I’m not posting today because of the holiday, but I thought I’d include a great picture from this weekend’s activities.
That is the old Douglas Building 80 at Long Beach Airport. It was the site where just about every DC-9, MD-80, and 717 came together until the plant was shuttered last decade. Fortunately, the sign is a landmark and won’t be going anywhere, even though the fate of the building itself is up in the air.
I had a chance to take a tour of this facility with a group of airline dorks who flew in on a DC-8 on Saturday. I’ll have more about this in a future post. I just figured I’d tease it today. For all my American readers, enjoy the holiday.
For an old DC-9 and MD-80 pilot this is a sad sight. Spent 9 years on these aircrafts, real workhorses, reliable. Now in the global translation service instead.
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