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Delta DC-9 Radar Replacement (N770NC)  
User currently offlineLoveJT8D From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 55 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

This is not a sight I normally see while waiting to board a flight, so I thought it would be of some interest to everyone.

December 22, 2011 on my way home from LAX for the holidays, I had the opportunity to capture on video; an entire DC-9 nose-cone radar replacement while waiting to board N770NC ATL-CMH. (see Youtube link below)

My original flight was scheduled as DL5388 (a CRJ), but had the opportunity to give up my seat due to overbooking to take the next flight (DL1276) which I knew was a DC-9, so I thought I'd catch another ride on this classic airliner.

Once Flight 1276 arrived at the gate, the gate agent announced a mechanical delay because of a faulty radar. After testing the new radar, there were additional problems with the aircraft, so Delta rescheduled us on N600TR which arrived from GSO. Our flight stayed as DL 1276. Just before takeoff, on N600TR the pilots encountered another technical issue so we had to exit the runway, and were further delayed while the pilots resolved the problem. It was not known what the problem was. After 15 minutes of troubleshooting the problem we were on our way to CMH.

Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si9XM7bdc1E

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User currently offlineMaddogJT8D From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 397 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Awesome video, thanks for posting!

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

Pretty interesting video! There certainly was a lot going on aside from the MTC. You had the detailed a/c parking in the beginning. Got to see the radar swap but also in the background, the great ground loading abilities of the DC9!

Thanks!



What gets measured gets done.
User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1185 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

Interesting; I flew on N770NC on December 14 from SDF to ATL. Looked better/newer inside than many planes 20 years younger than it. Glad it didn't need a radar replacement that day!

User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2571 times:

Hey bro, cool video! I had the luxury of flying on this exact aircraft (N770NC) this past July on an early morning ATL-SDF flight. It was originally scheduled to be an A319, but this D95 was brought in as a replacement.

Keep the videos coming!

'902



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User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1903 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

Thanks for sharing! That's a sight I've never seen.

User currently offlineLoveJT8D From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 55 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 5):
That's a sight I've never seen.

I agree. I have never seen this myself in my lifetime of flying thus far. It may not be unusual to some of the veteran A.net'ers but it was a treat watch from the comfort of a boarding lounge.


User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7145 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

love seeing DC9s in action. I also flew 770NC ORD-DTW last year, so still nice to see her in service, along with her sistership who I have also photographed.

Quoting 747fan (Reply 3):
Looked better/newer inside than many planes 20 years younger than it

agreed. She looks immaculate.


User currently offlineLoveJT8D From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 55 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1956 times:

Quoting 747fan (Reply 3):
Looked better/newer inside than many planes 20 years younger than it.

That is something I praise DL for, is the excellent job they have done to modernize the interiors of the D9-50s. I'm not sure if NWA had done any of these interior upgrades, but they look clean, new, and comfortable for such an old aircraft.


User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Quoting LoveJT8D (Reply 8):

Make no mistake, NWA modrenized all of the DC9's.



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User currently offlinen7371f From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1685 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1722 times:
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Quoting LoveJT8D (Reply 8):
That is something I praise DL for, is the excellent job they have done to modernize the interiors of the D9-50s. I'm not sure if NWA had done any of these interior upgrades, but they look clean, new, and comfortable for such an old aircraft.

It was all the red tail my friend. All Delta did was reupholster the seats with their taxi-cab blue leather, add some padding to the first class seats and lay down their carpet. That's it.


User currently offlineLoveJT8D From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 55 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

Quoting SNCntry32 (Reply 9):
Make no mistake, NWA modrenized all of the DC9's.

Thanks. It should have dawned on me, the NWA D9-30's I flew a few years ago all had the new overhead bins, and I'm sure have had the interior upgrade for some time before.


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