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Endeavour
April 5th, 2016, 11:01 AM
I have just made my 727th post, and as soon as I saw that number, I thought Boeing.

https://flyawaysimulation.com/images/downloadshots/21615-deltanew-captainsim-727zip-3-delta-cs727-3jpg.jpg

Ah, there's the wonderful Boeing 727, not many of them left now. According to Wikipedia there was only 109 still flying as of July 2013, another look reveals there are only a few left in passenger services, with the majority left only used in cargo/government services.

I quite like the look of it, with the third engine on the back.

But my overall favourite Boeing aircraft is the wonderful 747:
https://img.planespotters.net/photo/171000/original/g-vast-virgin-atlantic-airways-boeing-747-41r_PlanespottersNet_171643.jpg

Malaysian Airlines have announced today that they are bringing the 747-400 back (http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/04/137440/malaysia-airlines-recommissions-b747-400-aircraft) which made me smile, since most airlines are withdrawing their 747's and replacing them.

Let Me Be a Pony
April 6th, 2016, 08:46 PM
That thing is fat. I like it.
Congratulations on 747 posts!

Gumleaf
April 8th, 2016, 04:50 AM
I like the 747-400. Have flown on a Qantas 747-400 on 3 different occasions. Although Qantas have withdrawn quite a few, there are still lots in service including on United States routes Sydney - Los Angeles, Sydney - San Francisco, Brisbane - Los Angeles and Los Angeles - New York JFK. They are also used on various Australia to Asia and South Africa routes too including to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Johannesburg as examples.

Endeavour
April 8th, 2016, 04:13 PM
I like the 747-400. Have flown on a Qantas 747-400 on 3 different occasions. Although Qantas have withdrawn quite a few, there are still lots in service including on United States routes Sydney - Los Angeles, Sydney - San Francisco, Brisbane - Los Angeles and Los Angeles - New York JFK. They are also used on various Australia to Asia and South Africa routes too including to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Johannesburg as examples.

Nice. :)
My house is under the flight path for my local airport, so I get to see lots of planes coming over :). The largest plane that comes into my airport is the A380 (which I personally don't like the look of) but that flies in at night so I never see it. It's mainly boring 737's at my airport.

I've been on the 747-400 when I went to Florida back in 2010. First class as well :) It was so good ! In October I'm off to NYC on an A340-600 , it looks quite a nice plane.

Reise
April 8th, 2016, 04:53 PM
Airbus master race.

*flee*

mahony0509
April 9th, 2016, 11:57 AM
I've flown on the 737, 747, 767 and 777. However, I'm still an airbus fan boy since its made in Europe. (Plus the A350 is just beauuutiiffuuuulll)

Endeavour
April 9th, 2016, 03:15 PM
I've flown on the 737, 747, 767 and 777. However, I'm still an airbus fan boy since its made in Europe. (Plus the A350 is just beauuutiiffuuuulll)

I'm not much of a fan of Airbus really, more a Boeing person. I've been on the B737,B747,B757,B767,A330 (and an ATR prop jet with Aer Lingus :clover:)

Falcons_11
April 9th, 2016, 08:01 PM
I like the 747-400. Have flown on a Qantas 747-400 on 3 different occasions. Although Qantas have withdrawn quite a few, there are still lots in service including on United States routes Sydney - Los Angeles, Sydney - San Francisco, Brisbane - Los Angeles and Los Angeles - New York JFK. They are also used on various Australia to Asia and South Africa routes too including to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Johannesburg as examples.

I like the 747's too. Beautiful aircraft and the dowager Empress of the skies!

Cadanance00
April 9th, 2016, 10:02 PM
If it's not Boeing, I 'm not going. (LOL)

Endeavour
April 10th, 2016, 07:54 AM
Ok, this is my (Boeing) 767th post.
http://www.britishairways.com/assets/images/information/about-ba/fleet-facts/boeing-767-300/photo-gallery/750x500-boeing-767-300-3.jpg

I'm not much of a fan of the 767, and I don't really see many around. The A330 and B777 seem more popular.

kev1998
April 24th, 2016, 02:56 PM
My favorite is the 757. It a actually has the highest power to weight ratio of any narrow body jet so it has really good take-off characteristics for short runways.

Endeavour
April 24th, 2016, 03:24 PM
I saw this really interesting documentary the other night about the B747.
It was about the challenges they faced during the prototype production process, including all the engine fires, and also the original design (which was two Boeing 707's on top of each other)

I think it's really worth a watch, it's on Youtube here:
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I'll mention Gumleaf since he's said above he likes the 747., and I think Plane And Simple might be interested as well?

kev1998
April 30th, 2016, 12:17 AM
That is a great video. Thanks for sharing.

Malcolm Tucker
April 30th, 2016, 06:34 PM
The only Boeing I can abide is the 757. It's a true workhorse, and is still going strong today, over 30 years on! I have the pleasure of flying on it very very frequently.

Aside from that I'm an Airbus guy, 100%.

JohnJack
May 17th, 2016, 09:11 PM
The 757 is "a true workhorse" as Malcolm Tucker said, but 777 ER has to be my favorite. I value range above all else.

Justpassing12
September 8th, 2016, 11:43 PM
Love planes...I'm studying aerospace engineering at my high school right now. Last year my class went on a tour of the Boeing plant in Charleston, SC. This is one of only 2 places that Boeing produces complete airplanes. It was such a cool experience. The hanger bay could fit 11 planes inside. You can probably find a video on it on YouTube. If you're interested in aerospace it's worth it. (Btw, the 787-8, 787-9, 787-10 are the planes produces at Boeing South Carolina. They are part of a fleet called Dreamliner. If you're familiar, message me some time I love talking about it!)

Falcons_11
September 12th, 2016, 09:15 PM
The 757 is "a true workhorse" as Malcolm Tucker said, but 777 ER has to be my favorite. I value range above all else.

Another Boeing " true workhouse" that has been in service for over 50 years is the 737. So far, just about 10,000 737's have been built and Boeing has over several thousand still on order. I think the 737's will be here a long time.

Neeplin
September 14th, 2016, 07:48 AM
My fav Boeing is the 777 series, a true super power of the Boeing family. With exceptional range and passenger capacity, it's not only roomy, quiet but also one of the safest passenger jets around today. Glad to see that 21 years on, this beast is still going strong.

ZKS142002
September 21st, 2016, 02:14 PM
Boeing 777

StoppingTom
September 21st, 2016, 06:05 PM
Please don't bump inactive threads. :locked: