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Cox

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FLYING
FLYING LINE /

FLYING TIGERS


DC-8

FLEET INFORMATION

DOUGLAS
FACTORY DELIVERIES



























































































































































































MSN/LINE#
SERIES
REGISTRATION
DELIVERED
DISPOSED
REMARKS
45818/242
55F
N802SW
11/13/65
10/17/69
SEABOARD
WORLD AIRLINES (SWA) – NOT TAKEN UP; DELIVERED TO FLYING TIGER LINE
& IMMEDIATELY LEASED TO SEABOARD WORLD 11/13/65; SUBLEASED TO DOUGLAS
AIRCRAFT 1/22/69-4/2/69; FLYING TIGER SOLD TO INTERNATIONAL AERODYNE
& SWA CONTINUED TO LEASE 10/17/69
45821/255
55F
N803SW
3/17/66
11/3/69
SEABOARD
WORLD AIRLINES (SWA) – NOT TAKEN UP; DELIVERED TO FLYING TIGER LINE
3/17/66 & IMMEDIATELY LEASED TO SEABOARD WORLD 3/18/66; FLYING TIGER
SOLD TO INTERNATIONAL AERODYNE & SWA CONTINUED TO LEASE 11/3/69
45816/236
55F
N804SW

YV-C-VIM

G-BIAS

N804SW
9/29/65

9/80
7/25/75

11/4/83
SLICK
AIRWAYS – NOT TAKEN UP; SEABOARD WORLD AIRLINES (SWA) – NOT TAKEN UP;
DELIVERED TO FLYING TIGER LINE & IMMEDIATELY LEASED TO SEABOARD
WORLD 9/29/65-12/22/68; LEASED TO VIASA 12/12/68; SUBLEASED TO TRANSCARGA
1/1/69; TRANSCARGA REREGISTERED YV-C-VIM 10/2/72; RETURNED TO FLYING
TIGER & SOLD TO SWA AS N804SW 7/25/75; SWA SOLD TO IAS CARGO AIRLINES
2/8/78; SWA BOUGHT 8/80 REGISTERED AS G-BIAS, SWA MERGED INTO FLYING
TIGER LINE 9/80; FLYING TIGER REREGISTERED N804SW 1/30/81; LEASED TO
CHALLENGE AIR TRANSPORT 8/81; FLYING TIGER SOLD TO CAPITOL AIRWAYS 11/4/83
45817/248
55F
N805SW

N805U
1/12/66
4/2/71
SLICK
AIRWAYS – NOT TAKEN UP; SEABOARD WORLD AIRLINES (SWA) – NOT TAKEN UP;
DELIVERED TO FLYING TIGER LINE & IMMEDIATELY LEASED TO SEABOARD
WORLD 1/12/66-3/5/69; LEASED TO UNIVERSAL AIRLINES 4/5/69 AS N805U;
SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES SYSTEM SUBLEASED 6/10/70-12/9/70; FLYING TIGER
SOLD TO BALAIR AG 4/2/71
46003/401
63AF
N783FT
10/22/68
8/84
DELIVERED
TO FLYING TIGER IN THEIR ‘JUMBO JET’ SCHEME; LEASED TO AIR INDIA 11/25/82-4/7/83;
SOLD TO CAMMACORP 8/83; FLYING TIGER LEASED BACK 8/83-8/84
46004/403
63AF
N784FT
10/25/68
12/29/82
DELIVERED
TO FLYING TIGER IN THEIR ‘JUMBO JET’ SCHEME; CONVERTED TO DC-8-73AF
10/82; SOLD TO UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (UPS)
46005/412
63AF
N785FT
11/25/68
7/27/70
CRASHED
ON APPROACH TO OKINAWA, JAPAN
46006/413
63AF
N786FT
12/3/68
12/29/82
CONVERTED
TO DC-8-73AF 12/82; SOLD TO UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (UPS)
46007/422
63AF
N787FT
1/3/69
12/29/82
CONVERTED
TO DC-8-73AF 12/82; SOLD TO UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (UPS)
46008/423
63AF
N788FT
1/6/69
6/83
CONVERTED
TO DC-8-73AF 2/83; SOLD TO UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (UPS)
46044/432
63AF
N790FT
2/28/69

