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21 minutes of DC9 family plane spotting

Discussion in 'Douglas/McDonnell Douglas' started by Mtrainer90, Apr 26, 2021.

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    Mtrainer90 Hangar Bronze Member IV

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    21 minutes of DC-9, MD80, MD90 and 717 plane spotting

     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    I believe the oldest DC-9s fly auto parts between Hamilton, Ontario and (KYIP) Willow Run.
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    Nothing quite like the old DC-9s!
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Yeah, USA JET cargo. I think two of them are around 54 yrs old if my math is right.

    This is older video, who knows, it might still be flyin. The seats look original too, lol. Looks like Sam Chui is just starting out his career too.

     
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    Kevin Hangar Bronze Member IV

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    I loved the old DC-9's and logged many hours on American's Mad Dogs. My first DC-9 flight was on Allegheny Airlines a DC-9-30 from LGA-PIT. Back in the day Allegheny had ground level gates at LGA and you would have board the DC-9 via the integrated front airstairs. It was set up with Allegheny's "Jet Custom Class" all economy seating with row 1 and 2 in a club seating configuration with row one facing the rear and a table between that and row two. No overhead bins, just overhead racks. The plane was full and two flight attendants served a full breakfast to all 100 passengers on the 55 min flight time. Started serving in the front and as soon as they reached the rear they started picking up your tray in the front weather you were done or not. This was a time I wish we had video cameras because I used to fly around for the sake of flying like these You Tube Vloggers do today. I had a Honeywell Pentax K1000 35mm film SLR. I took a picture of the old bird reg # N979VJ. Still have it and the negatives in one of my photo albums. I saw it knocking around the US Air fleet for quite some time and according to Planespotters the plane was retired in 1995 and scrapped at Pinal Airpark just some 30 miles up I-10 from me. While working for Hertz I would fly to OKC frequently because that was our Operations Center and Training center. Most of my flights to OKC were via DFW from LGA some via ORD usually the DFW-OKC leg being a Mad Dog. As the Boeing 727's faded away was the MD-80's on both legs. I wish I could have been on the retirement flight of American's last MD-80 in 2019.
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    https://simpleflying.com/the-lost-boeing-717-models
     
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