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Bit Of Good News: Last DC-10 To Return.  
User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Posted (11 years 8 months 6 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

Hi folks...
With all the sad news within the airlines' industry, I found a little ray of hope today on one particular aircraft. The last DC-10 ever assembled, line #446, is being returned to service with none other than World Airways. She's being prep at Greensboro at this time. Personally I'm fond of the DC-10...always been a favorite of mine even tho the -10 has gotten a bad rap all these years. Anyhow, I thought I share this bit of good news with you all.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9604 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

long live the DC-10!

I have noticed World doing a lot of Air Force fights lately (even more than usual). I guess war isn't bad for all the airlines...

User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1378 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

Thast good news heck he sint that old anyways what built in 88 or 89 just as young as some 744's out their. It just gets me when some assume that every aircraft of a line is old because the original was made nearly 20 years before the last off the line.

Treat others as you expect to be treated!
User currently offlineMrLineGuy From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 4 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

Long live the tri-jets!!! As strong as the cargo business is, I bet we will see more DC-10's and MD-11's flying with the likes of FedEx, UPS, and the many other cargo carriers!


More right rudder...
User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Speaking of DC-10s, I saw three parked at IND in FedEx colors last week. Is this common?

Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
User currently offlineIronchain15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 2456 times:

That is very good news. The last DC-10 flying again.

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months ago) and read 2425 times:

Hmmm. Its a wonder Northwest didnt get this young bird first!

User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months ago) and read 2394 times:

Here is a picture of it I took in 1997:

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Photo © Sunil Gupta

I didn't realize it was in storage. Glad to hear that it's back!


User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

That airplane was going to be N318FE but World bought it from FEDEX before it was built. DC10's (and MD10'S & 11'S) will be flying cargo for a long long time, The DC10 is one of the greatest airplanes ever made. (the DC-8 is a close 2nd in my book too.) Fedex has 89 DC-10's/MD-10's and Indy is the 2nd biggest hub for them.

Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineAirtangora From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2217 times:

Pooh-Pooh on the anti DC-10 folks. I love that plane too. After doing some on-line research on incidents, the VAST majority seem to be human error, not the fault of the plane herself. Just my .02 I personally would like to see her remain in the air for decades.

A bad day on the road is better than a good day in the office.
User currently offlineSilverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

Whilst i dont put the 10 in my top 5 of 'lookers', it will always have a soft spot for me as it was the first jet i flew in , Laker Skytrain in 1974, still cant get over the climb out of Gatwick.
Hope its around for a few years yet

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