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

Old 13th Aug 2018, 23:39
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Originally Posted by dook View Post
This must go down as the most silly thread I have read and how many of you dreamers are actual professional pilots ?
'Silly' is sometimes very good fun!

And how dare you deny amateurs the chance of joining that fun!


It hasn't been said yet, but with tongue-in-cheek I have to say it:

Warning: aviation content!!!
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 00:26
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How sad for the poor old Beverley. Only Jindabyne wants to boast of flying in it. I was very fond of the old girl.
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 00:52
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Take advantage of the luxury of permitted prunian numerical superiority. Wander over to the cabin crew pages and start listing the number of flight attendants with whom you've flow united and just see how long you last.
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 00:54
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Quite a few of the people here are pilots, some professional, some not.
Fascinating to see who's flown in what.
And nothing wrong with getting one's willy out from time to time - as long as it doesn't become a regular occurrence
Personally, always regretted never getting a ride in Conkers...
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 03:30
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Partial list:
DC-3
Beech E-18
Pilatus Porter
Mooney 201
Luscombe 8
Stearman 75
Beech T-34
Beechcraft 35 Bonanza
Piper Tomahawk
Piper Warrior
Cessna 140
Cessna 150
Cesna 152
Cessna 172
Cessna 182
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Ah the joy of an electronic logbook -
Citabria
Scout
Grumman AA-A5
AC-4
ASK-13 & -21
Boeing 727-200, 747-400 &747-8
Stearman AN75
Bellanca Viking
BA-3100
Beach 18, 33, 35, 36, 55 & 58
Bell 206
Brantly B-2
Cessna 120, 140, 150, 152, 172, 172RG, 175, 177RG, 180, 182, 206, 210, 305, 310, 402, 411 & 500
Convair 240, 340, 440, 600, 640 & LB30
CW-46
DC-3, 3S, 6 and 9
DH-82
Duo Discus
Grob 103
Hughes 269
IA-1123
Krosno 3
Scheinder LS4
Martin 404
Mooney 20A
Piper J3. 23, 24, 25, 28, 30, 31 & 34
Pitts S2A
Robinson 22
Stemme S 10
Schweitzer 1-26, 1-34, 2-32 & 2-33
Skyship 600
Swearingen SW-4
PW 5 & 50
Slingsby T21
Republic Twin Bee

What I've ridden in would include
L-188
DC-8, 10 &MD11
Boeing 707, 737, 747-100, 757, 767, 777 & 787
Airbus 320 series, 330, 380
Lear 20 series
Saab 340
CV 580
and a whole bunch of regional jets

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Old 14th Aug 2018, 06:59
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Ooops, left the VC-10 off my list, how could I have done that!
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 07:30
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Odd. I thought I probably have flown in about ten or fifteen aircraft types, then I started adding them up and I keep getting reminded of an odd one here or there. Flights I don't think of often. Going through the lists here reminded me of a few more. There were quite a few passenger flights in the seventies or eighties I can't remember the aircraft at all. Sacrilege!

Searey
Auster
Dragon Rapide
Chipmunk
Colt
Tripacer
Beagle Airedale
Auster Terrier
Cessna 150
Cessna 172
Varsity
Slingsby Tutor
Brantly Helicopter
Dragon DH84
Piper Comanche
Blanik
Fournier RF6, RF4
Cherokee
707, 737, 747,
A319, A320, A340,
Cormorant Helicopter
Buffalo
Jetranger
B25 Mitchell
Dash 8
Bombardier Q400
Bell 206
Airbus EC120
Airbus H125 (Squirrel)
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Don't forget, for the groundcrew it was quite an achievement to get to fly in some aircraft, Vulcan and Hunter in my case, some like Nimrod and Chinook it is part of deploying and maintaining (Chinook rotor tuning), it is also interesting, for some, to see the diverse types and quantity that some have managed.
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 07:32
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Not mentioned so far, these examples of how a brick could overcome gravity....I should add there have been other more amiable types.
Ka4
Bocian
Skylark
Pirat
Dart


The awaited compilation is clearly a work in progress it seems.......

