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How many aircraft have you flown in - in your life time ??

Old 4th Feb 2019, 23:11
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Need to add one to my list - a tandem parachute from 15,000' yesterday. Well, it is some sort of aircraft, innit? The one I jumped out of was a Cessna Caravan. My landings are now one less than my takeoffs.
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Old 5th Feb 2019, 08:08
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Old 5th Feb 2019, 22:29
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Flown is as Pax

Originally Posted by Gertrude the Wombat
Surely nobody keeps records of all the different types they've flown in as pax?
I do and have not only details written in two different 'log books,' but also a spreadsheet version plus I use "Flight Diary", now "my flightradar24." Having worked both on the ground and also as a Loadmaster I've kept details of every flight I've been on including pictures of a lot of them.
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 05:13
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Surely nobody keeps records of all the different types they've flown in as pax?
As a tyke I used to, and wish now that I had kept up the practice. Once had a passenger pass a notebook to the cockpit with the request to fill it out, a logbook for all intense purposes. It was interesting to leaf through it and find some long previously known identities and what they were now doing eg ex instructor I had who was 20 YO at the time I knew him now left seat in a 744.
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 07:43
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A C, I have about 3 more landings than take offs.
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 10:55
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Not my claim to fame, but a much-loved aviator who many of us now involved in aviation were inspired by was Ray Roberts (Ex RAF and ATA) when he was a civilian gliding instructor at 618 VGS at West Malling in the 70's and 80's. . At his funeral wake in Kent (he was 101) his daughter produced his log books (5) and here is his impressive list:

Tutor
Magister
Tiger Moth
Master
Hart
Hind
Queen Bee
Fairchild
Harvard
Albacore
Battle
Puss Moth
Lysander
Hurricane (All marks at the time)
Defiant
Spitfire (All marks at the time)
Henley
Seafire
Oxford
Anson
Blenheim
Martinet
Wellington
Bisley
Mustang
Whitley
Beaufort
Hudson
Botha
Barracuda
Typhoon
Ablemarle
Proctor
Relaint
Swordfish
Fulmar
Firefly
Mosquito
Whirlwind
Dakota
Warwick
Seamew
Ventura
Boston
Beaufighter
Corsair
Tempest
Auster
Hellcat
Mitchell
Vengeance
Gladiator
Wildcat
Dominie
Warwick
Welkin
Traveller
Buckingham
Meteor
Buckmaster
Gemini
Chipmunk

Plus numerous gliders and a two-seat Spitfire on his 100th birthday!
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 16:43
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator
A C, I have about 3 more landings than take offs.
You have three times what I have! (And I suspect probably the same way?) However, it's a credit balance that I have been very pleased about for decades and I intend to keep it that way!
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 23:50
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Rather than my list, here's my father's more interesting list, from his RAF logbook, in order of first appearance as P1. He did his ab initio training with a civilian FTS, as did many RAF pilots in 1937

DH 82
Hart-T
Audax
Heyford
DH Dragon (DH 84?)
DH84 Dragon Rapide
DH89 Dragon Rapide
Wellington (Incl raid on Brunsbuttel 4th Sept 1939)
Magister
Wallace
Tutor
Oxford
Hornet Moth (noted as "Service aircraft", LFP at Filton.)
Fury
Harvard
Gauntlet
Anson
Botha (March 1940, Brize Norton)
Mentor
Lysander
Defiant
Blenheim
Junkers 52 (Rhodesia Sep 1942)
Wellington III
Lancaster III (1st conversion flight 10 August 1943, 5 operations to Germany from 22 Sept - 2nd October, shot down on 5th, near Munich)
Chipmunk (postwar)

It strikes me that they gave aircraft much nicer names in those days. It is also quite noticeable that once he was on a squadron, his first flights in several types were as P1 with no P2 or passenger, ie read the manual, climb in, start up and go.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 10:30
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Interesting exercise - good to see so many disparate types. My own logbooks have the following as a mix of P1, P2, dual and jumpseat between 93-05:

Vigilant T1
Chipmunk T.10
Bulldog T1
Cessna-152
Cessna-172
DV-20 Katana
PA28-140 Cherokee
PA28-151 Warrior
WT1 ‘Tailwind’ (kit-plane)
PA23 Aztec
PA28R Arrow
PA32 Saratoga
Firefly T67 M260
Squirrel HT1 (AS350/Airbus H125)
Griffin HT1 (Bell 412EP)
Chinook HC2/2A
Europa XS (kit-plane)
Harrier T10
Hercules C-130J
Wessex HC2
Jetstream T1
Nimrod MR2
Sea King HAR3
Sea King HC4
Falcon DA20
Tristar C2
Hercules C3 (C130K)
VC-10
Puchacz (winch-launch glider)

