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NW DC-10 Final Flight Photos.  
User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 18556 times:

Here are some photos from NW for the final DC-10 scheduled flight, the good news, apparently the DC-10 will be doing more charters for a while much like the 727 series did, so all is not lost!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nwa/sets/72157594467334386/


"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
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User currently offlineAirEMS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 684 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 18517 times:

great shots.... Too bad there was no water cannon send off (do they even do that for retirement of a/c??) I would have like to have seen a Diesel 10 with the new paint on it but oh well...

May the 3 holers live forever!

-Carl



If Your Dying Were Flying
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21532 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 18487 times:

Quote:
Over their 34 years of service, Northwest's DC-10s compiled a remarkable service record, completing more than 765,000 flights and covering more than 1.3 billion miles in the air, enough to travel to Jupiter and back – twice! – with enough left over to make sidetrips to Venus and Mars!

Maybe NW should be running the space program!!!



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 18490 times:





User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 18389 times:

Thanks for the pictures. They were great, but sad to a degree too. I hate to see such a graceful bird retired, but atleast they will still do charter work with it for a while.


Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 18390 times:

What an awesome way to bid farewell of the -10!! * sad too*

Kudos to the DC-10 & Northwest Airlines   

Micke//   

[Edited 2007-01-08 21:11:41]


Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 18381 times:

Boy that photo on that cake looks familiar



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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21532 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 18373 times:

35 years for the fleet, 30 years for one type. That's impressive. And the thing about the DC10 was that it was always a comfortable jet to fly on as a pax. At least every time I have been on one.


Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1660 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 18239 times:

Thanks for the pictures. It is sad to see such an awesome bird fly off into the sunset, but it provided many good memories.

That cake with the picture looked almost to good to eat, although I could have probably had a piece. It looked good.

Again, thanks for sharing



Home Airport: Capital Region International Airport (KLAN)
User currently offlineNW727251ADV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 18199 times:

Am I correct that NW is the only major DC-10 operator (of U.S. registered airlines) to never have had a fatal crash with the DC-10???

User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3483 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 18149 times:

Quoting NW727251ADV (Reply 9):
Am I correct that NW is the only major DC-10 operator (of U.S. registered airlines) to never have had a fatal crash with the DC-10???

I don't recall Continental or Delta ever having fatal DC-10 crashes either.

Jeremy


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 18136 times:

Quoting NW727251ADV (Reply 9):
Am I correct that NW is the only major DC-10 operator (of U.S. registered airlines) to never have had a fatal crash with the DC-10???

I believe that is correct if we do not include DL an EA which both operated a small fleet of the type.



CO 3/1/78
AA 5/25/79
WA 10/31/79
UA 7/19/89

Not including charters/non-sched


User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 18102 times:

Quoting AirEMS (Reply 1):
I would have like to have seen a Diesel 10 with the new paint on it but oh well...

If you weren't talking about on the retirement flight only, I saw plenty of them in the new paint:

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I wonder where the photos from MSP are...


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17628 times:
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Quoting SESGDL (Reply 10):
I don't recall Continental or Delta ever having fatal DC-10 crashes either.

One of CO's birds blew up and engulfed in flames at LAX. Footage and the accident report is used as a training tool for us in ART on egressing an aircraft in a fire. It' wasn't a crash but it was an accident/incident that resulted is a write-off.



Made from jets!
User currently offlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1620 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 17345 times:

Ahhh NWA Moments. One of the many propaganda tools of the Steenland regime. In all seriousness, those were some nice shots. The one thing I have never liked about aircraft last flights is that they are always flown by guys who spend more time flying the desk than they do the airplane. Why not give it to some line guys?

[Edited 2007-01-09 02:55:13]


Hey Swifty
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3505 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 17180 times:

Glad to see the bird on the final flight was wearing the bowling shoe...NW's DC-10s were one of the first planes I was able to pick out of the sky when they were regular visitors to SEA back in the 1990s. It was nice getting to see a few again when I stopped in AMS back in August '05. They'll be missed.


Next Flight: 9/17 BFI-BFI
User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2688 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 17035 times:

Here are the photos.
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A good night to see the last Northwest DC-10. I will always miss them.
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Good bye DC-10. You were a good aircraft.

You'll see the tail of the DC-10 in front of the parking ramp.



It ain't no normal MD80 its a Super 80!
User currently offlineKlima From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 16897 times:

Great pictures!

I was fortunate enough to fly on a NWA DC-10 three times: 2x to LGW ('97 and '00) and 1x to FRA ('03)


User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5055 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 16604 times:

I LOVE THAT CAKE! Oh man, why cant my birthday cakes look like that!!!???


I Am A Different Animal!!
User currently offlineFerret From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 16568 times:

Nice tribute.
Great shots. I'd love to see a few of them in larger size up here on A.net!



Murphy lives here.
User currently offlineN908AW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 934 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 16034 times:

Quoting AirEMS (Reply 1):
great shots.... Too bad there was no water cannon send off (do they even do that for retirement of a/c??) I would have like to have seen a Diesel 10 with the new paint on it but oh well...

Dunno about Honolulu...but I don't think they'd try that in Minneapolis! Nothing like a DC-10 popsicle!



'Cause you're on ATA again, and on ATA, you're on vacation!
User currently offlineZschocheImages From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 15900 times:

I've flown on NW Dc-10's about 25 times in the past two decades. They always were one of my favorites.

However, now that I'm in the Air Force I might have a chance to fly them again, this time on ATA because of their frequent military charters.

I was lucky enough to see the final one take off yesterday just ahead of my flight. They will be missed!



