Aviation Photo #0998086: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62H(F) - African International Airways


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  • Fred Seggie - WorldAirImages
    African International Airways
    McDonnell Douglas DC-8-62H(F)
    McDonnell Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
    McDonnell Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
    McDonnell Douglas
    46098
    516
    ZS-OSI
    Glasgow - Prestwick
    Scotland
    United Kingdom
    January 20, 2006
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#0998086
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February 04, 2006
Caption
A heavy shower passed through the field and a very lucky break in the clouds after it shows off the big water spray effect as this classic aircraft departs from Runway 31 (400mm shot). It was testing new cockpit equipment before heading back to Manston.
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Comments (41)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! Dramatic picture of this classic beauty clearly showing the strong crosswind by the spray drifting to the side. You had a bit of luck with the light but this capture was created by a skilled photographer. Well done!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I never get tired of these end of the runway shots, especially with a 4 engine beast blowing up spray. Very nice work. 5 stars.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This shot is full of action. Well Done.
Anonymous
10 years ago
My favourite aircraft in full action! Tnx Fred.

Dee-see-eit
Anonymous
10 years ago
Soooperb Fred! Love it!

Regards from Motherwell!

JT
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very interesting visual effect
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic Pic!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful aircraft,the best
Anonymous
10 years ago
Powerfull aircraft
Powerfull picture
5 star
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very good timing on the shuttle.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a moment !
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's cool to see the smoke from the engine anf the spray!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This picture deserves the best rating, marvelous.
By the way the same is true for the aircraft. Best rating ever. Its only a shame that we don't have the chance to see them here in Europe. I can almost hear the ringing in my ears from the sound of a departing DC-8.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice shot! You can clearely see the DC-8's so special fuselage with the two intakes on the nose.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'm sorry but this is a 6 stars worth

B7Sté7
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Power at its best!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a great picture! It's great to see those classic DC-8s still flying. It almost brings tears to my eyes.
Anonymous
10 years ago
My favorite aircraft.. ;)
5 *
well done
Anonymous
10 years ago
Once in a life time shot.

Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice to see an dc 8 and a great photography.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A very nice photo Fred-Malcolm Bezzina
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic
Anonymous
10 years ago
I wish I could hear the noise..:(
Anonymous
10 years ago
The photo captures the aircraft in a twisted yaw on take off - could possibly be the angle of the shot. or slight wind shear, pilot shouldve adjusted right trim before full rotate throttle up.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo Fred, love the DC-8. He's not in a "twisted yaw" on take off. The wind is coming from his left (as evidenced by the direction the water spray is moving) and he's simply crabbing into the wind to maintain runway center line.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Taken from an unusual position this photo is unusal but at the same time shows the plane in a good level of detail cosidering the distance involved
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb Photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
As an avvid plane spotter I can really apprecieate shots liek this it just reeks od history power beauty and everything wonderful about flying
Anonymous
10 years ago
Well composed I thought. Lighting effects are really good. Grey darkness in background, sunshine in forground. Lots of action. Acft slewing left to compensate for crosswind. Wings at slight angle as pilot gets it crabbed correctly. Spray from acft departing runway being blown downwind. Runway lights disappearing into the spray. The angularity of the approach lights. Good photography in my opinion. From Mike in Canada
Anonymous
10 years ago
A perfect shot of a perfect plane.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just good to see the old DC-8
Anonymous
10 years ago
A proper plane, from noise to nacelles to nostrils! Nicely lit and the weather knew when to stop raining and allow a blast of sun in to light this lovely bird's takeoff. I can remember these things shrieking into EGCC when I was a kid and all that noise and kerosene smell just comes back when you see these things "launching". Thanks for the shot.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great pic
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wonderful pic. Great aircraft and you can almost hear the sound. Miss flying them...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great photo of a great aircraft, built by a great manufacturer, Douglas company.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Rare picture shot during take off giving us a chance to look this kind of fantastic views
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thanks again Fred!
That's how we looked leaving Scotland back in 63 on the way non-stop to Winnipeg and a new life!
Anonymous
6 years ago
A classic 4 engined airliner, captured the action very well and a very atmospheric overall impression
Anonymous
5 years ago
What a shot of one of the 2 finest 60s jet airliners built weather just right good crosswind reminds me of Anchorage on a good day when I hauled DC 8s and 707s out in the 70s many thanks for the memory