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  •  I didn't realize that.... (1+ / 0-)
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    I worked for Douglas in Long Beach in 67 when the 10's were in full production.  I had a job in the Major Subcontract stockroom, where we received, inventoried and disbursed flight computers, engines, struts and wheels and a lot of other big stuff from outside vendors.  Of course, at 19, I had no idea about the business decisions driving stuff, but there was always pressure to get ships off the line....something about being paid.

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    by Timothy L Smith on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 10:59:35 AM PDT

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    •  We still have DC-10s in the freight world (1+ / 0-)
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      I don't fly them but I usually jumpseat on one when I'm going to work.

      There are still some MD-11s flying passengers. I think KLM has some. It's basically a larger, more modern version of a DC-10. They never really caught with the passenger haulers but we like them for freight.

      If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

      by Major Kong on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 11:20:44 AM PDT

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