|Quoting mayor (Reply 43):|
I presume you don't mean the 737s were Delta's as we never had any until about 1984. When I was there it was all 727-200s and DC-9s.
That is correct. That post was made a little late, and I was extremely tired. However, I should have painted a bigger picture on my original thought. When I speak of SHV
, the era I'm generally speaking of the times between...eh, 74 to 86. Those 12 years where great times at SHV
, that I remember.
|Quoting sldispatcher (Reply 50):|
I don't think any of the jetways there could have ever handled a Tristar. They were all extremely stubby jet bridges. I remember American adding the big gate at one time.
I don't think they could either. However, I have seen the Tristar parked on the ramp before. She sat on the southwest corner of the gate area. I'm assuming where gate 4 or 5 would have been. Also had the pleasure of seeing 2 Tristars on SHV
property. March of 96. I was a young firefighter assigned to station 16, that sat on the hill on Hollywood ave. DFW
had a major severe weather outbreak, that shut it down for hours. 1st jet to devert here was a ValueJet 9, and for the next two hours, jets were landing...what seemed every. 3-5 minutes. The taxiways of 5/23 were stacked nose to tail. All the gate parking was full, including the parking area at the base of the tower. Tac-Air took overflow. It was insane to see so many jets here. The biggest that landed were the 2 Tristars, and a FedEx DC-10. The Delta Tri's were parked along next to the cargo area at Tac-Air. The only visible part of them, from my vantage point, were their beautiful tails sticking above the old terminal. The 3 Tac-Air fuel trucks, and the ground support staff sure earned their money that shift.
Have not seen a DFW
ground stop of that magnitude, since. We may get 10 diverts, if were lucky.
Very cool evening watching the scramble out of here.