Wbryce From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6395 times:
i dont know mate, im just new here...
but i can say ive been on a DC10, hard to say if i liked it or not, cause i love flying hehe, and i was only 15 at the time, heading from manchester to Jamica (although it was supposed to be a A330 but that had broken down)
N62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4958 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6326 times:
For me, it's because it was one of the first planes I was on as a kid that I actually remembered. Must have been about 11 years old and it was on National Airlines, MIA-EWR. I was thrilled at all the space inside. To a little kid, it seemed HUGE!
As an adult, I still admire the D10s unique look - always liked it more than the 1011. But that's just me!
BCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6311 times:
Well N62NA, I guess maybe you're right. I'd forgotten about this, but I think a DC-10 was my first aircraft as well. (I flew as a baby, but that of course doesn't count.)
My first flights that I remember was SEA-ORD-SEA in 1990 (I was 8), on UA DC-10's. So I guess that does bump it up a little bit on my list. But it's still so dated, especially the NW's. I really wish NW would replace them.
Ar385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7365 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6249 times:
The DC-10 was the first widedbody I flew, it was a Western Airlines DC-10-10 out of Mexico City back in '79. For me what makes it a beautiful machine is the raw power you felt on it, specially at take-off. Those GE engines really kicked butt and I loved that old rumbling sound. Over the years I flew on the '15 and '30 on various airlines. One memorable time was a 1 min 10 sec TO run in Rio on a hot, humid day on a CO DC-10. A non-rev flight attendant next to me mumbled a curt "boy, this plane is heavy" when we finally lifted off.
I for one am sad they've been retired almost everywhere in North America. It is a great bird.
Bobs89irocz From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6242 times:
The size, the look, the engine in the tail....any cool aviation enthousist loves the old tri-jets. Me personally i have a lot of memorys going to work with my dad back at DFW in the AA hangers that brings be back to the DC-10. I fell asleep in the cockpit of those things so many times its not funny (my dad worked at night and while the guys worked on the planes i would spend HOURS in the cockpit) the DC-10 was my favorite because it had more nobs,switches and gauges then any other aircraft in there fleet at the time. Its been about 8 years since the last time i went to work with him and i wish i could go with him here at ORD but the damn terrorist ruined that for me.
The DC-10 is noisey and powerful too, that is another reason why i like it. Most of it is beauty....VERY sexy aircraft.
DeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1708 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6153 times:
The DC-10 has a special place in my heart. I have flown on AA, UA, and NW DC-10's. I just love that "old time" feel to them and that whine coming from the CF6 engines (except the -40 which is PW powered). I think it is one of th emost attractive birds in the sky from an exterior point of view. That big tail engine just looks awesome mounted up there. Not to mention that thing just takes off like an old mother goose in the worst of winds and weather. Sturdy, and reliable. What more can one ask for?
Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6122 times:
I personally prefer the L1011... But, that's just me. I suspect the reason many aviation enthusiasts like (or love) the DC-10 series is because of it's handsome lines. It's a very photogenic aircraft, in my opinion. Don't think I've seena bad picture of one, yet... although, with so many in the database, I doubt I'll see them all :-]
As a side note - Some aquaintances of mine who have flown on several, several types of airplanes said their favorite ride was in an MD11. It too is a looker. I assume those who really like the DC10 will also have a similar fondness for the MD11.
Laddb From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6069 times:
I've never written that I love it, but I do. I'm coming out. I love the DC-10. Probably cause, like many others, it was the first airliner I'd flown. You always have a special place in your heart for your first - car, plane, girl. I flew a National Airlines DC-10 from MSY to MCO via Tampa, to go to DISNEY WORLD back around 1978 when I was 9. It was pretty empty and the stewardess took me to the cockpit. But I liked the DC-10 even before that flight. My room walls were covered with airliner photos. And I like it better than the L-1011 too. I got to fly one of the last AA DC-10s back in October 2000 from DFW to HNL and back.
