757man From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 370 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2254 times:
Back in 1984 the MD-11 was just an idea on the drawing board, and the Father of the aircraft, the DC-10, was still regarded as modern. Photo must have been taken in 1994, everyone is correct in saying that the MD-11 first flew in 1990.
ContinentalFan From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2246 times:
On a tangential note, I recall seeing a picture of a Continental DC-10 from 1982(ish) that had the MD-11 style winglets, apparently as part of some research in conjunction w/ NASA. These apparently evolved into the winglets of the MD-11.