Why fly with 2 engines when you can have 3?
User currently offlineDeltaJet757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 15799 times:

Farewell to the DC-10. Farewell to a great airplane.


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-DeltaJet757



FLY DELTA JETS
User currently offlineN593HA From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 15473 times:

It was so sad to witness the last NW DC-10 take-off from Honolulu's reef-runway (8R). Fourtunally I just made it to the end of Lagoon Drive here at HNL when the DC-10 was taxiing out for take-off. It was awsome to hear the rowing sound one time on the line-up.


The DC-10 will always be in my memorry and I did at least 10 flights on that type (all on NW) with the first one in July of 1996 from FRA to DTW and the last one in January 2007 from MSP to AMS.

Regards + Aloha from HNL
N593HA



Next trip: KL+NW to HNL
User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2356 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 15280 times:

Man... this is really sad. Great photos though. It looks like many of us A.Netters will miss this beautiful jet. I give NW kudos for keeping the DC-10 in service for as long as they have. I wish they'd keep a token aircraft in service just for good old times sake!  slaphappy  Thanks everyone for posting pictures and thoughts.


There's nothing quite like a tri-jet.
25 Post contains images KiwiTEAL : RIP Northwest's DC-10's. But thankful so many have been picked up for freight and charter work ! Would be nice if SkyMarks, Flight Miniatures/Long Pro
26 Je89_w : Was glad to get photos of her arriving 08L from MSP with a nice dark sky (appropriate mood setting I guess). Also saw it take off for MSP as NW98. Wil
27 Phishphan70 : i really think that this is the livery i wanted to see in the send off...i always liked the old NW paint...but i think it just captured the DC-10's p
28 NorthstarBoy : wow, i just realized that my first and last ever DC-10 rides were both on Northwest, my first was in 1974, on my way to the world's fair in Spokane, W
29 Scouseflyer : So are they off to the desert or are the NW DC10s spending their retirement carrying packages and mail?
30 Leelaw : IIRC, some (7?) are headed to TZ.
31 BOAC911 : A great airplane? Just for a moment, why don't we think about about how many lives this plane cost? The DC-10 was developed far too quickly.
32 NorthstarBoy : yeah, there were some design issues in the beginning, but considering the technology they were working with to design and test it, compared to the te
33 Post contains images KiwiTEAL : Yup........... Not many if the Varig 777-200 thats being scrapped/parted out (see another thread) is concerned, and its only 11 yrs old!. I think its
34 Post contains links and images Noelg : View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark Garfinkel Bad motive!
35 Post contains images PennPal : National Airlines was a major user of the DC-10 and never had an accident with the type. My only flight on a -10 was National MIA-EWR in the summer of
36 Post contains images Western727 : As DTWClipper added, DL and EA didn't have fatal crashes with the -10...nor did National and Pan Am, IIRC. Thanks for the fond memories, DC-10. As a
37 Canadi>n : National had an uncontained engine failure on a -10 cruising over New Mexico. The cabin was breached (window broken) and a passenger sucked out. I'd
38 Keesje : Did my honeymoon trip once on a NW DC10, AMS-BOS-AMS, "bumped up" to WBC by NWA for the occasion.
39 Flying Belgian : DC10 rules !!!! What a classy Lady !!!! I feel lucky to have flown both on the D10 and M11... FB.[Edited 2007-01-09 17:09:44]
40 NW727251ADV : Those weren't MAJOR operators of the DC-10 as I wrote in my original post. MAJOR indicates airline which operated LARGE FLEETS of the DC-10. DL & EA
41 Post contains links ChiGB1973 : At least 2 already have: http://www.ata.com/about_ata/news/traffic_releases/2006_december.pdf M
42 Post contains images RoyalDutch : Sad to see them go. Had some great flights in those birds .
43 American 767 : Not possible. Either the date or the routing is wrong, it's one of the two. Northwest pulled out the DC-10's two or three months ago from transatlant
44 Bosgru : Sad to see it go..I was fortunate enough to fly it 6x...all BOS-AMS in 03-04
45 Post contains images Treebeard787 : Farewell to the majestic DC-10!! Sadly the only flight I had on one was on a Northwest DC-10-40 as NW100 PHX-MSP and return
46 NY-JFK-LGA : Wow, those pictures of the last flight definitely made tears come from my eyes. I was once a flight attendant at the great Northwest Airlines, with th
47 Cgnnrw : Well another chapter in commerical aviation has been written. My very first flight ever was on a DC-10. It wasn't with NW. It was in August 1982 on LH
48 Post contains images Western727 : You're absolutely right, I stand corrected. Indeed, thanks everyone for confirming the facts. We all really dig this kind of history...
49 Post contains links Ctbarnes : According to the Aviation Safety Network database both National and Western (who operated the -10 prior to merging with Pan Am and Delta respectively
50 NW727251ADV : Thank you Ctbarnes for the info. I think JL can be added to the list of international airlines with a good safety record on their DC-10s. I remember t
51 Continental : It'll be weird without all the DC-10s around MSP. My friend was on that flight from MSP to HNL on the 7th. How lucky...
52 Starrion : When does TZ start flying them?
53 RiffedAAMech : I bet the mechanics who had to work on them each night are'nt sad to see it go. That thing is a beast to work on.
54 AeroWesty : Burnsie, thanks for taking the time to put up the pics, and the great text on the page with the history of the DC-10 with NW. NW is just about the onl
55 Post contains links Af773atmsp : I've got a NW DC-10 airplane model, but its in the new colors. The scale is 1:200. Here is where I got it: www.justplanefun.com
56 AirEMS : I was but which one has more memories attached to it the new paint or the old? No matter which one it is this is still a sad moment.. -Carl
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