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Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:28 am

I don't still get to understand why isn't the 757 as popular as the well known 737, 747 and 777.
The 757 has a gorgeous design. For me it has the most beautiful nose compared to other airliners.
Just wanted to share it with you.


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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:30 am

"What's your opinion ?"

That you need to try to get out more.  Big grin

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:53 am

this is confirmation that I'm a total geek, but i completely agree!

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:57 am

It's a great plane  Smile


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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:04 am


Well, I haven't really ever come to think of it, but, yeah, it's nice.

Although I hate them when they have that little blcak circle painted like on some BAs 757s.


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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:33 am

I also LOVE the 757. They have been pretty popular as far as total sales go. If I remember correctly boeing has sold around 900 of them since the line opened.
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:42 am

Well, I doubt airlines really care as much whether the design is beautiful as much as whether the design is functional and economical. That being said, I think the 777, 747, and 737 with winglets are far more attractive than the 757.


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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:31 am

Yes, the 757 does have a very cute nose... *until BA put that black ring on it!* And some women agree !

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:34 am

Well I am a woman and I think the Boeing 757 has a very nice nose indeed, and I would agree, British Airways did go mad with those black rings lol!

Must admit I do have a soft spot for the Airbus A330/A340, but the B757 is the winner in my eyes!

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:59 am

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A wee baby!  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:02 am

I am next working on Christmas eve  Sad Flying off to LAX. Christmas day in the sun, just does not sound right...

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:08 am

That black ring houses the receiver for a microwave landing system.
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:15 am

I am next working on Christmas eve Flying off to LAX. Christmas day in the sun, just does not sound right...

Beer, you call yourself a student??? It should be vodka shots!!!

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:25 am

Kimberly, I knew you get the coolest crews on holidays  Smile

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:28 am

I am sure we will have a great time  Big grin Wonder if Santa visits LA as well as London? lol

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:34 am

Hey, nothing goes on in the Flight Deck, we save that for the crew rest area's...

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:35 am

You bet. He's about 8 hours late usually though.  Big grin
 
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:38 am

yay! Will give him my address... Don't like my chances of snow in LA though!

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:42 am

No worries, he comes on a Boeing 757 around here.  Smile

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Re:Boeing 757:The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:47 am

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:49 am

I like the 757, its a comfortable plane, however, there is something seriously wrong looking with the nose. It just doesn't look right. I like the 737's nose the best.
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 4:02 am

I've always thought the 757 was a great looking aircraft. Has a sort of aggressive and predator-like look with the nose and the stance it has on the landing gear.
I wonder if the nose design is truly related to aerodynamic functionality or just the product of some engineer who cared about the look.
757 is just a tiny bit reminiscent of the Concorde from the right angle.
 
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 4:05 am

Catnamedalex,

OMG! I so know what you are talking about! I don't know what it is, but if you look at the 757 from the correct angle, from the front i think, it DOES remind me of the Concorde.

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 4:28 am

I think my nose looks better than a 757's.

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:44 am

lol, good point Tom, I mean Michael,

757 nose makes me want to kiss it! like a cute girly! ok.. anyways I also like the 707 and similar noses on a few other boeings. Also like the 747's.

Now the ugliest would be the A320 series aircraft, also keeping the A300 nose on the newer airbuses isn't my cup of tea as far as good looks go..

The ugliest future nose job however, well I'll leave that honor to the A380. I dont even think Michael Jackson would approve

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:05 pm

Man oh Man there sure are some weird people out there. Nose fetishes on women is one thing but on a aircraft, well that's just plain sick.

Having said that I personally like the 707 nose best, gorgeous...
 
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:11 pm

Man oh Man there sure are some weird people out there. Nose fetishes on women is one thing but on a aircraft, well that's just plain sick.

If you like airplanes that much, you should like and/or dislike every single piece of the aircraft IMO.

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:13 pm

Thanks Jgore,

I do, I adore everything about the 747 in all of its variants.
 
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:23 pm

You're welcome AMM744 ! That's about it ! "Love the airplane as much you love your spouse"  Big thumbs up

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:41 pm

I heard this story from a Navy flier. I don't know whether it is true, or simply a good story.

Boeing engineers had to design a new nose for the 757, because the layout for the 767 flight deck would not work with the bullet nose from the 707, 727, and 737. That part is true.

This is the part that I can't verify. Supposedly, the engineers used computer assisted designs to come up with a lot of potential designs, none of which did very well in the wind tunnel. Finally, someone drew a nose that would work with the flight deck and looked good.

The mock up went into the wind tunnel, and it was far better than anything that the computer helped to design. So, that design became the 757 nose.

As many pilots have told me, if it looks good, it flies good.
 
