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Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Mon May 31, 2004 11:42 pm

Hi folks...
Here's a light-hearted topic, not to be taken seriously. There is no grand prize, nor will any aircraft be considered the best or the worst. It's just for fun only. I hope I've listed all known tri-jets here whether they'll be commercial or business. All replies welcome. BTW, my fav trijet is the DC-10.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.

Boeing 727
Dassault Falcon 50 & 900
Douglas DC-10 & MD-11
Hawker Trident
Lockheed L-1011
Tupolev Tu-154
Yakovlev 40 & 42
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:25 am

For me - Lockheed Tristar, without a doubt. Beautiful aircraft, it's just a shame there weren't more of them built. Without the oil crisis in the 70s and the financial problems at Lockheed and Rolls-Royce during development, it could have done so much better.
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:56 am

What about the Trislander? Not a jet I know, and also probably no-ones favourite, but just though I would mention it!

I am with FlytoEGCC on this one. The Tristar was just a beautiful aircraft. Very safe, incredibly advanced for its time. It should have sold better. Damn that pesky DC10!  Smile

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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:45 am

My vote goes to the L-1011 TriStar! It's just beautiful!


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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:50 am

I love em' all  Big grin

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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:31 pm

My favorite tri-jet of all time is the DC10-30 and DC10-40.
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Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:27 pm


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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:06 pm

My favourite: MD-11
Least Favourite: DC-10
 
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:10 am

My favorite would have to be the Dassault Falcon 900. It always has been one of my favorite jets. Plus, you have to like those three holers and when it comes to business jets there aren't to many others to choose from
 
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Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:16 am


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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Wed Jun 02, 2004 6:51 am

hmm this is a tough one

I think the MD-11 wins

worthy mention: 727, L1011,TU-154

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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:25 am

Completely torn between the 727 and L10-11

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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:52 am

MD11 in FedEx c/s. Just a beauty...
 
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:37 pm

Nothing like the days of sitting in FC on a Delta Air Lines L1011, with a bloody mary in my hand, listening to classical music, with the roar of the engines on taxi.

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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Wed Jun 02, 2004 11:06 pm

L1011 with 727 a close second.
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Thu Jun 03, 2004 2:43 am

MD-11 all the way.


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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Thu Jun 03, 2004 10:25 pm

L1011 and 727 all the way !!!!!! Great great airplanes

Sorry DC-10 fans I just never liked that plane and the MD-11 is a nightmare!
 
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:05 pm

1) L1011 TriStar
2) Boeing 727
3) MD-11
4) BN Trilander
5) DC-10
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Fri Jun 04, 2004 11:43 pm


1) L1011-500
2) MD-11
3) 727-200

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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Sat Jun 05, 2004 3:17 am

Any variant of the DC-10
 
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:42 am


1. Any MD11
2. Any DC10
3. Any 727

For some reason, I never really got into the L1011. I think its ugly (especially the snoot). One thing is for sure though.. The L1011 sounds the best during takeoff.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:51 am

MD-11, no competition
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:21 am

The Tri's I flew as a pilot:

1.) Boeing 727-100/200
2.) BN-2A-MKIII Britten Norman Trislander

And my favorite that I flew only as a passenger
the L-1011.

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Tri-Jet Poll Choose Your Favorite

Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:12 am

Can you say MD-11? I just love those winglets,trailing edge flaps,the center bogie,and that huge #2 tail mounted powerplant! Simply stunning.
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Fri Jun 18, 2004 12:23 am

I've ridden the 727 (UA), DC-10 (UA), and L-1011 (DL) all only one time in my life (sigh). My favorite was the L-1011!


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Full flight; great ride. I miss the L-1011.

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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Fri Jun 18, 2004 12:25 am

L-O-C-K-H-E-E-D L-1011!!!!

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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Fri Jun 18, 2004 7:31 am

L 1011- 500 is simply the best of them all  Smile
And was way ahead of its era as well .
Then comes the MD-11
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Fri Jun 18, 2004 5:19 pm

The MD11, the best one in my opinion.
 
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:07 pm

1.) MD 11
2.) DC 10
3.) Tristar
4.) B727
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Sat Jun 19, 2004 3:03 am

I like them all................L1011, DC10, 727, Falcon...........Beautiful aircraft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Sun Jun 20, 2004 2:07 am

No contest!

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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Sun Jun 20, 2004 8:01 am

MD-11 LR Big grin

2. DC-10
3. L10-11
4. 727
 
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:20 am

MD-11 accept nothing less...

I love that plane.

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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:22 am

MD-11 all the way.


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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Mon Jun 21, 2004 9:10 am

L-1011
Old DL pilot joke. What does L-1011 stand for?

Late 10 out of 11 times.

727

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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:16 pm

L-1011 with the 727 a very close second. Honorable mention goes to the DC-10.

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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Tue Jun 22, 2004 11:08 pm

1) Md-11... those winglets!!
2) 727
3) L1011
 
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:02 am

L1011 B727 and DC10 they rock  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:50 pm

It wold have to say the:

727
then
L-1011


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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Sun Jul 04, 2004 11:20 am

Definitely the 727!!!!!

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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Sun Jul 04, 2004 5:09 pm

1.) 727
2.) MD-11
3.) L1011
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Sun Jul 04, 2004 7:14 pm

1) DC-10


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3) Tu-154


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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Tue Jul 06, 2004 10:21 am

Guess im then only G/A person to reply to this post. As a soon to be ATC and while doing that a charter pilot/instructor, I will vote for the Falcon 50  Smile One sweet aircraft with remarkable performance. 84 Lumber has one at my local field thats is 3500ft which yeah is within limits, but still pretty good since we have no ILS and putting that thing down in some good crosswinds on 3500ft is some good piloting skills. Anywho thats my 2 cents


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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Tue Jul 06, 2004 10:35 pm

Whilst the DC10 and Tristar were both excellent aircraft, my favorite by far would be the Hawker Siddeley Trident, backbone of BA's (then BEA) short-haul fleet in the 70s. When you were on the Trident you really felt that you were flying - the struggle of the aircraft to get airborne (Trident pilots said the only reason the Trident took off was because of the earth's curvature!), the reverse thrust always employed on landings and best of all those rear-facing seats at the front of Economy. Seems I the only person who favors the Trident but that is possibly because it was a poor-selling aircraft outshadowed by the 727 which copied the basic Trident design and only seen in Europe and later China.
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:06 am

The Tristar without a doubt, I miss the sound of them at Man on the charter flights, the sound of the No2 engine with its distinct "boom" as it starts up. I am torn between the MD11, just wish there were more of them.

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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Wed Jul 07, 2004 5:55 pm

The L1101 has a distinctive charm something about the "s ducting" it was also very sopphisticated for its time,pity more of theses great aircraft wernt produced.
 
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Thu Jul 08, 2004 7:08 am

No question here... the Tritanic is an old fave of mine.
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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:59 am

Its gotta be the 727!


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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:39 am

My favorite has to be a Delta 727 Big grin


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RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:49 am

I love em' all

Same here!  Big thumbs up
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