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NW DC10 At LGW In The Evening?  
User currently offlineSpeedbirdcrew From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3771 times:

This is my 1st topic so bear with me if I'm dumb. I did try searching but didn't yield the goodies I was after.

Yesterday and the day before I came into LGW and noticed a DC10 sitting at a remote stand in the evening looking a bit lonely, I was wondering if anyone knows what it was doing there at that time (8pm/9pmish) as its not a common sight there especially where it was (somewhere north of the north terminal) Anyone know if its still there or when its leaving?

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User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3701 times:

This might answer your question on the following post.


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 8547 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3620 times:

The link refers to LGA not LGW.

User currently offlineRicci767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3614 times:

Ah Bennet123, you just beat me to it!

Speedbirdcrew, you say it was parked north of the north terminal? That would be behind a grass bank and out of the airport.

User currently offlineSpeedbirdcrew From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3601 times:

When I land after the 3rd sector of a long day my directions aint too good.  dopey 
I think its by a cargoshed, somewhere near the 60's I was on the wrong side of the aircraft to see the stand number everytime I went past! May be gone now as I didn't fly today so didn't go anywhere near the airport. Anyone know why it was there?

User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3548 times:

Has DTW-LGW gone back to 330 service? In that case, NW might be alternating DC-10's on the MSP-LGW service; that is, rotating the aircraft with each one having about 24 hours at LGW. That keeps them from having a tight turn at LGW.


User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4176 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

Perhaps it is an operational spare kept in LGW. MSP and DTW-LGW are both DC10s. There are 22 in service and only 14 in rotation it is quite possible that this plane could be a spare to ensure operational intergrity. Or it could have had mx issues and is awaiting parts or repair.


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7952 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

With the 3 DC-10 Trans-Atlantic flights from DTW this summer: LGW, FCO, AMS, NW has been positioning an operational spare in DTW. As AZJ said, very likely one is positioned in LGW, or mechanical.

User currently offlineOnlysmarties From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks ago) and read 3190 times:

they seam to be staying for 24 hours and then going the next day there's one in the das air hanger at present makes it easier to spot when ones in the new colors then the next day old colors stops

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