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CO & DC10s.. That's All Folks...  
User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3433 posts, RR: 41
Posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2115 times:
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CO 63 EWRIAH pulled into gate C46 at around 7:30pm tonight and ended CO's 29 year DC10 love affair. It had been hoped to have a water cannon salute, but it was almost dark by then so it didn't happen. The aircraft (ship 082) will ferry out to MHV on Monday as CO 9976 along with ship 064 as CO9974 and ship 081 from EWR as CO9975 and thats it.


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User currently offlineCOboeing777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 693 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

ya know, as much as I always hated to work on DC-10's I actually have to admit that I am going to miss them. No more hearing them scream into the gate. No more hearing that distinctive sound as the engines start up and all whine in unison.....ahhh..the DC-10.....

User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3433 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1765 times:
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Ya know, I'm going to miss the sound of those three CF-6s too. I could always tell when there was a -10 around, even when I couldn't see it. The GEs on the 767s just don't sound the same.


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User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

Where did that last flight come from?

User currently offlineB747-337M From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

CO 63 runs EWR-IAH

User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Did anyone get any pics?

User currently offlinePtcflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

I am going to miss CO's DC 10s. They did a great job refurbing them and I have flown all around the world with CO on them.

EWR - HNL,LGW,ORY,SCL,GIG

HNL - SYD,AKL,BNE,CNS,GUM (Standup Bar),DEN,SFO,LAX

GUM - HNL, DPS

AKL - SYD,Papeete

IAH - LAX

CO really exercised the DC10 on the EWR-HNL-SYD-MEL CO15/16. (26 hours from EWR - MEL). Of course, this is going back a few years.


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

I just ran all 3 ferry flights through the flight tracker. They're all on their way to Mojave as we speak:

As of 10:40 AM CDT...
Ship 082 (from IAH) is north of Yuma, and will land in about 30 minutes.

Ship 064 (also from IAH) is near San Angelo, TX, and will land in a little over 2 hours.

Ship 081 (from EWR) is over northern Arizona, and will land in just under an hour.

Tom in NO (at MSY)



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

Funny how so many people almost cried here when the last DL L1011 left the fleet... And hardly anybody cares for the CO DC-10... Did Delta pay you guys for the L1011 thing??? Big grin

User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

A sad day... I'm a big DC-10 fan myself, and I've flown it several times.

Personally I can't understand why so many like the L1011, I think the DC-10 is much more elegant.


User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

Does anyone know the status of N17085?

User currently offlineLparky From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

Its looks as if COA is sending some MD-82's to MHV as well. Flights 9971, 9978, 9979, 9973, 9977 all took off over my house within the last thirty minutes. How many MD-82's are they storing/retiring?

Also USA is sending two 73Q's to MHV. Going to busy in the approach tower today...


User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

FLEW CO's DC10s a few times

SYD-HNL-SYD

EWR-MAD-EWR

pretty nice airplanes at the time I flew them and I'll miss them.

DOES anyone know who is aboard these flights right now?


User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

I've flown

IAH-HNL-IAH - 2x

IAH-LAX-IAH - 1x

IAH-SFO-IAH - 1x

IAH-EWR-IAH - 2x

I am sad to see these beautiful birds leave to CO fleet, but I welcome the new 764s to IAH.


Click for large version
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Photo © Thomas millard


This photo almost brings me to tears.

Airbus380


User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1530 times:

CO is actually doing 15 ferry flights today to Mojave, flight numbers 9970-9984. Are these all DC10s, or are there other aircraft going to storage also?

Thomas Ahlfors
http://www.managair.org


User currently offlineLparky From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1530 times:

9974, 9975, 9976 dC-10
9970,9971,9972,9973,9977,9978,9979,9980,9981,9982,9983- MD 82'S


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1516 times:

Man, that's alot of ships going to Mohave in one day.
The place must be going nuts taking in all these arrivals, and from one carrier too. I wish I was there, but then again I'm glad I'm not, if you all know what I mean. Regards.



"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1511 times:

Good riddance!
Glad to finally see them go!
Horribly uncomfortable and dirty planes.


User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3433 posts, RR: 41
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1494 times:
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Airbus380...
I believe Ship 085 went to MHV on the 28th.



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User currently offlineCOboeing777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 693 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

anyone have the tail numbers of the MD-80's that are being sent to MHV? I am curious as to how many are actually being sent. I haven't even been able to find otu at work. Some people I talk to have said only a few while others have said all. I Hope it's all of them cause I hate them. I sure am not going to miss working on those! Give me a 737-800 any day!

