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JvW
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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Tue Oct 08, 2002 11:21 am

Piper Navajo Chieftain, built like a tank.

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Boeingfan
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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Tue Oct 08, 2002 11:57 am

The last row of seats on the Boeing 757-300! What a ride, when the "CAT" walks the tail of this jet you really get your tickets monies worth, better than a roller coaster. Watch the heads bob, and the fuselage bend in front of you. Reminds me of the old DC-8-61,63's.
 
Krushny
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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Tue Oct 08, 2002 4:38 pm

For long distance trips, the Jumbo.
For shorter hops, the A320. For turboprops, the Fokker 50 does not behave bad, and I am anxious to take a trip on the newer Air Nostrum DH8, just to compare.
 
aviasian
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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Tue Oct 08, 2002 4:44 pm

I pick B747-400, MD-11 and IL-62 . . . all three are very sturdy and the IL-62 is a rhinocerous! We flew through a lightning storm over India in a Ceskoslovenske Aerolinie (CSA) IL-62 enroute from SIN to Prague (PRG) and again over the Bay of Bengal returning to SIN. It ploughed through the bad weather without so much of a whimper!

In bad weather, I wouldn't want to be in a propeller-driven airliner . . . but if left with no choice, I would rather be in an ATR72. Flew through some fearsome storms over Myanmar (in the vicinity of Heho and Mandalay) in an ATR72-210QC of Air Mandalay.

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9V-SVA
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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Tue Oct 08, 2002 4:47 pm

KC, your IL62 flew direct? I don't think the IL62 can make it SIN-PRG without payload restrictions.

For me, it is the Boeing 777. I just like to see the wings flex and the B777 handles turbulence just so well.

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cloudy
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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Tue Oct 08, 2002 5:15 pm

Lockheed Electra. A version of this plane is used
to fly through Hurricane Eyewalls for NOAA, and they do it on purpose. I'd pick what the pros pick.
 
na
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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Tue Oct 08, 2002 5:56 pm

Definitely the 747-400. The worst wheather flights I had were on 747-400, 777-200 and Fokker F50. The 747 had the best "bevaviour".
 
ROP
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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Tue Oct 08, 2002 11:29 pm

surely B777 nad 747, i feel safe under its wings..
 
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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Tue Oct 08, 2002 11:29 pm

Without question, it'd be the Armstrong-Whitworth F.K.10!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ........

 
wannabe
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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Wed Oct 09, 2002 1:06 am

My first gut answer would be the MD-11. Out of all the planes I've flown on, it delivers the smoothest ride (except for final approach). But after thinking about it, the plane I'd trust the most it the C-130 or the Electra. They've been flying them into hurricanes for years and have only lost one or two. They can obviously take a beating.
 
flyguydsl
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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Wed Oct 09, 2002 1:14 am

It seems that 747's have a lot of body "creak & moan". I love the 747 but it is not my favorite. Is there a reason for all the noise?? Especially in bad weather. I have been on CI, CX and UA and they were all the same. Other long hauls I had been on were 767 (3x!!) A330 and L10Tristar and I didn't seem to notice it then.
 
ogseminole
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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Wed Oct 09, 2002 3:01 am

The 727-200. A real man's airplane. No sissy automation.
 
AndrewAir
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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Wed Oct 09, 2002 9:29 am

I'd go for the 744.

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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Wed Oct 09, 2002 11:30 am

Jet: L-1011. With the automatic pitch/yaw control, it's smooth.

Turboprop: As much as I love to hate the Dash-8, the reason why I hate it is because I was no eone when we ended up flying through a Level 6 thunderstorm. We landed in tornadic conditions at JAX and everyone walked off an intact aircraft. I will never forget how frightened and sick I was, and that everyone including the pilot basically thought we were done for. But that bird is STRONG and STABLE and we survived.

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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Wed Oct 09, 2002 2:42 pm

This may be education from some of you -
xxx
All standard transport category airplanes are certificated for flight into known moderate icing conditions... no more...
xxx
Only one aircraft, the Lockheed L-188 Electra, was certificated for "heavy" icing conditions... probably the safest aircraft with regards to icing... too bad that aircraft was not popular. It was an excellent aircraft for short/medium haul operations... none are still operating in passenger operations.
xxx
As far as heavy turbulence is concerned, all airplanes are about equal as far as "structural integrity"... airplanes with "pod engines" (under the wing) have a weak point... sideloads could tear engine nacelles off, more than positive and negative "G" loads...
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As far as passenger's safety is concerned - I am at a loss with these idiots that constantly wander around in aisles and galley areas, rather than remain in their seats with a safety belt... as a pilot, when seated at my station, I am required by regulations to wear a safety belt... obvious reasons...
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A friend of mine, flight attendant, broke her leg assisting a passenger to be seated and... belted in heavy turbulence... as far as she is concerned, she is on board to save passenger asses - not to kiss them... and I fully agree with her.
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Happy contrails -
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DragonRapide
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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Wed Oct 09, 2002 6:21 pm

For me that would be the Westland Lysander
 
RickB
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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Wed Oct 09, 2002 6:32 pm

Got to be the 744 - flown through some really rough weather especially around the Bay of Bengal and the 744 just took it all in its stride. I remember one flight on a Garuda 744 in their 'executive' class when I was trying to get some sleep so the seat was as reclined as it would go (not far off flat) and the only thing keeping me in the seat was my seatbelt which i was bouncing off regularly !! I must admit though I did have a couple of thoughts about how strong the wings where  Wink/being sarcastic

Unlike the 737 used by BMI and SAS when I used to commute to Norway every week - crossing the North Sea was noticeably rougher than on the MD80's/90's of SAS. Dunno why but the 737's just seemed to suffer from a rougher ride than MD's !!

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RE: Bad Weather - Pick Your Plane

Thu Oct 10, 2002 4:06 am

It must be funny ride this thing with heavy turbulence.


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