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    Whats your favorite planes?

    I have many so I will put in catagories.

    Of all time:
    SR-71 Blackbird

    Warbird:
    Lockheed P-38 Lightning

    Single eng (general):
    Cirrus SR-22T

    Twin eng:
    Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350i

    Commercial (In service):
    Airbus A380

    Commercial (Retired):
    Concorde

    Fighter:
    F-22 Raptor

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    UH-60L and PC-12/NG
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    Of all time:
    Don't really have one

    Warbird:
    B-17

    Single eng (general):
    Stearman or Staggerwing

    Twin eng:
    GLEX

    Commercial (In service):
    777

    Commercial (Retired):
    727

    Fighter:
    F15

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerslice View Post

    Single eng (general):
    Staggerwing

    Commercial (Retired):
    727

    Fighter:
    F15
    I Looked up the Staggerwing, Wow thats a nice one.

    The 727 is still in service to some, I looked it up.

    The F-15 used to be my favorite fighter but when I found out about the F-22 then I did research. It took me to the point were I wanted to see it at an airshow and when I did then it became my favorite. Saw it at two airshows and it blew me away. One of my cousin who is in the Air Force flies the F-15E. Last time I talked to him he was thinking about switching to the F-22.

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    Great question. I adore the Concorde; the only supersonic aircraft to carry passengers. My favorite sub-sonic aircraft is the 747; I love the shape and dimensions. When she first started service, I remember there was a First Class Lounge where Frank Sinatra, Jr. performed at a piano for the passengers! My favorite warbird is the Harrier as I saw her perform at an air show and was mesmerized. Runners-up are the L1011, A380, VC-10, and DC-10. I hate the B777 and those stretched-out Airbuses which ressemble flying cigars. Concorde had a gorgeous shaped Delta Wing; so beautiful.

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    Of all time:
    DH COMET 4

    Warbird:
    B-36 Peacemaker

    Single eng (general):
    Mooney

    Twin eng:
    Cessna 337

    Commercial (In service):
    Boeing 707 (707-300)

    Commercial (Retired):
    Lockheed Constellation

    Fighter:
    Grumman F-14 Tomcat
    "Keep 'em Flying"

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    Favorite military planes:

    T-38 Talon
    F-104 Starfighter
    A-4 Skyhawk
    F4U-Corsair
    Fokker DR1

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    Commerical - Boeing 707
    Military - F-14 and B-47
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    'Nuff said.

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    Of all time: McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II

    Warbird: Vought F4U Corsair

    Single eng (general): Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing

    Twin eng: Rockwell/Aero Commander 500

    Commercial (In widespread Airline service): Boeing 747-400

    Commercial (Retired from widespread Airline service): McDonnell Douglas DC-10

    Fighter: McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A/B/C/D/E/F Hornet/Super Hornet (Haven't met a Hornet I didn't love )

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    de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter


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    based on looks, here are my favorites (ugliest):

    Single Engine: Fairchild 24 with the Ranger engine (Transavia PL-12 Airtruk)

    Twin Engine Piston: Beechcraft 60 Duke (Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar)

    Twin Engine Jet: Tupolev Tu-134

    Four Engine Jet: Boeing 707 or Convair B-58 Hustler

    Military Fighter: North American F-100 Super Sabre


    among the aircraft i've flown, the Bellanca/American Champion Citabria is my favorite.

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    it just doesn't get any worse than this:



    it was a great aircraft - agricultural spray plane designed to purpose and without regard to style. obviously.

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    Commercial (in service) - Gotta agree completely with Tom...Boeing 707

    Commercial (retired) - Boeing 720 and Boeing 307.

    Military (in service) - F/A-18E Super Hornet

    Military (retired) - F-14 Tomcat

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    Military--KC-135--I think it's a good-looking airplane, but I'm also biased because Dad flew them.

    Turboprops:
    I've flown: Fairchild Metro 23--Fill it up with pax, fill it up with bags, fill it up with fuel, and go.
    I want to fly: DeHavilland Twin Otter. Just looks like a damn fun airplane to fly...

    Narrow-body jet: Boeing 757-200 w/ Rolls Royce engines--Power to spare, gets to the upper 30,000's with a full passenger load without breaking a sweat, and I could land it at the airport I learned to fly at (2900' runway--granted, neither it nor I would ever take off again if I did land it there, but it could do it if it had to). And it's a damn good-looking airplane too!

    Wide-body jet: Boeing 767-200. Three thousand feet per minute climb at thirty thousand feet and a gross weight of over 300,000 pounds. 'Nuff said.
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