Richie From Switzerland, joined Dec 1999, 143 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1027 times:
Are we talking about the Word Airways DC10-30Convertible? The 'Junk', as it is known in the industry? Well, I guess BAX's 8 got a mechanical and the junk was the only one available on short notice... But that's just a guess.
UPS Pilot From United States of America, joined May 1999, 869 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 990 times:
I think it was World who I saw during peak season last year who had to allow extra space on their main deck for spare parts. I couldn't believe it when I heard about it at first. An aircraft that had to carry around its own spares in case of a mechanical. I wanted to ask the pilots if they flew their mechanic in the jumpseat on all flights also.
DC-9CAPT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 981 times:
Carrying around spares in addition to MECH/OPS personnel is a pretty common practice on airlines like Tower, Sun Country, and World who do DOD contracts to air force bases/air stations without adequate ramp/A&P staff.