Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection – NASA DC-8-72 Photos Fred Cox DC-8 Jet Collection – DAC DC-8-11 N8008D

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
DC-8-72
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Many Thanks To Doug Baker at NASA For Sending Me These Wonderful Photos!


Photo taken at NASA’s Ames Research Center, near San Francisco, in 1994. During this time the DC-8-72 was Registered N717NA. Some people have wondered why the change in Registration from N717NA to N817NA? The Answer is – each of NASA’s Centers has it’s own number. The Ames Center is #7 & thus the N717NA Registration Number. When the DC-8 was reassigned to NASA’s Dryden Center in California’s Mojave Desert, which is #8, the Registration Number was changed to N817NA.


The NASA DC-8-72 Cruising Over The California Hills & Desert.


Another Great Photo of the NASA DC-8 Flying Over The Snowy Mountains


View from Above The NASA Eight Flying Over The California Desert


Taken in July 2004 from a Lockheed P-3 while flying at 500 feet (mean sea level) over New England.
These aircraft were flying in formation which is a bit slow for the DC-8 but it is a very versatile airplane!


The Beautiful ‘8’ in an Icy Morning Takeoff at Kiruna, Sweden (In the Swedish Arctic).


An Equally Beautiful Takeoff in the Evening from Kiruna, Sweden.


Finally & Most Importantly, Here is the Flight Crew For the NASA DC-8-72.

Information & Photos Courtesy of & Many Thanks To NASA & Doug Baker

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