I have been a long-time admirer of the DC-8 aircraft but have never had the opportunity to fly as a passenger in one - nor have I ever flown in any of the classic jets of that era (e.g. B-707, B-720, IL-62, VC-10). With the exception of the IL-62, these aircraft seem to be extinct now at Pearson Airport.
I'm hoping that someone who has been on many DC-8 flights can shed a bit of light on what it actually is like to fly in one of these classic jets in terms of internal sound and the perception of acceleration. Old engine stretch 8's seemed to always really labor down the runway on takeoff and they also seemed to use lots of flap compared to practically any other large jets.
For comparative purposes, I've flown in the DC-10-30, 737-200, 767-300ER, and DC-9-30. (Somehow I get the feeling that DC-8's were nothing like any of these!)
Thanks in advance