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User currently offlineDouglas DC 8 From Switzerland, joined Aug 2001, 149 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

I like these airplanes very much, do you know if you still can watch them regularly at an Europe's airport?

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User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

Ostend, Manston or Bratislava

User currently offlineDouglas DC 8 From Switzerland, joined Aug 2001, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

Thanks Ceilidh. Does anybody know still another airport?

User currently offlineSabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2714 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

As far as I know the Italian Airforce still has some B707s based at Torino.

At Frankfurt the USAF also has some B707s 'on display' from time to time, although I do not believe they are based there.

At Brussels DHL has a dayly transatlantic DC-8 flight, leaving at about 6 o'clock local time.


User currently offlineLowsonboy From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

"At Brussels DHL has a dayly transatlantic DC-8 flight, leaving at about 6 o'clock local time"

I konw all about DHL's flights out of Brussels, they used to wake me up all the time!


User currently offlineDouglas DC 8 From Switzerland, joined Aug 2001, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

Thanks to all. So I think that I will take a trip to Brüssel.

User currently offlineQNH1013 From Belgium, joined May 2001, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

If you go to Brussels, you'd better stop in EBOS (ostend), lots of DC8s here (african international, MKA, LWA,...) and lots of 707 (there used to be more: TMA, Air Memphis...)

C ya in EBOS
QNH1013


User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1872 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

The French Air force has 1 or 2 DC8 based in CDG (they had more, but 1 has been transformed for electronic war and is no more used for transportation)

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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)

Nana....



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User currently offlineDouglas DC 8 From Switzerland, joined Aug 2001, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Hello Teva
It is long ago that you flew to Thaiti with one of the DC 8's?


User currently offlineEDR 374 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1246 times:

Does anybody know other places?

User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1451 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

Luxemburg!
Homebase of Cargolion operating DC8 & DC10


User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1872 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1216 times:

Hello Douglas DC8,
those flights to Tahiti were in 89 and 90.
but I still see this DC8 almost every week, as AF is doing their maintenance, and AF maintenance is next to the Fedex hub in CDG
Nana.....



Ecoute les orgues, Elles jouent pour toi...C'est le requiem pour un con
User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6451 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1212 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.


Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineDelta_fan From Mexico, joined Jul 2001, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

Hi DC

I belive MTY is a bit far from you but we have regular cargo a/c from Emery and DHL both using DC-8 and B707


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

Have UPS finished using DC-8's?

Staffan


User currently offlinePalebird From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1201 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.

User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1984 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1196 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....


The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3407 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

UPS will probably still be using the dc-8 after they retire the 757! lol. maybe not, but they keep claiming they have plans to retire them... still, two a day out here in KPDX (untill recently).


When in doubt, one B pump off
User currently offlineEBOS From Belgium, joined Jul 2001, 520 posts, RR: 48
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

If you wanna see a DC8 or B707, go to Ostend !

African International DC8 : several flights a week
MK Airlines DC8 : regular on sunday
Air Memphis 707 : several flights a week
TMA 707 : regular on friday



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User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

Yes,
UPS uses the DC8 quite a bit; tons of them come in here @ SDF (Louisville). I don't think that the aircraft leaves US soil anymore...I might be wrong on that..

Boeing727


User currently offlineDouglas DC 8 From Switzerland, joined Aug 2001, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Thanks for all replies. I think I know where I will take my next trip to. To Ostend
Does anybody know if UPS is really going to retire their DC 8's?


User currently offlineGregg From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1096 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.

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