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Air New Zealand DC8 Landing At Raratonga 1974  
User currently offlineTheCommodore From Australia, joined Dec 2007, 3523 posts, RR: 9
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3699 times:

Here's some Standard 8 footage of ZK-NZF arriving at Raratonga airport on 30 June 1974. This particular aircraft went on to have a quite interesting career following its time with Air New Zealand.

It was sold to McDonnell-Douglas in 1976, leased to Cyprus Airways, and was later damaged in a gun battle at Nicosia Airport in 1978 as N99862 - then returned to McDonnell-Douglas for repairs and was later sold to Evergreen International where it became N804EV.

Flown 905,468 kms or 2.356 times to the moon, 1296 hrs, Longest flight 10,524 kms
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User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2240 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3487 times:
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Love dem eights. Guess it's because they were the first jet for me. Thanks.

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User currently offlineHenkybaby From Netherlands, joined May 2008, 593 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

Nice piece of airline history. Shot it yourself?

Wherever you go, there you are!
User currently offlineTheCommodore From Australia, joined Dec 2007, 3523 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

No, I was seven at the time  cheeky 

I was standing beside my father when he shot this scene on a steam-driven camcorder - a 1964 Yamica Model 3! It ran on three penlight batteries and made movies that lasted 6 minutes.

We'd been on vacation in Moorea / Bora Bora. Our flight from Papeete to Raratonga was on another Air New Zealand DC8, ZK-NZA - one of Air New Zealand's first DC8's perhaps?

This footage, though, is of ZK-NZF which carried us from Raratonga to Auckland. My Air New Zealand 'Junior Jet Club Flight Log Book' confirms her registration. Even as a kid, I remember how much I liked the DC8 - they seemed to have bigger windows! Plus, in those days Air New Zealand placed a green plastic Tiki and a couple of postcards on every seat. Very exciting if you were a kid.

I recently nabbed my father's box of old family holiday movie reels, his projector, and a clever little projector to video camera converter thing and am now hunting through for any other pieces of aviation history.

Flown 905,468 kms or 2.356 times to the moon, 1296 hrs, Longest flight 10,524 kms
User currently offlineBeechNut From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 752 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

Cool, I will have to do the same with some of my dad's old home movies.

However he was a railfan and not a plane fan so there are lots of cool Canadian Pacific train shots with vintage old diesels.

I also happen to be a railnut as well, so even I can appreciate them.


User currently offlineCubastar From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 422 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

Quoting TheCommodore (Reply 3):
they seemed to have bigger windows!

Yep, they actually were bigger than the Boeings but there were fewer of them.

User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1950 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

RAR I willl came soon....

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