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Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:50 pm
by jamesjimlb
which planes of the past or is still in service yet not made anymore is your favorite? i personally enjoy the 757, md80/90 and the 717.

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:07 pm
by Amazonphil
B-727-200 for me would be one of my favorites.

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:33 pm
by FlightShadow
Go 787!!!

Oh wait.....  Wink

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:18 pm
by uadc8contrail
DC8-63........flying palace...at least on the early versions of the ual dc8

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:25 pm
by kwcarolma
For me, the legendary DC-3~

[Edited 2006-09-24 07:26:32]

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:34 pm
by MCIGuy
Probably the L-1011. I'm fond of the 727's and 737 originals too. I'm old enough to have taken several trips in 727's and 707's.  Wink

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:21 pm
by connies4ever
Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):
which planes of the past or is still in service yet not made anymore is your favorite? i personally enjoy the 757, md80/90 and the 717.

Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation. I'm that old.
Vickers Vanguard #2.
Douglas DC-8-43 #3 {R-R Conway engines}
(esp. since Air Canada used to use rev. thrust
in flight for expedited descent...was always dramatic).

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:23 pm
by anax
B727-200 definitely!

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:25 pm
by StarCityFlyr
Quoting Anax (Reply 7):
B727-200 definitely!

I would have to agree! This was one of the best....


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RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:37 pm
by FlySSC
Quoting JamesJimlb (Thread starter):
the 717.

B717, plane of the past ? did I miss something ????

Shouldn't this Topic be moved to "Polls & Prefs" ?

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:41 pm
by StarCityFlyr
Quoting FlySSC (Reply 9):
Shouldn't this Topic be moved to "Polls & Prefs" ?

Ease off on your throttle and relax partner. It's all good.

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:47 pm
by mainMAN
757-200. Discontinuing these is a huge mistake from Boeing, there's no replacement for those long thin routes, and masses of European charter routes..........discussed elsewhere.

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:14 pm
by duke
My favorite would be the 707/720, the CV880/990 and the MD-11.

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:22 pm
by bravo45
Fokker F-17s, 707s DC-10s, 727s, old 737s and A300 B4

*sigh* Those were the days.
Love those classic cockpits.

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:47 pm
by 2H4



Quoting StarCityFlyr (Reply 10):
Ease off on your throttle and relax partner. It's all good.

FlySSC doesn't appear to be anything but relaxed. He simply made a very good and valid point.




2H4



RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:51 pm
by jamesjimlb
my mistake when i put 717, i meant to put 727

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:54 am
by YYZflyer
I would have to say the L1011.

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:27 pm
by Kieron747
L-1011 and the little baby BAC-111

Kieron747

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:32 am
by Vmax
The DC3 and the SE210 Caravelle.

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:25 pm
by AlexPorter
The 757-200 for sure although the extended DC-9 series is nice of course because of the 3-2 seating. Of the planes that aren't widely flown in the US anymore, then it's the 727-200.

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:00 pm
by RichardPrice
Quoting FlySSC (Reply 9):
B717, plane of the past ? did I miss something ????

Evidentally you did - the 717 is no longer being produced.

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:14 am
by acjflyer
Boeing 727-200


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RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:46 am
by EWRandMDW
I like the early Boeing jets as has been made clear in other posts. But, my all time favorite aircraft has to be the L1649A Jetstream Constellation. I never flew in one (tho I wish I had), but I recall seeing them at Newark Airport in the early and mid 1960s after conversion by TWA to airfreighter service. That plane looked cool! Another plane I like, and DID get a chance to fly in was the CV580 (Allegheny). I wouldn't mind a few more trips in one!

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:31 am
by AC320tech
By far the L1011 and any McDonnell Douglas product, they are so great!

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:50 am
by LTU932
These:

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RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:41 am
by FighterPilot
The Concorde


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RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:58 am
by AirCop
Regional service to small cities; F-27 and Convair 580, both very comfortable.

RE: Planes Of The Past...

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:11 pm
by N231YE
Anything with a Pratt & Whitney JT8D bolted to the side of it!

Also, the Convair 240/340, and the early 747-100's (with the 3 windows on each side of the upper deck).