Remarks: This aircraft has had quite a life. Started with Hawaiian, then went to Southern, on to Republic, then to Northwest, where it will remain for another 100 years. But the biggest moment in the aircrafts history was about 1 hour after this shot was taken, when it would ferry me to Detroit. The aircraft was supposed to be a -40, but I ended up with a -30, I was so excite!
Remarks: Cockpit shot of this old DC-9 flown by Northwest Airlines. This airliner started out with Hawaiian Airlines, then flew for Southern Air, picked up by Republic, and now she's flying for NW after the merger. Always nice to see these old work horses flying around.
Remarks: The Flight Deck of an airplane that was manufactured back in 1969. Standing in this cockpit is like stepping back in time... I for one am glad I can be around the venerable DC-9's for just a little while longer. F/N 9935.