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I was referencing the May 25, 1979 crash -- yes it is old news

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Airlines_Flight_191

Written on 16/05/2021 by a mentor

Awesome! Quite a workhorse.

Written on 16/05/2021 by Robert Cowling

They aren't ugly as much as utilitarian. Nothing wasted on looks.

This looks like the plane is saying 'You want a piece of me?'.

And that's a heck of a lot of rubber. Wow...

Written on 16/05/2021 by Robert Cowling

Decades ago, obviously, I used to fly in those out of the local small town airport. They ran fewer flights, so they were often, surprisingly, full. It was such a great experience, Real bins, large comfortable seats, a great memory compared to today's RJ experience. Cramped filthy planes, cancelled, delayed, small bins, smaller 'rest rooms', smaller hard seats. Yippee.

A 727, likely headed for Kalitta, landed at the local airport, and it was pretty awesome to see it come in and land. Brought back memories of a more comfortable and civilized time in American air travel.

Written on 16/05/2021 by Robert Cowling

Looks like fun, but...

That last step would very likely be fatal. Ouch...

Do they wear small rescue parachutes?

Written on 16/05/2021 by Robert Cowling

Mustang Vs. Spitfire - Which Was the Best?"
Too Close to call.

Written on 15/05/2021 by john cook

who's on who's tail ?

Written on 15/05/2021 by john cook

Hi, Jeff. I'm not too clear on what you are talking about. John and Alex are referring to the attempt by Auburn Calloway to murder the three flight deck crewmen who were flying this DC-10 to San Jose with the intention of crashing this one into Fed Ex HQ in Memphis. There was no L-1011 involved in the situation. Alex's comment that it should end up in a museum is 100% accurate. No DC-10 ever executed the maneuvers this one did during the horrificly bloody battle in the cockpit as Calloway used a claw hammer to smash the skulls of the pilot, copilot and flight engineer. As he continued trying to slaughter them and take control of this jet, this DC-10 - which had just departed Memphis with a full load of fuel and a full load of cargo - went into a dive so severe that the analog speed recording instrument pegged at its max reading while the jet continued to dive faster and faster, and almost broke the sound barrier during its dive. And when the critically injured pilot, paralyzed and blind on one side of his body, pulled it out of its dive, the wings bent. Then it flew inverted - with a full fuel load and full of cargo. And then it did barrel rolls. Basically, this DC-10 endured maneuvers that it was never ever designed - or expected - to perform ... and yet it stayed together. Had it destructed, it would have come down on the citizens of Tennessee. When it was examined later by MD engineers, they were beyond astonished that it had not broken apart. That's what Alex was referring to; he means that this DC-10 should be in a museum much the same as Sully's AWE Airbus is now in a museum. There was no L-1011 involved in this gruesome hijack attempt. This Dc-10 stayed together and brought Mr Calloway back to face trial -- and he is serving life in prison right at this moment. Alex is correct. This DC-10 should NEVER be sent to the boneyard, but unfortunately, as I said above, FDX is not interested in preserving it when its revenue service days come to an end.

Written on 15/05/2021 by Gary Schenauer

The Stud Guppy is truly a classic!

Written on 15/05/2021 by Eric Strodthoff

Beautiful shot, can't beat an aircraft with a knockout sunset.

Written on 15/05/2021 by Don Ridgeway

Nice shot to catch the coning of the main rotor blades!

Written on 15/05/2021 by David Seider

As it went past me, it was so close that even fully closed down my 70-300 was too much lens - I had to wait a second until it had gone by before I could resume snapping it.

Written on 15/05/2021 by Gary Schenauer

An Intruder if I ever saw one. Great shot. Thanks

Written on 15/05/2021 by Roy Bailey

A good friend of mine Dave Willig owned a 140 and I flew it a few times. I liked it better than anything else I flew... just something about flying aviation history fun to fly and look Mom! No avionics!

Written on 15/05/2021 by Robin Rebhan

hate to differ on the DC-10 story -- The L1011 was three time the reliability of the 10. taking off from runway 32R when its left engine detached, causing loss of control, and it crashed less than a mile (1.6 km) from the end of the runway. The fan blade severed all three hydrolic systems on the 10 and left the DC-10 uncontrollable.

Politics at Royals Royce and Locheed killed the development of the L1011

Written on 15/05/2021 by a mentor

Thanks for posting this photo. Now [2021] N2175T is based at Venice. Sometimes fly out on Thursday morning with the "Venice Lunch Bunch".

Written on 15/05/2021 by vamochuck

I love those big, big motor is on the triple seven. A lot of thrust from those beauties!

Written on 15/05/2021 by Michael Glumack

Great picture! I believe this plane can have floats adapted to it and then takeoff on a lake somewhere up north.

Written on 15/05/2021 by Michael Glumack

I love those old motors on this classic jet of yesteryear! Great old bird!

