FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14 Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3070 times:
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. Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
ATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2980 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.
Dc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2748 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 !!!
Airtangora From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2624 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.
Silverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2611 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