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.
Start up of Lineas Aereas Canedo (LAC) Super DC-3 (C117D) CP-2421 at Cochabamba airport (Bolivia) for a local flight over the city. Crew was Captain Rolando Canedo Lopez, pilot Marcello Canedo and pilot Roberto Canedo Valdivia (March 2006)
Northern Air Cargo Douglas DC-6A N779TA (c/n 45529) comes in to land at Fairbanks International Airport. (July 2003). I saw this aircraft flying cargo for Trans-Air-link out of Miami International back in the mid-eighties! Now she sits engineless in the gras at Fairbanks waiting for a brighter future!