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How Many Widgets Remaining?

Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:06 pm

I saw this photo:

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And I saw not a single widget scheme in that pic. I was wondering how many AC in the DL fleet are still in widget colors, if any? If you know regs of those AC, that would be great.

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RE: How Many Widgets Remaining?

Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:14 pm

There are no more operating widgets. They have all been painted. The last one to be repainted was N912DE (MD-88) and was done so in September.

There are a couple widgets in the desert, but we will never see those fly again, at least not with the widget. There's a 737-200 and a couple MD-11's sitting in the desert still in the old scheme. The MD-11's will most likely fly again, but would have the paint changed over to the new owners before doing so.
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