dtwclipper You are correct sir! Yessir, the aircraft hit mach 1.012 in a test done by douglas at edwards, and just to make SOlnabo happy ChuckYeager was flying an F-104 chase plane next to it. The feat was not repeated after this on purpose, but the DC-8's bondafides were set in stone. No wonder they are still flying strong today!
c-boy...Leave it to you to take this to the next level....what did I tell you about the villagers and their torches? dude, that was cold hearted, I mean there probably was some kind of a record set for fastest powered and probably controlled descent by an airliner, but I don't think I'da told that ... i'll repeat it though!
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