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DC-9's still in operation? / Flight One release is exce

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This DC-9 from Flight 1 is really great. After so much comment on some recent other payware releases, that's encouraging. Does anyone know- how many of these older DC-9's are still in service today? I would think the latest noise limitations would require at least hush kits to the old P&W engines. Word of mouth is a great indicator of how good a product is, in this case it persuaded me to buy this release. I'm very pleased.Bruce.KBJC, Jeffco, CO.

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Bruce,I'm no specialist with regards to who still operates DC-9's but I'm a student at Comair in Sanford, FL and we see Southeast here flying DC-9's on a regular basis (and yes, just as you said those birds are loud). If I remember correctly I was on a Northwest DC-9 just a year ago, they might still operate them.I'm sure somebody who has more knowledge will chime in here. BTW, Airtran still operates some DC-9's but I think they will be replaced by 717's (actually currently replacing them).I just got Flight1's DC-9 just for the Southeast livery that Matt painted (thanks again Matt!!!!) and it is truly a beauty, I'd say this is a must have!Hope this helps,Petehttp://members.aol.com/pzsoulman/myhomepage/logo.gifAthlonXP2000,AbitKX7-333(latest4in1),512MB/2700SDRAM,WinXP,DirectX8.1,Geforce3TI200(128MB)(Det.30.82),SBlive(WDM5.1.2601.0)

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Southeast, Air Tran, Northwest, Finnair, Aerocalifornia, Aeromexico, Yugoslav airlines, Midwest express, Aero Caribe, plus many other airlines still operate the DC9 30. Just head to airliners.net and search for "DC9" and type the keyword 2002 :-)../)_/). _ Cl

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As for Argentina, I believe Dinar is the only one still operating DC-9sAerolineas operates MD-8X, but it had DC-9s not long ago....And indeed Aeromexico has a great number of DC-9s in service.

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I'm not sure about other airports, but Northwest flies dc-9's out of Buffalo (KBUF) all the time. Edit- AirTran too. Almost forgot about them.

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Ahhhhh yes Midwest Express based out of Milwaukee,WISoon to be replaced with the B717 if they can hold it together :)

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Correct me if I'm wrong...but isn't Northwest the world's largest operator of the DC-9 at this time? Go to Detroit and 2 out of 3 planes that land there are "Diesel 9's"

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You are correct!Currently still operating 114 DC-9 30'sThis doesn't include the other 56 other DC-9's in various models from the -10 all the way to the -50. All of them without an FMC and No GPS :-)Some of these A/C have delivery dates back to 1967 :( But still one of the highest reliability A/C in the Fleet.RegardsPaul:-cool

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Ah.. and to think that SAS used to operate the largest DC-9 fleet outside the US. I can't find the number of DC-9's they operated, but in the more than 30 years SAS operated it, they've clocked up 3.1 million flying hours!

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Also dont forget that the MD81/82/83/87/88/90/717 also "are" the DC9s too but renamed to the MD instead of DC9-81/DC9-82 etc.American operates the longer versions of itDC9-82 (MD82)DC9-83 (MD83)AA is the largest airline known to have the most Super 80s in their fleet too :D :D(i not too sure about the 717, but pretty positive of the MD90 being part of it. The DC9 started this whole family, the 717 is the end of the line.)

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I believe the 717 was to be named (or perhaps was already named) the MD-95 ... prior to Boeing buying MD. Essentially the 717 is an MD 87 fuselage with MD-90 wings as I understand the story, AND also the MD-11 glass cockpit outfitted with IAE V2500 engines (like some airbus 319/20/21) neat aircraft ... all of them ... I still think back to Mad Dog 2000 by Lago ... the first addon i purchased for FS 2000 ... awesone software.

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