Wingsweeper
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Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:33 am

Hey guys! My post in the photography forum was removed for some reason not sure why, but what I was saying is that I'm thankful that I am near the approach to EWR and have all sorts of aircraft fly over my house. However, not all airplanes strike me with as much awe as the MD-80 and the MD-10,MD-11, I'm really going to be sad the day McD aircraft are no longer in the skies. I'm curious to hear your replies!

Below is a link to the planes I shot, with some honorable mentions included

http://email.marketing.photobucket.com/c/eJx9j8tqwzAURL_G3sVcWdZroUWhuNu2i4Rkp8dVJWLFqqos0q-PviAwAwdmGBivnWBMuDHpnPwBLRGoZFA-SGBWojeCe4lg7OI5xWGBEve227u7Ypt8jenWsN46d49RW06o4gRRURYIUgsUKAduQboQZBg3HVsrA30b5rXrxVpP3ZbcdSqxdMZ5AQKqU5QLCNLh93M-zv6dbPa0Fruqf_OxPi5H1S6n73L-6o0_6ZEzbsDAWDVyyCzfazWPfuQnm7RNbs9PyfRSRg
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:52 am

MD-80 & 744
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Wingsweeper
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:00 am

I just don't know what about the McD aircraft do it for me, I know for the MD-10,11 the aft placement of the wings just gives it such a unique look.
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:05 am

727LOVER wrote:
MD-80 & 744

Funny coming from 727LOVER, times change in 16 years I guess.
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:10 am

Haha Zelalemon, thats funny, WA8246, the only 727-200 I know of thats in service, flies over my house every night, Im just lucky i guess haha
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:42 am

A340-500 and, going out on a limb here, CRJ-700.
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:49 am

MD-11 and 748 for me
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:52 am

Great stuff guys! Flighty the Lufthansa A346 flies over daily as well, the crj-700 definitely is stunning, Ooslc, those two are just incredible to look at
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:02 am

zelalemon wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
MD-80 & 744

Funny coming from 727LOVER, times change in 16 years I guess.


Well....he said CURRENTLY in service. None really left in the USA...so after the 727s were retired, the MD-80 became my favorite.
That simple.
But basically for the same reason....T-tail and LOUD !
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:46 am

77W and 789....they both have some legs on em
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:21 am

There is only one, the Queen of the Skies. I dread the day the last 747-400 will be retired.
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:23 am

747 and a380!
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:34 pm

747-400 & 757-200!

Runner up 787-9 & 340-600
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:50 pm

An-148 and Il-62.

Gotta love those Russian jets (and thanks to Air Koryo for flying them instead of the boring B777/A330).
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:56 pm

B77W and B744
Closely chased by the B752 and A346....
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:32 pm

CollegeAviator wrote:
B77W and B744
Closely chased by the B752 and A346....


The 752 looks like such an athlete when it passes by. Im sure you've seen the video of the RNZAF do a high speed pass followed by a 90 degree bank.
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:32 pm

727LOVER wrote:
zelalemon wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
MD-80 & 744

Funny coming from 727LOVER, times change in 16 years I guess.


Well....he said CURRENTLY in service. None really left in the USA...so after the 727s were retired, the MD-80 became my favorite.
That simple.
But basically for the same reason....T-tail and LOUD !


There is one, W8246, its a freighter that runs every night from Bermuda to EWR, it sounds like nothing else when it passes over
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:31 pm

747 and A380
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:00 pm

Man, this is tough to decide!

MD-80 series. Those JT8Ds on takeoff are unlike anything else nowadays with the possible exception of the DC-10/MD-11.

Then I'd say the 787. It looks so different compared to anything else. The jagged nacelles (I know, the MAX and 748 also have them), the wing flex, even the nose!
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:59 pm

A380 and 747
A350 worth a mention....nice to fly and they do at least stand out in a crowd
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:37 pm

Runway28L wrote:
Man, this is tough to decide!

MD-80 series. Those JT8Ds on takeoff are unlike anything else nowadays with the possible exception of the DC-10/MD-11.

Then I'd say the 787. It looks so different compared to anything else. The jagged nacelles (I know, the MAX and 748 also have them), the wing flex, even the nose!



Awesome response man! I agree! I was driving north on the turnpike along EWR, and I saw an MD-88 begin its take off roll, rotate and climb at what looked like 3500fpm+. The smoke trail was the most beautiful thing.
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:38 pm

n729pa wrote:
A380 and 747
A350 worth a mention....nice to fly and they do at least stand out in a crowd


I get to see the A380 pass over at about 18,000 feet descending towards JFK, it is just so immense. But the greater wing sweep angle of the 747 is what gets me.
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:09 pm

737-700 and the 757-300. Just some oddballs with cool features.
Actually I prefer the 77W and 789, but right now I’m in a 73G and 753 mood.
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:18 pm

1. No question 747-200 (aside from military planespotters production list states there are a handful of civil freighters still active. If not I'll settle for the dash 400)

2. Hard to decide leaning towards the A350-900
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:14 pm

vhqpa wrote:
1. No question 747-200 (aside from military planespotters production list states there are a handful of civil freighters still active. If not I'll settle for the dash 400)

2. Hard to decide leaning towards the A350-900


What makes you pick the -200 over the 400? Also my buddy from Malaysia just sent me a picture of the -100 he has in his bone yard. It's epic
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:44 pm

Wingsweeper wrote:
I get to see the A380 pass over at about 18,000 feet descending towards JFK, it is just so immense. But the greater wing sweep angle of the 747 is what gets me.


I live in the suburbs east of Sacramento. Sometimes A380s heading east after departing SFO fly over head. Because of their immense size it's easy to mistake them for smaller aircraft departing from the much closer SMF until you notice the number of engines.

To answer your original question:
1) MD-80. Well really the whole MD-80/90/717 series, but if we're limiting it to one variant then MD-80.
2) It's difficult to just pick one second place, but I think I'm going to go with the C-Series. I've never flown on one yet or even seen one in person, but it is the newest, most modern narrowbody, a plane I hope will be successful and one I hope to fly on someday. If the MD-80 represents the past, the C-Series is the future.
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:23 pm

Yflyer wrote:
Wingsweeper wrote:
I get to see the A380 pass over at about 18,000 feet descending towards JFK, it is just so immense. But the greater wing sweep angle of the 747 is what gets me.


I live in the suburbs east of Sacramento. Sometimes A380s heading east after departing SFO fly over head. Because of their immense size it's easy to mistake them for smaller aircraft departing from the much closer SMF until you notice the number of engines.

To answer your original question:
1) MD-80. Well really the whole MD-80/90/717 series, but if we're limiting it to one variant then MD-80.
2) It's difficult to just pick one second place, but I think I'm going to go with the C-Series. I've never flown on one yet or even seen one in person, but it is the newest, most modern narrowbody, a plane I hope will be successful and one I hope to fly on someday. If the MD-80 represents the past, the C-Series is the future.



awesome response man!
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:25 pm

1: 787-9
2: 747-400
3: 757-200
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:27 am

AmbroseRPM wrote:
1: 787-9
2: 747-400
3: 757-200


The 757-200 looks like such an athlete
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:19 am

1. 787-8/9/10
2. 747-400/8
3. 737-800/900ER
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:25 am

767-300ER and any A320 type. Honourable mentions are 757 and 777.
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:01 am

AmbroseRPM wrote:
1: 787-9
2: 747-400
3: 757-200


Agree, just a different order:
1. 757-200
1. 747-400 (tie)
3. 787-9
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:20 pm

747 and A340.
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:00 pm

A330 and A320. I'd fly those over some cramped 787 or 737 anyday.
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:05 am

747-400





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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:15 am

Boeing 717 and A340-600
 
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:20 pm

A350 and B748.
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:50 pm

757-200 and MD-80. Closely followed by the 77W.

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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:38 am

Boeing 717 and 747-8i
 
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Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:55 pm

A380 & A330/340, least cramped feeling aircraft currently in the sky [honorable mention to B744]

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