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Sun Country DC-10's

Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:59 am

Did Sun Country retire their DC10's at the end of April 2001? I have a Sun Country April/May 2001 timetable and no DC-10's are listed on flights after 30th April 2001

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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:13 am

Did you look by date at SunCountry DC-10s in the photo database on this site? The only shots post-April '01 are of aircraft being scrapped.
 
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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:25 am

The caption on this photo should sum it up for you.


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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:47 am

Last flight of Sun Country DC-10 were on March 7, 2001.

Registered as N154SY and construction number 48259/357, the DC-10-15 was scrapped last year at Victorville.
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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:31 pm

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 3):
Last flight of Sun Country DC-10 were on March 7, 2001.



Quoting 757dc10fltmech (Reply 2):
The caption on this photo should sum it up for you.

Im a bit confused if the last flight was in March or April 2001?
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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:57 pm

Wow, they look great in Sun Country's livery.
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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:48 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 4):
Im a bit confused if the last flight was in March or April 2001?

According with A.net database, this plane made the last flight with this airline on March 2001.
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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:50 am

Quoting Humberside (Reply 4):
Im a bit confused if the last flight was in March or April 2001?

According with A.net database, this plane made the last flight with this airline on March 2001.
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RE: Delta & LAX: Back To The Future

Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:53 am

Did they actually fly the DC10's in scheduled service? Saw one in TUL once. Think it was a charter headed for LAS.
 
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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:19 am

I remember flying on a SY DC10 from MSP to PHX years ago..
 
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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:28 am

I wish SY had painted at least one of the DC-10s in the new color scheme before retirement, but of course that didn't make economic sense and didn't happen, but that would be a very cool scheme for a DC-10!
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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:48 am

When i first started going to LAS in the 90's they were common sights. Now there are only FX and Omni 10's. I agree with Alex , the -10 would have looked sweet in n/c.
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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:53 am

I loved the DC-10's on the NW service DTW - SFO - be it first or coach class. I'm going to miss DC-10's trans atlantic - sure the airbus is nice, but on the dc-10, you could curl up on the floor in first class and get some real sleep -

CO's DC-10's are gone, NW's will be soon - will Champion air pick them up for charter?
 
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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:00 am

Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 12):
CO's DC-10's are gone, NW's will be soon - will Champion air pick them up for charter?

IMHO - I would so no to Champion picking up the DC10's.
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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:01 am

Omni & TZ might get some NW -10 from what I've read here . Better that then rotting in MBE or GWO.
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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:58 am

Ahh--the SYDC10s were a fond memory of mine. I flew on N154SY and N152SY SY9/10 on IAH-LAS-IAH back in 1996. The service was good but they were very cramped--10 abreast in 380 seat config--they were full. At LAS on that day they had DC10s to CLE, DFW, mine to IAH, OKC, DTW, and MSP.
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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:11 am

Last revenue flights of the -15's:

N151SY: 4/22/01 LAS-ORD-MKE-MSP. Ferried to VCV on 6/1/01.
N152SY: 8/8/00 DFW-MSP. Ferried to SAT-GWO on 9/11/00.
N153SY: 4/27/01 LAS-MKE-MSP
N154SY 3/7/01 CUN-MSP.
 
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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Sat Aug 19, 2006 2:10 pm

Derik,

Are any of them still intact? And if so do you know where they're located?

Hope things are well for you guys.. I sure miss it the ole 'Country! Maybe one day I'll head up and see all you guys. We have an agreement with SY, would you be able to find out the loads? PM me sometime.

BTW where did Mike G. go from your dept?

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RE: Sun Country DC-10's

Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:47 pm

154SY was intact @ VCV for years,but it was gone as of last month.
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