Cactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2408 posts, RR: 33 Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4157 times:
Calm down man. No need to get your panties in a bunch. All he asked is how old is the youngest one. Considering every other thread is about how old they are or what will replace them, this is a nice change.
Flybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1004 posts, RR: 3 Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3633 times:
Instead, turn this into a NWA DC-9 thread, and talk about the same damn thing we've been talking about for years!
Can we ban NWA DC-9 threads completely? There's nothing left to discuss.
I have to admit, it does take guts to blatantly post about an NWA DC-9. But, you do so at your own peril.
Interesting for someone to complain about what we've been taking about for years when you joined to forum less than a year ago.
NW DC9's are an interesting topic.
I do get PO'ed when people try to police topics. It's kinda like not letting you kids watch whatever they want on TV, by NOT READING THE DAMN POST IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PARTICIPATE.
*Ahh, I feel better*
I believe NW aquired some DC9's in the mid 80's. Of course, they weren't built in the mid-80s. That would make em MD80's!
I do believe NW did have 1 or 2 MD80's at one point. Can anyone confirm?
Tg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3308 times:
"Flybynight", NW did have some MD80 (can't tell if all were true MD80's since atleast some were Dc9-82's)
at some point from the late 80's . If i`m not too wrong, it was just a small number that they quickly stored somewhere.
They obviously didn't fit in too well.
Somebody please correct me, but I do have a feeling that they were DTW based.
4everRC From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 322 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2159 times:
Just a question...
Is it possible that N787NC was built as late as 1980? Since the NC/SO merger to form RC happened in 1979, I would assume that everything delivered after then would have a registration number that ended in RC. Does anyone know the answer?
Also, anyone that believes NW and RC merged equally, please ask any RC employee that ended up at the bottom of their respective seniority list with NW.
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 25 Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2140 times:
According to the production book, N787NC rolled out the hanger at Douglas on April 17 of 1981. Now, the plane was ordered by North Central but delivered to Republic because of the 1979 merger of the two. The brass decided to leave the model 50's, 28 ordered by North Central, with the NC on the reg numbers. The MD-80's or technically, DC 9-80's DID have RC on there reg number. ....N301RC,N302RC ect...
I don't understand your wording "equally" but it was an exchange of stock with the NW-Republic merger....and merger is the proper word here, not like the AA-TWA assets purchase.
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
25 Frugalqxnwa: NW did operate MD80s they acquired with the RC merger, and the MD80s lasted into the late '90s, BOI was served with MD80s at least to 1998, before the