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NWA DC-9-30 MZJ-MIA Question  
User currently offlineCodyKDiamond From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 537 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3024 times:

Hello,
NW 9750, DC93 is ENR MSJ-MSY-MIA right now. Does anyone know the reg of the a/c and purpose of flight?

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User currently offlineDUALRATED From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

I know that aircraft coming out of storage get MX issues sorted out, and are fitted out at MIA for carriers in south and central America. Not saying that's the case here but it might be. it's March madness anything is possible.


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User currently offlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1605 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

The airplane is N608NW and I would guess DUALRATED was correct on the bit about going to MIA to fit out for a South American carrier.


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7504 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2546 times:



Quoting KingAir200 (Reply 2):
The airplane is N608NW and I would guess DUALRATED was correct on the bit about going to MIA to fit out for a South American carrier.

but if that was the case don't they generally have it sold and someone else wouldn't fly it, it wouldn't be filed under a NWA flight number?



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User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1077 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2530 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 3):
but if that was the case don't they generally have it sold and someone else wouldn't fly it, it wouldn't be filed under a NWA flight number?

Perhaps because the plane has not been decomissioned and is still on NWA's cert (?)...i am just guessing. Whats up with that flightplan from MSY to MIA. I know that the overwater approved DC9's disappeared in the late 90's....but it looks like they went out of their way to stay inland (no wx to mention).

If any a*netters have access to WorldFlight, any info would be appreciated =)


User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3236 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2449 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 3):
but if that was the case don't they generally have it sold and someone else wouldn't fly it, it wouldn't be filed under a NWA flight number?

Could it be that NW pilots are flying her out to MIA?

I wonder if she's destined for Dominican carrier PAWA Dominicana (7Q), which is in the process of acquiring some ex-NW DC-9s. Sister ship N602NW passed through MIA last December; the photo is available on the "other" site.


User currently offlineDescendVia From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Quoting ItalianFlyer (Reply 4):
Perhaps because the plane has not been decomissioned and is still on NWA's cert (?)...i am just guessing. Whats up with that flightplan from MSY to MIA. I know that the overwater approved DC9's disappeared in the late 90's....but it looks like they went out of their way to stay inland (no wx to mention).

Well you said it yourself. Un equipped overwater planes need to stay within 50NM of the coast. Using UA as an example , the A320(319/320) aircraft that are not overwater equipped have a 162NM exemption but thats is about the most you will see.

Plus all the airways that go out over the gulf require DME/DME/IRU or GPS anymore (advanced RNAV). All the old Low Frequency airways have been done away with years ago. Heck they filed the plane as /A so just navaid to navaid navigation.

If this plane would have been upgraded to advanced RNAV I think they could have flown it under its registration and been ok to go on the Q-airways more direct overwater.

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 5):
Could it be that NW pilots are flying her out to MIA?

Possible..... or it maybe be that either the plane is still a NW bird or the ferry company didn't have any DC9 type rated pilots.





[Edited 2009-03-20 07:30:45]

User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1077 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 2235 times:

A buddy of mine is in MIA on a 21 hr layover (must be nice) and just passed N608NW...he said it is in the bowling shoe livery with all the Company markings blotted out...parked outside the AA rotunda hanger.

User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 2184 times:



Quoting ItalianFlyer (Reply 7):
with all the Company markings blotted out...

.......and that means NW no longer owns it. Names and logos are removed at request of the insurance companies. Part of the 'contract' is when the carrier no longer owns or leases the bird, its name and logos are removed.
safe



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User currently offlineKingAir200 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1605 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 23 hours ago) and read 2177 times:



Quoting OB1504 (Reply 5):
Could it be that NW pilots are flying her out to MIA?



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 3):
but if that was the case don't they generally have it sold and someone else wouldn't fly it, it wouldn't be filed under a NWA flight number?

Perhaps the transportation to MIA was included in the sale deal. Under the new contract, NWA must use NWA pilots to fly non-routine flights, so I'm reasonably sure if it is filed as an NWA flight, NWA pilots were operating it.



Hey Swifty
User currently offlineNwarooster From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 2166 times:
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I remember a long time ago Northwest flew sale aircraft to MIA for the the completion of the sale.
I think it was done for tax purposes.  old 


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