lparky
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A Call To All Enthusiasts... (A Vs. B)

Fri Mar 21, 2003 5:56 pm

I have read, with great interest, the A vs. B wars on this site and I only have one thought to add...

Why do y'all fight about it?

I get equally jazzed when LFT 440, and currently AF36, with A343's and KLM 661 and various cargo (747's) flights come in to IAH. My opinion is: the more heavies, the better!

I just don't understand why y'all argue as to which airframe is stronger, better, cost-effective, etc. When spotting any of these birds is a great event for me.

I am lucky that I get to see the "mother of all heavies", the AN124 on a routine basis and its a Russian bird. I can't wait for the day the A-225 lands in Houston.

I know this may sound ridiculous, but IMHO I think any craft, from any manufacturer, is worth my undivided attention as a spotter.

I really don't care who supposedly has the better aircraft, I just love the fact that I get to see them on a routine basis.

My two cents

lparky
 
Arsenal@LHR
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RE: A Call To All Enthusiasts... (A Vs. B)

Fri Mar 21, 2003 7:40 pm

It's called an "inferiority complex". Everybody tries to prove their "hometown" manufacturer is the best.
In Arsene we trust!!
 
justplanesmart
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RE: A Call To All Enthusiasts... (A Vs. B)

Fri Mar 21, 2003 7:42 pm

When it comes to spotting, I welcome all aircraft with equal enthusiasm. However, as the son of a Boeing engineer, and a resident of the State of Washington, where Boeing still builds most of their planes, my bias for Boeing is well entrenched. I believe that Boeing builds the best aircraft, and nearly 11000 jetliners delivered is strong evidence to back that claim up.
"So many planes; so little time..."
 
dynkrisolo
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RE: A Call To All Enthusiasts... (A Vs. B)

Fri Mar 21, 2003 10:25 pm

Since McDonnell Douglas left the competition, we have only two players now. So, technically speaking, you can not use the superlative. Either you think Boeing has the better aircraft, or Airbus has the better aircraft. No one can build the best aircraft now.  Big grin
 
gr8slvrflt
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RE: A Call To All Enthusiasts... (A Vs. B)

Fri Mar 21, 2003 10:49 pm

Maybe airliners should have Calvin & Hobbes stickers on them. You know, the one with the kid pissing on a Boeing or Airbus logo. Camaro vs. Mustang. Same thing.
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ConcordeBoy
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RE: A Call To All Enthusiasts... (A Vs. B)

Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:40 pm

Since McDonnell Douglas left the competition, we have only two players now

Tell that to Tupolev  Laugh out loud



Maybe airliners should have Calvin & Hobbes stickers on them. You know, the one with the kid pissing on a Boeing or Airbus logo

Sadly, and especially in this time of anti-USA/anti-French sentiment; any company that was to offer such stickers is almost guaranteed to profit some major income.

Even more sadly, I'd probably be one of the first to purchase  Nuts
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hkg82
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RE: A Call To All Enthusiasts... (A Vs. B)

Sun Mar 23, 2003 1:24 am

It's never going to stop, and it doesn't have to. It does actually make for some interesting, informative discussions & I've learned a great deal from such threads.

What's the point in saying 'no Boeing vs. Airbus please'? It's not subject to change.

Boeing vs. Airbus is basically America vs. Europe. Americans vs. Europeans. For the most part, it's just how it is & how it'll always be, especially *now* when the world is so divided.

Hkg82.
 
HlywdCatft
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RE: A Call To All Enthusiasts... (A Vs. B)

Sun Mar 23, 2003 3:14 am

I am an aviation enthusiast so I like all aircraft whether Boeing, Douglass, Airbus, Fokker etc.

I am not a big lover of the French or their political views, but I still like Airbus Aircraft.

I would be equally excited if Northwest got the 777 or the A340. I am an enthusiast not a company man.
 
UN_B732
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RE: A Call To All Enthusiasts... (A Vs. B)

Sun Mar 23, 2003 3:24 am

Here at Burlington, any plane that flies in that is something other than an RJ, Beechcraft 1900, Dash 8 737 or A319/A320 is very welcome.
-Transaero Boeing 737-200
What now?
 
HlywdCatft
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RE: A Call To All Enthusiasts... (A Vs. B)

Sun Mar 23, 2003 8:16 am

Yes I like RJs too.

At DTW there is an over abundance of NW DC-9s, Airbuses and Saab 340s with CRJs getting pretty common too. But again, every plane that flies overhead I look up to see.
 
munich
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RE: A Call To All Enthusiasts... (A Vs. B)

Sun Mar 23, 2003 5:04 pm

I think it's the wrong employment. It's not the question if Airbus or Boeing is the better aircraft, especially by the widebodies. It's the question to took the right plane according the task.
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