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Old 14th Aug 2018, 08:01
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As I said earlier, good brain exercise,and like others, just looking served to remind me of odd one-off flights. I then remember where and when I flew each and could bore for England, but I won't any more than I have already. I guess you could have associated threads in the nostalgia thread - military bases visited, aircraft navigated (single seat pilots on a winner here) etc.
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 09:53
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Memory test
P1 Gliders (in roughly chronological order)
T31 - 644 Spitalgate,613 Halton
T21 - '' ''
Prefect - 613 Halton
Ka 7 - Sutton Bank,various sites
Bocian - Perkins GC, John Banks Farm, Crowland
Ka 4 - Brawdy
Blanket - Gwelo,Zimbabwe
Swallow,Skylark 3b - Gwelo
Fokker Goevier - Gwelo
Bergie 2/3/4 at various sites
Ka8,K13,Ka7/13 (sometimes erroneously referred to as K10) - Old Sarum,Tibenham and various other sites.
Grub 103 twin acro
Libelle 201b (mine all mine !) at various sites
Puchaz - various sites
K21 - various sites
Yorkshire Sailplanes YS53 (penultimate Slingsby T53c) - half share LOL
Last P1 flight 1996 (blimey)

Power P1
C 150
Grub 109

Power Pax
Auster Autocart,Mk4/5
Chippie (lots of flying both as a cadet and later whilst groundcrew)
Bulldog (whilst groundcrew)
Boeing Stearman
Argosy E1
Canberra T4 (thanks Dusty M)
Lancaster (thanks Jacko) - 2h 20 of heaven - Abingdon to Colt inc 3 displays in BA 'seat'
Hawk T1 (lots) ,Hawk T60 (Zimbabwe)

'Classic' Airliners
Viscount
707,DC8

I am sure there are a few I have forgotten
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 10:23
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Originally Posted by Gertrude the Wombat View Post
Surely nobody keeps records of all the different types they've flown in as pax?
surely no pilot in this world was ever rated in over 60 types , western style as well russian types and also helicopters . so of course as a pax in this thread
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 10:58
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Aerobat

Itís been mentioned before but here you go:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Brown_(pilot)

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Old 14th Aug 2018, 11:09
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Originally Posted by aerobat77 View Post
surely no pilot in this world was ever rated in over 60 types , western style as well russian types and also helicopters . so of course as a pax in this thread
Well, I have flown a lot of types, only including LHS or command seat (no RHS or SLF included) it is about 210 types - in reality somewhat more but I can't find my post 1988 log books.
As far as ratings, this rating on my ATPL helped: "Any aeroplane during the conduct of performance test flights duties authorised by ......"
But, in reality I was never an "enthusiast" this stuff just sort of happened after joining the RAAF at age 18 - like lots of things in life.
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 11:13
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My SLF list is fairly modest:
  • Trident 3B
  • Boeing 747SP (SAA)
  • Beech King Air
  • Boeing 737-200
  • Airbus A300
  • Transall C-160 (SAAF)
  • Douglas DC-4 (SAAF)
  • Cessna 172
  • Glider - unpowered, didn't get the make & model
  • Boeing 747-200, 757, 767, 777.
  • Airbus A320, A330, A380
  • Boeing 737-400, -800
  • Embraer 170, 180
  • Bombardier Dash 8
  • BAe 146
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 11:36
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Anyone else flown the NA Sabreliner?
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 12:33
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I hesitate to join in here, but it is Jet Blast, and this topic triggered an interesting exercise in recalling the different aircraft I've been fortunate to experience over 60+ years. I won't list them - there's nothing very special. I came up with 20 different glider types - all of which I flew - some for many hours and kilometres. As passenger on commercial flights, and also with friends who generously offered me a flight or two, I came up with somewhere around 30+ different powered types - just a few of which I was granted freedom at the controls for a while. The last figure includes 2 trips in rotary wings - both memorable for different reasons.

Life has been good. One hundred years earlier, the magic of flight remained something of a dream for the average person. One hundred years into the future? Who can say; but I was on this earth at a time when all of this was possible, and I've been so very privileged to be part of it - even in a small way.

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Old 14th Aug 2018, 12:55
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FOR, indeed, when in the past going from one continent to another was a life changing, and permanent experience. Today we peasant class can hope around the World as we wish with much less discomfort than our forebears.
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 13:48
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Originally Posted by Private jet View Post
This is just so intelligent and educational... this has to be the most informative, inspirational display of knowledge ever on PPRuNe. People fly on different types of aircraft... who knew?
You know, if a thread doesn't interest you, you can scroll past....

Or you can show yourself to be a dick and comment in the manner you have.
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