qantas777
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Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 2:53 am

I was looking out of my window here in Atlanta and started to think of what type of plane do I think looks really good. I must say I enjoy the 747-400 and the Airbus A320-200. However, I do not see many of those in ATL but its a treat to see them sometimes.

PS I cant wait to see the 764 in October fly over!!!

What are your favourites?
 
cba
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 3:01 am

The 744. Best looking plane ever. The 742's also look nice, actually, all 747's look really great, except for the SP's. My runners up would have to be the 777, MD-11, DC-10, and A300/A310.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 3:09 am

747-400 the best! Especially in United! The 747-200 looks awesome too! After 30 years, many people still look in awe when they see a 747.

Rgds,

(The best plane ever) B744
 
vincent32
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 3:14 am

In general I like the wat that the 737 looks, but I think that it's too short and fat. But I think that the 757 is one of the sleekest looking aircrafts flying. It has a long narrow body that makes it look like a bullet.
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VirginLover
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 3:20 am

Definitely the 747...  

The Concorde's also a great looking aircraft... (and the easiest to draw for my art class) hopefully we'll see it's beauty in use again.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 3:21 am

The MD-11 looks too long.


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The 747SP is too short.


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The DC-10 is just right.


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 3:24 am

1st place: L1011-500
2end place: 767-200
3rd place:777
Honorable Mentions:A300,A310,A330,MD-80,MD-90,737,Sabb340,747,757, 737,727.
 
Aleksandar
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 3:25 am

Definitely 727-200. My other favorites are DC-10-30, 757-200 and classic 707!!
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 3:27 am

To find out my answer to this question, please highlight below:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/267237/

Tupolev154B2
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 3:29 am


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I don't think any aircraft in the world could look more impressive than this plane. AWESOME!!


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MAN I LOVE THAT PLANE!!!

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B-787
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 3:38 am

THE MD-11 IS SEXY!!!!!!!!
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Hepkat
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 3:58 am

I'll never forget the first time I saw a 747 at the age of 12! I was on a school trip to Caracas, and we had a stopover at Curaçao. I remember my best friend and I were doing what two little boys do, just going here and there in the airport. When we got to the viewing area, we were suddenly stopped dead in our tracks by the fierce sight of a KLM 747 parked directly in front of the viewing glass. We were directly in front of the nose, as we gazed in awe over the length and ferocity of the beast. It was breathtakingly beautiful with all those curves, that huge wing, the huge nose high off the ground. It kicked so much ass, it even had cabins upstairs! We just looked at each other and said "WOW!!" It looked so monstruous parked next to our little ALM aircraft (it was probably an MD82). We imagined all the places this 747 probably flew to, and made plans one day to visit these places on just such an aircraft!

When I called 2 days ago, I asked if he remembered the time we encountered the KLM 747, and he said, everytime he travels somewhere far, like in Europe, he always remembers that day, and the plans we made.

Well, anyway, just a little background history on why the 747 is my favorite, especially the 400 series.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 4:07 am

I LOVE the DC10 and MD11.

I hate to see them leave passenger service. Please do you have to go?

 
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 4:09 am

As I am a regular planespotter here at YYC on the weekends, I have probably seen them all.

The one plane that has "always" struck me as the most esthetically pleasing is the Airbus A340-300 as operated by Air Canada.

It has the most beautiful lines and always seems to look like it is gracefully floating in the air on final approach.....rather than working to stay aloft like some other aircraft.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 4:13 am

The L1011 with the "frisbee" fairing under the #2 engine inlet is dewfinitely my favorite.
Among those, the -500 looks best to me - although it may appear to some as kind of stubbby, it really looks powerful with its 3 engines, long span and relatively short body. A real powerhouse.
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 4:59 am

The Do-328


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 5:02 am

The L1011-500 is beautiful!!


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aatripleseven
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 5:30 am

The new 767-400 has won me over. The swept wings are great additions to an already attractive aircraft.
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 5:32 am

The King of Kings... DC-10.


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 6:36 am

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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 6:40 am

B-757.

But to fly on one? Yuck!

A B-767 is kind of fat, but they are wonderful to fly on..for a Boeing (They are all too loud inside).

GE
 
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Think Classics

Tue Sep 12, 2000 7:43 am

1. The Connie- gotta be the sexiest-looking passenger aircraft built;


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2. The Comet- clean, elegant, audacious;


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3. The Caravelle- French design at its best;


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4. DC-9- especially when viewed from below, in front of it, as it climbs from takeoff.


