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US RampRat 07-18-2020 07:33 PM

Favorite Aircraft
 
I'm not sure if this is the correct thread for this post so if it is not please free to move it.

I was just curious what aircraft variant all of you would consider to be your favorite, and if there is a particular air frame that you never cared for but has grown on you over time.

For me I'd Have to say that my all time favorite airplane is the 737-200. I love the "guppy" and I think she looks beautiful in any Livery. A very close 2nd would be the 747-100/200. The classic queen is just simply elegant and inspiring. 3rd place is a toss up between the 707 and DC-10. This is where my question about not really liking a particular aircraft but falling in love with it over time comes in. Up until recently 3rd place would have gone to the Boeing 707 hands down, but I recently have fallen in love with the DC-10 and I have no idea why lol. I just think the DC-10 is a beautiful and a wonderful bird.

Sean

Ellofiend 07-18-2020 10:06 PM

Re: Favorite Aircraft
 
1. Definitely the 747-8 for sheer aesthetics, even though the -400 is the one that I have the most respect for due to the sheer dominance of the skies for 20 years.
2. Probably the A340-600, I have no idea why, I really am not a fan of the dc-8 and the a346 isn't all that different but for some reason, I just really, really like the look of it.
3. Difficult, I used to think the DC-10 was a brute of a plane compared the MD-11 and it is, but I think that's why I like it. Esp in the chrome liveries like AA, TK and SR. It must be the fact that the DC-10 outlived the MD-11 in so many fleets (Like AA) that shows how robust the construction was, even though the MD-11 was similar, it wasn't produced at the right time. So overall, it must go to the MD-11 for beauty but DC-10 for reputation and consistency.

LeoMuse747 07-18-2020 10:08 PM

Re: Favorite Aircraft
 
My favorite have always been the 747. Favorite variant being the 747-400, closely followed by all the Classic variants. The 747-8 is my least favorite. :love::love::love:

2nd place would be the MD-11. :cool:

My other favorites: 777, 767, 757, 727, 707, DC-8, DC-10, L-1011... :love::love::love:

DutchCollector 07-19-2020 09:36 AM

Re: Favorite Aircraft
 
1. Boeing 747 series

2. McDonnell Douglas MD-11

3. Airbus A340 series

Boring, right ;)

Marvin 07-19-2020 10:27 AM

1. 747-400
2. A340-600
3. 747-8
4. 787-10
5. A380

Wingslover 07-19-2020 10:52 AM

Re: Favorite Aircraft
 
You can’t beat Concorde :tt1::tt1:
Of course I also love the 747, 757, A340 etc.

Speedbird 001 07-19-2020 11:22 AM

Re: Favorite Aircraft
 
Hm, very difficult one, since there are so many Beauties.

Classic Jumbo being very much at front, also goes for VC 10, a true Classic. My car even has the number Plate VC 10.

I like almost all Classic Aircraft, not a fan of plastic planes.

US RampRat 07-19-2020 03:16 PM

Re: Favorite Aircraft
 
Forgot to add the A330 to my list. Another bird I never had much favor for but has grown on me a lot over the years

US RampRat 07-19-2020 03:17 PM

Re: Favorite Aircraft
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Speedbird 001 (Post 1149864)
Hm, very difficult one, since there are so many Beauties.

Classic Jumbo being very much at front, also goes for VC 10, a true Classic. My car even has the number Plate VC 10.

I like almost all Classic Aircraft, not a fan of plastic planes.

Yes!!! The classic aircraft are the best IMHO. So beautiful with a great variety.

Charter 07-19-2020 03:20 PM

Re: Favorite Aircraft
 
B767-200
a330-200
b747-400
b757-200wl
b737 max
md-80

kjs607 07-23-2020 07:15 AM

Hola, I've returned after about 6 years!

My rather boring and questionable taste:

1. Airbus A321-232/3
2. Boeing 757-200 (when fitted with RB211-535E4/B's of course)
3. Douglas DC-9

vince1159 08-08-2020 08:32 AM

Re: Favorite Aircraft
 
Viscount for piston and VC-10 (very closely followed by the 747) for jet....

Smooky 08-13-2020 06:33 AM

Re: Favorite Aircraft
 
Hi!


Above all, i love the 777-300ER followed by the 747 and its variants and the 737's.

PSA 10-26-2020 03:10 PM

Re: Favorite Aircraft
 
I still like the good ole' Boeing 727-200. A wonderful, noisy tri-jet!

ahauswald 09-26-2021 01:00 PM

Re: Favorite Aircraft
 
Bombardier Q400 tops my list of favorite aircraft. Model in my collection is WestJet livery. Love watching YouTube Q400 flights over and over and over.

Second comes the Douglas DC-8. Air Canada livery in the 1:400 collection.

Knocking at the door of the top two is the current crop of CRJ and Embraer regional jets. Have three in my collection. Two actively flying and follow them on FlightAware online. The third tracked in its final boneyard flight to Arizona retirement.

Cheers. arnold


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