In Your Opinion, Which Aircraft Manufacturer is the Best?

 

In Your Opinion, Which Aircraft Manufacturer is the Best?


There have been many aircraft manufactures throughout the years. One’s that were one hit wonders, if you will, and others that have stood the test of time… well, in name at least.

But if you had to pick your all time favorite would it be Piper who brought us the legendary Cub? Cessna who brought us the beloved 172? How about Fairchild who brought us the P-19, or maybe a relatively new brand like ICON who brought the LSA category to life?

We have barely scratched the surface with what we have mentioned here, but you get the point. Please let us know below which brand is your favorite and why. 

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Comment by Torello Tacchi on December 12, 2013 at 11:15pm

Certified, Pipers, experimental, RVs

Comment by Michael Friedman on December 12, 2013 at 6:28am

I've only owned Pipers, and I love them, but I've had fun in Beechcraft, Grob, Schweizer, Grumman and other brands too.  Face it, are there really bad airplanes???

Comment by Mike on November 6, 2013 at 6:52pm

I like to fly in Pipers, from archers to Navahos, I love them all!

Comment by TAD WOODHULL on September 18, 2013 at 4:34pm
Of all the aircraft I have flown in the last65 years the old short nosed Aztec is the best, most forgiving and safest of them all.
Comment by JOHN C. BROWN on September 18, 2013 at 1:15pm

Piper  PA32/300   It is a workhorse  I could carry a big load or my full family.

Comment by Don Jonas on September 11, 2013 at 1:12pm

The Cessna 170 and 172. The most airplane for the least cost. The old ones are the best value.

 

 

 

The Cessna 170 and 172. The most airplane for the money. The used ones are the best value. When the price is over $100,000, I don't look at them.

That goes for the over priced LS planes also.

Don Jonas

 

 

Comment by Lee N. Robinson on September 5, 2013 at 2:07pm
By the way, my email is robinairerc2@att.net, for a little off-topic gabbing! I almost bought a Cessna Airmaster a long time ago, but when I saw it, it was awash in oil!!
Comment by Lee N. Robinson on September 5, 2013 at 2:03pm
My first Cessna flying was done while stationed at Godman Field, Ft. Knox. A m/sgt, who was a reserve pilot, bought one of the first c-140 models. I got to fly it quite a few times! He had to fly so many T-6 hours to maintain his flight status, and I went with him on round robins to his parents farm at Marion, near Paducah. I ended up doing most of the flying while he sat up front reading Western Mags!! Early on I told him to keep an eye on me so I didn't get lost. His reply?? "That's your problem---you're flying!" I also did my student solo X?C in a Captains' Rearwin Coupe, which later became the Commonwealth Skyranger. In about 1967, I bought and rebuilt a damaged Skyranger, which I outfitted with Aero Commander 100 seats!! More fun. My first was a '47 Tcraft, bought in 1951 for $750. and a B&L variable power rifle scope!!
Comment by Don Jonas on September 5, 2013 at 9:09am

Hi Lee:  I just returned from Blakesburg, (IA27), Sat the 31st. You would have seen many of the good ole Cessna model 100 groups at the Antique Airfield fly in.

Don J.

Comment by Lee N. Robinson on September 5, 2013 at 7:11am
I'm with you on that one, Don. I never owned a 170B, but my neighbor, Johnny Byrd, at Antiquers Aerodrome, had one with which I learned to tow gliders. It was a great plane! I was taught towing by a guy named Lou Rehr, a WW2 pilot. We had 3 glider buffs at our community, and I got to fly 2 of them, a homebuilt Cherokee 2 and a I-26, that had an open cockpit canopy as well as the closed one! That was fun!! Lee Robinson W. Palm Beach.

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