Crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1724 posts, RR: 6 Posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13039 times:
Just spotted on Flight Explorer, a NWA DC-10 flying from VCV to Fort Benning on a military charter. About two weeks ago, I brought up the subject of NWA retaining DC-10's during the NFL playoffs. I forgot about the military charters though. So the question is, when will the "real" final NWA DC-10 flight occur. Is there a bona-fide timetable of when the airline will actually withdraw the a/c from final service???
Beech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 11831 times:
Quoting 5mileBob (Reply 10): Very early Thursday morning, an NWA DC-10 left MSP to Ft. Benning. We asked the pilot what was up, and he replied that the aircraft was to be used for future military charters.
With over 21000 new troops heading to Baghdad i bet they will get some use here. They certainly won't run them all over in C-5's and C-117's... though some will.