Look at your car, it might have the aluminium of a DC9 in it.....
Ha hahaha never thought about that, makes me go outside and kick my car to "feel" for aluminum
To me, there is still nothing like hearing an L-1011 Tristar starting up its engines. That deep rumble goes right through you. Sadly, they are almost all gone
Oh yeah baby yeah! Sounds like a locomotive or something when spooling up, have that sound fresh on my mind!
I'll have to agree with LVZXV completely. While some new aircraft are impressive, analyzing the looks the A340-600s and those overstretched/ overshrunk Airbuses and some Boeings are just ugly. They look even worse in pictures, not anywhere as photogenic as the good old jets were. Overall the 60s and 70's produced great creativity, today the best they can do is try their hand at retro looks to re-live these decades. I hope that would carry over to aviation but so far it hasn't happened.
As far as civil airliners and their evolution has remained relatively flat. As Hmmm said above only efficiency and reliability have changed drastically, and im not even sure if I'd call the change drastic.
Hopefully, more colorful airline liveries will come back into fashion in a few years. I'm sick of nearly every airplane being painted white and blue
I hope they hear you!!! This horrible trend of horrendous liveries in the past 10 years doesn't seem to end ;(
Man I love these nostalgic threads