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Author Topic: OLD DC9  (Read 1039 times)

Offline tdf42

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OLD DC9
« on: July 21, 2015, 07:52:25 PM »
With the glut of old DC9 planes on the market is the only resort to scrap them and take the loss? Or when will those 20 somethings clear out and some moderately aged ones be able to sell?

Offline Teadaze

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Re: OLD DC9
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2015, 08:28:30 PM »
scrap it, save the headache.

Offline Wagster

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Re: OLD DC9
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2015, 01:21:22 AM »
With the noise regulation coming up all these chapter 2 planes are useless, unless they are insanely cheap to justify the hush kit upgrade on an old plane.

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Re: OLD DC9
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2015, 02:24:36 AM »
With the noise regulation coming up all these chapter 2 planes are useless, unless they are insanely cheap to justify the hush kit upgrade on an old plane.

Do you know approximately which year chapter 3 noise restrictions take place?

Thanks in advance.

Offline schro

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Re: OLD DC9
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2015, 02:40:12 AM »
Do you know approximately which year chapter 3 noise restrictions take place?

Thanks in advance.

Depends on the country. Circa '99 for the US, '02 for the EU. Middle of nowhere... never.

Offline kscessandriver

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Re: OLD DC9
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2015, 03:25:47 PM »
Is there not an option to stage 3 the DC9? There certainly is in the real world.

Offline schro

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Re: OLD DC9
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2015, 03:37:22 PM »
Is there not an option to stage 3 the DC9? There certainly is in the real world.

Yes. There is and/or will be hushkits available.

Only thing that doesn't match the real world is the game's 35 year limit on aircraft age.

Offline Air Azure [President and CEO]

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Re: OLD DC9
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2015, 10:24:30 PM »
if Delta Airlines developed this game, you would have 50 years instead of 35 years  :laugh:. They would rather invent a minimum age restriction.

Offline Frederik

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Re: OLD DC9
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2015, 11:05:59 PM »
On January 22, 2014, Delta operated the final DC-9 flight (DL310) with DC-9, N779NC, flying from Eglin Air Force Base in Valparaiso, Florida, to Atlanta.

The aircraft, a DC-9-51 was only 35 years old
Swiss quality all over the world

Offline kscessandriver

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Re: OLD DC9
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2015, 12:33:19 AM »
On January 22, 2014, Delta operated the final DC-9 flight (DL310) with DC-9, N779NC, flying from Eglin Air Force Base in Valparaiso, Florida, to Atlanta.

The aircraft, a DC-9-51 was only 35 years old

So, there are operators in the US still flying DC-9-15s today. Just because they are old doesn't mean they can't be used.

Offline schro

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Re: OLD DC9
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2015, 12:51:31 AM »
On January 22, 2014, Delta operated the final DC-9 flight (DL310) with DC-9, N779NC, flying from Eglin Air Force Base in Valparaiso, Florida, to Atlanta.

The aircraft, a DC-9-51 was only 35 years old

Delta was flying 43ish year old DC-9-30/40's in 2010-2011. Also, N675MC was the oldest of the last batch of DC-9-51's in the fleet that flew until the end of 2013 was a 1975 build, making it 38 years old. I rode on that one 4 times in 2012 and 2013.

Ninja edit: I also photographed a DC-3, DC-6 and DC-9-31F at ANC in August of last year. All older than 35 years, all not too old to fly ;-).
« Last Edit: July 28, 2015, 01:10:57 PM by schro »

Offline spiff23

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Re: OLD DC9
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2015, 04:39:32 AM »
Awesome, I remember NW before DL bought them was still flying many DC-9s circa 1966-1967...which would've been the 40+ ers before DL out out to pasture.

Nice ANC photos.  Hopefully it was a visit for fun and not an unexpected diversion from an arctic polar route (my only visit there).

 

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