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"Sneaky" NWA DC-10 Flights!  
User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1865 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 13587 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???

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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8664 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 13539 times:

I believe they'll use them for charters till the end of January.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineElectech6299 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 616 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 13467 times:

Well this is a first...

I've heard the DC-10 called many things, but I've never heard it called "sneaky"  Wow!



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User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1379 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 13365 times:

As you may know NWA gets very attached to their planes, their not actually getting rid of them just like the DC-9's.

Cal  airplane 



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 13312 times:

So are we going to have a new thread every time they pull one out of the garage for wash?

God help us all.

Mark


User currently offlineRyDawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 858 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 13181 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
So are we going to have a new thread every time they pull one out of the garage for wash?

God help us all.

No need to call on the big guy upstairs over this, you don't have to read these posts  Smile

Great to see NW getting a little more life out of these DC-10s.

-R



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User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3894 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 13100 times:

They always said Jan 8 was the last day of SCHEDULED service with the DC10.
Key word... scheduled.


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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 12987 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 4):
So are we going to have a new thread every time they pull one out of the garage for wash?

God help us all.

 rotfl 


They will stop flying DC-10s when one of two things happens. 1. They lose the last of thier DC-10 certified pilots. 2. They sell their last DC-10


User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1865 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 12507 times:

So instead of the various sarcastic responses, I simply asked a question if anybody knew how long NWA was going to keep the DC-10's flying. Moronic responses are not necessary!

User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3524 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12497 times:

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 8):
Moronic responses are not necessary!

moronic responses are a fact of life here on a-net



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User currently offline5mileBob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12446 times:

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.


Still looks like a Ramp Rat
User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12379 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.  Smile They certainly won't run them all over in C-5's and C-117's... though some will.



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User currently offlineBriboy From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12265 times:

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 11):
and C-117's.

That would be a *Long* flight.


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User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12264 times:

Quoting Briboy (Reply 12):
That would be a *Long* flight.

Oops... sorry. Stupid pda keyboard. LOL
C-17.  Smile



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User currently offlineJelle From Netherlands, joined Oct 2006, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 12232 times:

With Bush sending 20,000 or more soldiers over to the Gulf we may see the DC-10 around for a little while ......

User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 12213 times:

Quoting Jelle (Reply 14):
With Bush sending 20,000 or more soldiers over to the Gulf we may see the DC-10 around for a little while ......

Thanks for updating us on that...
I THOUGHT i had already covered that almost an hour ago...



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 11648 times:

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 7):
2. They sell their last DC-10

They already sold their DC-10's



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User currently offlineN908AW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 922 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 11397 times:

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 15):
Thanks for updating us on that...
I THOUGHT i had already covered that almost an hour ago...

Common mistake...I'm sure you go through each and every post every time you post something.



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User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 11353 times:

Quoting N908AW (Reply 17):
Common mistake...I'm sure you go through each and every post every time you post something.

Yes i do... a pet peeve of mine is people who don't... sorry.

Besides this thread is only 14 post long at the time, not hundreds. And it was only three posts earlier i said that...



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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 10843 times:

Anyone know whether its N234NW or N237NW doing these charters?

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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9847 times:

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 16):
They already sold their DC-10's

Ok, I am not being a smart a$$, but how can they preform a DC-10 flight if they have no DC-10s?
 Confused Unless they are leasing the planes they just sold??


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3501 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9818 times:

I think we're all overlooking what's really interesting about this...

A DC-10 departed from VCV?



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9754 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 21):
A DC-10 departed from VCV?

A whole lot of DC-10s de-part from VCV all the time. Taking off from there is another story. Big grin


User currently offlineTZTriStar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1451 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8922 times:

Quoting Pilottim747 (Reply 19):
Anyone know whether its N234NW or N237NW doing these charters?

pilottim747

Yes, it is those two aircraft which are to be delivered to TZ in March and April. They should be out of NW service in Feb/Mar.