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Old 8th Feb 2019, 10:03
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Let me see:
Zylbat
Fireball XL5
Thunderbird 1 through 4
Millennium Falcon
Nostromo
Starship Enterprise
Klingon Battlecruiser
X wing fighter

......all before they locked me away, of course....
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 17:28
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Brittania,
Beverley,
Varsity.
Hastings (5 days back from singapore)
VC10
Tristar
737
757
A320
tiger moth
C150
C172
Cherokee
Super cub
Robin DR400
Robin R44
Ka7
Skylark 3
Olypia 2b
Astir cs
Blanik
Auster
K13
Duo discus
Ka8
K21
PZL Junior
ASH25
Nimbus 3dt
Stemme
DG1000
Glasflugal Mosquito
DG101
ASW19
Discus
Grob 102
Grob103
DG300
Ventus c
Slingsby T21
ASH30
and counting
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 19:10
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Surely I am not the only person here to have the Beagle Husky amongst my list of types?
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Old 24th Sep 2022, 19:43
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Types Flown In.

Just realised my Memory is starting to let me down.

Auster Autocrat x 2 Elstree. G-AGXT
Chipmunk x 2 Cottesmore and another. RAF
Anson x 2 Bovingdon RAF
Devon x1 Bovingdon RAF
Comet 4 to Hong Kong BOAC
Boeing 707 from Hong Kong. BOAC
Lockheed Electra Auckland to Melbourne. TEAL
Viscount Melbourne to Hobart. ANSA ANA
Airbus ?? Heathrow to Zurich and return. Swissair ??
Glasgow to Heathrow Type.?? shuttle.
Dublin to Liverpool and Heathrow Viscount and Jet type ?? Aer Lingus.
Cessna150 152 and 172 as pilot. Ipswitch
Cherokee Ipspwich and Martlesham Heat.as pilot.
Getting Married got in the way.

Memory used to be very sharp but now going off Rapidly. Care Home to blame !!
Just Remembered Tiger Moth from Duxford on my 70th Birthday.
Winched up in Glider possibly Slingsby from Halton.

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Old 25th Sep 2022, 10:04
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Know how you feel ! Most notable types I have flown in include:
Stinson Tri Motor
Dragon Rapide
Dove
Heron
Percival Sea Prince
Carvair,
Skyvan
TU134
TU154
Argosy
B25 Mitchell
Bulldog
Many others not flown, though.

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Old 25th Sep 2022, 10:28
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I had a count up and since 1962, when I first flew in a BEA Dart Herald, I have flown in 68 types and piloted 9, all gliders. I have flown in single, twin, tri and four jets and props, single and twin rotor helicopters and an airship.
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Old 25th Sep 2022, 10:36
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I just had a count up, since my first flight in 1966 in a Channel A/W Viscount to last month in a CAP 10 I've flown in 108 different types. If you include sub types (B737-200, B737-300 etc) it comes to 126.
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Old 25th Sep 2022, 10:38
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Kept a passenger log - my dad's logbook provided most of my pre-teen info, probably a few gaps tho where he was a passenger too, lost my Junior Jet Club log but I know when, who and what those five flights were, can guess the hours!). Most interesting types, Chippy, Pup, Cv440, Waco UPF-7, Stinson SM-8, Bell 47, DC-3, S-61N, floatplane J-3, Citabria, Rapide. Think there are just over 30 types all told.
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Old 25th Sep 2022, 12:06
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An interesting list King 6024.
Your Glasgow-Heathrow shuttle would most likely have been a Trident 1C or 3B or possibly a Boeing 757-236.
The jet sectors ex Dublin would most likely have been either a BAC One Eleven 200 or Boeing 737-200 I guess.

I whish I had been more diligent in recording the registrations of types I "paxed" in. However I do know that a couple of them are now in preservation.
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Old 25th Sep 2022, 14:38
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P51
Piper Cub on floats
Beech 18
Martin 404
Lockheed Constellation
Boeing Steerman
747
777
737
A320
and almost a DC10 (never got airborne)
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Old 25th Sep 2022, 20:23
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"Interesting" types only (but got carried away a bit listing them).

De Havilland Fox Moth
De Havilland Dragon Rapide
Vickers Viscount
One-Eleven
Trident 1 and 3
HS748
BAe146
Saab 340 and 2000
Dornier 328
Tupolev Tu154
Antonov An-2 (takeoff but not landing )
Let 410 (likewise)
Islander
Cessna and Piper, various

and I suppose ...

Airbus A300, A310, A320, A330, A340, A380
Boeing 707, 720B, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 787
Douglas DC9, DC10, MD11
Fokker F27, F50, F100
E190
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