Yes, I know the way to San Jose. From where I live, take 91 West to the 5 north. Stay on the 5 all the way up the Grapevine until the 99 split. Take 5 north past Kettleman City until I reach Los Banos Junction. Go west over Pacheco Pass until I hit the 101 in Gilroy. Go north on the 101 about 40 miles or so and you drive rigght into San Jose.
The -21 was known as the hot-rod DC-9, because it had the fuselage (and therefore weight) of the -10 series nine, but the wings and engines of the larger -30 series. Not many were built, and all started life with Scandinavian. Several made it out of Scandinavia to the US and were operated by ValuJet and Allegiant Air. Allegiant Air have now retired their -21 to Victorville, where it can be seen with a 757, a TWA 717 and a former American/Reno Air MD-80 in the background
Gotta wonder about the original pic...what's up with the pylons around the A/C? Does someone actually think this is going to prevent unfortunate encounters with ground equipment or a hapless ramp worker from walking into the plane?
Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
The aircraft used to park on the GA ramp since Allegiant's original headquarters in Fresno opened onto the GA ramp. So they dealt with a lot of "amateurs" in that area who might not always judge things as well as an airline employee. Just a little visual aid.
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