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1August 15, 2013 - 02:04 PM
Peter from Netherlands
wec@wxs.nl

DC-8 Decommissioning at airport in Belgium:

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2March 11, 2012 - 10:58 AM
Patrick Taylor from United States
patricktaylor57@yahoo.com

I began my career at Douglas Aircraft (DAC) Long Beach in 1979 several years after the last DC-8 left the shop. My first job assignment was in bldg.80, dept.546, building the DC-9 nose. The DC-9 nose and fuselage are almost identical to the DC-8, long and sleek. We would sit outside at lunch time and watch the UPS series 70, and Airborne Express series 63 DC-8s takeoff and land at Long Beach Airport. Sadly Douglas Commercial is gone with the last 717 delivery in May 2006. All that remains is bldg. 80 & 84 the original DC-8 and DC-9 shops, Bldg 15 the last WW2 hangar, and the west flight ramp now used for the C-17 program. I remember my first day on the job in 79, one of the veteran mechanics told me, son, they build Fords up in Seattle, but here at Douglas, we build Cadillacs.

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3January 02, 2011 - 09:41 PM
Marcelo Potenza de Caires from Brazil
mpc.aviador2010@hotmail.com

I would like to know,if possible,how many DC-8īs are flying nowadays;manly serie-73 around the world(wich companies have been used this aircraft?).Thanks a lot!
sign.Marcelo Potenza de Caires-Professional Pilot(aircraft:DC-8-73)

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4October 06, 2010 - 06:34 AM
Andrew Croft from United States
DCroft777@comcast.net

I am a retired Delta Air Lines mechanic who had the opportunity and pleasure to work on the DC8. I helped prep Delta's DC8 prior to delivery to UPS. My Father was a Pilot at Delta who retired flying the 8. He never flew them with the CFM 56 engines but loved the aircraft. He chose to stay on the DC8 when he could have flown the L1011 or DC10. I love the DC8 and hope it will continue to fly forever. If I win the lottery the first think I will do is buy a DC8. Great website.

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5September 20, 2010 - 01:17 PM
Marv Miller from United States
springerpop@gmail.com

In the '60's I went both to and from my overseas military assignment, Clark AB, on a 70-series. Once, sitting all the way aft, I watched the cockpit door almost disappear on occasion in turbulence. I'll always have a fond memory of this aircraft type as the most durable jet of its kind. -M-

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