1944 Grumman G-21A Goose, c/n B-101, CF-VFU, FIFT. Dockside somewhere up Knight Inlet, B.C., Canada in spring 1969.

[1959 Kodak Retina IIIS (Type 027) rangefinder 35-mm roll film camera, s/n 86125, with Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenon 50-mm f/1.9 Synchro Compur lens, s/n 6841319; Kodak Plus-X Pan (ISO 125/22°) 36-exposure black & white negative film]

© Copyright photograph by Uwe Kündrunar Scharnberg, 1969 / Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, March 2011

“The whole history of the Canadian North can be divided into two periods—before and after the aeroplane.”
Hugh L. Keenleyside, Deputy Canadian Minister of Mines and Resources, October 1949

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

1969 McDonnell Douglas DC-8-73CF, c/n 46090/504, N4867T, Flying Tigers

1969 McDonnell Douglas DC-8-73CF, c/n 46090/504, N4867T, Flying Tigers (Flying Tigers Line), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Westchester, Los Angeles, California, USA; powered by four 22,000-lbs thrust CFM International CFM56-2C1 high-bypass turbofan engines; crew of three (pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer), cargo configuration, narrow-body intercontinental freighter; built by McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Douglas Aircraft Co. Division, Long Beach, California at Long Beach, California; built as DC-8-63CF, powered by four 19,000-lbs thrust Pratt & Whitney JT3D-7 low-bypass turbofan engines, equipped with cargo door; N4867T, TIA (Trans International Airlines), Oakland International Airport (OAK), Oakland, California on December 29, 1969; N4867T, UTA (Union de Transports Aériens), Paris, Île-de-France, France from August to December 1972, leased; N4867T, Air Afrique, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from November to December 1974, from September to November 1975, and from September to November 1976, leased; N4867T, Transamerica Airlines, Oakland International Airport (OAK), Oakland, California on October 1, 1979, airline renamed; converted to DC-8-73CF in March 1983; operated for Spirit of America Airlines, Burlingame, California from April 1985 to September 1986; operated for UPS (United Parcel Service Co.), Louisville, Kentucky from December 5, 1986 to December 24, 1986; N4867T, GPA (Guinness Peat Aviation), Shannon, County Clare, Munster, Ireland on February 1, 1987; N4867T, Flying Tigers, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Westchester, Los Angeles, California on February 1, 1987, leased from GPA; N705FT, “705”, Flying Tigers, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Westchester, Los Angeles, California in May 1988, re-registered; N705FT, “405”, FedEx (Federal Express), Memphis, Tennessee on August 7, 1989, merged; N405FE, “405”, FedEx, Memphis, Tennessee on February 20, 1990, re-registered; N405FE, “405”, UPS, Louisville, Kentucky on July 6, 1990; N405FE, “814”, UPS, Louisville, Kentucky on January 7, 1991, transferred; N814UP, “814”, UPS, Louisville, Kentucky in March 1991, re-registered; N814UP, AerSale Inc., Coral Gables, Florida on March 30, 2010; stored.

Flughafen Zürich (ZRH), Kloten, Rümlang, und Oberglatt, Zürich, Schweiz on Sunday, August 16, 1987.

Starboard wing of 1984 Boeing 737-236(A), c/n 23165/1064, G-BKYG, River Exe, British Airways, taxiing from gate A41 to runway for flight to London Heathrow Airport (LHR), Hillingdon, London, England.

[1984 Nikon FE2 SLR 35-mm roll film camera, s/n 1816483, with Nikkor AI 50-mm f/1.8 lens, s/n 2336591, and 52-mm polarizing filter; Kodak Gold Super 200 36-exposure colour negative film]

© Copyright photographs by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, August 1987

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