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Last NW DC10 Flight

Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:47 am

Hello,
Does anyone know what A/C will be flying NW's last DC-10 flight to HNL on Sunday?? Am going to try to get some pics. Thanks for any info
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:57 am

I think it might be ship 1234
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:00 pm

Quoting AADC10137 (Thread starter):

A request: may you post the pictures on here, in a soon to be "Last NW DC-10 flight today" thread (when the time comes)?
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:00 pm

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 1):
I think it might be ship 1234

I'm not doubting in any way, but isn't ship 1240 still in service as well? How do you know it will be 1234 and not 1240?
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:27 pm

Quoting N231YE (Reply 2):

Will sure try to post as soon as I can..
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:36 pm

Any chance that NWA will retain a few D10's for the NFL play-off schedule through the end of January?
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:45 pm

Folks, my apologies for starting a new thread after AADC10137 posted this one. I have a few questions, so I hope it's OK to paste my original posting here:

Greetings, everybody. I live in the twin cities and have made plans with a fellow a.netter to be at MSP for the arrival of the final NW DC-10 flight as NW98 from HNL at 554a local time.

Questions: is there any way NWA or MAC (metropolitan airports commission) will allow us into the terminal w/o tickets to watch the -10 arrive at the gate for this special event? If not, I assume the best place would be the spotting area across 12R/30L from gates G10-G15, unless I'm mistaken? The dog park by 12R, despite its terrific views of aircraft approaching 12R, doesn't seem suited for this event.

Finally, given the cold Minnesota winters, a traditional water cannon salute will presumably be impossible. Thus, will there be any tribute at all to this landmark aircraft in NWA history as it taxis to the gate?

I don't look forward to the 8th; the NW -10 is the first widebody I ever flew on, 18 years ago in high school, and the arrival at MSP will mark the end of an era for me as well as many of you (and even more so to some at NWA, no doubt). I'll post upon arrival at the office from MSP on the 8th with details of the event.

Thanks in advance for any info/guidance.

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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:05 pm

I for one will miss the DC-10. It was my first real "Jet" flight. I was on a NorthWest Orient DC-10 from SEA-JFK, after the very last episode of M*A*S*H. It was about March 31, 1983. Anyone else will miss the DC-10? Robert NWDC10
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:56 pm

Quoting NWDC10 (Reply 7):
Anyone else will miss the DC-10?

Are you kidding me? I love the DC-10 and will miss it very much. Already I miss watching the wingtip sway ever so slowly and gracefully in choppy weather, the purring sound of the engines while at takeoff, and best of all the exterior aesthetics of the plane, particularly the vertical stabilizer with the #2 engine.

Call me an anti-twinjet snob, but IMO most modern planes look plain and boring in comparison, with the exception of a few, like the 346 and 744.  duck 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:35 pm

I first flew on an Air New Zealand DC10-30 in 1981, AKL - SYD (sorry can't remember the rego), but even back then it was too close to the Erebus disaster. The flight and the "then" courteous treatment of the ANZ flight crew made a real impression on me, and I was fortunate to fly on the ANZ DC-10's a number of times before they were retired, and totally fel in love with those beasts!

It has been interesting thru A.net, to follow their histories after they were "sold on"......... some still flying now I believe as cargo's. A mate of mine working for Qantas said years ago............ "maintained by QF or ANZ - those aircraft will go on for years...." I think he is right! Between Aussie and New Zealand we had a danmed good maintenance service!

My 1st wife lost her aunt in the Erebus thing - it was a real shock! Though it never stopped me enjoying the aircraft and ANZ service a few years later

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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:20 pm

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 1):
ship 1234



Quoting N808NWatMSP (Reply 3):
ship 1240 still in service as well? How do you know it will be 1234 and not 1240?

could anyone explain me what you mean by ship ?
thanks
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:42 pm

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 10):
could anyone explain me what you mean by ship ?

The reference to "ship" is just a way to talk about a specific aircraft inside a specific fleet from a specific airline. In that case, ship 1234 mean DC-10-30 N234NW in Northwest fleet. Look at the front landing gear doors on the picture below. Most if not all US & Canadian airlines are using this kind of numbering. Most of the time there's kind of link between the registration and the fleet number (ship) in US airlines fleet.


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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:17 pm

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 5):
Any chance that NWA will retain a few D10's for the NFL play-off schedule through the end of January?

