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Old 12-04-2012, 08:47 PM
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Globe Swift of any year or Modification.
You can't deny that LoPressti's Swift Fury is way high on the list!
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Endeaver but only piggy back on 747 transporter
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O ya a T-38 that is right up there.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:01 PM
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one more.
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........ No debate........copied from Gavin Conroys site... A great photographer....
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DeHavilland at their best (or their worst if you had to maintain it!)

The Albatross. - John.
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I always found it interesting that if it "Looks Good" it usually "Flies Good"
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Global Express XRS - most beautiful aircraft in the sky. Mach 0.85 for 14 hours... 51,000 ft max Alt..
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My favourite since I was a wee nipper has always been the Vulcan - these two are PSS gliders!



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Hey rapture boy,

great saying, I may put that on my car's back window.... Keep the faith & keep looking up, our redemption grows near

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I always found it interesting that if it ''Looks Good'' it usually ''Flies Good.''
There's probably some kernal of aviation engineering's version of evolution's natural selection at work here: We tend to trust (and ultimately love) what has kept us alive.
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SST Concord, Falcon 50-900 series, Hawker 125 series, and since I was Capt of a B-727......Boeing 727.
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SR-53, Fairey Delta 2.

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They all are beautiful....that's why we are here
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Bugatti 100P - 1939
Not only absolutely gorgeous in that traditional racing blue, but hugely advanced for its time... I'd have one.
When I was in college trying to become an aerospace engineer, long before I knew there was a Bugatti, I sketched up my perfect aerodynamic airplane. I was very surprised, except for using the Spitfires eliptical wing and a pusher prop, I drew something that looked very much like this beautiful racer.
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I'm not one to fawn over airliners, but I think you got to add the Conny to the list. Long legs, big cans, and plenty of curves - there's not a straight line on it. To me it seems to have an iconic art deco feel that will never be outdated.
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Since you're using anthropomorphism to the Connie, you do know why it was removed from service don't you?


Three pieces of tail was too much for any one man to handle.
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SST Concord, Falcon 50-900 series, Hawker 125 series, and since I was Capt of a B-727......Boeing 727.
Yes, gotta agree... the HS125 is a beauty.. in 1980I was 16 years old whenI saw one at an airshow in Sydney, Australia, when it took off I was in awe of its power and beauty..

2009-2011 I flew 1000 hours on this one http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...gsearch=VH-ACE

Love the 727 also..
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Three pieces of tail... lol Actually... just too expensive!
Hey Neddy191, I'm partial to Golden Age and love Aeroncas. Too bad the LC isn't painted properly in photo. Paul Matt has excellent 3-views from which to build model. From what aircraft are those 'dragonfly' wings in the background? Look similar to Israel 'Redhead' wings.
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I'm not one to fawn over airliners, but I think you got to add the Conny to the list. Long legs, big cans, and plenty of curves - there's not a straight line on it. To me it seems to have an iconic art deco feel that will never be outdated.
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Since you're using anthropomorphism to the Connie, you do know why it was removed from service don't you?


Three pieces of tail was too much for any one man to handle.
One of my instructors whenI was studying ATPL Theory was an ex Conny Engineer for Qantas.. He said it was the best THREE engined aircraft ever built...

His quote and I can't confirm the accuracy.. is that30% of the time on flights London to Sydney they wouldland with one engine shut down..

I forgot everything else he taught me but I remembered that always..
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Here's another vote for the Beech Staggerwing.

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The Spartan Executive.
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The most beautiful aircraft.... that is easy ALL OF THEM.
MY picks: Corsair, Spitfire.. jet F-4 Phantom.
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for me its hands down the BO1 Rafale ! The most beautiful shapes and lines on an airplane ever .




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The F-86 Sabre and the Focke-Wulf 190 are both right up there for me.
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SST Concord, Falcon 50-900 series, Hawker 125 series, and since I was Capt of a B-727......Boeing 727.
Yes, gotta agree... the HS125 is a beauty.. in 1980 I was 16 years old when I saw one at an airshow in Sydney, Australia, when it took off I was in awe of its power and beauty..

2009-2011 I flew 1000 hours on this one http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...gsearch=VH-ACE

Love the 727 also..
Nice!! I flew one of the early models and got my Type in the old 1A s/n 035 at 22, then my ATP Type at 23 in recurrent. At the time it was 1515E
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there is only ONE!!!!!!!!!!       it has one or more wings and one or more fins
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