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26th Nov 2006, 14:11
Your chance to rant on about your favourite aircraft :)

The Boeing 737NG and 737-800 (with winglets :E ) , first time i saw this aircraft- it was love at first sight.


26th Nov 2006, 17:47


These were both locked in May this year. No idea how long your thread will last!!!:E

26th Nov 2006, 18:15
woot, why would they lock the threads, must be some kinda of protect act thing going on there.

26th Nov 2006, 18:36
A310 for the Cockpit....

L1011 for the......well........you know, just cause it looks and sounds sooooo cooool.

26th Nov 2006, 18:45
You have not lived until you've flown this beauty!


Howard DGA-15P (Damn Good Airplane, for the uninitiated), converted to a Jobmaster floatplane by Clayton Scott (He just left us at age 101 to tool around heaven in a B-17 or a 707 or whatever else he fancies)

26th Nov 2006, 18:53
On the civilian side, all variants of the 747. The finest piece of machinery EVER built by man:ok:

On the military side, the B-52 or the Tornado:ok: Absolute coolness:D

The late XV105
26th Nov 2006, 20:11
XV105 says it all.

Shaggy Sheep Driver
26th Nov 2006, 20:12
Concorde, of course. Nothing else comes even close.:ok:

Howard Hughes
26th Nov 2006, 20:29
In no particular order...

Citation X.
A-10 Warthog.
Boeing 777.:ok:

26th Nov 2006, 20:38
Only thing with a roundel on it I ever got to fly...:{


Gertrude the Wombat
26th Nov 2006, 20:47
One of these


of course.

26th Nov 2006, 21:42
XB-70. Even 40 years after she still looks futuristic.

26th Nov 2006, 21:49
As I said the last time we had this discussion:


MSP Aviation
26th Nov 2006, 23:45
182RG, TBM850, B200, J-3 Cub, Legacy 600, R44, S-76, in no particular order

26th Nov 2006, 23:59
Goto be the 7GCBC...

Aeros, Spins, Training and a spot of Banner towing....


Ahhh ... love it! :} :ok:

27th Nov 2006, 00:25
I agree! A well balanced aircraft, just like all Bellancas
are! The C of G is sweet, and the ailerons are in harmony. I do wish SAAB would have designed the
instrument panel. SW engine gauges on the later models are crude, but do work okay, as I can get replacements at my local auto wrecker.;)

27th Nov 2006, 00:31
Funny thing, that around here it's got the best stuff! 250XL GPS/COM and the worlds biggest AI...... a window :}


It is sweet, however I'm bias ;)

Fun Police
27th Nov 2006, 01:38
how about something that can do this? like this one:

27th Nov 2006, 02:31
A DC-8-73. Able to leap large oceans in a single bound, with more than two motors.:)

Atlas Shrugged
27th Nov 2006, 02:39
Oi, Watterson,



27th Nov 2006, 10:43
Whatever it is that Brit Air/Air France are flying from CDG to SOU on the days I'm travelling.

They aren't the biggest, sexiest or most comfortable aircraft in the world, but they get me to within five minutes of my front door and after weeks away from home, that is just about perfect.

Capt Claret
27th Nov 2006, 11:43
The 747 or Galaxy might be awesome for their sheer size. The concorde for its great leap in civil aviation for its time.

Nothing comes close to the 727-200 for sheer aestheticly perfect proportions and lines! :ok:

27th Nov 2006, 12:04
Beechcraft/Raytheon B60 Duke. Has the most beautiful fore-quarter of any light twin, turbo or otherwise, climbs like mad, has decent range. A very complex airplane engineering-wise, though, so it's an MX hog.

http://www1.airliners.net/open.file?id=1107473&WxsIERv=Orrpu%20O60%20Qhxr&Wm=0&WdsYXMg=Hagvgyrq&QtODMg=Jbyireunzcgba%20%28Unyscraal%20Terra%29%20%28RTOB%29&ERDLTkt=HX%20-%20Ratynaq&ktODMp=Znl%2010%2C%202006&BP=0&WNEb25u=Eboreg%20Ornire&xsIERvdWdsY=A322EW&MgTUQtODMgKE=&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=966&NEb25uZWxs=2006-09-11%2014%3A28%3A34&ODJ9dvCE=&O89Dcjdg=C-322&static=yes&width=1024&height=775&sok=JURER%20%20%28%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271110045%27%20BE%20c ubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271107473%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%27107 5335%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271072209%27%20BE%20cubgb_v q%20%3D%20%271043335%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271042081%2 7%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271040427%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3 D%20%271001025%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271000505%27%20BE %20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%27989228%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%27 978636%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%27970465%27%20BE%20cubgb_ vq%20%3D%20%27962831%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%27951838%27 %20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%27942165%27%29%20%20beqre%20ol%20&photo_nr=2&prev_id=1110045&next_id=1075335

After that?