Of the 6 NFL teams that NW is hauling this season (Lions, Packers, Cardinals, Colts, Vikings & Rams), only the Colts remain alive in the post-season and will have to get by the Chiefs at home Saturday before travelling to Baltimore on Jan 12 or 13. They've used a B753 or B752 all year but teams often upsize in the playoffs so we'll see what happens. Either way unless it's a fan charter, there will be no NW NFL charters this weekend.
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:03 am

I thought the last flight was on January 7.
I'll make sure to be there. Should I go to Post Rd., or the dog park?
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:17 am

they have the bulldozers waiting as soon as its deplaned...lol
i can see for 80 miles
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:57 am

Quoting Western727 (Reply 8):
Call me an anti-twinjet snob

To me twins are getting boring. Twins are so common that it's "all you see". Robert NWDC10
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:02 am

I agree that is all boeing seems to produce is the twins with the 47 being the exception.Thats why i like the a340 ,a little variety with four engines
i can see for 80 miles
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:13 am

Amen to all the above regarding the sadness of the demise of Northwest's glorious DC10s. I'm also in agreement with the "twin burnout" crowd; I know that ETOPS is perfectly safe, but I'm still not keen on flying with only 50% power available. Hence, long live the trijets and the quadjets.

A340s are very handsome aircraft, in my opinion, and even though I generally prefer Douglas, Vickers, and Boeing machines I am a big fan of what was once Airbus Industrie's largest and longest-ranged aircraft.
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:43 am

Quoting NWDC10 (Reply 7):
I for one will miss the DC-10. It was my first real "Jet" flight. I was on a NorthWest Orient DC-10 from SEA-JFK, after the very last episode of M*A*S*H. It was about March 31, 1983. Anyone else will miss the DC-10? Robert NWDC10

I will miss the DC-10. The DC-10 was probably my favorite widebody of all time. While I love the current jetliners as well (especially the 777), it seems like the widebodies of old (i.e. classic 747s and DC-10s) just had more character. Time moves on, but I will miss the DC-10. Thanks for so many great trips!!!
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:51 am

Quoting NWDC10 (Reply 7):
Anyone else will miss the DC-10?

Good riddance. I'm sick of riding those things.

Somehow, I don't feel the same about their DC9's.

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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:31 am

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 13):
I thought the last flight was on January 7.
I'll make sure to be there. Should I go to Post Rd., or the dog park?

My friend and I are wondering the same. I don't think the dog park would work because whatever rwy the 10 lands on (as you know likely 30L or 12R), the Post Rd. lot will have a key view of the 10 taxiing into the lit terminal area and park at gate F10 while hopefully receiving some kind of tribute during the final part of taxi and/or parking. Who knows, given the occassion it may park at one of the international G gates, even closer to the Post Rd. lot.

Is there a chance we could be allowed into the terminal without boarding passes for this special event? It'd be a plus to watch the arrival at the gate itself.

[Edited 2007-01-04 03:34:56]
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:34 pm

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 13):
Should I go to Post Rd., or the dog park?

I'm thinking the parking structure at Lindbergh is the best bet. Spotlights from the terminal shining out on the tarmac could create some backlight for anyone interested in trying to take photographs.

Just my thoughts. Any others?
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:46 pm

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 14):
they have the bulldozers waiting as soon as its deplaned...lol

nah, 1234 is headed to TZ.  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:07 pm

From what I hear, N234NW operates flight 98 which departs HNL on 1/7/07 and arrives to MSP on sunday 1/8/07.

N237NW will have its last flight as flight 98 arriving to MSP on Saturday 1/6/07.
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:20 pm

Quoting Western727 (Reply 8):
Call me an anti-twinjet snob, but IMO most modern planes look plain and boring in comparison, with the exception of a few, like the 346 and 744.



Quoting NWDC10 (Reply 15):
To me twins are getting boring. Twins are so common that it's "all you see". Robert NWDC10

Couldn't agree with you guys more about the twin-jets. The MD-11 imo has the greatest ''look'' of all the trijets, and is somewhat modern but now in pax service with only 5 carriers in the world. I will really miss the NW DC-10s, they held onto them far longer than any of the other legacy carriers. With the demise of Douglas, twins really are "all you see" these days on the large majority of routes. This is another reason why I hope the 748 does well.
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:24 pm

Quoting N808NWatMSP (Reply 21):
I'm thinking the parking structure at Lindbergh is the best bet. Spotlights from the terminal shining out on the tarmac could create some backlight for anyone interested in trying to take photographs.

Thanks, N808. I think what I'll do is go to MSP on Saturday and go up the parking garage to the top level (I assume that's what you meant) to test the view of gate F10 and compare against the view from Post Rd.

