On May 12, 2013 ATI DC-8-62 N799AL operated its last ever flight from Travis Air Force Base to Hickam AFB in Hawaii. The week of May 13, 2013, the DC-8 operated her last South Pacific USAF charters to Kwajalein Atoll on Monday and Wednesday, and to Wake Island on Thursday, and on Friday May 17, 2013 the aircraft's last ever flight was to her final resting place at the Barbar's Point Aviation Museum on Oahu.
Henry Tenby video documented the Travis arrival and departure all in HD as presented in this teaser clip. A DVD will be released this year from this video shoot.
Very special thanks go to USAF Lt. Col. Larry Suter, ATI's Bob Dobler and Phil Sisco, and the fabulous PR folks at Travis AFB, specially Ellen Hatfield and Angela Martin. Without everyone's help we would not have been able to document this amazing, historic, classic American jetliner.
Cygnus Air DC-8-62 EC-EMD starting engines. Vuelo de despedida del avion DC8/62F EC-EMD. Tras muchos años operando para Iberia y C.Ygnus Air, con este video se despide de nosotros y pasa a otro operador, posiblemente lo puedan ver volando a partir de ahora por Africa.