I wanted to start this thread for aviation and aircraft lovers. Since I was a little boy I've loved planes and living in central Florida right down
the road from Sun N Fun I've got to witness and see some very unique aircraft. That love of planes has grown into a passion for flying and now I hold
multiple ratings and love the fact that I can just hop in a plane anytime and take to the skies.
So I want to know from ATS, if you can choose one aircraft to own, what would it be? I mean anything....from ultralights to the AN-225 and everything
in between. From Balloons to helicopters, to hang gliders....I mean lets cover the whole spectrum here. As well as why would you choose that
aircraft...what makes it special over anything else, pros cons and whatever else you would like to add. Lets make this fun and educational. Thanks.
For me its tough, I have feel in love with so many types of aircraft that I had a hard time chosen. I have always loved the P-51 and most of us do,
she is a beautiful machine, the goddess of the skies and just plain magnificent.
And then there is another WW2 favorite of mine, the Focke Wulf 190, Again a beautiful, remarkable aircraft, and just mean looking. You have to admit
that the stance of the FW-190 is ruthless. I bet many of allied pilots and bomber crews were scared to death of this thing.
But If I had to choose a just one aircraft I wouldn't judge her on looks, speed, or anything like that, I would judge her on versatility....for
follows function and in this case function is where its at...lol. Even though some of you may not think what I chose is gorgeous I think she as a
certain appeal to her...I love the slender body and the nice long legs...I love how fast its able to get of the ground, and how you can slip her into
anywhere. My choice is the Slepcev Storch,www.ulm.it...
and any replica thats out there. I got to fly a replica
of one few years ago and let me tell you what a amazing aircraft. It would take off in 10 feet I swear and land just as short, fly at indicated
airspeed at or right above 15mph. It is what gives versatility its name and it is a gem to fly. Thats my choice.
I dont know how to imbed pics so if anyone wants to help go right ahead. Thanks.
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