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Old 14th Jan 2005, 03:27
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ukwannabe
 
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Having flown the B747 100/200/400 combi, pax, freighter and extended range freighter, you can't beat it...in my opinion. Whichever deivative it just looks right, and I still turn my head around after deplaning to look at it. The ERF is a wonderful aircraft, long legs and will carry almost any reasonable commercial cargo. The A380 is like the jumbo's ugly fatter sister, again in my opinion. How true is the urban legend that the A380 will be an autoland aircraft primarily? If that is the case then I can't see true pilots wishing to fly it. The last 50 feet is what makes the job the most fulfilling, using the seat of your pants, and not your eyes to read the FMA's, just my opinion.
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