Hiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2172 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4961 times:
Never seen a DC9 tail tip before...front end would have to be quite lighter than normal. Can't see the nose gear in the picture...may just be blocked by the building in the foreground...or perhaps retracted despite gear doors down...or perhaps removed which would cause a bit of a weight change.
Jeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 602 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4821 times:
Light on fuel it is possible to tip a DC9 fairly easily. They tend to be tail heavy when empty. A previous employer of mine has had a few very close calls because of high winds associated with T-storms. Ever see a dancing MD80 lift its nose wheels three feet off the ground at the gate? Quite an amazing sight! In the DC9 maintenance manual there is nothing against jacking outside, though it should be protected from the wind preferably in a hanger when possible. You must be on level, solid ground. The wind cannot exceed 30 knots and the nose should be pointed into the wind.
Aircraft jacking is a routine yet dangerous procedure that needs to be carefully monitored, especially outside.
SA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4566 times:
Quoting IDAWA (Reply 2): I'm glad it isn't their DC-9-10...I hope it's still well and alive!
Don't beleive that one is flying for 1Time anymore. DC-9-14 by the way.
Quoting Andz (Reply 11): I was just wondering where the hell that is at JNB...
Aeronexus hangars , right next to SAFAIR and Nationwide Ops and right next to intersection F on 03L/21R. Fedair also run their ops out of there and alongside is Anglo-American's hangars. Great place to rake photos from , the aircraft rotate right in front of you.