraft with questionable safety shouldn't be issue. A newer aircraft that is not properly maintained and managed could even be more problematic than its older counterpart. Adhering to a high standard of maintenance is very important, as it'll allow an airline to operate a fleet of aircraft for as long as its lifespan allows, until the time comes when it's becoming too expensive to maintain & a replacement is required. Northwest Airlines is a good example of this.

I would love to fly on older aircraft that I haven't been on before, like the 732, 727, DC-9 & DC-10 as well as some of the Russian-made planes, such as the TU-154 & II-86.

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RE: Wich Is The Aircraft You Would Never Fly?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 5:33 pm

I would fly any aircraft and any airline. Even 'unsafe' ( or those percieved as uunsafe by some) airlines can be exciting and adventurous, i recently flew on the IL-62 and it was aan excellent experience, even thought it was very turbulant and shaked and rattled during take-off. It can really get the heart going and i love that. I would love to fly on the TU-154 and the TU-204 and the IL-96 which is a plane which i have not yet flown and i know that some people dont trust russian engineering.
If i could afford it i wud have flown on all the aircraft out there, and if anyone wants me to accomplish it- i would never say no to a free ticket... any offers????? :'(.... guess not  Sad.

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RE: Wich Is The Aircraft You Would Never Fly?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 9:15 pm

Well I too love all planes, and I will fly on any. I do like DC-10's, but I'm looking forward to their replacement at NW with the 333.

I to tend to get claustrophobic, so I avoid the puddle jumpers that I can't stand up in (Saab 340's etc.).
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RE: Wich Is The Aircraft You Would Never Fly?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 9:46 pm

Safety wise: anything that Trans States flies out of STL.

and the shorts 360... but not for safety reasons. I'd like to keep my hearing thank you very much.
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RE: Wich Is The Aircraft You Would Never Fly?

Fri Jun 07, 2002 10:33 pm

You would never catch me on a Russian Built Aircraft. Those worthless pieces of shit are....well, worthless pieces of shit. If it ain't Douglas, Airbus, or Boeing. I aint getting on it.
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RE: Wich Is The Aircraft You Would Never Fly?

Sat Jun 08, 2002 1:20 am


I will fly on any type of aircraft. Why do people say the DC-10 is a death cruiser? Because of that cargo door thing? Well, get with the times, they fixed that problem 20 years ago! The DC-10 is a great aircraft and I would gladly fly on one any day (unless it's on Biman!). Big grin

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RE: Wich Is The Aircraft You Would Never Fly?

Sat Jun 08, 2002 1:49 am

I don't like: CRJs-windows too low,
Won't Fly: Any commuter non-jet smaller than an ATR-42. I will absolutely not fly EMB120 Brasilias. I've flown them a couple of times HOU-IAH, IAH-HOU on Coex. Happily the EFD flights are flown with ATRs now that the Brasilias are gone-and the route will go ERJ in '03.
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jmc757
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RE: Wich Is The Aircraft You Would Never Fly?

Sat Jun 08, 2002 1:58 am

For me, the DC10 or death cruiser. (btw.... not only people here refer to them as death cruiser, within monarch Airline who (did) operate one, their staff knew it as that as well, and i think Airtours (or MyTravel) know it as that also!!!)

There is a reason, i had an awful experience on one in the past, so bad that passengers demanded the aircraft was taxied back and we deplaned. now i know, this is probably a one off incedent, down to the airline, and that the -10 has been a great aircraft and workhorse to many across the world, but that one incedent has stuck in my mind, and i would only ever fly one if it was essential, i would be repared to pay MORE for a ticket on another airline using another aircraft, thats just the way it is.

One bad experience should not make people judge things like this forever more, but unfortunately does, hence why i wouldn't fly another DC10.

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RE: Wich Is The Aircraft You Would Never Fly?

Sat Jun 08, 2002 2:00 am

I believe that every different type of machine is a feather in your hat. There are some kinds of machines that my parents and grandparents got to fly on regularly that don't exist anymore, or at least in a passenger-type capacity. I'll probably never get to fly on a DC8 or a 707. But I've been on countless DC9's and 727's, which are going the way of the dodo soon.
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