If a DC8 is in CDG, it will be parked at the terminal 1 (Called "le Camembert")
or at the Air France maintenance area (next to Fedex hub)
They are used as passenger aircraft or freighter or combi. (I took 1 of them to fly to Tahiti, with a stop at LAX)
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Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 7034 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1571 times:
The last civil one I saw was a DC-8-73 cargo plane at ZRH (that's your country, but the other end of the country). That was about 3 - 4 years ago. Both 707 and DC-8 are very rare birds i civil colours today and they hardly exist on European registers. Maybe there are still a few examples bringing in vegetables from Africa on more or less irregular basis.
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Palebird From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (14 years 4 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1560 times:
Cargo Lion no longer exists. There are many 707's operating out of Africa still and many DC8's operating out of the USA.Ostend and Brussels are your best spots for seeing 8's as well as Le Bourget in Paris where there are three DC8's flying for the French military. Manston, England has many DC8 and 707 flights also.
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2135 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (14 years 4 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1555 times:
Perhaps Frankfurt am Main, where one could view (?) KC-135s. Granted, these are not 707s in the true sense of the word, but they are close. I don't know if any still have PW JT-3D turbofans (i.e., not refitted with CFM-56s). While I was at the central New Jersey coast, close to several Air Force Bases, I was treated to the sight and sound of these old birds (remember, the JT-3Ds originally hung from the wings of 707 airliners). I, too, love the DC-8 and 707; when I hear those old engines, I stop whatever I am doing. Having grown up with these maginificent birds, the sound of a JT-3D is something I recognize immediately, yes, even after all these years....
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Gregg From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1455 times:
I think the DC-8 will stay in cargo service for a long time in carriers like UPS. They will be using the newer a/c everday, and use DC-8s on days of heavy need. It might cost a little more money to fly a DC-8 then a 757, but if you need to park it 5-6 days a week, it is much cheaper then a B757 in the long run.