Photo © Paul Dopson
I think it's wonderful that in this day and age we still see fully operational first-generation DC-8's. It did get me thinking, though, about how operators of these older DC-8's get all the necessary parts when it comes time for major overhauls, seeing as the planes have been out of production for almost 30 years.
By the way, does anyone know if production of the Series 50 plane ended when the "stretch" versions came out in 1966? Or were aircraft such as this one above still produced right up to the closing of the DC-8 production line in May of 1972?