Which would you rather fly in?

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by hkruss, May 21, 2009.

  1. islenos

    islenos New Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    West Texas
    I'd pick the Eagle
  2. 21bravo

    21bravo New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    wilkes county, nc
    id have to go with the P51D. its just an utterly beautiful piece of machinery. its lines and curves....pheww!!:rolleyes::p. you actually have to be able to fly with this plane. there is no computer to do it for you...and i think we as a society rely on technology too much.


    itd have to look like this though

  3. Well, the "Jenny" might be really fun, but I'd love to take a ride in a P-51. In our area, back a few years, you'd see War Birds all the time. One day I heard the throaty roar of radial engines, flying balls to the wall, and really low. I went outside and there was a F-4U and a T-6 painted to look like a Zero, "dog fighting" at tree top level! Really thrilling to watch, if you like that sort of thing. Now, too crowded. TJ
  4. Suwannee Tim

    Suwannee Tim New Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    F-15, no question as I got a ride in a P-51 flown by Bob Hoover in the early '70s when I was about 14 or 15 years old. Got rides in other P-51s flown by less notable pilots. Got a ride in the Goodyear blimp. I grew up on various airports (my father homebuilt a Pietenpol) and got rides in lots of neat aircrafts. My favorite was the Breezy. I think getting shot off a catapult in anything you can see out of would be a scream.
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  5. LurpyGeek

    LurpyGeek Active Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    SR-71. Not even one of my favorite aircraft, but I can't even begin to fathom what it feels like to go Mach 3+ at the edge of space.
  6. Jake35

    Jake35 New Member

    Apr 24, 2009
    The P-51's with the red painted tail were to signify the Tuskegee group which were an all Black fighter wing who escorted B-17's to Berlin and back. They had the highest success rate of protecting the B-17's of any escorting fighter group. Just a little war trivia. What's not to like about any fast platform for 6 50 cal BMG's. The P-47 had 8 50 cal BMG's, just not quite as fast or agile as the P-51. If I had my dream plane, it would be the P-51, it was the Maserati of the sky in WWII
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  7. Isn't that red tail the marking of the Tuskeegee Airmen? 99th Pursuit Squadron, IIRC?

    EDIT - Nevermind, Jake35 beat me to it:p
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  8. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    p51 with live ammo. make a few runs on some old junk cars...
  9. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Sortta like asking to choose between an Esclade and a Farmall to me.... >MW
  10. hkruss

    hkruss Active Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Mobile, Al.
    Never heard of a jet referred to as a tractor before!!!:D:D
  11. 45nut

    45nut Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Out of the two choices, it would be the P-51 hands down. My order after that would be:

    P-40 Warhawk
    F-4U Corsair
    F-6F Hellcat
    P-47 Thunderbolt
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  12. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    Turn it around, dummy !!

    Had my "druthers" I'd opt for the J-4N...>MW
  13. hkruss

    hkruss Active Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Mobile, Al.
    LOL!!! I know. I was just being facetious!:D:D

    (BTW, a Massey-Ferguson rocks harder than a Farmall!)
  14. lordnikon

    lordnikon New Member

    May 22, 2009
    I'm a sucker for the old prop planes, especially those of the ww2 era. P51D would be my choice out of those two. If I had to choose any one warbird to fly in for the rest of my life I would choose the Supermarine Spitfire, always been my favorite.
  15. Zepher6

    Zepher6 Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    Tide water, Va.
    I'd like to fly the UH-1B huey that I crewed in Vietnam in 1965. It's still airworthy and flying in Logan Co, WV. I paid it a visit a few years back along with my son. I'd like to see if I can still hover those things.
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