Written on 15/05/2021 by Michael Glumack

Alex .. that suggestion has already been made to FDX (signed by numerous folks). Without specifically saying so, FDX is probably not going to authorize it to be put in a museum or even simply put on display. The agency that should try to save it for a museum is MD because they built the DC-10 that refused to crash despite everything it endured. But they don't own it, and FDX has no interest in "memorializing" the aircraft that was used in a mass murder attempt by one of the people they had employed. As i said, the FDX folks did not specifically SAY that, but it was an unspoken mannerism. And, truth be told, WHY would they want to resurrect the story and have it live on and on and on, etc.? So don't hold your breath waiting to see this one in a museum. In fact, had it not been for Covid, "John" (this jet) would have already been in the boneyard -- it was scheduled to go there before the Covid thing occured and it got a reprieve when folks began mailing more packages because they were stuck at home.

Written on 15/05/2021 by Gary Schenauer

Awesome !

Written on 15/05/2021 by Jeffrey Faucette

Incredible this record breaking hero of a DC-10 is still reliably delivering packages to this day. She better end up in a museum once she retires.

Written on 15/05/2021 by Alex Sullivnan

Nice

Written on 15/05/2021 by marylou anderson

Very nice
Thank you for the settings

Written on 15/05/2021 by marylou anderson

Great shot!

Written on 15/05/2021 by marylou anderson

Awesome pic! Love that evening lighting.

Written on 15/05/2021 by The Martin Alliance

Nicely done!!!

Written on 15/05/2021 by daniel jef

Nicely done

Written on 15/05/2021 by daniel jef

We will be getting them soon

Written on 15/05/2021 by daniel jef

Wow

Written on 15/05/2021 by Bob Smith

And she is a pressurized P210 into the bargain!

Written on 15/05/2021 by CHRIS ROBEY

Good comment Frank. That C130 that was lost last year down south near Cooma had a 3 man crew onboard.

Written on 15/05/2021 by CHRIS ROBEY

I get the shivers every time I see one of these. We lost one a little way back during bush fire season. To come all the way to down under and then the crew lost their lives for us, I can only say --- we will remember them.

Written on 15/05/2021 by Frank Deane

Being a Spitfire nut from down under, I had never seen this marking before, but it still looks great doesn't

Written on 15/05/2021 by Frank Deane

I love Mooneys.

Written on 15/05/2021 by William Ableman

Pure beauty and perfection. Wish we could go back 50 years and just stop time :(

Written on 14/05/2021 by Amir Begloei

5/12/2021 N280KL was involved in a mid-air collision with a Cirrus SR22 while on final approach at Centennial Airport (Denver, CO). Both were able to land without injuries. The Metro's tail section was nearly severed from the aircraft.

Written on 14/05/2021 by Michael Gower

5/12/2021 N280KL was involved in a mid-air collision with a Cirrus SR22 while on final approach at Centennial Airport (Denver, CO). Both were able to land without injuries. The Metro's tail section was nearly severed from the aircraft.

Written on 14/05/2021 by Michael Gower

5/13/2021 This aircraft landed at Ocean City, Maryland with its undercarriage retracted. The accident happened in daylight (1730L).

Written on 14/05/2021 by Michael Gower

That looks like a 210 not a Mooney

Written on 14/05/2021 by John Muir

Now THOSE are speed brakes!! Great shot

Written on 14/05/2021 by adelma

What a great example of the largest twin on the planet and only 1 of 6 still flying today, so they say!

Written on 14/05/2021 by William Owens

You've gotta love the six-wheeled landing gear of the triple-seven, big foot!

Written on 14/05/2021 by user3956

I always loved the Corsair

Written on 14/05/2021 by user3956

nice nose art. glad to see theres still some respect for this old lady, AND not working for Everets trash heap!!

Written on 14/05/2021 by cougardad

A really good airplane overshadowed by it's smaller cousin.

Written on 14/05/2021 by David Ingram

An A6....Before it was an ...A1?...I'm old and sometimes get designations wrong.

Written on 14/05/2021 by Thomas Burnett

my good buddy Doug Baker plumbed this beast for decades @ NASA. he tells me it was the sweetest of jobs he ever had. my time on the diesel 8 was just as nice.

Written on 14/05/2021 by cougardad

where were you ? NW of Gateway? I live SE so usually get the other side..:)

Written on 14/05/2021 by Matt Smith

I'm not usually very interested in taking a pic if there is a fence obstructing the view, but it isn't every day that I get to snap a pic of a U-2 actually taxiing right past me. So, in this case, if the choice was to get a shot of it with a fence in the way or not get a shot of it at all, there really wasn't any decision to be made. Every single devoted aircraft spotter would have done the same. (Big huge grin)

Written on 14/05/2021 by Gary Schenauer

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