I am band new to the site and this is my first post. I am a pastor, flying is my hobby; my goal is to someday be a missionary pilot. Excuse me if I am not as knowledgeable as you, the experts. I am just honored to be a part of the site! I have searched the topics and have not found this question.
Here it is: I fly quite a bit. I love aircraft, commercial history and the like. I have read forums in the past as a guest about how old NW DC-9s are. B/C of that I try to avoid NW like a plague! Is the fleet safe? We have seen other A/C of that age retired from commercial service. As planes ages, what about the stress and possibility of fatigue to the aircraft itself? How much more life can be left in the good Ol’ work horses? Thanks, I am honored to be here with you!