UK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2582 posts, RR: 30 Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2858 times:
I know CP Air used to route a DC-8 NCL (via PIK for fuel) to YYZ in 1979, but was wondering what series of DC-8 was generally used. They operated the -40, -50 and -60 series at the time, all of which apparently flew transatlantic.
If anyone knows which series was used to NCL in '79 I would be most grateful for the info.
UK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2582 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2456 times:
Thanks for the responses, guys. I agree that a D-8 63 would have been more likely due the full-Y config.
Edina - I wasn't born until 1979 so don't remember CP Air at NCL myself, but I do remember the Wardair DC-10s. I still have a photo of one taking off from NCL in 1985. Apparently on alternative weeks it used to be the DC-10 & B747 but I only saw the DC-10.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24075 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2279 times:
Quoting LongHauler (Reply 3): My guess would be the DC-8-63, as it would appear to be the only DC-8 that CP operated in an all Y configuration, and NCL was a charter destination.
CP's DC-8-43s and sole -53 and -55F sometimes operated in all-Y configurations, especially on charters. However I would be fairly confident that by 1979 almost all UK charters using DC-8s would have used the -63.
Quoting Connies4ever (Reply 2): I think from looking at Airlinerlist.com that most of the -40s had been withdrawn by about 1980, so perhaps it was one of the handful of -50s they had in service (believe a -51, a -53, and a -54CF).
The combi was a -55F not a -54F, purchased used from Douglas. It was sold in 1978. CP did operate a leased -51 (the very first DC-8 built) but that was only for a year in 1966-67.