10/83
8/83

7/84
LEASED
TO AIR INDIA 12/5/82; SOLD TO CAMMACORP 8/83; CAMMACORP LEASED TO AIR
INDIA 8/83-10/83; CAMMACORP LEASED BACK TO FLYING TIGER 10/83-7/84
45989/371
63CF
N779FT
6/28/68
5/19/76
DELIVERED
TO FLYING TIGER IN THEIR ‘JUMBO JET’ SCHEME; SOLD TO CARGOLUX
45990/375
63CF
N780FT
7/17/68
6/30/77
DELIVERED
TO FLYING TIGER IN THEIR ‘JUMBO JET’ SCHEME; SOLD TO CARGOLUX
45991/380
63CF
N781FT
7/26/68
6/84
DELIVERED
TO FLYING TIGER IN THEIR ‘JUMBO JET’ SCHEME; SOLD TO CAMMACORP; LEASED
BACK TO FLYING TIGER 8/83-6/84
46002/394
63CF
N782FT
9/17/68
10/7/75
DELIVERED
TO FLYING TIGER IN THEIR ‘JUMBO JET’ SCHEME; SOLD TO CARGOLUX
46045/441
63CF
N791FT
3/17/69
3/84
LEASED
TO AMERICAN FLYERS AIRLINES 5/1/69-4/30/70; LEASED TO SA DE TRANSPORT
AERIEN (SATA) 7/75-11/75; LEASED TO EL AL 3/22/79-4/30/79;

SOLD TO NATIONAL FUNDING CORPORATION
46046/444
63CF
N792FT
3/21/69
1/26/84
LEASED
TO AMERICAN FLYERS AIRLINES 5/26/69-5/21/70; CONVERTED TO DC-8-73CF
1/84; SOLD TO EMERY WORLDWIDE AIRLINES
46047/447
63CF
N793FT
3/31/69
8/83
LEASED
TO OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRLINES (ONA) 4/4/69-9/30/70; LEASED TO TRANS
INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES 6/1/78-9/27/78; SOLD TO CAMMACORP 8/83; FLYING
TIGER LEASED BACK 8/83-8/84
46086/478
63CF
N794FT
8/4/69
7/19/84
LEASED
TO WORLD AIRWAYS 11/6/75-5/9/76; LEASED TO TRANS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
(TIA) 3/1/78; TIA REREGISTERED N870TV 4/78; NAME CHANGED TO TRANSAMERICA
AIRLINES 10/1/79; SOLD TO BENDIX CORP. 6/12/84; FLYING TIGER LEASED
BACK 6/12/84; CONVERTED TO DC-8-73CF 7/84; FLYING TIGER RETURNED TO
BENDIX CORPORATION 7/19/84
46103/483
63CF
N795FT
8/29/69
6/13/84
SOLD
TO BENDIX CORPORATION
46104/488
63CF
N796FT
10/3/69
5/84
LEASED
TO AIR INDIA 8/16/81-11/25/82; SOLD TO CONNECTICUT NATIONAL BANK
46138
63CF
N797FT
ORDER
CANCELLED
AIRCRAFT
NOT BUILT

DC-8s
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MSN/LINE#
SERIES
REGISTRATION
DELIVERED
DISPOSED
REMARKS
45858/274
55F
N789FT
9/26/77
2/1/78
LEASED
FROM CANADIAN PACIFIC AIRLINES
45938/331
61CF
N860FT
4/3/78
7/18/84
LEASED
FROM TRANS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES; RETURNED TO TRANSAMERICA AIRLINES
(NEW NAME EFFECTIVE 10/1/79)
45900/316
61CF
N861FT
6/1/78
5/6/84
LEASED
FROM TRANS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES; RETURNED TO TRANSAMERICA AIRLINES
(NEW NAME EFFECTIVE 10/1/79)
45948/321
61CF
N862FT
2/1/78
12/30/84
LEASED
FROM TRANS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES; SUBLEASED TO EMERY WORLDWIDE AIRLINES
8/20/82-4/26/84; RETURNED TO TRANSAMERICA AIRLINES (NEW NAME EFFECTIVE
10/1/79)
45949/329
61CF
N863FT
4/20/79
12/30/84
LEASED
FROM TRANS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES; RETURNED TO TRANSAMERICA AIRLINES
(NEW NAME EFFECTIVE 10/1/79)
45952/338
61CF
N864FT
4/20/79
12/30/84
LEASED
FROM TRANS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES; SUBLEASED TO OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRLINES
(ONA) 4/10/81; ONA CHANGED NAME TO NATIONAL AIRLINES 12/1/83; RETURNED
TO FLYING TIGER ON 12/30/84 AND TRANSAMERICA AIRLINES (NEW NAME EFFECTIVE
10/1/79) 12/30/84
45939/351
61CF
N867FT
12/16/77
4/30/85
LEASED
FROM OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRLINES (ONA); BOUGHT FROM ONA 8/78; LEASED
TO PACIFIC EAST AIR 8/1/82-1/9/84; NATIONAL AIRLINES (EX-ONA) LEASED
9/1/84-12/31/84; SOLD TO UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (UPS)
45950/354
61CF
N868FT
12/21/77
6/8/85
BOUGHT
FROM OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRLINES (ONA);

