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NWA DC-10 In N/c Paint Scheme Photos Are Online!  
User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8466 times:

The long awaited NW new paint scheme DC-10 photos are finally here! N226NW was captured by TJ O'Keefe this afternoon. They're in the upload queue as we speak (unfortunately the screeners haven't gotten to them yet).

TJ O'Keefe has allowed scaled down photos of this plane to be posted on www.mspupdate.com. Personally, I think that TJ's photos really capture the plane well. Whether the paint scheme looks good on the DC-10, well that's for you to decide.

pilottim747
www.mspupdate.com

Note: I decided to start a new thread because the old thread was VERY long and now has irrelevant information.


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User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8383 times:

Holly molly! awesome

User currently offlineGeg2rap From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 847 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8381 times:

again tj nice shots
geg 2 rap


User currently offlineRaybolt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8374 times:

I have seen the shots already...The shots look very nice, but I must say that I am not a huge fan of the livery on the DC10. I guess we'll find out what everyone else thinks when the screeners get them.




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User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8323 times:

same here, the old livery looked better on the -10

User currently offlineGeg2rap From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 847 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8307 times:

think it might have looked better with the red down more on the tail just my thought
GEG2RAP


User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8292 times:

That's one spiffy bird. See, they do have a life besides freighters! Go NWA !  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineKevin752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 725 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8269 times:

I think that the DC10 looks great. I give NWA a lot of credit and respect for keeping 2 very old types of planes in service for so long. THe DC10 and the DC9 aver very old but are still flying strong for NWA. I have much more respect for NWA than I had a few years ago. I do hope to fly on some of their planes since I have never flown NW before.


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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3175 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8141 times:
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I cant decide which I like better.....but I think they are both fine....

JBLU


User currently offlineNworlnsbearcub From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8104 times:

I have to say I think it is absolutely stunning. I was amazed at my response. It's gorgeous.

Michael
MSY



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User currently offlineCbphoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1548 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8051 times:

WOW, very nice, Awesome job TJ.


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User currently offlineIluv727s From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 8001 times:

Pass the Pepto... The photography is great but the livery is horrific! The DC-10 looked so graceful in the bowling shoe livery. It now appears as if a fourth grader's cartoon nightmare has made its way to an aircraft. The "NWA" logo is reminds me of the 80's rap group and the NW logo points to the northeast on the starboard side. I know thats been discussed here and many have offered an explanation of "progress" and "where we are going" but any logo that requires interpretation negates the purpose. The silver fuselage is tolerable but the NWA erases the identity of Northwest and the "redtail" logo is about 14 steps backwards.

[Edited 2004-04-08 07:26:12]


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User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7849 times:

Hopefully this will help you out. Thank you everyone for your comments, I really appreciate it.


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Photo © TJ OKeefe



Stay Tuned for more!!!
-TJ


User currently offlineKLMRP001 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7799 times:

For all the dutch interested spotters : It is at SPL/EHAM at the moment, located at the R-apron. It is leaving at 16.35 pm as NW47 to DTW.

Rgds

Eloy


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7708 times:

They should have painted the engines red too. Now that the engines looks a little 'white' in the pic in post #12, we'll probably be seeing alot of soot behind the tail engines thrust reversers. The D10 looks nice but I dont think this livery 'fits' very well. But it looks great on a 753.


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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7590 times:

It's not a bad livery, infact I think it looks pretty good but I like the old one better. There's just not enough colour on it.

DC-10


User currently offlineMerC From Sweden, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7533 times:

I love that c/s (!), and it looks amazing on the DC-10!


It's Scandinavian
User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7477 times:

Wow! If I didn't know better, I'd say it was a brand new aircraft! That colour scheme makes it look so much better, given it a new lease of life!  Smile

User currently offlineRaybolt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7298 times:

Congrats TJ on finally getting it up. I just think that the DC-10 body is too large and rounded for the all silver scheme. I also wish that the red had gone down all the way to #2. But it doesn't look bad. At least it isn't an ugly faded 'pink'.


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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7169 times:

Row 5 needs a black window shade!

User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7136 times:

I’m trying to think of the two a.net members who criticized another MSP spotter for plugging his shots  Big grin.

User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2729 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7118 times:

Does anyone know when itll be at Gatwick next?


Simon



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User currently offlineAirKas1 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 3943 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7077 times:

I got her at AMS!!!

yes...


User currently offlineBCALdavid From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7032 times:

Wow, its amazing what a decent livery can do! I might be tempted to fly on the beast now rather than avoiding her, the NW DC-10s at LGW normally look so old and tired (what are they like inside?) Same with the new Aeroflot livery - I could even be persuaded to go on a TU-134!!

User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6911 times:

I'll head down to DTW tonight for a shot. I hope it will clear up by then.

