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What Is This Plane?

Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:09 pm

That is me, back in 1974, just before my very first flight HEL-JYV... The plane looks like DC-9-14. Is that correct?

The first fllight


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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:20 pm

My guess would be either a MD80 or DC9. Going with the MD80 though.
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:23 pm

I would say it's a DC-9
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:24 pm

MD80's weren't on the line yet. Therefore, it would have to be a DC9 of some series.

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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:29 pm

Thanks guys. I agree, can't be AY MD-80 in 1974.
Anyway, it was all very exitting - as was my first long haul flight four years later 1978, Finnair charter HEL-YVR-HEL on DC-8  Wink
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:02 pm

I suppose it's a DC-9 and, wow, it's really fun if we can do plane photography like this today in EFHK!!
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:18 pm

Nice pic OP.  

My first flight was on a Braniff 707.

Me on a TWA 720 around 1978 Silly:

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n26/formattc/me11b.jpg

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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:33 pm

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 6):


Me on a TWA 720 around 1978 :

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Cool interior  Smile what happened to your arm?
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:38 pm

It certainly looks like a DC-9-14, as I can already see a bit of its wing above your shoulder in that picture, and it has the appearence of being a very short fuse.

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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:47 pm

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 8):
It certainly looks like a DC-9-14, as I can already see a bit of its wing above your shoulder in that picture, and it has the appearence of being a very short fuse.

True. One difference is the black 'nose' of my plane, but I have seen AY used different paintings. It looks so tiny plane...
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:53 pm

Quoting Andaman (Reply 9):
It looks so tiny plane...

It makes me wonder about how the CASM the DC-9 Series 10 may have had when compared to its longer bodied siblings, like the Series 30 and Series 50.
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:54 pm

Quoting Andaman (Reply 7):
Cool interior what happened to your arm?

Well, when I couldn't fly in an airplane I was busy flying around on my BMX bicycle.   Silly

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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:12 am

Yes, you are right a DC-9-14. You can see how close the wing is to the front door! A little short beauty.
 
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:46 am

The cabin on these little tikes is configured for 90 pax in 18 rows of 5 seats, the same as BMA had when I worked for them, in fact we had some of Finnair's old aircraft in the fleet.
 
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:51 am

Yeah, it's a DC-9.

MD-80s weren't flying until about the early 1980s, and as mentioned above, it's a stubby one, a 9-14 or -15, since the wing root is closer to the cockpit than on a -30 or -50.

I remember when I flew a DC-9-30 (I think) for AC when they were still flying them on the Calgary-Vancouver routes in 1994. Loud on takeoff and landing, even in the cabin.

Oh, how I miss those days.

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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:18 pm

My friend sent this to me sometime in the mid eighties. Not sure if the ones in the picture are all MD-80s or DC9s
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:56 pm

DC-9 as others have said.

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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:11 pm

Quoting Luketenley (Reply 1):
My guess would be either a MD80 or DC9. Going with the MD80 though.

Can tell you were born in the 80's (or later).

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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:06 pm

Would of been nice if I would've paid attention to the year!
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:55 pm

The truth be told they are all DC9's and that includes the Boeing 717(not the KC135 tanker which is really the 717) which was to have been the MD93, it is just that after the 80 series they were call by just the series, prefixed by MD for Mcdonnell as the Douglas corp was phased out, then Boeing took over with the aid of the US government and the DC9 lost its identity.
 
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:57 pm

looks like there is great security Big grin

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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:03 pm

Yes, it's a DC 9 10 series, as far as I can remember Finnair did not even have the stretched versions in 1974.
 
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:12 pm

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 20):
looks like there is great security

And don't we all miss the days when domestic flights didn't need any security.

Wish I had a picture of my first flight - a JL DC-8 from CGK to JOG in 1967.

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RE: What Is This Plane?

Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:23 pm

Quoting Saleya22R (Reply 21):
Finnair did not even have the stretched versions in 1974.

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RE: What Is This Plane?

Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:21 am

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 6):
My first flight was on a Braniff 707.

Me on a TWA 720 around 1978

Those are some nice pants you have on...... Gotta love the late 70's   

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RE: What Is This Plane?

Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:41 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 8):
It certainly looks like a DC-9-14, as I can already see a bit of its wing above your shoulder in that picture, and it has the appearence of being a very short fuse.

You can also see the first letter "Y" on the nosewheel door. Now, if you'd just stood a liitle bit to your left.....  arrow 
 
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:40 am

Quoting Estabulla (Reply 15):
My friend sent this to me sometime in the mid eighties. Not sure if the ones in the picture are all MD-80s or DC9s

That's a DC-9-50. It has the forward strakes but still retains the smaller JT-8D vs the 200 series found on the MD-80.
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:37 pm

Quoting Baron52ta (Reply 19):
The truth be told they are all DC9's and that includes the Boeing 717(not the KC135 tanker which is really the 717) which was to have been the MD93

Actually what is today the Boeing 717 was originally known as the MD-95.
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:07 pm

McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15MC. It was the plane that the 1923-1973 on the side, you can tell because they had it written out on the plane( just right of your head in the pic) above the wing representing FINNAIR's 50th anniversary.
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:42 pm

Quoting Baron52ta (Reply 19):
(not the KC135 tanker which is really the 717)

What?!  eek 

The KC-135 is based on the 707, no? Can't really load that much extra fuel into a 717...  Confused

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RE: What Is This Plane?

Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:33 pm

Quoting Doona (Reply 29):
What?!

The KC-135 is based on the 707, no? Can't really load that much extra fuel into a 717...

Yes, the Stratotankers & Co are B717s. In all, 820 KC-135A & B, RC-135A & B, C-135A, B & Fwere built by Boeing.

The first expression of the new Boeing jet transport families based on the Model 367-80 to achieve production and service was the Model 717 military tanker/transports designated KC-135 Stratotanker and C-135 Stratolifter.

Boeing allocated the model 717 to the KC-135, the change from '707' indicating some substantial engineering alterations compared to the Dash 80, the most obvious of which was slightly wider fuselage section

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RE: What Is This Plane?

Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:35 pm

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 30):
Boeing allocated the model 717 to the KC-135, the change from '707' indicating some substantial engineering alterations compared to the Dash 80, the most obvious of which was slightly wider fuselage section

Huh, didn't know that. You learn new things everyday  bigthumbsup 
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:05 pm

Quoting Layzhon (Reply 28):
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15MC

No it's not. There's no cargo door outline, and there are windows where on an -15MC there aren't. So it must be a DC-9-11, 14 or 15.


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RE: What Is This Plane?

Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:35 am

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 6):
Me on a TWA 720 around 1978

Slightly off topic, but if that photo was taken in 1978 I think it must have been a 707, not a 720. If not mistaken TW only operated 4 720Bs for just over one year in 1961-62. They were the 10th through 13th of NW's fleet of 17 720Bs but were leased to TW directly from the production line and delivered between July and September 1961. They were returned to NW in September/October 1962.
 
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RE: What Is This Plane?

Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:14 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 33):

Oh, could be, but the captain let me in the cockpit (there's a pic of that around here somewhere) and I could have sworn he said 720. That was a long time ago though. The pic was departing STL.
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