http://www1.airliners.net/open.file?id=1142986&WxsIERv=Rkgen%20300F&Wm=0&WdsYXMg=Hagvgyrq&QtODMg=Bss-Nvecbeg%20-%20Cregu%20-%20Ynatyrl%20Cnex&ERDLTkt=Nhfgenyvn%20-%20Jrfgrea%20Nhfgenyvn&ktODMp=Abirzore%2016%2C%202006&BP=1&WNEb25u=Arivyyr%20Zhecul&xsIERvdWdsY=Q-RWXF&MgTUQtODMgKE=Cvybg%3A%20Xynhf%20Fpuebbg.%20Svefg%20cenpgvpr% 20qnl%20sbe%20gur%20Erq%20Ohyy%20Nve%20Enpr%20Jbeyq%20Frevrf %2C%20ynfg%20yrt%20sbe%202006.&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=198&NEb25uZWxs=2006-11-23%2007%3A26%3A02&ODJ9dvCE=&O89Dcjdg=010&static=yes&width=1024&height=695&sok=JURER%20%20%28%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271144667%27%20BE%20c ubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271144162%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%27114 4157%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271142986%27%20BE%20cubgb_v q%20%3D%20%271142949%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271138692%2 7%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271117655%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3 D%20%271108739%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271105311%27%20BE %20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271100021%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%2 71094132%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271090037%27%20BE%20cub gb_vq%20%3D%20%271076773%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%2710747 30%27%20BE%20cubgb_vq%20%3D%20%271073841%27%29%20%20beqre%20 ol%20&photo_nr=4&prev_id=1144157&next_id=1142949

Of course.

27th Nov 2006, 13:37
Favourite aircraft and, coincidentally, also my favourite aviation photograph of all time (the guy got out Ok).


27th Nov 2006, 19:22
Built to last, and British (more or less), the BN-2B,
including this one, until it got that paint job:


27th Nov 2006, 19:41
All de Havilland aircraft, but especially for looks the Albatross, Comets 3 and 4
and the Trident was also a beautifully proportioned aircraft.

27th Nov 2006, 20:15
Vickers Viscount. More comfortable than any of your nasty modern RJs.

27th Nov 2006, 21:41
Oi, Watterson,



well i see your point, but its too late now:E

28th Nov 2006, 02:33
Thats a nice Beech AkroChik
Tin has flown the 60 with the clattering clanky TIO541's that looks much more soothing.

Atlas Shrugged
28th Nov 2006, 22:57
well i see your point, but its too late now
OK then, here's mine.....


29th Nov 2006, 01:58
Not a pretty airplane, but they paid me to do stuff like this with one. :ok:

29th Nov 2006, 02:06
Not a pretty airplane

You kidding? She's big boned, but I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers....

29th Nov 2006, 03:25
Great picture Pigboat. The ones I flew had two bladed props.

As I never flew the old Beaver on snow (or for that matter off of water), one embarrassing question.

Why no flaps down on the picture?

29th Nov 2006, 03:52
Yeah, it is a nice pic ain't it? It's off the Beaver (http://www.dhc-2.com/current_cover_page.htm) web site. Taken on Pica Glacier in Alaska.

I never flew a Beaver with the three-bladed prop either connie.

Looks like he's taxiing around trying to beat down the snow before he comes to a stop and just retracted the flaps, I'm guessing. The standard procedure on skis was to do a 360 at the end of the landing run and then come to a stop in your own tracks. When landing on a snow-covered lake and you weren't too sure of the ice conditions, it wasn't unusual to do a touch and go, then come around to see if any water had come up in your tracks. Getting bogged down in slush could ruin your whole day. Or three days, if you had a DC-3. :ooh:

29th Nov 2006, 06:07
Don't know if you boys keep up with this but Beav's are insanely expensive - the one in the picture could easily go for $250k. I guess it's because you can still make money with them.

29th Nov 2006, 09:57
Concorde, of course. Nothing else comes even close.:ok:

Who could ask for anything more? And what a looker too. :)

Beechcraft/Raytheon B60 Duke. Has the most beautiful fore-quarter of any light twin, turbo or otherwise, climbs like mad, has decent range. A very complex airplane engineering-wise, though, so it's an MX hog.

They got the name right. Handsome.

King Air for me. Fond memories. B200 and up especially. :ok:

Buster Hyman
29th Nov 2006, 10:05
GAF Nomad. The thinking mans aircraft!:ok:

(He's thinking..."How the F*** did I get up here?")

29th Nov 2006, 20:15
Airbus A330. The wing as art.

29th Nov 2006, 21:36
Wartime - Mosquito - the best multi-role combat aircraft ever to wear the RAF's colours, and it sounds just superb. I'll rebuild one to airworthiness when I win the Euromillions....

Peacetime - Chipmunk - About 28 years ago to the day that I enjoyed 10 minutes solo in one, and I'll not forget it.

Lon More
1st Dec 2006, 00:57
here's one they made earlier

1st Dec 2006, 12:07
The DC-3...................:)

1st Dec 2006, 12:11
Ah yes the DC3 lovely aircraft, my Mum was a hostie on those with Dan Air.
Probably my favourite too.

1st Dec 2006, 16:11
Nice airplane the DC-3, but it did have its awkward moments. :O


Lon More
1st Dec 2006, 17:38
Thinkthey got the reg. the wrong way round. that SUX

1st Dec 2006, 18:20
Heh heh :p

We had one with the registration CF-NAG. It was, believe me, and a clapped out one at that.

Lon More
2nd Dec 2006, 01:44
Once tried to get PH-UCK and PH-ART but the Dutch Authorities English was too good

2nd Dec 2006, 02:46
The original Learjet 23...........:ok:

2nd Dec 2006, 04:20
It may be OY-JRR (http://www.dhc-2.com/id242.htm) now, but scroll down to the bottom of the page and check the reg the first time I saw it. :E :p