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!
A remarkably popular series of low-wing, fixed-gear, all-metal singles, the PA-28 lineup includes the Cherokee 140, the Warrior and the Archer, among others, along with the retractable-gear Arrow model. These all-time greats boast easy flying qualities to go with a level of utility that is comparable to that of the great Cessna singles that these Piper models competed against throughout the glory days of the 1960s and 1970s.