Aviationlover1
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What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flown On

Mon May 10, 2004 10:00 am

What aircraft, that is no longer in service, do you wish you had had the chance to fly on?
For me, number one would without a doubt be the Boeing 707.
I also would have liked to fly on the DC-8-70 series. And would also liked to have flown on some of the classic turboprops, like the Convairs or the Lockheed Electra.
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 10:04 am

Pan Am 707
BOAC VC-10
TWA Constellation & DC-3
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What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flown On

Mon May 10, 2004 10:07 am

CONCORDE - hands down for me.
 
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 10:07 am

Well.. not very many are truly "extinct" but out of major air service:

L-1011
707
Dc-8
CV 880, 990
DC-10
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 10:12 am

The Wright Flyer and the A380.
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 10:13 am

VC10
DC-8 Super 60 series
L-188 Electra
 
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 10:16 am

Pan Am Boeing 314 "Clipper Hawaii" Overnight to Honolulu HEAVEN!
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 10:27 am

I think the list of extinct aircraft that I don't want to fly/fly again would be much shorter.....  Big grin
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 10:30 am

DC-3
707
747-100

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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 10:35 am

Concorde, no question. Runners up would be the CV880/990 series aircraft.
 
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 10:56 am

Definitely the Concorde. Really too bad that it's gone  Sad

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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 11:11 am

I have never flown on these, and wish that I had:

1.) VC-10
2.) Comet
3.) Caravelle
4.) Constellation
5.) Electra
6.) Mercure
7.) Brabazon
8.) MD-220
9.) Viscount / Vanguard

I HAVE flown on the following, but would really like to do so again:

1.) 747SP
2.) 707 / 720
3.) DC-8
4.) Convair 880 / 990
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 11:14 am

Concorde
L 1011
707
DC-8

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aviaar
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 11:21 am

Like many before and after me

C
O
N
C
O
R
D
E

No matter what airplane these days, the flight basically remains the same, the same cruising altitude, speed, etc. Mach 2+ at 59000 feet, and civilian, that's once in a lifetime.

I'd also love to fly on a classic airliner from the golden age, like the DC-3 Constellation, get a grasp of what commercial travel was like back then and see how far modern airliners have come from them.
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 11:23 am

I was very lucky that I managed to fly on one L-1011 before TWA pulled them out of service completely. Ironically, I've lost track of how many DC-10's I have been on, but just that one Lockheed aircraft.

I never got to fly on a DC-8 at all, nor for that matter, an MD-11. I have flown on every type of Boeing (with the exception of a 720), and numerous MD aircraft.

I tried very hard to book a Delta flight with an A310, but it never materialized. Ironically, I get to see an Airbus A300 at SAN all the time, but never got to fly one.

And, of course, the Concorde.
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 12:08 pm

I have flown most modern jets and turboprops, and also some of the older recips, but the following are on my "wish I had" list:

Boeing 247
Boeing 307
Martin 202
Martin 130
Boeing 314
Lockheed L-049, L-749, L1049, L-1649
Vickers VC-10
Vickers Vanguard
Canadair CL-44
Bristol Brittania


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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 12:24 pm

Forgetting the aircraft that I never had a chance to ride, that list is way too long, I'll stick to those few in the past 30 years that I did but missed.



I guess that covers them all.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy (subtypes not included)
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 12:42 pm

1.- VC-10
2.- 747SP
3.- Caravelle
 
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 12:49 pm

TWA Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, TWA 747-100, TWA 747-SP, TWA 762ER and 763ER. Need I say more TWA I wish I'd flown? Alright, TWA 727-100, TWA 717, TWA 757.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 12:56 pm

Boeing Stratocruiser
Convair 880
Dassault Mercure
 
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 1:02 pm

DC-8
B-707
Concorde
Tu-144
Tu-104
Tu-114
Tu-124
CV880/990
VC10
An-10
Il-14
 
globetrekker
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 1:16 pm

Definitely,

c o n c o r d e

o

n

c

o

r

d

e

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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 1:36 pm

707, L1011, Constellation, DC-3, 247, Stratocruiser.









Oh yeah, and Concorde.

