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Photos Of NWA DC-9s At SFD?  
User currently offlineSmart67 From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 36 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 7494 times:

Has anyone captured photos of the Northwest DC-9 Series 30s parked at Sanford/Orlando prior to or during scrappage? Would appreciate any help. Seeking images of N8928E at SFD. Thanks!

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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4477 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 7450 times:

SFB, you mean? I'm looking for images of the same aircraft.

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5490 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 7279 times:

As I posted in the DC9 retirement thread, I'll get a pic if I see it. I doubt it's chopped up yet, only the engines are removed on the a/c.

User currently offlineSmart67 From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6937 times:

Yeah - SFB... Can't seem to get that right in my head. Write it off to a 54 year-old brain. Yes - DC-9s at SFB... Would like to have some images of N8928E before it is gone. I have lots of images of N8928E and other early Eastern DC-9 Series 30 through the years. Used to fly on them a lot back in the 1970s - Eastern Air Shuttle. Also have McDonnell-Douglas images of Eastern's first Series 30s on the production line at Long Beach. Eager to chat with those of you who remember these planes from long ago when they were JT8D-7 powered, no hush kits, overhead racks and their original interiors. Eager to see images from your collections if you have them. I have audio and video tapes - happy to make copies. Sad to see these guys pass into history. An era of noise and smoke is passing.

User currently offlinem404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2224 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6763 times:
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Are any of these being done anymore at Greenwood, MS? At least I can drive there.


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User currently offlineSmart67 From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6732 times:

Nope - as I understand it, the last of the NWA Series 30s are at SFB. Can't seem to find anyone who has photos of these planes at SFB who will send me photos. What is at Greenwood these days?

User currently offlineMNMncrcnwjr From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6509 times:

Well there is this one one the -30 goodbye thread

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Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5244 posts, RR: 58
Reply 47, posted Sat Nov 6 2010 11:43:33 your local time (2 days 6 hours 28 minutes ago) and read 1453 times:

http://www.airliners.net/ufview.file?id=67&filename=phpX26ify.jpeg

Here's N8926E yesterday Nov 5th.

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There are a few more lurking around as well ---- Happy Hunting ..  



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User currently offlineSmart67 From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 6243 times:

Hard to believe no one got images of the rest before they were chopped up. In particular - N8928E. Oh well...

User currently offlinePlainplane From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 837 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 6211 times:

In the positions these aircraft are at it is very difficult to get shots of them, that is the main problem. I have been going to SFB fairly often.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7528 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6099 times:

Perhaps no one wants to see them when they are on death row, it might be too sad to see for some. People might rather remember the DC-9-30s from their glory days, flying the line day after day, proudly wearing the red tail.......


Kidding...

I do have a really crappy camera phone image of 3 -30s parked on the deice pad at DTW the day after labor day shortly before they left for SFB


User currently offlineC767P From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 883 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6025 times:

Here is one:


MyAviation.net photo:
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Photo © Dan Gradwohl



I have not seen any others anywhere before they were broken up.


User currently offlineSmart67 From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5855 times:

Thanks... Sad isn't it? How many pilots get to say they flew an airframe's last journey? Good timing. My kingdom for images of N8928E before it was broken up at SFD.

User currently offlinemke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2443 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5793 times:

These pics aren't from SFD, but back in August I flew N8928E from IND to DTW. Little did I know it would eventually be the last DC-9-30 to be removed from the fleet!
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/2600/img3502f.jpg

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/2091/img3503w.jpg

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/1281/img3504m.jpg



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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4477 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5741 times:

Quoting mke717spotter (Reply 12):

These pics aren't from SFD, but back in August I flew N8928E from IND to DTW. Little did I know it would eventually be the last DC-9-30 to be removed from the fleet!

I flew N8928E on August 4, from DTW-ORD-DTW! I wonder if you flew the same day, if so that would have been interesting. I got to fly it after a 2 hour weather delay.

Here's some pics from my flight:

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/8700/img5469zo.jpg
I hate those little dots on the DTW windows..

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9910/img5470u.jpg
Because they have this effect...still...

http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/7931/img5471k.jpg
Reg close-up

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9176/img5473u.jpg
Seated just in front of the engine, an ex-North Central DC-9-50 in view

http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/6339/img5502a.jpg
Climbing out

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8961/img5504y.jpghttp://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6995/img5527l.jpghttp://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5899/img5533i.jpghttp://img197.imageshack.us/img197/926/img5536r.jpg
North side of Chicago

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7382/img5550s.jpghttp://img227.imageshack.us/img227/3236/img5552cq.jpghttp://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3918/img5554v.jpg


User currently offlineSmart67 From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5420 times:

Hey MKE717 - you sat in the same spot I sat (Row 18F-19F) that I sat in on N8928E when it was Eastern back in the 1970s when this aircraft was on the Eastern Air Shuttle - DCA-LGA. Was a lot different then - JT8D-7A turbofans that were not hush kitted in any way. Back then - overhead storage racks - not bins. If you'd like to see images of N8928E in Eastern colors inside and out from back then, holler. I can post them the minute someone shows me how to post images. Thanks for these in-flight images toward the end.

Now - if only anyone had images of N8928E at SFD before it was scrapped. =) My email is thesmart67@msn.com.


