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September 11th 2001 has changed forever any aviation related hobby.
First certified on 31st August 1959. Click on image to view full size.
45252 XA-DOE wfu Marana Photo by AirNikon
The last aircraft was delivered to SAS on 17th May 1972
Where are they stored?
Manila 2 Ex Philippine Airlines wfu.
Total built 556 (2 DC8-10, 49 DC8-20, 52 DC8-30, 29 DC8-40, 162 DC8-50, 262 DC8-60) from 1960 - 1972.
Total in Service 259,Total out of Service 39, Total W/OFF 81, Scrapped 175, Preserved 2.
60 Series Max Cruising 600mph @ 30,000ft, Economic Cruise 523mph, range with max payload 4,500 miles(7242km)
McDonnell Douglas DC- 8
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Places to visit with a better than even chance of seeing these magnificent creations:-
Manston, Kent UK MK Cargo
East Midlands Evening Cargo Flights Weekdays DHL
Lasham UK Maintenance
Stansted UK Ad-hoc.
Louisville/Standiford Field (KSDF). UPS is the largest DC-8 operator in the world with 49 71/73 varients in service. Louisville is the main airhub for UPS.
Detroit Willow Run all the stored Zantop DC8, Electra and Convair fleets etc.
Smyrna.Maintenance and Storage. Smyrna (TN) 31/1/2000
(1615-1650hrs local): Zipping in and out of the gaps between hangars and then
driving down to the storage end of the airfield allowed these to be logged
N865F//N921R//N951R//N957R//N959R DC8 Emery
N991CF//N992CF//N994CF//N995CF//N998CF DC8 Emery N42086 DC8 All white, no
titles With thanks to Es.
Seen on 12.12/00 by Brit Car N991CF(Minus Rudder) N992CF, N957R, N998CF, N964R & 42086.
Miami Int. Need I say more!!!!
Dayton, Ohio (8/10/99) Emery DC-8's N8084U, 603AL, 964R, 795FT, 801GP, 796AL, 996CF, 8177U, 865F, 870TV, 8091U, 500MH. A total of 13 DC-8's on the deck at once!
Wilmington, Ohio (2/11/99) Airborne Express DC-8's N804AX, 808AX, 812AX, 813AX, 814AX, 825AX, 846AX.
Toledo, Ohio Hub of BAX Global.
N824E 71F Delta Airlnes (74K bytes) by Bill Hough.
This is one of my favourites, Thanks Bill.