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ID Help: CO MD-80 "Spirit Of Newark"  
User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

Hi Guys,

I've just spent the last hour or so trying to confirm the identity of this CO MD-80:

http://www.opshots.net/gallery2/index.php?page=photos&id=292

The registration that I show it as (N65888) doesn't seem to be correct, but I can't find it anywhere. Any pros out there who can help?

Thanks Much!

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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

I believe it is ship N35888. Try that one.


You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3316 times:

'Spirit of Newark'...lol. Last time I checked Newark had little spirit and a whole lot of gritty attitude. What year was this pic taken?


"Folks that's the news and I'm outta here!" -- Dennis Miller
User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

That would be it! Thanks so much...I was trying all kinds of combos ending in "888" and even went through all the CO MD-80's in the database. Google came up with nothing as well. Whew...what a relief...thanks again!

EDIT: I hear ya about Newark! LOL! I took it back in the early 90's sometime.

[Edited 2008-08-01 17:30:28]

EDIT 2:

And I agree with your statements as well...I was based at EWR for only 9 months back in '93-'94, and it does take grit and stamina and a special kind of disposition to thrive there. My hat's off to all the EWR based folks out there...I'm glad I'm not there any longer because, as it turns out, I don't have that special stamina and disposition!

[Edited 2008-08-01 17:33:20]

User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3301 times:



Quoting Tommy767 (Reply 2):
Newark had little spirit

Newark has plenty of spirit. Proud to be EWR based.

Quoting Tommy767 (Reply 2):
whole lot of gritty attitude.

That may be, but it takes a certain individual to work in that market.

Quoting Tommy767 (Reply 2):
What year was this pic taken?

The pic says early 90's.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5312 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

Currently flying for Wings in Indonesia as PK-LMP.

Quoting Tommy767 (Reply 2):
Last time I checked Newark had little spirit and a whole lot of gritty attitude.

Not to mention the usual New York/New Jersey allergy to even the remote prospect of making any city areas look attractive.


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13033 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

I never knew CO gave names to their aircraft. Yes, 'Spirit of Newark' is a bit of stretch, I am familiar with that city and 'gritty' is true for most of it, yet the 'Ironbound' section (east of downtown and Penn Station, so named as surrounded by train tracks) is a major Spanish/Portguese/Brazilian neighborhood that is actually very nice and has several great resturants.

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3226 times:



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 1):
I believe it is ship N35888. Try that one.

Odd that they chose an Ex-Frontier bird and not a CO or NY ship.


User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3102 times:



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 6):
yet the 'Ironbound' section (east of downtown and Penn Station, so named as surrounded by train tracks) is a major Spanish/Portguese/Brazilian neighborhood that is actually very nice and has several great resturants.

That is a tolerable area of Newark. You can actually park you're car there, leave it unattended for an extended period of time and walk around and eat great food. However, as you know, that area ends at the railroad tracks which is where the real fun begins....  Wink

Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 5):
Not to mention the usual New York/New Jersey allergy to even the remote prospect of making any city areas look attractive.

New Jersey and New York aren't known for their pretty visuals. Even the shore which is completely overhyped looks unattractive by typical U.S. beach standards. But the whole 'allergy' thing you speak of is more or less a Northeast/Mid-atlantic thing. Hartford, Newark, philadelphia, baltimore are all gross looking for the most part.

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 4):
That may be, but it takes a certain individual to work in that market.

Seriously, you deserve a lot of credit. It must take a dedicated crew to set a bunch of New Yorkers/New Jerseyians straight for a long haul.



"Folks that's the news and I'm outta here!" -- Dennis Miller
User currently offlineA318 From Bahamas, joined Jan 2008, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3086 times:



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 4):
Proud to be EWR based.

Also proud to be EWR based, however, not too proud of the crazy afternoon line ups we deal with every friggin day.



