Aviation Photo #0407762 Douglas DC-8-21 - Eastern Air Lines

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Two Eastern DC-8s with the old and new c/s along with a Pan Am DC-8 across the field.
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    David Schulman
    Eastern Air Lines
    Douglas DC-8-21
    Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
    Douglas DC-8 (Jet Trader/C-24)
    Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field)
    October 18, 1964
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Photo Added: August 23, 2003

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12 years ago
My favorite airliner, the DC-8, x3!!! :D doesnt get much better than that, and a golden eagle to boot!

11 years ago
A surperb shot from the golden age of airliners,these planes had real style so lacking today.
8 years ago
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.
8 years ago
Curious that the rear of the nacelles look so hollow, such a historic photo
8 years ago
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!
7 years ago
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!
7 years ago
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.
7 years ago
Those were the golden days of Eastern, together with the entire staff being proud of their company
5 years ago
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
4 years ago
Wow, the aileron is HUGE.
4 years ago
Heavy planes not plastic ones

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