PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12040 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3403 times:
I look at this from two perspectives; the MD11/DC10 is the best to look at, but the MadDogs, especially the MD87, is the most fun to fly in.
Take-offs in them are brilliant; I sit right at the back to hear the power of the engines, and feel the acceleration when they power up, climbing effortlessly into the sky. Likewise, I had a similar experience in an MD11 once on RG when flying AMS-CDG; 0 to 20,000ft in 6 minutes, but that was because there were only 30 or so pax on-board, where-as the MadDogs will still perform the same, even with a full load.
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TrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2456 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3390 times:
The MD-11 is by far and away the most impressive aircraft to the eyes from McDonnell Douglas. Everything about it, the larger No.2 engine, the longer fuselage, the winglets, etc. make it look very impressive. It also has an amazing take-off roll.
The DC-10 to a lesser extent shares the same aura about it. I remember being at ORD in the '90s and seeing several DC-10's at the gates at the UA terminal. The large No.2 engine made this type stand out from all the others in the domestic terminal, even the new 772's.
I really have a soft spot for the Mad Dogs as well, the MD-90 being my favorite. Along with the 727, this family is my favorite narrow-body aircraft. I think the MD-83 & -87 greatly outperform the 737NG and A320 on take-off rolls.
Quoting B52murph (Reply 4): The DC-9! She'll pick up the last A320 AND the last 787 crew when those types are retired
Hilarious! The NW DC-9's are the immortal workhorses.