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BZN Airport Website Tribute To NW  
User currently offlineStapleton From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 280 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

The Bozeman, Montana airport has a tribute to Northwest Airlines on the homepage of their website. Interesting to see some of the historical pictures.

www.bozemanairport.com

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User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

Very cool to see! I remeber taking and I still do take NW to BZN. They have served Montana for years.


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User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2209 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

Thank you for sharing this with us.

It was really nice to see so many historical pictures. I especially liked the pictures of DC-10s at BZN - it looks like the DC-10 was almost as big as the terminal!



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User currently offlineRw717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

I flew to BZN on the original Frontier and can remember deplaning late at night via the airstairs and seeing the massive DC10 sitting next to us. It was sometime in the early 80's right after the new terminal was built. I was about 10 at the time and thought it was the coolest airport I had ever been to. Fortunately, many years later, I had the chance to work at FCA, which is also a very cool airport.


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User currently offlineItsasmallworld From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Nice tribute! So what's the story with the DC-10? Was it a normal visitor to BZN? When? Was it just a MSP turn?

User currently offlineRw717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1960 times:



Quoting Itsasmallworld (Reply 4):
Nice tribute! So what's the story with the DC-10? Was it a normal visitor to BZN? When? Was it just a MSP turn?

Back in the day I believe It was part of a milk run. If I'm not mistaken it went ORD MSP BIL BZN GEG SEA, or something like that. Anybody else have any other insight?



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User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2017 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Very cool pictures. I knew that Northwest flew the DC10 to Billings and Great Falls in the 1970s, but didn't realize they sent it to Bozeman as well.

User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 693 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1872 times:

That's a great tribute to a great airlline. Good job to whoever at BZN who put that on their website. I wish the people at my home airport could do good work like that. Well done.


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User currently offlineStapleton From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1830 times:



Quoting Rw717 (Reply 5):
Back in the day I believe It was part of a milk run. If I'm not mistaken it went ORD MSP BIL BZN GEG SEA, or something like that. Anybody else have any other insight?

The DC-10 routing was normally ORD - BIL - GTF - GEG - SEA. In Billings and Spokane, they cross-connected with two other planes that had a routing of MSP - BIS - BIL - HLN - MSO - GEG - PDX and MSP - BIL - BZN - BTM - GEG which were both 727s. (Sometimes this routing varried but the DC-10 was always on the the route with BIL and GTF. (When NW was on strike and operated minimial flights, they actually operated 747s into BIL and GTF.)

BZN wasn't a normal station for the DC10s but because at the time NW only had 747s, DC10s and 727s, if there was a cancellation, NW would sometimes do speical stops with the 10's into airports like BZN.


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