I think the DC10 is great because it is not the standard tube-with-engines-on-the-wings. The looks are different, and impressive.
I have a soft spot for the DC10 ever since 91, I was trying to get from MIA
, to catch an onward SAflight to JNB
(there was only one per week in those days) - I was nonrevving, and flight after flight left full, finally after 2 days I got the last seat on an RG
DC10 - and yes, it was the dreaded middle-of-5 seat, but I didn't care - I was so glad just to get away ! I had to sprint down the concourse at MIA
, and the door nearly came down on my head as I boarded.
The way the DC10 takes off as well, it kind of rockets up into the air like a grouse - I used to watch the old QZ
DC10 leaving JNB
on a Friday lunchtime for LUN, it had pretty light loads, so it didn't need much runway even at JNB
, and used to be very high before it hit the boundary fence. Aaaahhh..
Young and beautiful and thin and gorgeous AND BANNED ! Cya at airspaceonline.com, losers