CitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2518 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4401 times:
Not exactly what you are looking for, but: N803PA, Douglas DC-8-32, Jet Clipper Mandarin, notes: C/N 45256, delivered to Pan Am on 7 February 1960. The first DC-8-32 delivered to Pan Am. Later sold to Delta Air Lines on 30 December 1968, and reregistered as N8038A. Delta sold this DC-8 to the Charlotte Aircraft Company on 21 January 1974, who in turn leased it to Ranger Air Cargo. Over the ensuing years this airframe was operated by Intercontinental Airways, Ghana Airways and Air Tchad. It was withdrawn from use and placed in storage at Copenhagen, Denmark, and was ultimately scrapped in October 1984. http://www.logbookmag.com/databases/articles.asp?ID=95&CatID=47
zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5595 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3974 times:
I'm not sure the date of PAA's first DC-8 flight but, I believe a lot of their DC-8 service was South America. Their sister airline Panagra was exclusively a DC-8 customer for their jets and they had a lot of flights out of MIA to points in South America. Hope this sheds some light. I'd like to know the definitive answers myself.
Tomassjc From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 934 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3545 times:
According to George Cearly Jr's "Douglas DC-8, A Pictorial History", it looks like Pan Am's first DC-8-32 service was March 10, 1960, New York (Idlewild) to Bermuda. Followed by Idlewild-London Heathrow on April 27, 1960.
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