Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 18552 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.
Jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 17693 times:
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.
KingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1622 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 17410 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?
Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3508 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 17245 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.
N908AW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 939 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 16099 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!
N593HA From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 15538 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.
TrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2377 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 15345 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! Thanks everyone for posting pictures and thoughts.
There's nothing quite like a tri-jet.
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: So are they off to the desert or are the NW DC10s spending their retirement carrying packages and mail?