Remarks: Brand new type for Everts Air Cargo. This DC-9 was built in 1969 with Martinair Holland as first operator and was, by incredible coincidence, the first aircraft I ever flew in, more than 20 years ago.
Remarks: It is not hard to imagine why this strange aircraft is called the Flying Boxcar once you see one in real life. This one rests peacefully at Everts. On the roof you can see the JET PAK modification. A Westinghouse J34-WE-36 jet engine for improvement of short-start capability. The original military markings still shine through.
Remarks: About a million miles from home, the first aircraft I see on this remote airport is one from our own airforce. What a coincidence. As far as I know this aircraft should be a tanker but I couldn't find any modifications done.
Remarks: I found this aircraft in a closed hangar at the small museum of flight restoration. They were kind enough to let me in so I could take this picture. Only 75 frames were built and the first one flew in 1933.