Aircraft No Longer Flying

thunderchild

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If you could have a flight on an airliner no longer in civil operation (or so rare than it’s virtually impossible) that you never got the chance to fly what would it be?

For me it would be either a Tupolev TU-154 or a VC-10.
 

Ray Finkle

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Concorde.

The Tupolev TU-154 is a great shout.

Although I flew on one when I was around 6 years old I'd love another ride in a BAC One-Eleven, especially now I'm old enough to appreciate it.
 

rollo

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Flew on the One-Eleven a few times best flight was returning on a work trip from Milan to BHX on BA with a passenger load struggling to make double figures, it absolutely belted down the runway and lived up to it's nickname of pocket rocket in the climb, I'm sure we arrived early back at BHX.
 

thunderchild

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Concorde.

The Tupolev TU-154 is a great shout.

Although I flew on one when I was around 6 years old I'd love another ride in a BAC One-Eleven, especially now I'm old enough to appreciate it.

Why didn’t I think of Concorde?! Technically I have been on it - twice in fact, the one at Manchester Airport and the one on the Hudson River!

I think I was about 4 when I went on a BAC 1-11 but I do remember walking down the steps at the back.
 

Scottie Dog

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Airspeed AS-57 Ambassador. I loved the way that the whole tail assembly shuck when the engines were "run up" prior to departure.
 

HPsauce

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Travelled on British Airways BAC 1-11 to Jersey from BHX in the late 70's. I remember the seat layout was unusual. Like a train carriage with seats facing those opposite and a table between. G-AWBL out and G-AVOE on return. It took 40 minutes!. Fabulous aircraft.
 

JENNYJET

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On a FlightSim I have VC10 as an add on. Super to fly, lots of clock type dials and no computer screens and sounds great! In real life,Nothing will beat Concorde on take off roll, truely unforgettable experience. It's the afterburner effect!
 
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