DC10

Tim06

New Member
What ever happened to the old DC10?...the only company I know of that widely uses them is FedEx
 

Tim06

New Member
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They got old and expensive - much like the 707 DC-8 727, etc.

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Ah that's right!!! Money makes the planes go 'round
 

Prospective_Pilot

New Member
To be precise there are still 231 DC-10's in service with Fedex having 76 of those, and Northwest with 22. About 22 carriers are still flying them all over the world today!
 

mpenguin1

Well-Known Member
Yep, the beast are still flying, too bad that McDonnell Douglas never built the "2" engine version of the DC10.
 

CAVOK

New Member
Omni Air still uses them. We currently have 8 and are looking to get more. Good a/c. We use the -30 conversions.
 

ShoreFly

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It turns out that the "Perfect Ten" is still somewhat cost efficient for cargo use and great for air refueling (as a KC-10), but isn't as cost effective a passenger pusher as the newer two engine heavies.

I enjoy it, but the cockpit's too small.
 

CK

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I enjoy it, but the cockpit's too small.

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You must not have much 150 time
 

MikeD

Administrator
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It turns out that the "Perfect Ten" is still somewhat cost efficient for cargo use and great for air refueling (as a KC-10), but isn't as cost effective a passenger pusher as the newer two engine heavies.

I enjoy it, but the cockpit's too small.

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Shore,

Lemme tell you about a small cockpit!
 

Dazzler

Well-Known Member
I fly NorthWest's DC10 from Minneapolis to London whenever I go back home to visit, although they are going to be replacing them with Airbuses pretty soon. I do like the old '10's I must admit.
 

Prospective_Pilot

New Member
Northwest has some of the last passenger DC-10's built! Their youngest was only manufactured in 1988, so I think it won't be until around 2008 until they are all completely phrased out! There is even one in the paint shop today recieving the new livery.

Going to look sweeeeet!!!!!
 

ShoreFly

Well-Known Member
MikeD,
Let me rephrase that.
The cockpit's too small for 4 crew on a 17-hour leg. The boom usually goes to sleep in the back after gear-up, so I'll make that 3 crew. Still cramped if you consider the size of the money-making end of the plane.
PS: Are you back?
SF
 
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