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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:30 PM

Any aviation enthusiasts here?

I'd like to start off by expressing my sadness at the discontinuation of the Airbus A340, easily my favourite long haul aircraft

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:55 PM

They're still making the A380, right? Personally I find the Antonov An-225 to be quite beast. I'd definitely want to learn to fly if I had the money, but I can barely afford to sit at home right now.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:04 PM

yep, A380 still in production and will be for a long time to come. a bit worried about the stress crack problem on the wings though, not to mention those Trent 900 engines exploding but I think RR may have fixed the problem

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:12 PM

A topic like this is long overdue. As a huge aircraft geek, I approve.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:13 PM

I like me some elliptical wings, yo.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:19 PM

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A350-800 - what they're replacing the A340 with, not really liking how the similarity to the Boeing 777.

I can understand though as engines are becoming more powerful and reliable and also fuel efficiency is a big thing so 4 engines arent really justifiable anymore

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:11 AM

While I've never been too big on commercial jets, I'll say the An-225 is a beast. Replaced the AT400 with it in SA and had so much fun running it into buildings jihad style.


Now WW2 and Korean War era fighters, high altitude bombers, dive bombers, etc, now that's what I'm really in love with.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:28 AM

Late 1950s through 1970s interdictors and multi-role aircraft for me, thanks.

BAC TSR2, for instance.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:58 AM

im not much of a fan of cold war era british military jets, they look..unsophisticated compared to similar aircraft in the US arsenal.

BAC made some pretty great looking commercial planes though, the Concorde and VC10

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:06 AM

I took this on my way home a few weeks ago.
I've been on this A380 too.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:10 AM

how'd you like the A380?

i've flown on it several times with both Emirates and Singapore Airlines and both from LHR to DXB/SIN

I like it a lot because the seats seem to just be that little bit wider while still keeping with the industry standard seat configurations

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:16 AM

QUOTE (Outcast @ Friday, Jan 20 2012, 11:10)
how'd you like the A380?

i've flown on it several times with both Emirates and Singapore Airlines and both from LHR to DXB/SIN

I like it a lot because the seats seem to just be that little bit wider while still keeping with the industry standard seat configurations

Love it! The Emirates one was superb, I flew economy and it was like flying premium economy with any other airline. I also flew the Lufthansa A380, was nowhere near as good as the Emirates one but was cool. They are so quiet.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:01 PM

I've always loved the A-10
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:10 PM Edited by Outcast, 20 January 2012 - 01:24 PM.

hell yeah! the A10 is a tank in the sky designed to destroy tanks on the ground. its a beast that one

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EDIT: some pics of the AN-225

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Only Antonov i've seen is the AN-124 unloading lynx helicopters for the RAF up at Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME) absolutely one of the most massive cargo aircraft i've seen, cant even imagine how big an AN-225 would be close up

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:38 PM

Concordes are fascinating airplanes.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:57 PM

I've always had a fascination with Vietnam era planes, especially the F-4

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That's a beautiful plane, and my APUSH teacher had the honor of flying many a mission over Vietnam in one.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:39 PM

The Dassault Rafale looks absolutely sexy

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:31 PM

I'm mainly into my Private Airliners, BBJs, Flying Palaces et al:

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The convenient way to join the Mile High Club cool.gif

Oh yeah, they come in larger sizes too...

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:32 PM Edited by visionist, 29 April 2012 - 12:36 PM.

In memory of the Beautiful A340:

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Wonder if the Sultan would adopt me?

His A310 is my favourite:

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EDIT: I'd have a Luxurious interior whilst maintaining a standard airline livery. Stewardesses would wear standard uniforms, just... a little nicer moto_whistle.gif

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 08:38 PM

What's one of those suckers run? Just absolutely beautifully done.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE (Outcast @ Friday, Jan 20 2012, 22:39)
The Dassault Rafale looks absolutely sexy
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That's a Eurofighter. wink.gif

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:53 PM

you are completely right sivis, my mistake tounge.gif

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:05 AM

QUOTE (Lurch @ Saturday, Jan 21 2012, 20:38)
What's one of those suckers run? Just absolutely beautifully done.

You mean powerplants? Depending on the Aircraft, standard choice of RR, GE, P&W etc. My favourite combination is the 777 with the Monstrous GE90 option. Like a flying Hotrod. muppetmaster_karma.gif



I miss BA's Elegant old livery sad.gif

If you mean price, a used 747 SP is around 12-20000000 dollars, plus up-to & well beyond that figure for fitting-out, dependant upon your tastes. The sky's the limit! If you want a brand new A380 with all the toys; garage, marble jacuzzi, 22.2 UHD cinema, virtual floors with terrain recognition, high pressure draft-free AC with scent replication, gimballed beds and of course, a Platinum Pole for off-duty stewardesses, wink.gif then expect to spend around 20 times that figure. Hangering, permits, crew, fuel, pilots, security, maintenance etc, should run you around 20% of that per annum- wether you use the plane or not.

So, get Flyin'...

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:17 PM

Spitfire:
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 05:36 AM

I've always liked the Mig-15 and Sabre F-86. It's basically a jet engine with wings and a canopy strapped on. I love the inlets at the front of them... very neat.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:32 AM

Just love how smooth and uncluttered they look with no engines on the wings.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 08:41 AM

Definitely, Lurch. Simple and effective.
Must have been quite a thrill for those pilots jumping from their P51s and FW 190s to the first fighter jets.

Then we come to this, one of the closest things to a flying human, the FusionMan jet pack. Basically a wing and some jets... of course, you need to jump from a plane to get going but then you've got powered flight for a while. Pretty wild. Not necessarily a plane, but I think it's awesome.

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Smaller jets always intrigue me more than the large fighters. I think their maneuverability and possibility of higher power to weight ratio, in general, is appealing.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:42 AM

I'm a Big Fan of the F-14's looks myself.

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Also The F-16 since i used to live right next to Hill Air Force base.

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Although my real love will always be Helicopters.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:43 PM

2000 anyone?

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:22 PM

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