Aircraft You Have Flown On

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  1. JasonH
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    Building on TrueBlueFlyer's "Your First Travel Experience" thread I thought I'd ask people what aircraft you have flown on. I'm sure some of you have flown on some amazing aircraft. I'd ask that you include only the ones that you paid a "fare" for.

    My list:
    • A318/319/320
    • A321
    • A340
    • B717
    • B727
    • B737-500/700/800
    • B757-200
    • B767-200/300/300ER
    • B777-200
    • MD-80/88/90
    • DC-9-40/50
    • CRJ-100/200/700/900
    • ERJ-135/145/175/190/195
    • Saab-340
    • ATR-72
    • Beech B1900D
    • DeHavilland Dash-8-100/300
    • DeHavilland Q400
    And my personal favorite. At the Seattle Air and Space Museum I paid $150 for a 90-minute flight around Seattle in a Boeing/Stearman PT-17
     
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  2. Alan in CBR
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    This list is bound to be incomplete, as there are a bunch of prop aircraft I can't remember.To save time I won't list the variants (B747 -100 -200 -300 -400 -400ER, etc.). As per the OP, these are only aircraft in scheduled service which I've flown in as a paying passenger. It doesn't include charters, private flights, helicopter flights, etc.

    A300
    A320
    A330
    A340

    B717
    B727
    B737
    B747
    B757
    B767
    B777

    Fokker F27
    Fokker F50
    Fokker F28

    DC 8
    DC 9
    DC 10
    MD 80

    Concorde

    BAe 146

    VC 10

    Jetstream J41
    Twin Otter
    Cessna 404
    Saab 340
    Beech B1900D
    Piper Navajo (or it might have been a Chieftan)
    Shorts 360
    "Boeing" Dash 8
    Bombadier Q400
    Bandeirante
    ERJ 135
     
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  3. buschoi
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    Not many:
    • A319/320/321
    • A330-200/300
    • A340-300
    • B737-400/500/700/800/900
    • B747-200/400
    • B757-200
    • B767-300ER
    • B777-200/200ER/300/300ER
    • MD-83/88/90
    • DC10
    • DeHavilland Dash-8-100/300
    • DeHavilland Q400
     
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  4. LAXNRT
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    As PAX:

    A300
    A318/19/20/21
    A330
    A340

    B727
    B737
    B747
    B757
    B767
    B777

    Fokker F50/100

    DC 8
    DC 9
    DC 10
    MD 80
    L-1011
    BAC 111
    DO 228
    YS 11

    As PIC:

    Fairchild Metroliner IV
    Jetstream 31
    737 300

    and a large assortment of piston / turbine powered GA aircraft and gliders (my favorites)
     
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    I don't have a full list; flew a lot of planes decades ago without making note of them. But, the smallest I've been up in was a 2 seat Citabria, the largest a 747.
     
  6. JasonH
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    Standing in the hanger at Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace at Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget staring at F-WTSS (prototype 001) and F-BTSD I felt a sadness unlike I've felt before looking at aircraft. They look like they are screaming while sitting still. They don`t look like they want to be in a museum. They look like they still want to fly CDG/LHR-JFK. I know I'm anthropomorphizing them, but they look too new to be in mothballs.

    Then I saw the cockpit and chuckled. Then the seats and I laughed out loud. The interior of Sierra Delta shows the true age, but really nothing a bit of effort couldn't fix. I'm truly sad I didn't get a chance to fly one before they were deemed expendable.
     
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  7. homeyfour
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    In no particular order...

    717
    727
    737
    747
    757
    767
    777
    DC-10
    DC-9
    MD-80
    Convair 580
    CRJ-200
    ERJ-135
    A319
    A320
    SAAB 340
    Avro RJ85
     
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    My most exciting ride was in a Lockheed 104 as a pax at mach 1.2
     
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    Never got a chance to fly the concorde...how was your experience? Are the seats very cramped?


     
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    I'll post some pictures from the hanger when I get home. The pitch looked somewhere between Y and Y+ on UA.
     
  11. JasonH
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    F-BTSD in her new home
    2263 - Musée de l'Air et l'Espace - Air France Concorde F-BTSD.JPG

    Leg room on F-BTSD
    2277 - Musée de l'Air et l'Espace - Air France Concorde F-BTSD Interior Leg Room.JPG

    Interior of F-BTSD
    2278 - Musée de l'Air et l'Espace - Air France Concorde F-BTSD Interior.JPG
     
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  12. Alan in CBR
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    The overall experience was amazing, but only because it was, you know, Concorde. I wouldn't call the seats cramped - I think the pitch was about 35". My neighbour spent most of the flight networking with others in the back half of the aircraft, which helped. Of course the flight was only about four hours, so no real need for lie-flat beds or anything.

    The food and wine were very nice. The cockpit visit is something never to be forgotten - the view from 60,000' was way different than from 35,000'.

    I have never once forgotten how lucky I was to have the opportunity to experience it. Even at the time as the Mach meter wound down towards and then past the Mach 1 mark, I realized that I would probably never exceed Mach 1 again in my lifetime. This was way before its retirement and even a few years before the Air France crash, but it still seemed unlikely I would ever get another chance.

    I have since visited the BA one at Filton (BOAF) and while it was fun to tour it, it'd be much better if it were still flying rather than being a static display.
     
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    MD-80
    DC-10
    MD-11
    737
    747
    757
    767
    777

    Probably an airbus which I don't remember as I wasn't into planes back then.
     
