Meltshopmax wrote:This past Sat me and my kids made our annual trip to the Dayton Air Show. This year there was a KC 135 a KC 10 and Orbis MD 10..... As we where taking in our luck at having some cool classic multi engine big birds, I spotted a DC 8.... Its in fantastic shape and they claim its one of only 2 operational DC 8 72F in the US. How could it be cost effective to operate this old girl with parts Ann so on that has to be in short supply. Also its cargo up front and 32 pax seats in the rear.... http://Www.daytonairshow.com/Samaritans ... glas-dc-8/ sorry my phone didn't want to work with the link.
Meltshopmax wrote:We where thrilled to see it. My boys had never seen one before and with the KC135 there also you could kinda see the beginning of the jet age in the US in one place... Orbis MD 10 with its generators and ac units was really good to see too. I think they need a few more DC 8s in there fleet.
flyingclrs727 wrote:Where do they find pilots to fly it?
nmdrdh787 wrote:IWMBH wrote:But why operate a DC-8? Don't get me wrong, i'm glad they do.
Cheap acquisition cost, and its a combi.
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