DC-9 Data Plates

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  1. d.grimm

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    The reference for the Midwest Express data plates? Me. I was there, flew DC9-10, serial number 2, biggest POS I’ve ever been in.
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    The first -10 went to Delta. The first -30 to the old Eastern Airlines.
     
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    Nope

    Muse Air which became Transtar after the buyout by Southwest but Wikipedia lists Republic as the first??????

    AA came and rode our jump seats to see how they like them...I guess they did.


    Swiss Air was the first international carrier

    Also, look at any pilot that has a type in the MD80 series and it says DC-9. Same TC just different variations.
     
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    Nope,

    Swissair.
     
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    And yet the modern day B717 still has the DC9 type rating...
     
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    I worked at Muse Air and we were told we were the launch customer but Wikipedia says it was Republic and Muse Air which became Transtar was not even listed. I guess my type rating and 4000 hours were in a non existent plane. One of our DC- 9 - 51’s is the display aircraft in the Delta Museum. N655MC
     
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    That’s great, Ron! Thanks for sharing. Makes sense now that it’s Textron Lycoming, since Lycoming’s first product was a sewing machine... and they were a woman owned business to boot, very rare in the 1800s.

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    AVCO, which stood for Aviation Company.

    They started off in the airplane, airline & operator business and later became a conglomerate with holdings in financial services, farm equipment, manufacturing, broadcasting (WWDC in Washington was once an AVCO property), movies, Convair aircraft, real estate, and other stuff including defense. As I recall, they also were envolved with Embry-Riddle in the early days.

    Classic American conglomerate, right up there with ITT (which owned the telephone stuff and a lot of other things including Sheraton hotels).