A 747 pilot's ode to "The Queen"

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Brill article and look-back from 'The Man In The Front'.

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A great article clearly articulating the sheer love that so many people have developed for this aircraft over the years - truly an icon!

If I was asked to list five airliners that have contributed the most to advancing the airline industry my personal selection would be (in no particular order other than chronological):

DC-3 - for bringing airline travel into the 'modern' age

Comet - for ushering in the jet age (albeit prematurely)

707 - for making long haul air travel affordable to those other than the very rich

747 - for truly bringing long haul travel to the masses

Concorde - for obvious reasons

The runners up would be the Constellation (first true transatlantic airliner), Viscount (first successful turboprop airliner) and A320 (first newly designed fly by wire airliner). 


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