CO767-224ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 670 times:
Most of DL's 773's came from the Western Airlines merger, although some have been leased in since then. Although not based in SLC in the strict sense of the word, the majority of 733 flights originate or terminate at SLC.
Leon From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 47 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 649 times:
Anyone know if Delta has trained thier 737 pilots to deal with the dreaded uncommaned rudder deflection, the way USAirways has? How are other 737 carriers dealing with this? any recent info on a mechanical fix that works?
Delta737 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 516 posts, RR: 11 Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 643 times:
Item 1: The SLC & DFW 737 pilots are trained on both the -200 and -300 but the SLC pilots fly all -300 time and the DFW base does both -200 and -300's. SLC is a new 737-800 base along with a new one coming in NYC this summer. In fact, I'm probably going to transfer to SLC!
Item 2: When I went through training, we did quite a few "rudder hard-over" exercises and, when you're expecting it, it's manageable. When you have quite a bit of speed on the aircraft, you can counteract the rudder with opposite aileron fairly easy, but when the speed is low, so are your changes (ouch!)
IFLYDELTAJETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 634 times:
Delta is also leasing several (about 12, I think) 737-35Bs that were formerly of WestPac and German ownership for flights from ATL. Those aircraft are supplementing 727s and MD-88s to markets like DAY, CMH, CVG, etc. All of these aircraft are painted in the new color scheme.
CV880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 989 posts, RR: 2 Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 621 times:
I always thought it odd that DL hung on to a small fleet (10 approx) of 737-300s from WA during the early 90s but I was told that certain stations like Jackson Hole, WYO cannot take the MD-80s, at least under all conditions. There may be a few other stations with certain restrictions which favor the -300 over the MD-88s.
As noted here, DL placed a massive order for -300s, intended as DC-9 replacements during the mid-90s but due to DL's shaky condition at the time, they opted out of the deal. I can't blame them for acquiring more cheap capacity right now in the form of ex-WP ships.