Description

Delta Air Lines and United Air Lines both placed their first DC-8-11s into service on September 18, 1959. The Delta flight was from Idlewild to Atlanta, and their DC-8 was in this sharp-looking delivery scheme that was only worn for a very short period time. Delta later reconfigured their DC-8-11s to the -51 model which included the JT3D “fan-jet” engines.