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 8:46 am

What about the VC10?
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 8:54 am

I didn't pick my nickname on this board for no reason   The DC-10 really looked great in CP colours - and still does in any livery.


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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 9:29 am

I think the best one is B744

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followed by the A343...

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DL727-200adv
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 10:24 am

Here are my votes for top 10 best looking
1. 727-200
2. 747-400
3. 767-400
4. 777-300
5. A340-300
6. 737-800
7. 757-200
8. A320
9. MD-88
10. DC-10-30
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 12:51 pm

My entry in the "civilian" category:

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-duh (my screenname)

My entry in the military category:

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Not a great shot, but the only one I could find in the database. Those of you who know it, know what I'm talking about
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 1:21 pm

I love the A 330-200 with its bigger wingspan than length of the fuslage. It looks so gracefull. The MD 11 looks also very good. In general I like all airliners with winglets (747-400, 340, 330, MD 11).
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 1:53 pm

for me its the....


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.....up there with the best!
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 2:58 pm

The DC-3 does it for me.
Lockheed L1049 Constelation.
Emberer ERJ
Boeing 757-200
Douglas DC10-30
Airbus A340

Pretty planes all!
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 5:07 pm

If I may add my candidates:

- US Airways A330-300
- Lan Chile A340-300

And still to come:

- British Midland A330-200
and of course
- Edelweiss A330-200  

Imagine this colors on a A330-200!!!


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EyeSky
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Tue Sep 12, 2000 10:04 pm

This is, without a doubt, the sexiest looking aircraft I have ever seen ....


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Starship
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Wed Sep 13, 2000 1:43 am

My vote is with EyeSky on this - definately the VC10  Second vote goes to the 727-200  and third to the MD-11, which is cool 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Wed Sep 13, 2000 6:31 am

That would have to be the:

747-400, A330 & L1011 (I love that "S Shaped" engine duct)

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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Wed Sep 13, 2000 6:41 am

Definitely the Tupolev Tu 144. The most stunning aircraft ever built. *drool* *drool*

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apuneger
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Wed Sep 13, 2000 1:42 pm

My favourites:

1. Boeing 737-200

2. Boeing 767-300ER (especially the one from Citybird, a Belgian carriar, in the green livery).


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Laserjet
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Wed Sep 13, 2000 2:07 pm

There's lots of great looking aircraft:

My Picks are;

1. Tristar (any version).
2. Concorde.
3. MD-11.
4. 747-400.
5. 707
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Wed Sep 13, 2000 2:21 pm

I gotta go with :::
Dc-9 10,50
Md-87
B717
B757
 
montenegro
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Wed Sep 13, 2000 3:30 pm

My vote goes to Airbus A330/200, elegant, high, proportional a real airplane. After that B777, majestic.

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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Wed Sep 13, 2000 3:34 pm

747-400 by far

Concorde holds second place
 
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Thu Sep 14, 2000 1:33 am

I happen to think that the finest commercial aircraft flying the skies today also happens to be the best looking. So graceful and majestic. It appears to float rather than fly. Sometimes, when I'm on the top floor of the SFO employee parking garage, a United 777 passes over, having just taken off. It's a spectacular sight, and I never get tired of it. The upward flex of the long, swept wings in flight make it look as graceful as a bird in flight.


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The "Sports Car of the Sky" finishes a close second. With its clean, swept wing and its narrow, sleek fuselage, it looks really awesome.


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My grandfather has flown in the left and right seat of that exact aircraft, United's first 727, as well as countless other 727s in UAL's fleet.



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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Thu Sep 14, 2000 4:39 am

Currently flying and in production?
The 747-400, of course ! In any livery !
Followed by the A330-200 and the 777-200ER (I am a recent convert to the power and grace of this aircraft).

Historically, the TWA 707 and the BOAC VC-10 were beautiful jets !
And so were Gulf Air's L-1011s.

The Ugliest? The A310, 767-200, A319.
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RE: Best Looking Aircraft

Thu Sep 14, 2000 3:58 pm

Definitely the L-1011-500. Its classic trijet layout is stunning. I have admired it ever since it came to POS with BWIA. It would be sad to see them go.

Other faves of mine - Boeing 727, Boeing 777, Dash 8, especially the 300 series.

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