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peterx Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 8:52 a.m. PST

If you had a pilot's license, training, enough money, and a fully functional plane, what plane would you like to fly? It could be any era, but you wouldn't have to fly a combat mission.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 9:05 a.m. PST

P-38 , Because it was my all time favorite model plane.

avidgamer18 Aug 2016 9:07 a.m. PST

Yeah… P-38, P-51 and B17

warwell18 Aug 2016 9:08 a.m. PST


Norman D Landings18 Aug 2016 9:12 a.m. PST

English Electric Lightning.

No, wait…


Or maybe the Lightning.

Mako1118 Aug 2016 9:13 a.m. PST

Many, many of them.

Probably most realistic would be a little glider, or WWI era replica.

Of course, I'd love to fly many, many of them, from WWI fighters to Modern era jets, like the Su-27/Su-37, F-22, teen family of jets, F-106, F-4, Viggen, Eurofighter-Typhoon, P-51, Spitfire, Schwalbe, FW-190A and D, TA-152, Tempest, Me-109K, etc., etc..

Komet, probably most of all, just because I suspect there's nothing like strapping yourself into a little rocket fighter, and climbing almost vertically in the sky, then gliding silently back to Earth.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 9:18 a.m. PST

Spruce Goose

JimDuncanUK18 Aug 2016 9:23 a.m. PST

Absolutely none.

I would leave that to the professionals.

myxemail18 Aug 2016 9:29 a.m. PST

Hmmmm, daydreaming if I had the training, license, and resources; in other words, being a professional, what aircraft would I like to fly?

Sopwith Camel
Me 109
C47 or DC3


David Manley18 Aug 2016 9:36 a.m. PST

All of them

Except an Me163…..

Timmo uk18 Aug 2016 9:37 a.m. PST

Spitfire Mk1
Fokker Triplane

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 9:38 a.m. PST

For the sake of choosing a military model:

Piper L-4 Grasshopper

For that astounding view during a bank!

Tom Reed Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 9:51 a.m. PST

A seaplane, like the Catalina, or possibly something smaller, WWII/pulp era.

Cosmic Reset18 Aug 2016 9:59 a.m. PST

OV-10 Bronco

Razor7818 Aug 2016 9:59 a.m. PST

Got to fly back seater in an F4 through the grand canyon, got sick as a dog, it was freaking awesome.

Hafen von Schlockenberg18 Aug 2016 10:09 a.m. PST

Always wanted to try a diving run in an SBD,to see what that was like.

I knew a guy who was shot down in the Coral sea battle. He was still flying WWI biplanes in his sixties at this place,till they made him stop:

He was not happy.

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 10:19 a.m. PST

I'm with David- all of them. I'm even ok with the ME163, flying it would be fun. I wouldn't want to land it, though (it used nasty fuel that both had the chance to explode if you landed to hard, and if it splashed on you, it was corrosive in the extreme).

Mute Bystander18 Aug 2016 10:30 a.m. PST










WW1 Nieuport-1


The list goes on but those are the highlights.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 10:45 a.m. PST

BV 141 – just for the strangeness of the design.

I once flew a Stearman biplane – under close adult supervision and not takeoff or landing. That was very cool.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 10:45 a.m. PST

Catalina or an A-10.

Pictors Studio18 Aug 2016 10:53 a.m. PST

A-10 for me.

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 10:54 a.m. PST

Nieuport C.28
Fokker D.VII

Weasel18 Aug 2016 11:02 a.m. PST

Pretty much anything I suppose but if I had to settle on just one, a Hurricane.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 11:03 a.m. PST

A-10 Thunderbolt!

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 11:07 a.m. PST

None the machinist of operating transport is left to the underlings


Random Die Roll Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 11:11 a.m. PST

Seaplane for sure.

Grumman Goose

tigrifsgt18 Aug 2016 11:14 a.m. PST

Spitfire and P-47.

foxweasel18 Aug 2016 11:52 a.m. PST

Spitfire, or if we're talking a long long time ago, the Millennium falcon.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 12:03 p.m. PST


TheGiantTribble18 Aug 2016 12:48 p.m. PST

Avro 504
Sopwith Camel
Spitfire or Hurricane

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian18 Aug 2016 1:16 p.m. PST

F8 Crusader. Pretty close to being on the nose of a horizontal rocket.

Bismarck18 Aug 2016 1:17 p.m. PST

Albatross D3
Curtiss Jenny
Fiesler Storch
F4U Corsair
Grumman TBF Avenger
SBD Douglas Dauntless
Douglas Skyraider A-1
OV-10 Bronco
C130 Spectre

not good enough reflexes even younger to even consider any jet fighter.

Cerdic18 Aug 2016 1:26 p.m. PST

Spitfire. Of course.

slugbalancer18 Aug 2016 1:32 p.m. PST

Piston engined only. By country…
Sea Fury
MB 5
Ta 152
He 219
BV 238

USAFpilot18 Aug 2016 2:19 p.m. PST

Best aircraft that I've flown is the Northtop T-38 Talon.

I imagine an ultralight would be most fun to fly. Open air, slow and low. Take your time and enjoy the sights from the air.

TMPWargamerabbit18 Aug 2016 2:23 p.m. PST

The planes which my Grandfather flew…. an old DH9 over Russia in the service of the White Army. 47th Sqn… Royal Air Corps 1919. J. Stalin properly waved at my grandfather.


Still have all his gear, log books, photos and various items from that adventure…. plus of course his flying time over Palestine, Greece, Egypt/Sudan and the western front early in his piloting days.

vtsaogames18 Aug 2016 2:49 p.m. PST

Given my rudimentary flying experience, a DC-3, the plane so stable it nearly flies itself. I'd stay away from those frisky fighter planes, since they killed neophyte pilots.

Fun? Sail planes, otherwise known as fixed wing gliders. I have flown some of those.

14Bore18 Aug 2016 3:00 p.m. PST

Worked on A-10's and F-15's, of those two a F-15 going straighg up could be a rush. Of WWII planes always loved the Mosquito.

FABET0118 Aug 2016 3:48 p.m. PST

P47 TBolt
DeHavilland Mosquito
A-10 TBolt II
F4 Phantom II

ArmymenRGreat18 Aug 2016 4:29 p.m. PST

Fokker D.VII

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 4:44 p.m. PST

Absolutely. No. Desire. To fly. A plane. Ever. Period.

Sundance18 Aug 2016 7:27 p.m. PST

An easier question to answer is what airplane wouldn't I like to fly?

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2016 8:46 p.m. PST


wrgmr118 Aug 2016 9:49 p.m. PST


Calico Bill19 Aug 2016 4:39 a.m. PST

Sopwith Camel

Old Wolfman19 Aug 2016 6:45 a.m. PST

All sorts of 'em,baby.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2016 3:05 p.m. PST

P-47, TA 152, P38

Lost Wolf21 Aug 2016 8:04 p.m. PST

Tomcat, A-10

Marc at work22 Aug 2016 7:58 a.m. PST

B-17 please

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