Aviation Photo #1631252 McDonnell Douglas DC-8-61 - Delta Air Lines

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Photo taken of Delta Airlines DC-8 taking off on a bright, clear, but bitterly cold day at O'Hare Airport.
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    Paul Cicci
    Delta Air Lines
    McDonnell Douglas DC-8-61
    McDonnell Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
    McDonnell Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
    McDonnell Douglas
    Chicago - O'Hare International (Orchard Field)
    February 1981
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7 years ago
Great atmosphere. It's a DC-8-61, not a -71, it still has the JT-3D's.
7 years ago
When Delta flew real planes!
7 years ago
Now that is a classic shot!! I always loved the chin scoops on the DC-8, thanks for sharing this.
7 years ago
It was planes, not flying machines. Many thanks.
5 years ago
I was working for Delta at Ohare, on the ramp, at around the time this photo was taken. It could have been very well a particular flight assigned to my gate. It really brings back memories over of 30 years ago. Great action action shot!
5 years ago
In regards to visitor from the Netherlands 871 is aircraft registration Delta used for internal purposes, all Delta aircraft use a company 3 digit numbering system to indentify individual planes. At the time of of the DC8 they 800 series numbers. From a retired Delta employee
5 years ago
This brings back memories, while working at ohare for delta on the ramp at the time, it could have been both a day and flight worked. in regard to aircraft type, it is a dc8-61. 871 refers to the ship number that delta assigned for internal use. all delta aircraft carry a 3 digit number on the nose wheel doors and on the tail.

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