Tg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2561 times:
To my knowledge, the Md80 is considered to have a very quiet flightdeck, and the need for headsets are almost non existent. (atleast with SAS)
Since the Dc9 shares the same design, I would guess that was the case for this great aircraft to.
Bu to day I came a cross a NW Dc9-14 flightdeck picture.
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 66
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2529 times:
I don't see any wires on that "headset" therefore I believe it just to be ear protection used during the walkaround.
Never flew a -14 but I have quite a bit of time in the DC-9-15. (and can't tell the difference between them) I thought the flight deck was very quiet with the loudest noise being the coffee maker in the galley behind the copilot. Jumpseaters asked about that all the time.
Oh, and outside, on the walkaround it is quite noisy!
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.