Regards,

frug
 
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 1:42 pm

Concorde
Lockheed Constellation
Convair 580
Convair 880
Convair 990
Martin 202


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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 1:53 pm

DC-1,5,7 (Have flown all the other DC's)
Convair twins/880/990
Shorts EMPIRE flying boat (have flown S25)
Boeing, Martin & Skiwasky "Clipper" flying boats


Gemuser
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 3:53 pm

Vickers Vanguard
Handly Page Victor/Herald
Martin 314 Clipper
Junkers JU52
Focke Wolfe FU200 Condor
Shorts Sunderland
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 4:18 pm

Obviously the :

C -- courageous.
O -- ostentatious.
N -- naughty.
C -- classy.
O -- "out of the world."
R -- rapid.
D -- desirable.
E -- extra ordinary.

***** Also I hope that people don't have to put the 747 on this list after a few years, and especially after the 380 goes in service.*****

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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 4:56 pm

Boeing 707
DC-8
VC-10
and of course the Concorde
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 5:02 pm

Concorde
TU-144
B-17
 
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 5:06 pm

I would have to go for the:

Concord and
Caravelle

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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 5:12 pm

DC-4 for me. Really loved the DC-7C and DC-6B.
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 5:34 pm

I've been very lucky to have flown on a number of aircraft listed here, namely DC-3, DC-4, JU-52, 707, VC-10 and L-1011, but top of my list would be Concorde, then the Connie and the Comet.
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 9:51 pm

Concorde and TU-144.
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 10:25 pm

Gee, I feel lucky to have flown in many of the airline A/C on people's lists here: Martin 404, DC-3, 707, Electra, DC-10, MD-11, CV-240, CV-680, CV-880, CV-990, L-1011, DC-6, DC-7, Caravelle, BAC-111, DC-8, B-727, B-747-100, DC-9(15, the one without leading edge slats).

I think that the one that I missed, the Connie, would top my list; and, of course, Concorde.
 
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 10:31 pm

Like most a lot of others, Concorde is on my list - other than that, it would be the DC10 (have the L1011), DC8 (have 707) and DC6 (have DC3)...

Those are the ones that I primarily regret missing - but there are more...

Regards,
Frank
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 10:42 pm

Coronado (pref. Swissair)
Concorde (pref. Braniff or BA/SQ)
TU144
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 11:02 pm

Mine would be the:

Concorde
747-100/200
707
A380 (well, it hasn't been made yet)
B-29
and the TU-144


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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 11:08 pm

To throw another one on there:

B-36 Peacemaker, with auxillary jet engines. If anybody has seen Strategic Air Command with Jimmy Stewart they will realize how beautiful of an aircraft that is.
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 11:13 pm

Like others have said, the Concorde. Also, I only flew on the L1011 a couple times, and I wish I had flown on it more!
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 11:17 pm

Ha! I already flew Concorde.

But I would have liked to have flown on a VC-10.
 
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Mon May 10, 2004 11:25 pm

I'm with Aviationlover -- I wish I could have flown on a 707.
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Tue May 11, 2004 12:00 am

I would have LOVED to have flown on the 707-100 with JT3C Turbojet engines.
I would have LOVED to have flown on the 707-320 with JT3D Turbofan engines.
I would have LOVED to have flown on the 727-200 with Eastern
I would have LOVED to have flown on the 737-100 with Continental
I would have LOVED to have flown on the DC9-21 with JT8D-11A engines
I would have LOVED to have flown on the L-1011 with Eastern and Delta
I would have liked to have flown on the Lockheed L-188 Electra with Eastern

Puhdiddle
 
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Tue May 11, 2004 12:01 am

Not necessarily in this order:

Comet
VC-10
Caravelle
TU-104

Any Pan Am Clipper Flying Boats
 
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Tue May 11, 2004 7:17 am

I wish I had been able to fly a Northwest DC-9 before they retired them.

...oh, wait...  Nuts
 
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Tue May 11, 2004 7:20 am

The absolute number one is C O N C O R D E - the sole queen of the skies.
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Tue May 11, 2004 8:18 am

I think I see a pattern here herr Doctor, a definite fear of propellers.
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Tue May 11, 2004 8:33 am

I have been on a lot of em but a few I missed was....

Convair 240
DC 7
Boeing Stratocruiser
VC 10
and I agree with KBUF737...The B 36. I have seen the one at Wright-Patterson and its a show stopper. You feel so insignificant standing under and next to it.
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Tue May 11, 2004 9:20 am


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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Tue May 11, 2004 9:33 am

Ahhh...

VC-10
Caravelle
Convair 880/990
Constellation
DC-7
Mercure
Trident
 
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RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Tue May 11, 2004 9:36 am

Given 1, would have to be Concorde, but a few more, well I would choose the 727 and would loved to have flown the Tristar more often.

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