User currently offlineIAHERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 677 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

The 80 is the last of the real classics CAL has. I'll sure miss riding the jumpseat and watching those guys at work.
I taxied past one of the 10's today operating with a ferry flight #. I've never seen a 10 taxi so slow. They pilots sounded a bit sad over the radio. Can't blame them for taking in the last few hours on the 10. For many of the captains and the SO's, this was their last few hours in an airliner at all as many are retiring with the 10.



Actually flown: EMB-120 EMB-145 B717 B737 B757 B767
User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

Was the retirement sped up because of 9/11? I was talking to a pilot from HNL-IAH in August and he said that they were supposed to go in April. I feel so sad for the flight engineers who are over 60 and can't fly anymore. God bless their hearts.

User currently offlineJOSEMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

Sad to see them go. I've flown them:

IAH-LGW-IAH
EWR-MAD-EWR
EWR-FCO-EWR
SFO-HNL
HNL-LAX
IAH-LAX-IAH
IAH-EWR-IAH

and, a long time ago:

MEX-IAH-MEX
MEX-EWR-MEX

I guess my flight into EWR in a couple of weeks will be kind of sad: no twin towers and no 10's.


User currently offlineCOboeing777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 693 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

yes the retirements were sped up because the terrorist attacks. The 10's were not supposed to be full retired until next year. When I initially read about the 10's being phased on on Oct 1, it was said it was going to be temporary but being as they were going to be phased out in a few months, that really makes no sense. No MD-80's were supposed to be phased out for quite some time so maybe you will see some of them come back in the future. I haven't heard any details about that.

User currently offlineLAPA_SAAB340 From Spain, joined Aug 2001, 390 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

Godbless,
I guess it's because there are still a good bunch of DC-10s around. Northwest still operates them, plus FedEx has a good number of them in their fleet, as opposed to the L-1011 which only ATA operates now.

Trans Swede,
Agreed  Smile The DC-10 is far more elegant. Although I still like the L-1011 as well, since it's different from the boring twin engine jobs of nowadays...


25 H. Simpson : i saw at least 3 DC-10 coming in to EWR yesterday!
26 H. Simpson : What was the Reg.?
27 ATA L1011 : Sorry to see them go!
28 ContinentalEWR : I must say I never truly liked the DC10. I flew it on UA, AA, and CO and always felt spooked because of the negative publicity it attracted after a se
29 Post contains links and images Dazed767 : There are about 6 MD80's out side the CO Hanger here at MCO, doesn't look like they are going anywhere (this was last week, they had been there for a
30 GlobalDude : Aren't 4 of them gonna be used as military CRAF aircraft?
31 Rj777 : Will Northwest or Hawaiian be the last to retire all their DC-10s?
32 Post contains links L1011dal : Actually DL Employees had to pay to be on the last L1011 flight to VCV. Over $23,000 was raised for United Way through a bid system to obtain a seat o
33 H. Simpson : Did anybody visit EWR on last Sunday? In afternoon, you can see all three DC-10 landing at 4L...I hate myself for only shooting only one DC-10. I real
34 Post contains images Lapa_saab340 : H. Simpson, I stopped by for a bit last Saturday as I was in the area; I was hoping to catch the DC-10 departures to Italy (FCO and MXP). I checked ou
35 Post contains links and images United_Fan : It's sad that another airline retires the -10,but,they had to go someday. We only have NW,now. At least we'll see them as freighters. Click for large
36 Toxtethogrady : Just not so soon. Before long, CO may be an all-Boeing fleet. The -80's are probably gone in the next couple of years.
37 Aviasian : The beautiful lines of the DC-10 and the smart livery of Continental . . . what a beautiful combination! I last photographed a Continental Airlines DC
38 H. Simpson : I actually wasn't INSIDE the airport perimeter, I stayed at IKEA opposite to the EWR. Thoughout my 6 hrs stay at IKEA, I didn't see any DC-10 departur
39 Captaink : Funny story here... My friend works on the airport down here in Grenada.. Standing out at the gate.. his coworker told him to move aside as a JMC DC 1
40 DC-10inLB : My name says it all. I work at LAX, we have a provisions warehouse for Skywest in the Continental facilities, so i've seen the planes in the past come
41 Braniff Place : Hey you all luckier than me, i have never seen or "heard" a DC-10 in real life before. Jeez the closest ive been to one is a photo!!!
42 Post contains images LAPA_SAAB340 : H. Simpson, How good is that spot at IKEA? I think I took a back road on the other side of the turnpike once, where the seaport is, it wasn't too bad.
43 Kurt : I'll miss the DC-10s too. CO was the first DC-10 I flew, way back in 1975, LAX-DEN. If you wanted something to eat, you had to pay. I think it was 50
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