If for one day only, you could fly any airplane, from any era, what would it be? Anything from the Wright Flyer to the Space Shuttle is fair game.
I mentioned in the livery post that my grandfather flew the Lockheed Constellation for TWA. After getting to sit in his seat, I completely fell in love with the Constellation. It has such graceful lines and the three tails really make it stand out. Now, I must say that I really prefer Connies with he original nose cone and not the snout that was added to many of them later after the FAA started requiring radar to be installed.
I have become a bit of a Connie stalker and always try to see them anytime I am near one. Last year I flew a try to BQN and came across a decaying, but still impressive Constellation. Search the page for “BQN” and you will find my writeup and pictures.
If i could fly in one plane, probably be the concorde
Thinking an old Pan Am Clipper (aka Boeing 314). BIG sexy beast AND it lands in water!
I had to give this one quite a bit of thought. My preferred airplane would have to the Concord or the the 747-200. I’m a bit biaed to the 742, but what can I say, like father like son, right?
I’m hoping I can get the chance to fly a 757 at some point before they’re gone. But if I could choose any plane Ever it would be the U2.
SR-71 isn’t bad either. Two well engineered airplanes!
Almost all of our engineering classes centered around those 2!
I hope you do, too. The 757 is a really wonderful airplane to fly. It has so much power, is easy to land and just looks good.
One of my favorite instructors at ExpressJet was a U2 pilot. Very cool guy.
Those U2 are crazy looking. I remember seeing those things land and taxi in at Hickam. If I could fly any one plane it would definitely be the Concorde
To add to Adam’s post, here is a picture of Pan Am’s Dixie Clipper, a Boeing 314.
No Bernie A. Was Tom too?
I thought Tom was, too. But I could be wrong.
Have to be a 747 for me (probably any in that family). That was my favorite plane when I was a kid and I only got to fly in one once.
The MD-80 or Boeing 757.
I was pushing the plane back into the hangar today and had overlooked this sticker on the tug many times. Figured you’d like it.
Ha, I like it