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UPS Airlines Ends DC-8 Program:
Due to the shrinking world economy
and deliveries of new, more efficient aircraft, UPS has made the
decision to shut down it's fleet of classic DC-8's. The DC-8 was
used on the very first revenue flight for UPS Airlines in 1988.
For years, UPS operated the largest fleet of DC-8's in the world
with as many as 48 aircraft. The last UPS DC-8 revenue flight was
on May 12, 2009 from PHL-SDF.
Birth of a Jet. This rare treasure is a Douglas
Aircraft Company promotional film from the late 1950's introducing the
new Douglas DC-8 Jetliner.
The film features beautiful views of the prototype
8 flying over the Golden Gate bridge and showcases the state
of the art amenities available to passengers onboard Douglas' newest
airliner. This video was transferred from an original 16mm
Special thanks to Fred Cox at www.dc-8jet.com for
making this video available!
Flying High at Zero Altitude.
An illustrated article from the December, 1958 Popular
Electronics about the new state-of-the-art DC-8 flight
Swift, new planes like the Douglas
DC-8, the Boeing 707 and the Lockheed Electra will be “old hat” to
airline pilots when they go into service.
A DC-8 simulator is as realistic as the actual airplane. It
consists of a cockpit section, a scale model airport, a
closed-circuit television system, and a computer system and
servomechanisms to control the