Welcome aboard!
User currently offlineXtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

As much as I tell people here in DEN about "back East" and how different it is and the people are a bit more abrasive there, I do miss it. I'm just glad I didn't have to live there. No offense to the people living there, but there's just too much going on than I can handle.
I used to overnight in EWR quite a bit at the Holiday Inn, next to NJDOC. If my room was on one side, I could at least see the Empire State Building. On the other side of the hotel I could watch prisoners play basketball in the yard. Sometimes we'd grab some beverage and bet on skins and shirts. Hotel has a decent bar though, and the staff are pretty good.
I also did a lot of quick turns at LGA. That place is a pain too because it's so busy, but never had any problem with the service there. I understood on the US side, they had to deal with a lot with fewer and fewer people.



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User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5312 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3018 times:



Quoting Tommy767 (Reply 8):
New Jersey and New York aren't known for their pretty visuals. Even the shore which is completely overhyped looks unattractive by typical U.S. beach standards. But the whole 'allergy' thing you speak of is more or less a Northeast/Mid-atlantic thing. Hartford, Newark, philadelphia, baltimore are all gross looking for the most part.

It's true... I just get puzzled because it doesn't have to be that way. Both DC and Boston have areas that look really good. All it takes is 1) a few trees and some greenery and 2) some pride in the appearance of your property. There's nothing about the East Coast that's inherently ugly -- people make it that way by not caring.


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2974 times:



Quoting Xtoler (Reply 10):
I used to overnight in EWR quite a bit at the Holiday Inn, next to NJDOC

Hey, if you squinted hard enough you could see some hot prisoners, at least. Big grin Made the layover go by quicker.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineCsavel From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1362 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2919 times:



Quoting Tommy767 (Reply 8):

Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 5):
Not to mention the usual New York/New Jersey allergy to even the remote prospect of making any city areas look attractive.

New Jersey and New York aren't known for their pretty visuals. Even the shore which is completely overhyped looks unattractive by typical U.S. beach standards. But the whole 'allergy' thing you speak of is more or less a Northeast/Mid-atlantic thing. Hartford, Newark, philadelphia, baltimore are all gross looking for the most part.

I think because the Northeast is so much older than the rest of the country. New York was a city for 150 YEARS before the US was even born. Plus the area of New Jersey where EWR is happens to be an industrial hell-hole.

Plus I must say the typical sunbelt architecture of huge streets, tacky strip malls and cookie cutter McHouses in subdivisions with no freakin sidewalks which forces you to drive everywhere would make me slash my wrists in a month if I had to live there. Ever seen South Florida from I-95? Most of the US other than wealthy areas is pretty architecturally crappy.

Read James Howard Kunstler for why this is so. See him talk about how the strip mall-ification turned Saratoga Springs into a shit hole, and the only thing that turned downtown back is by it becoming a stage set for Yuppies, but the town life left never to return.

Also add Jane Jacobs to your summer reading list. hell Bill Bryson talks about growing up in Des Moines when the malls first came in and he could see the destruction of downtown taking place before his eyes.



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2823 times:



Quoting Csavel (Reply 13):
Plus the area of New Jersey where EWR is happens to be an industrial hell-hole

It's probably the only area in the world where, when you fart in the car, you actually roll up the window (those petroleum plant smell can be nasty). Big grin



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5312 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2753 times:



Quoting Csavel (Reply 13):
I think because the Northeast is so much older than the rest of the country.

Boston is older than New York, and much of it is quite attractive (although there are parts that are just as ugly). The same applies to almost any European city.

San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver are newer, but they are all good examples of how to build an American city that looks good.

Trust me, I'm no fan of strip malls and subdivisions either -- there's a good reason I pay considerably more rent (and higher taxes) to live right in the middle of downtown DC. I just don't think cities need to be aggressively ugly, like the mid-Atlantic cities we've mentioned here.


User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2697 times:



Quoting Csavel (Reply 13):
I think because the Northeast is so much older than the rest of the country. New York was a city for 150 YEARS before the US was even born. Plus the area of New Jersey where EWR is happens to be an industrial hell-hole.

 checkmark  Which is why we lack those 'subdvisions' and 'mc neighborhoods' for the most part (at least in the urban and older suburban areas.)

Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 11):
It's true... I just get puzzled because it doesn't have to be that way. Both DC and Boston have areas that look really good. All it takes is 1) a few trees and some greenery and 2) some pride in the appearance of your property. There's nothing about the East Coast that's inherently ugly -- people make it that way by not caring.