Again, is there any way we can be allowed through security without a boarding pass this one time given the special occasion? My fellow a.netter Steve and I would prefer to go direct to the gate if at all possible.
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:36 pm

.......to be replaced by a 757-300......I thought they may put on an A330,
but what do I know?
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:38 pm

While we are on the subject. Anyone know where N226NW is ? This a/c was a former Swissair DC10 as HB-IHL and I flew on it lots of times while going to south america.
Whatever
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:47 pm

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 27):

wfu MSP, s21.11.06 basic nc, frd to SAT 08.12.06 tt 104749, 21382 l

From Airlinerlist - 17.12.2006. N226NW is intended for TZ.
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:55 pm

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 28):
Magyarorszag

Thanks for the quick reply Magyarorszag ! Nice to see that the DC10 I have so many good memories with still flies  Smile
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:17 am

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 29):

I remember seeing it back in 1991 when it was still part of the reliable long-haul backbone of Swissair doing ZRH-GVA-GIG-GRU-EZE and back, followed by ZRH-GVA-LAX-ZRH and once more the South American line in just one week.
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:55 am

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 30):
I remember seeing it back in 1991

I flew with HB-IHL back in the early 80's my first flight with was in december 1982 on this route ZRH-GVA-DKR-GIG-EZE-SCL, afterwards SR dropped SCL due to low load factors between the EZE-SCL leg and codeshared with Ladeco, I don't know about the drop of DKR though.
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:07 am

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 31):
I don't know about the drop of DKR though.

It was sometime in the mid-1980s, but I don't know if it has something to do with the conversion of HB-IHL/M to DC-10-30ERs standard like N & O.
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:18 am

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 32):
it has something to do with the conversion of HB-IHL/M to DC-10-30ERs standard like N & O

Bingo Magyarorszag, I'm sure it was for this reason.
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:26 am

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 28):
wfu MSP, s21.11.06 basic nc, frd to SAT 08.12.06 tt 104749, 21382 l

From Airlinerlist - 17.12.2006. N226NW is intended for TZ.

...and will become N701TZ prior to entering service in about May/June timespan.
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:21 am

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 11):

The reference to "ship" is just a way to talk about a specific aircraft inside a specific fleet from a specific airline. In that case, ship 1234 mean DC-10-30 N234NW in Northwest fleet. Look at the front landing gear doors on the picture below. Most if not all US & Canadian airlines are using this kind of numbering. Most of the time there's kind of link between the registration and the fleet number (ship) in US airlines fleet.

oh that's the numbers. Thanks a lot!
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:36 am

Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 34):
...and will become N701TZ prior to entering service in about May/June timespan.

The plane was delivered a few weeks ago. At least I watched it leave MSP and I don't think it's coming back.
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:01 am

Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 34):
...and will become N701TZ prior to entering

That's it, and I seem to remember that on a previous thread about TZ and the Ten you already gave me that detail.

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 35):
oh that's the numbers. Thanks a lot!

You are welcome!

Quoting AviatorTJ (Reply 36):
The plane was delivered a few weeks ago. At least I watched it leave MSP and I don't think it's coming back.

According to the source I've mentionned earlier, it was ferried to TUL on December 8th last year.

Cheers.
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:03 pm

I've just cashed in some precious WorldPerks miles a few weeks ago to join 13 other FlyerTalk members onboard NW98 this Sunday. It definitely was not cheap, mileage-wise, but I believe it's worth every redeemable mile. I'll make sure to post a TR w/ some pics sometime in a week or two. Can't believe that these three-holers are finally going to leave the fleet by next week... Sad
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:58 pm

Quoting N751PR (Reply 38):
onboard NW98 this Sunday.

I'm drooling. Got any more WP miles left for me? Seriously, enjoy the flight.
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:06 am

Hello Airliners Friends,

I've been an avid reader of these posts for a couple years and am finally a member....this is my first post!!! Yeah!!!

I just returned from paying my final respects to my beloved DC-10. I non-reved on NW99 yesterday (04JAN) to HNL aboard N234NW (last seat I was told!!). It took 2 days of trying to fly standby, but I made it!! I haven't been on one since they left the AA fleet some years ago, and I have to say it brought back some fond, fond memories. As a kid I planned the family flight itineraries around trips on the original -40 series that NW operated to places like SEA and MCO, etc.

It seemed the crew enjoyed reminiscing about their experiences on the -10 as well and seemed sorry to see it go. The agents in MSP didn't necessarily share their opinions (apparently, many OTS incidents with mechanical problems in recent months)....they are glad to see them go!!