User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7167 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5403 times:

forget the DL 727s.... these are the ones that should be saved... love the DC9s...

User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4477 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5392 times:

Quoting Smart67 (Reply 14):
I can post them the minute someone shows me how to post images. Thanks for these in-flight images toward the end.

Actually the in-flight images were mine.   But I would love to see this aircraft in full Eastern colors! To upload an image, just click "Add Images" on your posting screen, then click "add more images!" at the bottom of the window that pops up. A new window will appear which will give you the opportunity to "browse" for images on your hard drive. Click that, find the images you want to upload, and then submit. Once you're done uploading, click either "thumb" or "full size" next to each image to add the image to the post.


User currently offlineSmart67 From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5262 times:

Here's N8928E back in September of 1976 at DCA in Eastern's white with hockey stick colors. The shot in bare aluminum was in November of 1979 at LGA. Both Eastern Air Shuttle trips between DCA and LGA. This was when these DC-9s had their original interiors with overhead storage racks - not bins. Their JT8D-7 turbofans weren't hush kitted either. Pure heaven - screaming intakes, smoke, and roar.


User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4477 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5154 times:

Absolutely beautiful. Do you have any shots of the racks?

It's hard to believe this is the same aircraft! I'm confused though, was it actually N8928E that was the last DC-9, or was it N8926E? Different people say different things, but you and I both flew N8928E. Looks like you were one row ahead of me in this aircraft. Maybe two.

I'm going to upload some videos soon of my flight on N8928E. I'll post a link when they're online!

[Edited 2010-11-14 12:16:59]

User currently offlinePlainplane From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 837 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5032 times:

N8926E was the last DC-9-30 to be flown into SFB.

User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2529 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5027 times:
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Quoting Smart67 (Reply 3):
Used to fly on them a lot back in the 1970s - Eastern Air Shuttle. Also have McDonnell-Douglas images of Eastern's first Series 30s on the production line at Long Beach

I can remember when we thought ATL would be completely taken-over by -9's!
A good vantage point used to be the old weather station. Climb the outside stairs all the way to the top and everything was right in front of you. With EA doing a push there were -9's and -72's all over the place. The din was most impressive.
The air completely perfumed with burning kerosene.



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User currently offlineSmart67 From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4968 times:

I do have DC-9 cabin shots on Delta, but not Eastern, regretfully. Eastern install overhead bins in the DC-9s in the late 1970s. Delta - believe it or not - didn't have overhead bins in the DC-9s until the 1980s! I flew Delta a lot during the 1980s and a lot of its DC-9-32s still had racks. Somewhere on the Internet, there are Eastern DC-9 cabin shots as these aircraft were delivered - racks, those wonderful earthtone seat fabrics, and more. The DC-9s had incadescent lighting instead of flourescent prior to the DC-9 2000 interiors. Here are some more Eastern DC-9-31 shots I found in my archives. Sorry for the poor quality - Pocket Instamatics then. But - I do have good 35mm slides shots I will post as soon as I find them.

Hey - tell me about observation decks and that wonder smell of stinky kerosene. Washington National, Dulles, LGA, BWI, Detroit all had wonderful outside viewing spots. When there were DC-9s, 727s, and 737s with Pratts - it was better than sex out there. Screaming JT8D engines. DCA had a great observation deck because you were right in front of Eastern's two and three holers and could hear engine start. No hush kits in those days. Just raw engine.

All that said - I have great audio and video tapes of old JT8D action back before hush kits if anyone is interested in copies. Not in this to make money. Eager to share copies with anyone who's interested.


User currently offlineAccidentally From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4944 times:
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Oh man - I'd certainly be interested in seeing the videos. Have you thought of digitizing them for upload onto youtube or such? I'd be willing to do it if you cant find someone more qualified (which most people probably are lol)

BTW - Saw you're a gearhead of sorts...see my profile for my YouTube channel. You might get a kick out of my van.  



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User currently offlinemoman From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1054 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4937 times:

I took a number of pictures of these aircraft at SFB a few weeks ago. If someone can direct me to a photo resizing program, I'll post them in here.


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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4477 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4914 times:

Okay, my videos from my flights on N8928E are now online. Follow this link, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyBC6qVuDKQ&feature=watch_response and then follow the video responses!

25 Smart67 : Hi - would love to actually. I have to figure out how to get videos from VHS and 8mm to DVD and YouTube. Never done it before. Audio tapes transfered
26 Aloha717200 : Sometimes you can transfer video to digital if your video card in your computer has an S-video port. Technique depends on the program, though. I gotta
27 Post contains links Accidentally : Be sure to check out the work of Craig Pilkington and Ryan Bomar on Ryan's YouTube channel...I've spent days watching his stuff. He is in California a
28 Smart67 : It's like Simon Lowe over in England. He's incredible. Can't get enough of his stuff. Yep - we get attached to planes we've been on - especially ones
29 L1011 : When the -30s were delivered to Eastern with open overhead racks, the seats were in alternating rows of dark blue and kelly green. The green seats had
30 Smart67 : Wow - you have a way better memory than I do about these Nines. I've flown on N8928E three ways - with the racks, then the bins, and then the DC-9 200
31 Post contains links mke717spotter : Close, but my flight was on August 6. I forgot to add that along with those pictures, I also have a video from that flight: http://www.youtube.com/wa
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