I mean, thats easy for you to say. It all comes down to where those property/municipal taxes are really going and how much the local politicans really care (generally in the northeast, they don't care too much about how 'cute' an urban area looks like but only if money is flowing through.) And it takes more than a couple of 'trees' to rejuvinate an area. Take Jersey City and Hoboken for example. It took developers and politicans YEARS before they realized how gentrication of an urban area across a river from NYC can be a goldmine for real estate. My family lived in this region in the 1950s and 1960s and it was a true blue collar neighborhood. Even in the 1980s, Hoboken and Jersey City were known as 'dangerous areas.' And now Hoboken is regarded as an unofficial 'gem' in Jersey, with housing and rent prices skyrocketing through the roof, completely unaffected by the current housing crisis. Go figure. The same thing that is going on here will eventually happen to many areas in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland. It's all just a matter of time.

Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 14):
It's probably the only area in the world where, when you fart in the car, you actually roll up the window (those petroleum plant smell can be nasty). 

Yes. I would take the fart any day of the week over the chemical plant smells. You would never see me roll down my window!  Big grin

Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 15):
San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver are newer, but they are all good examples of how to build an American city that looks good.

But those cities are so much younger than east coast cities. San Francisco and Seattle actually had a good amount of time to learn from the mistakes of older U.S. cities to make them sound in planning. And to live in these cities would break you're wallet compared to living in a sunbelt city such as Los Angeles, Austin, Phoenix, or Las Vegas. Plus the weather in Seattle would make me want to cut my wrists.



"Folks that's the news and I'm outta here!" -- Dennis Miller
User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2652 times:



Quoting Csavel (Reply 13):
Plus I must say the typical sunbelt architecture of huge streets, tacky strip malls and cookie cutter McHouses in subdivisions with no freakin sidewalks which forces you to drive everywhere would make me slash my wrists in a month if I had to live there. Ever seen South Florida from I-95? Most of the US other than wealthy areas is pretty architecturally crappy.

Such an elitist attitude.

Last time I checked, and that was about five minutes ago, all the NE cities had suburbs with subdivisions, strip malls, and crappy architecture too. Think before you type next time and don't let your anti-sunbelt bias cloud your vision.



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User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5312 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2615 times:



Quoting Lexy (Reply 17):

Such an elitist attitude.

 no  Just a strong dislike of being forced to drive four miles to get to my friend's house which is 500 feet away as the crow flies, because it happens to be in a different subdivision, or forced to drive every time I want to buy milk.

Quoting Lexy (Reply 17):
Last time I checked, and that was about five minutes ago, all the NE cities had suburbs with subdivisions, strip malls, and crappy architecture too.

And that stuff is awful when it happens in the Northeast too. Neither elitism nor a dislike for the sun belt has anything to do with it, at least for me. It's much more about a preference for walking, less homogeneous architecture, and usable city layouts.


User currently offlineCsavel From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1362 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2563 times:



Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 15):
Boston is older than New York, and much of it is quite attractive (although there are parts that are just as ugly). The same applies to almost any European city.

Actually I think New York is older, (founded as New Amsterdam in 1624 or 1625 - historians can't agree on a date) Boston was founded in 1630. I will admit that the Red Sox are great and the Yankees suck and that Boston has preserved much more of its older architecture whereas New York's architecture is long gone.

Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 18):
And that stuff is awful when it happens in the Northeast too. Neither elitism nor a dislike for the sun belt has anything to do with it, at least for me. It's much more about a preference for walking, less homogeneous architecture, and usable city layouts.

Damn straight. I grew up in Long Island in a place without sidewalks that resembles a cookie cutter subdivision and you couldn't pay me enough to move back. The utter lack of life and vitality was mind numbing. People need towns, people need to walk to the corner store to get a pint of milk. People get excited with the little nooks and crannies of cities.

Getting back to New York. Remember EWR is in New Jersey and a particularly shitty part too. JFK and LGA are in New York and while I was a Queens resident since 14, and I think Queens being the most diverse place on the planet is one of the most interesting place on the planet, architecturally, Queens is no Paris. So from whatever airport you fly into in the New York area, you are driving through its worst looking parts.

Brookly Heights, Park Slope and many parts of Manhattan (including where I live) are beautiful.



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