DC9

     

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For several months at SPI, Capital
Aircraft parked two ex-TWA 9s on the ramp
amid the Dakotas and Skyhawks. They were
marketing the aircraft and eventually found buyers for both.

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Both had the airline name above the windows and post of the TWA letters overpainted. One of these birds belonged to Ozark Airlines when it flew 9s out of SPI!

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The front offiice. Thanks to Steve Young for unlocking the door and allowing me to
take the interior pics. He's now senior flug-kapitan -- make that senior pilot --
for the Illinois Division of Aeronautics.

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To one from another.

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Proving that thrust reversers don't flatter red and white paint.

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The other bird. Paint  doesn't sell airplanes;
people sell airplanes. People helping peple! :)

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Taken from a ground cherry picker with a basket for people. Getting to this altitude was half the fun. I was a nervous wreck for the first five minutes. But the view is incomparable, don't you think?

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So where's the horizon?

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There it is! If I had gone a little higher in the contraption, I could have seeded clouds and made it rain.