I don't think the DC-10 looks that dated. The 707 - now that looks old. But I admit, I'm not a big Boeing or Douglas lover, but all their planes look good to me. The 727, 747, DC-10 are all unique looking planes. The A340 does nothing for me - but that is mainly due to the engines. Anyway, before my tangent goes too far....
Ar385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7365 posts, RR: 39
Reply 13, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6067 times:
You are right, the MD11 is a looker. But there is something about that shorter look of the DC-10 that I prefer. As of being on board, it feels almost the same, but I'm wary about the smaller rudder authority on the MD11. Hong Kong and EWR come to mind...
B777FA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6056 times:
I loved the DC-10 as it was the first plane that I flew on ever (Air Florida) and also when I started my career as a flight attendant it was the only plane that I flew for the first 2 years.......I'll never forget the takeoffs out of LGA...building the engines up whilst the brakes were on and the sudden "launch" as they were released!!
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6023 times:
I only flew on the DC-10 once- in July 1999 with AA from HNL-LAX. I love the DC-10 because it is a real looker. I have a soft spot for tri-jets and the DC-10 in certain liveries such as AA looks downright sexy I especially love the front-on shots of the DC-10 when you are looking straight into that tail engine.
Ntspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 5971 times:
Do I love DC-10's? Not really. I don't know they're just not as sexy as a 747. (I guess people on these forums are the only ones that would call a plane sexy.) But, It's an awesome plane, at least to me. Has taken my more places than I could have imagined and let me see a lot more than some kid growing up in a corn field in Illinois would usually see. Besides, the tail-mounted engine just makes it look pretty bad ass.
United 717 heavy, you're facing the wrong way. Any chance you can powerback to get off of my deice pad?
Tommy767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 5961 times:
I've only been on one CO EWR-CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO but man CO but a lot of work into those DC-10's. Those were great on CO. Trust me, they are great to look at, but most are old as hell. NW's DC-10 from pictures do not look to appetizing, but there was a forum going about how great they are.
N243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1657 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 5916 times:
For one, I LOVE the good old DC-10. My first flight in one was in 1997 in a NW one. Since then, I have flown four more times on it , all NW. I have had nothing but good flights with them and have to say their power is amazing. Nothing beats the acceleration on take off coupled with that classic CF6 buzzsaw noise.
I also love the DC-10 for its looks. I will always think of it as the classic three-holer. For some reason it has the best looking nose in my opinion, and the humungous flaps (I think they extend 50 degrees) look really awesome at full deployment.
I hope that I'll have a chance to fly one again in the near future before NW decides to retire them all. I'd love to see them in the new livery as well. I guess I should get off my soapbox now...
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2113 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 5886 times:
Though it is not my favorite airplane, I do like the DC-10. I have flown in DC-10s of United (-10), Trans International (-30CF), Laker (-10), and Air Florida (-30CF). They are the quietest planes I ever flew in, with the exception of my one flight on a Schweitzer glider. Even with ten-abreast seating, they were exceptionally comfortable aircraft. Two special DC-10s I flew on 20 years ago still grace the skies: Laker's Southern Belle, which is now the Orbis plane, and Air Florida's 1035F, flying with Fed Ex as Alison. Two fine ladies, as dignified as ever.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Aviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (11 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5820 times:
Because it is a TriJet . . .
Because it has great proportions . . .
Because it was very roomy compared to airliners of that vintage . . .
Because it takes off like a rocket . . .
Because it looks so good from just about every angle . . .
Perhaps also because it was one of those airliners that suffered so much from media paranoia (when some accidents were not linked to design shortcomings) . . .
Only regret is that the only few times I have flown on the DC-10 are those of Malaysia Airlines, Garuda Indonesia and Japan Airlines (but will soon add Northwest DC-10 to the list).
It is a plane that I could never tire of photographing and ogling . . . long live the DC-10 and all wide-bodied TriJets.