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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7802 times:

The DC-10s won't ever die, they have more hours on them than nearly anything else flying and they are still going strong.

NW has them, might as well put them to use, as well as to sub in on holidays and what not to add capacity.

Never hurts.

Quoting RyDawg82 (Reply 5):

Great to see NW getting a little more life out of these DC-10s.

They are good to have around, as they make great backups for the A330s.

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 16):
Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 7):
2. They sell their last DC-10

They already sold their DC-10's

Have they sold all of them, I was under the impression some of them were so far going to be retained.



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25 AADC10137 : Just a question, if you dislike the DC-10 so much why do you respond to the DC-10 threads?? We all do because we love the A/C...Rgds
26 MCOflyer : The D10 is a good a/c and it wil be good with TZ. How many pilots odes NW have trained on the D10 currently? MCOflyer
27 TZTriStar500 : They have all been sold except for perhaps one left, but it is stored in MZJ. The last two operating, N234NW and N237NW, have been sold to TZ. These
28 A340Spotter : There's been a lot of activity between VCV-LSF, not just with NW DC-10s. At least 2 TZ B753s have been running back and forth the past few days as wel
29 Post contains images Crownvic : Planespotting...At least it got better real quick!
30 Post contains links United_fan : Still flying them as of yesterday... http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA9992
31 FlyDreamliner : Impressive. Thanks for the info. This is certainly a new leaf at NW, where they've clung tooth and nail to anything on its way out. Just think, anoth
32 United_Fan : I really doubt the 9's will be gone by then.I hope not,I love seeing and hearing them in ROC.
33 Centrair : Wooooo....hold your horses. Year or so? Year or 5-10. The -10s gone, -200s not much longer (787s will enter fleet first and some 744s will be moved).
34 GARUDAROD : There are a whole string of NW LD-3s at the boneyard in LAS that werent there a few days ago. Wonder if the ole Diesel 10 dropped into Vegas lately.
35 5mileBob : Another NWA DC-10 came into MSP tonight (1-14-07) from VCV.
36 Mudboy : When NWA retired the DC10-40s, they were flown to Greenwood, MS. to be scrapped by the Memphis group. Does anyone know if they have any going there, o
37 TZTriStar500 : The -30s have been mostly flown to MZJ for onward sale although a few have been scrapped. Some where sold to Omni and flown to TUL. TZ has bought 9 a
38 LTBEWR : There Alive! There Alive! I think some of the DC-10's seem to have more lives than a cat. ATA loves those old 3-holers (including L-1011's), and I am
39 Post contains links United_fan : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...7/history/20061225/2121Z/KMSP/KLAS Yes,Christmas day,infact.
40 DTW757 : Northwest is suppose to take delivery of 8 more A330's in 2007. Perhaps some of them will be used for these contracts?
41 KL577 : Yesterday afternoon there was an NWA DC-10 in AMS (old livery/didn't see reg). It was parked at gate E22 and it seemed it was taking passengers (to MS
42 EHAM : N234NW landed in horrible weather @ AMS this afternoon, flight is continuing to KWI later today.
43 Post contains links United_Fan : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA9801
44 Post contains links and images DTW757 : Well we are one step closer to not seeing any of these flights. This site reports the DC10 being gone by the end of the month. http://www.mspupdate.co
45 Post contains links Aaresl : N234NW/46912 Status: Stored 09/01/07 http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-dc10-46912.htm Stored, but still "sneaks" around?
46 Post contains links United_Fan : Here's another charter! http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA9847
47 Centrair : " target=_blank>http://www.mspupdate.com/blog/index....d=103 Lucky Bastards.[Edited 2007-01-29 06:35:05]
48 Post contains links Wjcandee : NW doesn't really hold contracts to do military charters. They register their aircraft in the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, which subjects them to callup
49 Wjcandee : Very few deployments are handled on cargo aircraft like C-17s and C-5s, at least for the ride from CONUS to the outskirts of the operating theater, o
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