Gold toning for this beautiful old lady.
Departing to Geneva off runway 05L
Wonderful sight and sound as she departs back to Geneva after a couple of hours on the deck at Manchester
The last time this aircraft visited Manchester was in 1988 !! An absolute gem of an aeroplane, delivered on 14/10/1969 to United Airlines there surely can't be a more prestine DC-8 still flying ! ... (more)
Taxiing for departure to Geneva under a very dark and dreary sky.
The first officer readies the a/c for departure to Geneva.
Possible the last ever DC-8 to depart from Manchester, looking as good as new on departure to Geneva with the 2 mounds at the viewing park rather busy on a very windy afternoon
Unforgettable sound of the '60.
Close up of the undercarage and reverse thrusters in action of this nearly 40 year old jet, previously registered as N8975U with United Airlines in the 1970's
Rumoured that this could be the last DC-8 to ever visit EGCC.
Not a good sight for the environmentalists, but it certainly does take you back in time. This DC-8 is on short finals for Runway 05R, arriving from Stockholm.