25 Post contains images Karlok : I got her too! at AMS
26 Mav75 : TJ- Great shot of the DC-10. The detail cast the new livery and especially the airplane in a very flattering light. One question you could maybe help
27 Post contains images DfwRevolution : It's amazing what a little paint will do to a bird. That DC-10 looks like it rolled out of Long Beach yesterday
28 AirKas1 : is the fuselage on the DC-10 silver like the rest of the other planes in the new livery? I'd say it looks more like white.. Kas
29 Continental : LOL at Industrialpate! Either way, nice shot!!!!!
30 Hammer : It is the same as all the other paint jobs on all of the NWA fleet, it changes colors when it is hit by different light..
31 BlackBox : I think it looks great. I agree with others though that it would have been even better if the red were extended down the tail a bit. Perhaps I'm in th
32 Post contains links and images Pilottim747 : Second photo from TJ is now up on airliners.net: View Large View MediumPhoto © TJ OKeefe pilottim747 www.mspupdate.com
33 Post contains images AviatorTJ : Thanks for the comments. Do not check your monitor, I thought this plane was very flat looking when I saw it. Even when the sun was on it, it was not
34 Elcapi1980 : I think it looks nice,but I am agree with airframeAS. They should have painted the engines..... God Bless NW
35 DeltaGuy : Sometimes great tail logos lose something in translation on the DC-10/MD-11 You betcha. On Delta's MD-11's, the ol Widget design looked terrible on th
36 Learjet25 : I like the paint, but I don't understand what it is trying to show. Whats with the arrow in the circle, it points North East, and I don't see anything
37 Post contains images Continental : Don't think I was against you TJ, I just thought it was pretty funny, IP gets everyone!!! I understand this is a special situation, and plugs are just
38 Iluv727s : As stated before - any logo that requires an explanation defeats the purpose of changing it especially when the prior logo provided Northwest with an
39 Ord : What's up with the flag near the back? It looks like it should be moved over more so it is under the registration number. Isn't this how all NW aircra
40 Thrust : You know, with all that I've said about the new livery being better than the Bowling Shoe, I am beginning to regret it. The DC-10 looks good in the ne
41 ANA777Master : Its a gorgeous old plane.
42 Post contains images AviatorTJ : Don't think I was against you TJ, I just thought it was pretty funny, IP gets everyone!! I learned many moons ago about IP . I think it's funny too. I
43 Post contains images MD11LuxuryLinr : Damn, that plane looks great!! Unfortunately, all the new photos posted on Airliners are too big to fit on my desktop without stretching (ruining) the
44 Post contains images Boo25 : Looks great ! Hope it comes to LGW very soon - takes off as i leave work Truly though, i've liked all Northwests liveries, and always think the North
45 M404 : I'm suprised. At least in these photos it shows up real well and I like it. Under certain lighting they just look off white.
46 Coronado : Great look. Can't wait to see it near sunset and if it shines golden like the other liveries. I supposed with all the criticism for the compass pointi
47 Patches : I have said this many times before. PAINT THE WHOLE TAIL RED! PERIOD! It just looks like they ran out of paint again. I like the rest of the look on t
48 Nwacrew : I'm in agreement with those who think the #2 engine should be red.
49 Hammer : The reason they didn't paint the tail for the 1,000th time is so the arc of the compass is the same on all of the airplanes, it may look funny to some
50 Post contains links AviatorTJ : In order to see what Hammer is talking about, check this page out: http://www.nwa.com/travel/trave/seatm/ You can see exactly what is going on with th
51 Mav75 : After seeing TJ's second shot, I have to say that I am a believer in the new livery. It is streamlined and simple, and because the fuselage is silver,
52 Aviopic : Despite heavy rain and hail storms and being cold and wet to the bone I did manage to make a nice some images. One is on A.net and some others can be
53 Post contains links and images PW100 : Well, I'm certainly not a fan of the new NW colourscheme [prefer a freshly painted bowling shoe any minute of the day], however it doesn't look to bad
54 Post contains links and images Pilottim747 : Congratulations TJ O'Keefe on now having the most popular photo on airliners.net to come out of MSP. The 2nd most popular photo from MSP is now Aric T
55 Post contains images KaiGywer : About the tail looking the same. Take a look at the CRJ and DC9. The arc ends right on the left side, without going down towards the right again. And
56 Iluv727s : "The reason they didn't paint the tail for the 1,000th time is so the arc of the compass is the same on all of the airplanes, it may look funny to som
57 XJDTW : There always has to be one in the crowd. The new NW livery is great. Simple, strong, modern and much classier than the old. For anyone who can't figur
58 Iluv727s : ..."There always has to be one in the crowd" Reread the replies to this topic... there are quite a bit more than one in this crowd.
59 RB211LTN : I think the DC-10 looks great in this colour scheme. I'm surprised that they have taken the time to paint these aircraft. How much longer are they pla
60 Post contains images Solnabo : Great looking c/s on NW DC10, have to agree with some that wrote that "the tailfin should be ALL red".. More of them, please Michael//SE
61 Hammer : A second DC-10, ship No. 1239, is being painted and will return to service April 19. The new livery aircraft will serve the Portland-Narita route whic
62 Oerk : Looks awesome on the outside... but inside, these birds are not the nicest of places to spend 8 hours - avoid.
63 Post contains images Flyguyclt : When was the last time you were on an NWA DC10? Please give dates and flights. Many Thanks! Safe Flying
64 Post contains links Oerk : When was the last time you were on an NWA DC10? Please give dates and flights. Just last week actually! Full explanation provided... http://www.airlin
65 NWAFA : Oerk, As a NWA Purser and Flight Attendant I am truly glad you enjoyed your trip with us! We REALLY appreciate you flying with us! I have to agree, th
66 DfwneedsQF : The new livery looks great on the Dc-10 hard to say on the a320 though it was a great try.
67 Bronko : NWA operates several DC-10s out of SEA. Any idea when the newly painted DC-10s will come through Seattle?
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