LoveJT8D
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Delta DC-9 Radar Replacement (N770NC)

Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:38 am

This is not a sight I normally see while waiting to board a flight, so I thought it would be of some interest to everyone.

December 22, 2011 on my way home from LAX for the holidays, I had the opportunity to capture on video; an entire DC-9 nose-cone radar replacement while waiting to board N770NC ATL-CMH. (see Youtube link below)

My original flight was scheduled as DL5388 (a CRJ), but had the opportunity to give up my seat due to overbooking to take the next flight (DL1276) which I knew was a DC-9, so I thought I'd catch another ride on this classic airliner.

Once Flight 1276 arrived at the gate, the gate agent announced a mechanical delay because of a faulty radar. After testing the new radar, there were additional problems with the aircraft, so Delta rescheduled us on N600TR which arrived from GSO. Our flight stayed as DL 1276. Just before takeoff, on N600TR the pilots encountered another technical issue so we had to exit the runway, and were further delayed while the pilots resolved the problem. It was not known what the problem was. After 15 minutes of troubleshooting the problem we were on our way to CMH.

Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si9XM7bdc1E
 
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RE: Delta DC-9 Radar Replacement (N770NC)

Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:12 pm

Awesome video, thanks for posting!
 
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RE: Delta DC-9 Radar Replacement (N770NC)

Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:54 pm

Pretty interesting video! There certainly was a lot going on aside from the MTC. You had the detailed a/c parking in the beginning. Got to see the radar swap but also in the background, the great ground loading abilities of the DC9!

Thanks!
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RE: Delta DC-9 Radar Replacement (N770NC)

Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:54 pm

Interesting; I flew on N770NC on December 14 from SDF to ATL. Looked better/newer inside than many planes 20 years younger than it. Glad it didn't need a radar replacement that day!
 
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RE: Delta DC-9 Radar Replacement (N770NC)

Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:42 am

Hey bro, cool video! I had the luxury of flying on this exact aircraft (N770NC) this past July on an early morning ATL-SDF flight. It was originally scheduled to be an A319, but this D95 was brought in as a replacement.

Keep the videos coming!

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RE: Delta DC-9 Radar Replacement (N770NC)

Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:00 am

Thanks for sharing! That's a sight I've never seen.
 
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RE: Delta DC-9 Radar Replacement (N770NC)

Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:50 am

Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 5):
That's a sight I've never seen.

I agree. I have never seen this myself in my lifetime of flying thus far. It may not be unusual to some of the veteran A.net'ers but it was a treat watch from the comfort of a boarding lounge.
 
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RE: Delta DC-9 Radar Replacement (N770NC)

Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:54 am

love seeing DC9s in action. I also flew 770NC ORD-DTW last year, so still nice to see her in service, along with her sistership who I have also photographed.

Quoting 747fan (Reply 3):
Looked better/newer inside than many planes 20 years younger than it

agreed. She looks immaculate.
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RE: Delta DC-9 Radar Replacement (N770NC)

Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:32 am

Quoting 747fan (Reply 3):
Looked better/newer inside than many planes 20 years younger than it.

That is something I praise DL for, is the excellent job they have done to modernize the interiors of the D9-50s. I'm not sure if NWA had done any of these interior upgrades, but they look clean, new, and comfortable for such an old aircraft.
 
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RE: Delta DC-9 Radar Replacement (N770NC)

Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:37 am

Quoting LoveJT8D (Reply 8):

Make no mistake, NWA modrenized all of the DC9's.
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RE: Delta DC-9 Radar Replacement (N770NC)

Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:41 am

Quoting LoveJT8D (Reply 8):
That is something I praise DL for, is the excellent job they have done to modernize the interiors of the D9-50s. I'm not sure if NWA had done any of these interior upgrades, but they look clean, new, and comfortable for such an old aircraft.

It was all the red tail my friend. All Delta did was reupholster the seats with their taxi-cab blue leather, add some padding to the first class seats and lay down their carpet. That's it.
 
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RE: Delta DC-9 Radar Replacement (N770NC)

Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:57 am

Quoting SNCntry32 (Reply 9):
Make no mistake, NWA modrenized all of the DC9's.

Thanks. It should have dawned on me, the NWA D9-30's I flew a few years ago all had the new overhead bins, and I'm sure have had the interior upgrade for some time before.

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