posted on Jan, 28 2006 @ 01:52 PM
Sorry about your thread Planeman - never saw it myself. However I do live just down the road from the big cheese, maybe it's a
Seriously, nothing to do with me!
Back to Airbus though - don't think they have a cats' chance in hell myself, but it would be nice if they did get a fair shot at the contract as
they do have a good product. Shame really that politics have to figure, but there you go - way of the world. Still think it's maybe a way of
appearing to be fair, screwing Boeing down and in the end keeping everyone happy in the US when Boeing win.
Flew on a 777 early last year - good solid looking plane, plenty of power, left me with a good impression of this Boeing. ( More than I can say for
the 767 I flew on late last year - it was a fairly old one though.) Obviously this one would be a good choice for the long range tanker. Haven't been
on a long range Airbus, but did fly on a new 321 this summer - sat window, just behind the wing - what a fantastic wing this is! Try it one day if you
can - to see the flaps, spoilers etc. in operation was
( No not the first time I've seen a wing working! It really was impressive.) I'll stop