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Flying Magazine's latest tweak on the Top 100 List

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I just stepped through the Platinum Edition of Flying's Top 100 Airplanes.

 

I would not have come up with that Top10 if they gave me 100 tries.  Weird choices them there folks made.

 

Regards,

 

Ray

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Don't tell me Abacus is in the Top 10 ? :P

No, this is a list of the real world planes. Absolutely no rhyme nor reason to the stacking order.

 

Ray

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Some very mention-able aircraft that did not crack their top 50:  

 

Beech Baron, C208 Caravan, B-2 Stealth, Piper Malibu, Pilatus PC-12, F4 Phantom, B-24 Liberator (which I believe is still the highest production multi-engine aircraft in history).  

 

And I do not believe the DC3 even made the list of 100. 

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Some very mention-able aircraft that did not crack their top 50:  

 

Beech Baron, C208 Caravan, B-2 Stealth, Piper Malibu, Pilatus PC-12, F4 Phantom, B-24 Liberator (which I believe is still the highest production multi-engine aircraft in history).  

 

And I do not believe the DC3 even made the list of 100. 

 

#2  DC-3

#59 Piper Malibu

#63 Beechcraft Baron

#79 Cessna 208 Caravan

#87 F-4 Phantom

#87 Pilatus PC-12

#92 B-24 Liberator

#97 B-2 Stealth Bomber

 

Ray

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#59 Piper Malibu
#63 Beechcraft Baron
#79 Cessna 208 Caravan
#87 F-4 Phantom
#87 Pilatus PC-12
#92 B-24 Liberator
#97 B-2 Stealth Bomber
 
Ray

 

I totally missed the DC3.  As I wrote in my post, the others you listed did not crack their top 50.

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You guys must be looking at an old list.  The Platinum list has the V tail number one and the J-3 Cub number 4.

 

Ray

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You guys must be looking at an old list.  The Platinum list has the V tail number one and the J-3 Cub number 4.
 
Ray

 

That is the list I found.  I just guess I missed the DC3's position on the list.  BTW, I believe it was simply the Bonanza at the top of the list and they chose to show the V tail.  The King Air and Baron were also on the list but not called out as any specific version of those models.

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