SOLD TO UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (UPS)
45961/361
62CF-H
N3931A
6/84
12/84
LEASED
FROM SEA AND SUN AVIATION LTD
45929/367
63
N624FT
6/19/68
7/1/69
LEASED
FROM CP AIR
45928/334
63
N625FT
7/2/68
12/30/68
LEASED
FROM CP AIR
46109/493
63CF
N8642

N772FT
9/80

8/8/81
5/8/81

1/22/84
AIRCRAFT
ACQUIRED IN MERGER OF SEABOARD WORLD AIRLINES (SWA) INTO FLYING TIGER
9/80; REREGISTERED N772FT 11/30/80; LEASED TO AIR INDIA 12/1/80; SOLD
TO OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS (ONA) 5/8/81 & AIR INDIA CONTINUED
TO LEASE UNTIL 8/8/81; ONA LEASED TO FLYING TIGER 8/8/81; ONA SOLD TO
FLYING TIGER 1/84; CONVERTED TO DC-8-73CF 1/84; FLYING TIGER SOLD TO
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE 1/22/84
45966/393
63CF
N8632

N773FT
9/80
5/7/84
AIRCRAFT
ACQUIRED IN MERGER OF SEABOARD WORLD AIRLINES (SWA) INTO FLYING TIGER
9/80; AIRCRAFT WAS ON SUBLEASE TO SAUDIA 9/80; REREGISTERED N773FT 11/28/80
WHILE ON LEASE TO SAUDIA, RETURNED TO FLYING TIGER 4/30/81; LEASED TO
AIR INDIA 8/8/81-12/5/82; CONVERTED TO DC-8-73CF 4/84; SOLD TO UNITED
PARCEL SERVICE (UPS) 5/7/84
46087/454
63CF
N864F

N774FT
9/80
4/21/81
AIRCRAFT
ACQUIRED IN MERGER OF SEABOARD WORLD AIRLINES (SWA) INTO FLYING TIGER
9/80; AIRCRAFT WAS ON SUBLEASE TO SAUDIA 9/80; RETURNED TO FLYING TIGER
3/81 & REREGISTERED N774FT; SOLD TO OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRLINES (ONA)
4/21/81
46112/520
63CF
N776FT

TF-FLF

N776FT
11/20/80
9/30/84
BOUGHT
FROM OVERSEAS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES (ONA) & REGISTERED N776FT 11/20/80;
LEASED TO ICELANDAIR 12/80 & REREGISTERED TF-FLF; RETURNED TO FLYINT
TIGRER & REREGISTERED N776FT 1/81; LEASED TO AIR INDIA 1/29/81-8/16/81;
CONVERTED TO DC-8-73CF 9/84; SOLD TO UNITED PARCEL SERVICE 9/30/84
46049/479
63CF
TF-FLC

N778FT
9/80
3/1/81
AIRCRAFT
ACQUIRED IN MERGER OF SEABOARD WORLD AIRLINES (SWA) INTO FLYING TIGER
9/80; AIRCRAFT WAS LEASED FROM GREYHOUND LEASING & FINANCIAL CORP.
TO SWA & SUBLEASE TO FLUGLEDIR UNTIL 10/80; SUBLEASED TO AIR INDIA
12/1/80; RETURNED TO FLYING TIGER & REREGISTERED N778FT 2/81; GREYHOUND
LEASING THEN LEASED TO OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRLINEDS 3/1/81; SEE MORE
HISTORY IN OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS DC-8 HISTORY
46140/528
63CF
N797FT
6/4/71
5/84
BOUGHT
FROM UNIVERSAL AIRLINES (POST MERGER WITH AMERICAN FLYERS AIRLINE) &
REREGISTERED N797FT 6/4/71; LEASED TO TRANS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES (TIA)
6/1/72-3/30/73; LEASED TO CARGOLUX 5/11/77; SUBLEASED TO LOFTLIEDIR
5/11/77-9/1/77; RETURNED TO FLYING TIGER 9/15/77; OVERSEAS NATIONAL
AIRWAYS BOUGHT & LEASED BACK TO FLYING TIGER 5/8/81; SUBLEASED TO
PACIFIC EAST AIR 6/7/82-9/23/83; CONVERTED TO DC-8-73CF 5/84; ONA SOLD
TO UNITED PARCEL SERVICE 5/18/84
46108/522
63CF
N123AF

N798FT
6/4/71
7/84
BOUGHT
FROM UNIVERSAL AIRLINES (POST MERGER WITH AMERICAN FLYERS AIRLINE) 6/4/71;
LEASED TO TRANS INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES (TIA) 6/4/71-9/17/71; REREGISTERED
N798FT 9/17/71; LEASED TO TIA 12/15/71-9/15/72; ARMCO INDUSTRIAL CREDIT
CORP. BOUGHT 12/79 & LEASED BACK TO FLYING TIGER 12/79; OVERSEAS
NATIONAL AIRWAYS (ONA) BOUGHT 4/81 & CONTINUED TO LEASE TO FLYING
TIGER 4/81; CONVERTED TO DC-8-73CF 7/84; ONA SOLD TO UNITED PARCEL SERVICE
7/5/84
46001/395
63CF

73CF
N799FT

EI-BTG

N706FT
9/17/73

2/1/87

5/19/87
6/18/74

5/19/87

8/8/89
BOUGHT
FROM OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS; SOLD TO SA DE TRANSPORT AERIEN (SATA);
GPA GROUP BOUGHT 1/87; LEASED TO FLYING TIGER 2/1/87; TRANSTIGER CORP.
(PARENT COMPANY OF FLYING TIGER LINE) BOUGHT, REREGISTERED N706FT &
LEASED TO FLYING TIGER 5/19/87; SOLD TO CHRYSLER ASSETT MANAGEMENT CORP.
& LEASED BACK TO FLYING TIGER 9/16/88; FLYING TIGER MERGED INTO
FEDERAL EXPRESS 8/7/89; FEDEX REREGISTERED N404FE 2/20/90; SOLD TO UNITED
PARCEL SERVICE 7/30/90
46088/464
63CF
N865F
9/80
2/82
AIRCRAFT
ACQUIRED IN MERGER OF SEABOARD WORLD AIRLINES (SWA) INTO FLYING TIGER
9/80; AIRCRAFT WAS ON SUBLEASE TO SAUDIA 9/80; RETURNED TO FLYING TIGER
4/30/81; LEASED TO OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRLINES (ONA) 6/23/81; SUBLEASED
TO SAUDIA 6/81; FLYING TIGER SOLD TO WELLS FARGO BANK 2/82; LEASE TO
ONA & SUBLEASE TO SAUDIA CONTINUED 2/82; SEE MORE HISTORY IN OVERSEAS
NATIONAL AIRWAYS DC-8 HISTORY
45968/389
63CF
N871TV
2/16/78
9/14/84
BOUGHT
FROM SA DE TRANSPORT AERIEN & REREGISTERED N871TV; LEASED TO TRANS
INTERNATIONAL AIR LINES (TIA) 4/10/79; TRANSAMERICA AIRLINES NEW NAME
EFF. 10/1/79; RETURNED TO FLYING TIGER 5/26/80; LEASED TO TRANSAMERICA
AIRLINES 9/10/80-7/1/84; CONVERTED TO DC-8-73CF 8/84; SOLD TO UNITED
PARCEL SERVICE (UPS) 9/14/84
46117/525
63CF

