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!
One of the most-produced planes of all time, the 182/Skylane is arguably the most utilitarian affordable personal plane ever. Featuring a much more powerful engine than its 172 predecessor, the 182 was faster, carried four and a good load of fuel, and featured all the easy flyability of the Skyhawk. And it’s still in production today.