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Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:42 pm



Hello aviation freaks,


If you had the opportunity to fly the B757 or anything else, what would you strap yourself into? Yes I am biased since my favorite commercial jet is the B757 and I am familiar with the airframe. I am saddened and stupified by the fact that Boeing has stopped production on this bird, I am trying not to spin another topic here so Ill stop  Smile Let the debate begin


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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:52 pm

Concorde, 744, 757, in that order.
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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:57 pm

N1120a,

Nice choices. I agree the Concorde and the 744 are excellent birds and i would like to take em for a spin, but check this bad boy out.



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One of the best 757 pics I have seen.
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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:57 pm

L-1011!!!!! and Id be the first one to fly Lockheed L-1011 without a medical  Smile forget the FAA! Ill take the L-1011, its a free country! and I must have the right to fly! Id do BWI-CDG-BKK
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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:00 pm

Ahh the good ole Tri-star, not a bad choice. I remember working the charters in CHS for ATA and the military. Very nice bird.
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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:04 pm

B747, B777, B757, B767.

Haven't been on any widebody Airbus aircraft and am quite anxious too be on one. Depending on loads for 1/31, I might be on NW SEA-AMS (which will be my first mainline NW flight.)
 
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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:14 pm

on other hand, Id fly the BOEING 767-432ER!!! from LAX to BKK oh yes Id be too excited Id even fly it till the fuel ran out toward BKK
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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:19 pm

I would have to say the 757,737-800 then the L1011, then 747,md-11 and the list goes on and on
 
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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:31 pm

Airbus A330 with '777' style cabin I really hope ! follow by Boeing 777 , MD-11 , B747-400 !
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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:50 pm

Paycheck aside lol, it'd definately be the 757/767, then the MD-88...partially because I've already flown them extensively in the sim, and partially just because they pay well in the left seat Big grin

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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:54 pm

My first choice would probably be the MD-80. Following that would be the B744, 767, 757, and 777.

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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:13 pm

Does anyone know how to find some good 757 VIP pics
 
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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:45 pm

For me, probably the 767 followed by the 757. I've had some great rides on the 76.
 
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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:06 pm

In order:
777-200
767-300
757-200
A320-200
A340-300

I fly the A320, 767 pretty regularly for BA Virtual, I am starting to work on longer flights (most flights I operate are around 2 hours).

I do also fly for United Virtual and have no where near the hours than with BAV, but I just did a five hour LAX-IAD which turned into an nine hour ordeal with a fuel diversion, low altitude weather and strong headwinds all along the route (much greater than forecast which ruined the fuel planning, hence the stop).

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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:44 am

I rather fly a 777, 737-800, 747-400, 747-200, DC-10, DC-9, 727, A320, A340. Thats it. Than a 757.
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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:33 pm

As far as airliners go, I'd have to say:

752
764
763
744
772
738
MD-80
MD-90
DC-9
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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:51 am

VC10, to go back a few years. First plane I ever flew on MAN-JFK in the early 70's.
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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:21 am

My fav aircraft are the A320 and the 777. But I'd prefer to fly on any aircraft that I have not flown on before.
 
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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:45 am

My preferred choices would be the 757 and the A320 (I like them both equally).

For a retro preference, just take a look at my username (and perhaps it's smokier, turbojet powered big brother.)  Smile
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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:15 am

Hi,

If I could fly on any aircraft I would love to fly on this particular B757-200:


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RE: Your Choice To Fly, A B757 Or Anything Else?

Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:53 am

I would have to say the L1011, a remarkable aircraft for its time. Failing that I would take a 747SP, DC10-30 and MD-11, paint them in AA colours and take them for a spin! The AA colours just looked stunning on these birds imho.
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