Anyway, the DC-10 will always have a special place in my heart.

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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:08 am

Quoting AA777LVR (Reply 40):
I've been an avid reader of these posts for a couple years and am finally a member....this is my first post!!! Yeah!!!

Welcome to A.net, and...

Quoting AA777LVR (Reply 40):
Anyway, the DC-10 will always have a special place in my heart.

welcome to the club!

Cheers.
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:26 am

Some people already know this, but in the year 2000, I went on a NW DC-10-40 from MSP to MCO. When I saw the plane at the gate I was amazed by it. It was a very comfortable flight, but it did take a long time to spray the stuff that gets the ice off the plane since it was in the winter time.

Good bye DC-10, and thank you.  Smile
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:01 pm

When will ATA recieve their 1st dc-10s? It's gonna look awesome in ATA scheme.
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:16 pm

The DC-10, What a fine aircraft this has been for NWA. The great safty record that NW piled up with this plane was the best in the world. Not one accident with this bird! Lets give the DC-10 some credit for that! I mean they flew the damn things for over 35 years!!!!! Not a DEATH-CRUISER for NWA. This was my favorite plane to fly with NW. Everytime I flew on one, the flight was always comfortable, never any problems. I think they should put one out front of NW headquaters and bronze one. They also should keep a few for charters but I doubt if that will happen. Thank you again NW DC-10 for being a fantastic Airplane.
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:33 pm

Quoting Western727 (Reply 6):
the NW -10 is the first widebody I ever flew on, 18 years ago

Snap! In 1988 NW DC-10s gave me my first widebody flights: PIK-SNN-BOS, BOS-JFK, JFK-BOS, BOS-PIK.

Sorry to see it go.
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:13 am

Quoting Patches (Reply 44):
The DC-10, What a fine aircraft this has been for NWA. The great safty record that NW piled up with this plane was the best in the world. Not one accident with this bird! Lets give the DC-10 some credit for that! I mean they flew the damn things for over 35 years!!!!! Not a DEATH-CRUISER for NWA. This was my favorite plane to fly with NW.

Amen to that! The DC-10 got a bad rap for the accidents that happened years ago but NW never had any problems like you said. They were the only legacy carrier I believe that didn't have a defected pylon when they were grounded after AA191. NW also did a good job of cycling in newer 2nd hand DC-10s in the later years. I wish they would keep just one in service but its not gonna happen.
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:47 am

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 30):
I remember seeing it back in 1991 when it was still part of the reliable long-haul backbone of Swissair doing ZRH-GVA-GIG-GRU-EZE and back, followed by ZRH-GVA-LAX-ZRH and once more the South American line in just one week

Swissair was the first DC-10-30 operator, first route ZRH-YUL. SR and KL took delivery of their first DC-10-30s in a joint ceremony. Several of NW's were ex-SR.

The DC-10 has always been one of my favorite jets (along with all other Douglas/McDonnell Douglas products, especially the DC-8). I was lucky enough to fly on DC-10s of quite a few carriers over the years, including several that no longer exist. Going from memory: United, American, Northwest, Continental, Western, National, Pan Am (ex NA after the merger), CP Air, Canadian, Japan Airlines, Varig, KLM, Swissair, Sabena, Alitalia, SAS, Lufthansa.

One thing I'll miss are the big windows (as on MD-11s), noticeably larger than windows on other widebodies.
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:00 am

Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 46):
They were the only legacy carrier I believe that didn't have a defected pylon when they were grounded after AA191.

I am pretty sure it was due to the fact that at the time, all of NW's DC-10s were PW-powered series -40's. Everybody else was using GE-powered models, and if correct, the pylon design was different between the PW and GE models.
 
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RE: Last NW DC10 Flight

Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:04 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 47):
I was lucky enough to fly on DC-10s of quite a few carriers over the years, including several that no longer exist. Going from memory: United, American, Northwest, Continental, Western, National, Pan Am (ex NA after the merger), CP Air, Canadian, Japan Airlines, Varig, KLM, Swissair, Sabena, Alitalia, SAS, Lufthansa.

Wow, thats a lot of airlines. I wish I could say the same. I only flew on UA DC-10s, including the ill fated N1819U on an ORD-LAX flight in 1987 which was brought to my attention years later by my uncle who flew with me and keeps notes on reg#s etc. on all his flights.

Of all the DC-10s with the different carriers you flew on, which in your opinion was the best or you enjoyed most?
There's nothing quite like a trijet.

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Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos