Post by Tom/CalClassic on Apr 18, 2021 12:10:16 GMT -5
The UAL DC-8 might have also been heavy, and the 720B light. But the fan engines really increased the utility of the early jets. I don't know why UAL didn't retrofit their jets, but I don't know of a major DC-8 operator that did.
Beautiful video! Reminds me of flying On a NWA 720B from PDX to ORD July 1963. Passed a UAL DC-8 2000 ft below that had departed PDX 30 minutes before our flight.
That's Weird.. In 1997 I had almost the same thing happen. PDX to ORD NWA & American, both Mad Dogs. I was in the American, and the delayed NWA you could see back and to the right, almost the whole trip. Stefan
Now posting from under the KPDX 28L approach. For our missing member Kris C. I will be making sure I leave a light on for them..