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DC9 at STN

Old 5th Aug 2014, 19:43
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DC9 at STN

Any idea who the DC9 belonged to today,looked like an ex USAF aircraft by the colour scheme. FR24 had no record of it
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Old 6th Aug 2014, 11:36
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It probably was US military. I've seen one or two C-9's landing at STN. You occasionally see the USN version in Naples too.

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Old 6th Aug 2014, 11:50
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Any idea who the DC9 belonged to today
Time of day might help to narrow it down, together with what it was doing when you saw it: arriving, departing or parked?
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Old 6th Aug 2014, 11:57
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YR-OTN MD82 operated the Moldovan flight 9U833 yesterday lunchtime. This has been used regularly over the last few weeks.

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Old 6th Aug 2014, 12:48
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As above.

YR-OTN. Seen it taxi past on "J" past my office window a few times in recent weeks.
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Old 6th Aug 2014, 21:08
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DC9 at STN

Thanks guys.Is it ex USAF then ? Looks very much like it. Not seen on of those for a while
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Old 6th Aug 2014, 22:07
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Thanks guys. Is it ex USAF then ?
No, spent its first 20 years with PSA and then USAir, and has been all round the houses since then.

Looks very much like it.
Hmmm.



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Old 18th Aug 2014, 17:20
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DC9 at STN

Thanks dave

So they painted it upside down :-D my mistake
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Old 18th Aug 2014, 23:22
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It's operated by Ten Airlines from Romania. I've been jump seating to/from Chisianau for the last few weeks with them. Good crews and Olympic level drinkers in the hotel!
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Old 18th Aug 2014, 23:50
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recently a USAF dc9 equivilent was auctioned off as a former air force one (clinton flew on it once)> nice shape.

if it is former USAIR/PSA, anyone know the registration number? perhaps ending in US or AU
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Old 19th Aug 2014, 07:08
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Glendalegoon, 'twas N944PS/N820US.
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Old 30th Aug 2014, 19:03
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I saw this old bird in the last days at STN and as others have said it was a dead ringer for a C-9 or VC-9 (if such existed). Photographic evidence showed this to be incorrect and it's heritage was confirmed, BUT it's because it has the partial colour scheme that mimics the VC-25's of the US President and this is what has caused it to be suspected of being ex-USAF.

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Old 30th Aug 2014, 19:25
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maybe it wasn't at USAIR

all the real dc9's had N numbers with 9 as the first number: eg: 913VJ

at least after the merger with PSA

it wasn't an MD80 was it?????
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Old 30th Aug 2014, 19:45
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It appears to be an MD-82/DC-9-82 and was at USAir back in the 80's according to a cursory look on the inter web.


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Old 30th Aug 2014, 20:11
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it wasn't an MD80 was it?????
Identified as such in post #4.

all the real dc9's
With the exception of the MD-88, all the other MD-80 variants are certificated as DC-9s.
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Old 30th Aug 2014, 23:01
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ok, so its an md82 and then the N number makes sense


nice paint job
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