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

Old 26th Sep 2022, 04:37
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My most favourite to have flown on are AN124 and AN22, oh and the B720B.
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Old 26th Sep 2022, 07:56
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Types flown in!

Not many,Shacks 1 2 &3. Anson,lincoln,Argonaut,Argosy,Varsity Britannia ,Hastings.
After that 707,727,and all the usual wide bodies etc,oh and the 380! Small ones fro guantanamo to lauderdale,Apache?Twice in 748s one ex IAF!!lots of twin otters and dash 7s, Bae 146 and something that looked like an ex RNjetstream!
There may be others! Oh yes Air Inter Caravelle.A small box with wings SEAT??

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Old 26th Sep 2022, 08:52
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Off the top of my head:

BAC 1-11
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

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Old 26th Sep 2022, 09:03
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First flight with the ATC in Aug 1962 then:
Argosy, Piston Provost, Beverley, Chipmunk, Anson, Shackleton, Varsity, DH Dragon, Brantly B2, Terrier,TriPacer, Devon, C150/152, Dominie, Cherokee, Belfast, Brittania, C172, MotorFalke, Trident, Viscount, Islander, Dove, '748, Dauphin, 707, 737, Jetranger, DC9, Tristar, 727, Scout, Herald, BAC 1-11, Andover, Sioux, 747, Comet, Gazelle, C310, Dakota, 720, Wessex, Puma, Lynx, Hawk, Hunter, F27, ATR 72, Dash 8, '146, numerous Airbus types, Squirrel, Cyclone AX3, Chevvron, Shadow, Monnet Moni, Jetstream, Optica, Shorts 330.
Plus glider/SLMGs Sedbergh, Mk3, Prefect (the real one not the new one), Venture, Vigilant.Ka13

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Old 26th Sep 2022, 17:57
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Airbus A320, A300B4(F). Boeing 727,737,747,757,767,777. Cessna 441,500,525,550/560,560XL Douglas DC6, DC9, DC10. BAC 1-11. Vickers Viscount, Bristol Britannia, HP Herald, Fokker F27, HS 748, HS Nimrod, DH Chipmunk, DH Rapide, DHC Twin Otter, DHC Dash 8, Shorts 330/360, Shorts Belfast, AW Argosy, Lockheed Electra, Lockheed C130, Lockheed Tristar, Jet Provost, Canadair RJ, EC135, Bell JetRanger, Pitts Special, Vickers VC10, Kingair200, Cessna 150, Fairchild Metro III. Partenavia P68, Comanche, Embraer 170, Dassault Falcon 20. Piper PA31. BAe 146.
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Old 26th Sep 2022, 18:35
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First flight in Mooney 201.

We were supposed to fly a Cessna 152, but somehow someone else booked it, so the Mooney was the only “trainer” plane available.

Turn right, turn left, up, down, all while zipping along at high speed. :-)

Beech E-18 at a drop zone where some friends were skydiving. I was more comfortable staying in the plane as an observer, but the pilot let me fly it for a while before we landed.

My hours are split about 50:50 between Pipers and Cessnas.
Usual list for a private pilot:
Piper Tomahawk
Piper Warrior
Cessn 140
Cessna 152
Cessna 172

Beech Bonanza, Again, a friend gave me the controls of the plane, but not enough to log.
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Old 26th Sep 2022, 18:50
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And if you are asking how many types that I have flown in, as opposed to have flown…

The list goes on.

I think the first time I got air sick was in a DC-3, but I was very young and green in judgement, or at least green due to the turbulence.
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Old 27th Sep 2022, 03:39
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Chipmunk in the ATC in ~1960 my first time in a plane.
Boeing 707, 727, 737, 747, multipe times.
Airbus's of various A? what ever mumbers were except the A380 multible times
DC 10 a couple of times.
DC3 twice.
Shorts slab sided prop job only twice thankfuly,
Dash 8 multible times.
Queenair only once in 1976 courtesy of the RFDS strapped to the floor.
Cessna 182 I think it was, several times on fishing trips.

All of the aircraft were from, RAF Chivenor, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, TAA, Ansett, QantasLink, Bush Pilots Airways, RFDS, Mt Isa Fying Club.

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Old 27th Sep 2022, 07:12
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There is one that didn't happen,sat for hours in the ops. room at Bovingdon waiting for the Wx to lift to allow a flight in a Meteor T7. We were allowed in a T7 because it didn't have an ejector seat and CCF cadets weren't trained.Needlless to say the Wx didn't clear.
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Old 27th Sep 2022, 10:51
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Thruxton Jackaroo
Tiger Moth
Auster Autocrat
Piper Caribbean
Miles Gemini
Jodel II7
Beagle Pup 150
Cherokee 140
Aztec A
Wassmer Balladou
Percival Prentice (LGW - SHJ)
Grumman Cougar
EV97 Eurostar

Pu/t only
Shorts Skyvan

Pax in the back
DH Rapide
Britannia (RAF & Eagle)
Convair 990 Coronado
BAe 146
BAC 1-11
B707 (Various)
Dash 7
Dash 8
Dart Herald
Bristol Freighter
Shorts Skyvan
Shorts 330
Shorts 360
B737 (Various)/B777/747/B757/B767
Beechcraft B80/B100/200
Twin Otter
Pilatus Porter (SOAF)
Saab 340
Sikorski S61NM (BEAH)
Sikorski S76 (perhaps S71?)
CH-37 (Fort Sill OK)
Hawker Hunter T7 (FAC Course, 3X30 minutes).
DH Beaver (Army)
Shackleton (RAF)
Twin Pioneer (RAF)
Whirlwind (RN)
Wessex (RN)
Skeeter (Army)
Lynx (Army)
Gazelle (Army)
Scout (Army)
Sea Fury (RN Historical flight, 1 hour at EGTE)
Concorde (EGTE -EGTE late 1980s, c 75 minutes jump seat all the way; plus 1 hour 16 minutes flight from/to Abu Dhabi in 1974, certificated by he Captain Brian Trubshaw.))
Spitfire (Boultings, 1 hour EGTE - EGTE 2020)

On Board for 50% of the flight only
Argosy (RAF)
Hastings (RAF)
Beverly (RAF)
Captive Balloon (RAF)

Suddenly, after doing that from memory, I'm feeling very old; it goes back over 7 decades. Jesus, the care home is looming. And I left the gliders out.

