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
We just received the final shipment of the bagged Minicraft DC-8 kits. These kits include BOTH the CFM56 and Jt3D engines, so you can build a DC-8-63, DC-8-71 or DC-8-73
Founded by George T. Baker, Miami-based National Airlines operated until 1980 when they were acquired by Pan Am. National operated a large fleet including 14 of the standard length DC8s which our decal depicts.
Pan Am was a launch customer for both the DC-8 and 707. Pan Am took delivery of their first of nineteen DC-8-32/33s in 1960, and retired the last one in 1969
For a short period between July 1985 and November 1986, Germany’s Condor operated a single Douglas DC-8-73. The aircraft was leased from German Cargo
LAN Chile Cargo operated this sharp-looking DC-8-71F in their blue-top scheme from the late 1990s