73CF
N4869T

N701FT
1/22/87

4/88
4/88

8/7/89
TRANSTIGER
CORP. (PARENT COMPANY OF FLYING TIGER LINE) BOUGHT FROM TRANSAMERICA
AIRLINES 1/87; LEASED TO FLYING TIGER LINE 1/22/87; REREGISTERED N701FT
4/88; SOLD TO FIRST FIDELITY BANK & LEASED BACK TO FLYING TIGER
9/30/88; FLYING TIGER MERGED INTO FEDERAL EXPRESS 8/7/89; FEDEX REREGISTERED
N401FE 1/8/90; SOLD TO UNITED PARCEL SERVICE 9/17/90
46073/485
63CF

73CF
N4865T

N702FT
1/87

6/89
6/89

8/7/89
TRANSTIGER
CORP. (PARENT COMPANY OF FLYING TIGER LINE) BOUGHT FROM TRANSAMERICA
AIRLINES 1/87; LEASED TO FLYING TIGER LINE 1/87; REREGISTERED N702FT
7/88; SOLD TO FIRST FIDELITY BANK & LEASED BACK TO FLYING TIGER
9/30/88; FLYING TIGER MERGED INTO FEDERAL EXPRESS 8/7/89; FEDEX REREGISTERED
N402FE 1/1/90; SOLD TO UNITED PARCEL SERVICE 9/17/90
46059/456
63CF

73CF
N4864T

N703FT
2/1/87

7/88
7/88

8/7/89
TRANSTIGER
CORP. (PARENT COMPANY OF FLYING TIGER LINE) BOUGHT FROM TRANSAMERICA
AIRLINES 1/87; LEASED TO FLYING TIGER LINE 2/1/87; REREGISTERED N703FT
7/88; SOLD TO PACIFICCORP CREDIT & LEASED BACK TO FLYING TIGER 9/3/88;
FLYING TIGER MERGED INTO FEDERAL EXPRESS 8/7/89; FEDEX SOLD TO UNITED
PARCEL SERVICE & LEASED FEDEX 6/29/90-1/7/91
46090/504
63CF

73CF
N4867T

N705FT
2/1/87

5/88
5/88

8/89
TRANSTIGER
CORP. (PARENT COMPANY OF FLYING TIGER LINE) BOUGHT FROM TRANSAMERICA
AIRLINES 2/1/87; LEASED TO FLYING TIGER LINE 2/1/87; REREGISTERED N705FT
5/88; SOLD TO PACIFICCORP CREDIT & LEASED BACK TO FLYING TIGER 9/30/88;
FLYING TIGER MERGED INTO FEDERAL EXPRESS 8/7/89; FEDEX REREGISTERED
N405FE 2/20/90; FEDEX SOLD TO UNITED PARCEL SERVICE & LEASED BACK
6/29/90-1/7/91
46089/501
63CF

73CF
N4866T

N707FT
3/87

6/88
6/88

8/7/89
TRANSTIGER
CORP. (PARENT COMPANY OF FLYING TIGER LINE) BOUGHT FROM TRANSAMERICA
AIRLINES 3/87; LEASED TO FLYING TIGER LINE 3/87; REREGISTERED N707FT
6/88; SOLD TO CHRYSLER ASSETT MANAGEMENT CORP. & LEASED BACK TO
FLYING TIGER 2/9/89; FLYING TIGER MERGED INTO FEDERAL EXPRESS 8/7/89;
FEDEX REREGISTERED N407FE 12/28/89; SOLD TO UNITED PARCEL SERVICE 7/30/90

SUMMARY
OF FLYING TIGER’s DC-8 FLEET

DOUGLAS
FACTORY DELIVERYS
OTHER
DC-8’s OPERATED
DC-8F-55
— 4*
DC-8F-55
— 1
DC-8-63AF
— 7
DC-8-61F
— 7
DC-8-63CF
— 10
DC-8-62CF
— 1
 
DC-8F-63
— 2
 
DC-8F-63CF
— 9
 
DC-8F-63CF
>> 73CF — 6
TOTAL
— 21
TOTAL
— 26
TOTAL
DIFFERENT SERIES OF DC-8s OPERATED — 7
GRAND
TOTAL OF DC-8’s OPERATED — 47

*-THESE
AIRCRAFT WERE FACTORY DELIVERIES TO FLYING TIGERS BUT NEVER
OPERATED BY THEM. THEY WERE ALWAYS LEASED OUT.








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