LoveJT8D From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 57 posts, RR: 1 Posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4579 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.
FlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7400 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3940 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!
TWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3177 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3385 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!
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LoveJT8D From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 57 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2770 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.
n7371f From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1997 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2536 times:
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.