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    In addition to the typical Boeings and Airbus' in todays fleets,

    My unique ones include the:

    TU -134
    tu134.jpg

    TU -154
    tu-154.jpg
    The fine and under appreciated YAK-40(can't believe I said that with a straight face):
    yak.jpg

    IL-62
    il622.jpg

    IL-62M
    il62.jpg


    De Havilland Beaver and Otter on Canadian fishing Charters

    and I did a walk through on Concorde test plane 3 at Duxford's Air Base Museum in England, so technically I was on the concorde.... :rolleyes:

    The YAK-40 was by far the most frightening aircraft that I've been on.
     
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    Cool! Thanks for sharing. Some planes (like the Concorde) seem like it is straining to fly even when grounded.

     
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    A lot of light twins plus...

    Aero Commander
    500
    600

    Airbus
    A319
    A320
    A321
    A330
    A340

    BAC
    111

    Boeing
    707
    720
    727
    737
    747
    757
    767
    777

    BAe
    146

    Canadair
    CRJ - Various

    Convair
    240
    440
    880
    990

    DeHaviland
    Comet
    Beaver
    Otter
    Dash-7
    Dash-8

    Douglas/McDonnell Douglas
    DC-3
    DC-4
    DC-6
    DC-7
    DC-8
    DC-9
    DC-10
    MD-80/90
    MD-11

    Fokker
    F-27
    F-28

    Grumman
    Goose
    Widgeon

    Ilyushin
    IL-18
    IL-62

    Lockheed
    Constellation
    Electra
    Tristar

    NAMC
    YS-11

    Saab
    340

    Sud
    Caravelle

    Tupolev
    TU-104
    TU-114 Eggbeater
    TU-124

    Vickers
    VC-10 (& S)
    Viscount

    Yakovlev
    Yak-40
     
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    Was it the plane or the flight that was frightening?
     
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    The Plane for sure. everything was loose and rattle-y, our luggage was piled next to us covered by a protective webbing, loud, smelly, etc. I was probably 10 or 11 at the time traveling to the then Czechoslovakia (connecting from JFK in prague to poprad tatry) and I can still recall the smell of quality Russian jet fuel at the time. You know how some events in your life are permanently tatooed in your memory? this is in the top 5.
     
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    The one in Filton is the one I flew. Oh man was that an amazing experience.

    Cessnas, Dash, and whatever AE regional jets are (no idea what models)
    707
    717
    727
    737
    747
    757
    767
    777
    DC-9
    DC-10
    MD-11
    MD-80
    L1011
    Concorde [​IMG]
    A300
    A319
    A321
    A330
    A340
    EMB135
    EMB140
    EMB190
    ATR72
     
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    On my very first visit to Heathrow (in 1979) I saw one of these and thought, "Why does Aeroflot have a VC 10 in its fleet?" It was only later that I found out that IL and TU copied quite a few aircraft from the West, including of course the Tu144 "Concordeski."

    On a releated topic, there are a few aircraft types which were in regular service during my lifetime which I regret missing out on experiencing. I think the top 3 would be the 707, DC 3 and the 747SP. The first two because they were the pioneering aircraft of their eras and the last just because it was such an odd aircraft. The DC 3 was still flying regional routes around the Northern Territory throughout the '70s when I lived up there, but I never needed to go anywhere it flew.
     
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    I saw the IL 62 for the first time as a kid and always wondered at the time why it needed training wheels to come down from the tail. You would think the engineers could have solved for that issue. Talk about it being back end loaded.

    I wish I were a bit older to have been around to appreciate some of the pioneering aircraft that you've mentioned. The IL62 was my "first"
     
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    According to OpenFlights.org

    Airbus 320
    67​
    Boeing 737
    40​
    Airbus 319
    9​
    Embraer 190
    8​
    Boeing 767
    7​
    Boeing 777
    6​
    Boeing 747
    5​
    Embraer 145
    4​
    Airbus 380
    4​
    ATR 72
    3​
    Embraer 170
    3​
    Airbus 330
    3​
    Airbus 318
    2​
    Dash 8 Q400
    2​
    Airbus 321
    2​
    Canadair CRJ200
    2​
    Canadair CRJ700
    2​
    Fokker 100
    2​
    McDonnell Douglas MD-82
    2​
    Boeing 717
    1​
    Embraer 135
    1​
    Canadair CRJ100
    1​
    ATR 42
    1​
    Boeing 757
    1​
    McDonnell Douglas MD-80
    1​
     
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    A310
    A319
    A320

    707
    727
    747
    757
    767

    BAe 146
    L-1011
    Dash 8
    Convair 580
    Paying passenger of a P51 Mustang when I was a kid at the YXU airshow.
    I think I'm the only one without a 737 on the list LOL
     
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    A319-100
    A320-200
    A321-200
    A330-300
    B717-200
    B727-200
    B737-100
    B737-200
    B737-300
    B737-400
    B737-500
    B737-700
    B737-800
    B737-900
    B747-200
    B757-200
    B757-300
    B767-300
    B767-400
    B777-200
    DC-9-30
    DC-9-40
    DC-9-50
    DC-10-30
    MD-81
    MD-82
    MD-83
    MD-88
    MD-90
    CRJ-100
    CRJ-200
    CRJ-700
    CRJ-900
    EMB-120
    ERJ-135
    ERJ-145
    EMB-170
    EMB-175
    L-1011-1
    L-1011-250
    Dash 8-100
    Dash 8-300
    Saab 340
    BAe-111-200
    Sikorsky S-76

    Ones I'm proudest of are the BAe-111 and the 737-100.
     

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