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:53 pm

I think that the nose on the 757 is good, however I don't like the bananna like feeling I get whenever flying it. I would have much prefered is they had made a shorter widebody than such a long narrowbody. I also think that they failed to provide enough lavs on the 757. For something so long, with so many passangers, the line for the lavs is just tremendous. Just my $.02!!!

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 12:54 pm

When I look at a 757 straight on from the front, it gives me the impression of a shark,w/ engines being the fins,etc. I have always had that in my mind from the first one I looked at.
 
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:27 pm

As much as I like the 757, I think the L1011 had the most beautiful nose of all airlines.
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:55 pm

I like the nose of the 737, but the '57s nose is kinda cool too....


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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:37 pm

Well, I doubt airlines really care as much whether the design is beautiful as much as whether the design is functional and economical. That being said, I think the 777, 747, and 737 with winglets are far more attractive than the 757.

You gotta be kidding me. 747 yeah i agree with you- especially the classics but the 737 and the 777 are just boring old twins that only look good in certain liveries i.e AA. In my opinion the 737 has nothing on the 757.


 
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:46 pm

Gotta love the 757 nose! One of the many things I love about this beautiful plane!

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:55 pm

Not being THAT much of an AV nut, I vote for the Concorde nose...quite distinctive...and it moves!
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 4:23 pm

Nose of 757 and 767 are good, but 747 is my fave.

767 gets my vote for the most beautiful tailfin.



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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 4:38 pm

The 757 nose is nice.

This one, however, is a different story...

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 4:46 pm

I thought Cleopatra had the most beautiful nose in the world ...

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 10:11 pm

I REALLY like the 757's nose but then again who looks???
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 10:15 pm

Da Power Of Da 757 Nose :

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:27 pm

The L1011 has to be the most beautiful nose.
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:58 am

I've flown 757 only tree times (2 BA and 1 Air Europe): but I can say it's a really well designed plane, but i think the best nose is MD 11
 
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Wed Dec 24, 2003 4:58 pm

I love the whole thing. The 757 and 727 are two of the most beautiful aircraft to ever grace the skies.

Without trying to sound like a total geek (too late lol  Laugh out loud), I love the long slender design on the 757, the wing shape, and the overall rugged look to the plane. It looks like a tough plane, yet at the same time graceful.

I love the way that the bogies tilt on approach. The 767's wheel bogies tilt forwards. The 757s, however, tilt backwards, which almost makes the plane look hawk-like on approach.

The nose....the best nose in the industry. I know it sounds weird to say a plane has a nice nose, but what is the first thing you see of that plane when you meet it at the gate? The nose. The shape of the nose is of course one of the most aerodynamically important considerations as well. The shape of the nose and wings directly affect drag and speeds at which the aircraft can fly. The 767's short, stubby nose implies a slow speed for that aircraft. While the 757's nose, being thinner and more elongated, indicates a higher speed for that aircraft. In many cases this is true. The concorde's needle-nose screams "supersonic aircraft".

But one of the often overlooked features which has always stood out on the 757, are the size of the engines. Granted, the 757's engines aren't as big as, say, a 777s, but compared with the fuselage width of the plane, those engines look huge. Especially from the right angle. The 757-200 is overpowered and for a reason...Boeing always planned to stretch the design while still using the same engines.

So what you have is a tough aircraft with clean lines and a beautiful sleek appearance, which can crank out some serious power from its engines which are quite huge viewed from the ground compared to the plane. It's an aircraft that commands attention at any airport just by its looks. And one of the most beautiful designs Boeing ever came up with. The 757 has more personality in its left main landing gear than any 737-400 out there today.  Wink/being sarcastic

Now, that's just the 757, and the 757 is my second favourite aircraft to the 727. Don't even get me started on the 727!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Fri Dec 26, 2003 6:05 am

Actually, someone told me I have the most beautiful nose in the world, besides that, the 757's is sexy, and the L1011's is friendly looking...
 
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Fri Dec 26, 2003 6:22 am

As with Ckfred in reply 29, I have also heard that the 757 cab section was an attempt to use as much of the 767 cab section as possible (the 757 and 767 were designed about the same time).

Grafting a wide-body cab section on a narrow body aircraft must have created the unusual nose profile. I've never stepped into a 757 cockpit, but I have heard that it is the only Boeing aircraft in which the pilot must step down into the cockpit.

As a side note, I've heard that the 767 cab section was also used on the 777. Maybe someone can confirm this in another post or topic.

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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Fri Dec 26, 2003 6:25 am

When it is on the ground, it looks like it is walking on tip-toes.
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Fri Dec 26, 2003 6:30 am

personally, im for the nose of the 707, 727, 737 more than the 757. but it is still a very beautiful airplane.
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RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Fri Dec 26, 2003 2:43 pm

Definitely my favorite Boeing aircraft. The nose is what makes the aircraft!


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