Ah my favorite topic, answering questions about my former airline...
N-Dub, the famous snowstorm in fact did involve DTW
as we couldn't operate into DET due to the visibility and snow, causing DET to be shut down. We had the 3 planes (at the time, N360PR was still with us) fly into DTW
and park on the Signature ramp. Like the rest of the city, we waited until it was over and DET reopened and ferried back over. The pax were treated well and we came out smelling like roses, albeit for the short time after.
As for the MD
-90s, QQflyboy, these 3 painted examples were the 2 ex Air Aruba ones and the Aserca colored one, all P4- regs (MDF/G/H I believe).
The Reno ones are still languishing either at VCV
at this time.
And for Srbmod, yes 9/11 was the final nail, but it wasn't for lack of investment. The bankruptcy court judge that was hearing their case to get restarted and recertified laughed at the carrier, saying that no small low fare carrier was going to make it in a post 9/11 society. Their hearing was right around 9/11, I believe either the 14th or 17th, not 100% sure at this early time of the morning, but in reality, I think they would have had a fighting chance to survive in their second coming.
All in all, the MD
-90s looked great in the feather scheme and I proudly hold one of the MD
-90 slides shot rampside at MZJ
which we all know is quite hard to do. There is but one person who makes those shots happen...and he's not on a.net