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More: Eastern Air Lines
More: Douglas DC-8-21
More: Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA)
More: USA - Florida, October 18, 1964
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N8606 (cn 45427/56) Two Eastern DC-8s with the old and new c/s along with a Pan Am DC-8 across the field.
More: David Schulman
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A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sun March 16, 2014:
Heavy planes not plastic ones

A visitor from - posted Tue November 26, 2013:
Wow, the aileron is HUGE.

A visitor from United States posted Sat September 14, 2013:
Always did like the EA "Golden Falcon" livery and the F/C service they provided on board. Took it many times ORD-MIA and ORD-SJU

A visitor from Germany posted Wed November 10, 2010:
Those were the golden days of Eastern, together with the entire staff being proud of their company

A visitor from United States posted Fri October 1, 2010:
What an elegant scheme - so much classier than the hockey stick. Leave off the 'Fly Eastern' and it might look pretty sharp on a modern biz-jet.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri October 1, 2010:
Yes, thank you for the viewer explaining the translator rings. I, like most of you, love aviation. And I am extremely grateful for a website like Airliners.net, which I check up not every day, but even several times during the day. But even more than pictures, what I really enjoy is reading somebody's technical or historical comments, giving insight on what's happening in the photograph. Keep at it!

A visitor from United States posted Fri May 14, 2010:
Excellent photo! Love the livery and the DC-8s!

And whoever you are who commented, THANK YOU for explaining the translator rings! I've been wondering about that for years!

A visitor from - posted Fri May 14, 2010:
Curious that the rear of the nacelles look so hollow, such a historic photo

A visitor from United States posted Mon April 12, 2010:
Great to see three early DC-8's in one picture. What a beatiful livery Eastern had! The picture gives an excellent view of the "translator rings" that the early DC-8 with turbojet engines (ànd the DC-8-40 with Rolls-Royce Conway low-bypass turbofans) had. These rings had a double function: they acted as sound suppressors ànd as parts of the thrust reversers. At low altitude and on the ground, the rings were always in the position that is shown in the picture. When cruise altitude was reached, the rings would slide forward to integrate with the rest of the engine nacelles to reduce drag.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu December 14, 2006:
A surperb shot from the golden age of airliners,these planes had real style so lacking today.

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 20, 2006:
My favorite airliner, the DC-8, x3!!! :D doesnt get much better than that, and a golden eagle to boot!


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