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BAX Operation Question & DC-10

Fri May 26, 2000 10:15 pm

Does anybody know why BAX used a DC-10-(N107WA) into San Jose International 5/25/2000?,,instead of the usual DC-8...?

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RE: BAX Operation Question & DC-10

Sat May 27, 2000 8:18 am

Are we talking about the Word Airways DC10-30Convertible? The 'Junk', as it is known in the industry? Well, I guess BAX's 8 got a mechanical and the junk was the only one available on short notice... But that's just a guess.
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Sat May 27, 2000 9:57 am

yeah,,,it was a -30...

sounds like you may be right, tho this is the first time I've seen a 'sub' on the BAX route here.....

Thx,,,anybody else..?

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Junk & Richie Too :)

Tue May 30, 2000 1:08 pm

I think it was World who I saw during peak season last year who had to allow extra space on their main deck for spare parts. I couldn't believe it when I heard about it at first. An aircraft that had to carry around its own spares in case of a mechanical. I wanted to ask the pilots if they flew their mechanic in the jumpseat on all flights also.

Junk, Richie & Boxhauler

Wed May 31, 2000 5:19 am

Carrying around spares in addition to MECH/OPS personnel is a pretty common practice on airlines like Tower, Sun Country, and World who do DOD contracts to air force bases/air stations without adequate ramp/A&P staff.

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