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Old 27th Sep 2022, 12:31
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Can't compete with most of those wonderful lists/memories above, but one day in Kenya back in 2019 I flew in a DHC-6, DHC-7 and DHC-8, one after the other, in that order...that made the teenage plane spotter in me smile.

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Old 27th Sep 2022, 12:49
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Originally Posted by Ancient Mariner
I've skimmed through and am surprised that no one has mentioned my all time favourite, the Let 410. Thousands were made so surely I'm not the only one here?
Used to fly on them with SeAir around the Philippines.
LET 410 is on my list.... Ronaldsway ( Isle of Man ) to Squires Gate (Blackpool.) On the same day I managed my one and only flight in BAe 146. Gatwick to Ronaldsway...
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Old 28th Sep 2022, 00:41
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As SLF it's been fun reading this and made me compile my own list - which isn't worth posting at about 25 types so far.
I expect a few more might occur to me. There's some "don't-knows" - flying from Bratislava to Prague in '97, I remember it was probably an Antonov - any ideas?
Lots of DC-3 mentioned but I (in my mid-fifties) *might* be the youngest person here to take a scheduled flight in one rather than a "jolly". The one I remember involved a desert-strip landing where we all had to disembark whilst hand-pumped refueling took place. I threw a spectacular strop and was allowed back (accompanied by cabin crew) to retrieve my teddy. Of course, being a devious toddler, I just wanted to get back on the plane and be the only passenger allowed to break the rules. Worth it - don't think I have been in a silent and empty airliner since.
[I think I've mentioned this before but the search tool can't find it - so apologies for repetition, if so.]
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Old 28th Sep 2022, 22:08
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Short Sunderland. First Flights ever when on CCF camp at Pembroke Dock.
Fairy Firefly
Canberra B2
Piston Provost
Vampire 5, 9 and T11
Meteor 7 and 8
RCAF Argonaut
Taylorcraft plus D
Tiger Moth
Auster Autocrat
Bristol Sycamore
Twin Pioneer
Comet 2 and 4
VC 10
Boeing 747
DC8 55 and 63
BAC 125
Airbus 300
Airbus 320
Boeing 707
Dart Herald
Boeing 737 200
BAC 111
Boeing 757/200
Boeing 727/200
Boeing 767/300

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Old 29th Sep 2022, 08:10
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Just happened to be going through log-books for other reasons but was rather proud of my many types. Then stumbled on this thread and feel very, very, low down in ramking.

I started on Bolkow Junior at Shoreham and ended with A340. Quite a few in between including Boeings, but, ohmigosh, you lot.........I am NOT worthy !
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Old 1st Oct 2022, 19:09
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As PAX only

British Airways Airbus A319-100
Air France Airbus A320-200
Aer Lingus Airbus A321-200
Qantas Airbus A330-300
Cathay Pacific Airbus A340-300
Emirates Airbus A380-800
Flybe Avions de Transport Régional ATR.72-600
Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 717-200
Sabena Boeing 737-200
British Midland Boeing 737-300
Aer Lingus Boeing 737-400
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-400
British Airways Boeing 737-400
Icelandair Boeing 737-400
Qantas Boeing 737-400
Air France Boeing 737-500
British Midland Boeing 737-500
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 737-700
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 737-800
Qantas Boeing 737-800
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900
Air New Zealand Boeing 747-400
Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747-400
Qantas Boeing 747-400
British Airways Boeing 757-200
Icelandair Boeing 757-200
Icelandair Boeing 757-200(winglets)
Delta Airlines Boeing 757-300
Icelandair Boeing 757-300
Qantas Boeing 767-200
British Airways Boeing 767-300
Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300
Qantas Boeing 767-300
Delta Airlines Boeing 767-400
British Airways Boeing 777-200
United Airlines Boeing 777-200
Emirates Boeing 777-300
Southern Air Britten-Norman BN2A-26 Islander
Southern Air Cessna 172M
Air Fiordland Cessna A185F
Cityjet Fokker F.27-050
VLM Fokker F.27-050
NLM Cityhopper Fokker F.28-4000
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines McDonnell-Douglas DC.9-32
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Old 1st Oct 2022, 19:19
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* are my favourites.
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Old 2nd Oct 2022, 08:37
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Aaaaaah. Feel a bit more worthy. Just noticed the opener asked about aircraft "flown in" rather than "flown". Up their with you heavyweights and can offer a long list . First was a KLM DC4. I was 5. Walking out to the aircraft, I noticed a long metal tube thingy was stuck on the underside of the tail and looked as though it was there to stop the tail falling to the ground.

The last was a Eazy 73, in and out of Gatters for the Air Europe re-union. L o n g list in between.
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Old 2nd Oct 2022, 09:45
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Comet 4
Super Constellation
VC10/Super VC10
Convair 990
Fokker F27
Fokker F28
Fokker F100
Embraer E190

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Old 2nd Oct 2022, 16:29
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Some very impressive lists there. However, like MFC Fly, I too have flown in the Beagle Husky, courtesy of No 5 AEF at Cambridge.
The nice pilot let me fly it for a while, and I succeeded in making one of the other cadet's air sick. He never forgave me for that!
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