Two of the most popular questions, at least for pilots and other students of aviation history, are: What are the top 10 planes of all time, and which one’s the greatest of them all?
Seems impossible, but we think we did it. Here’s how.
We started with a group of really great airplanes, which automatically turned into cross section of airplane types.
Then we narrowed things down even more by asking if there was a top dog among them. Usually, surprisingly, there was. That one made the list.
We think you’ll agree with at least two-thirds of our picks.
After our Top 10 Planes Of All Time, we present 25 others that a lot of you will argue belong on the main list. In many cases, you’d have a strong argument. Enjoy!
Learjet Model 23
While it might not technically be the first bizjet ever, it is, for all intents and purposes, the first bizjet ever. Designed specifically for that role, the Model 23 was really fast. And while it didn’t last long in production, giving way to improved versions, it is still the “Learjet” that people talk about when they talk about bizjets.
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