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Why are iconic MD-80 jets being converted to freighters?Passenger airlines phased out the MD-80 aircraft because they were old, loud and inefficient. But some cargo carriers see them as cheap options for moving freight. (www.freightwaves.com) More...
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The author states that the MD-80's are NOT sleek. I'd love to see his definition of a sleek aircraft!
MD-80s look like hotrods of the sky. Nothing is sleeker than the rear engined, T-Tail MD-80.
I like the reverse thrust cups too
Not at all surprising. A Sinaloan air freight carrier found converted 727's to be highly profitable. Anybody who complained about the noise was silenced.
I love the old “Mad Dog”
i get the impression that Capt J Buck has made himself the sole expert on all things Aviation , and doesn't like any differing views or opinions . Must be damn hard to fly with you when your calling all the shots . But thats just my humble opinion . Like , what do little people like me , know ?