Golden light on this golden girl as she arrives late in the day from SFO. The entire ASTAR DC-8 fleet was stored a few weeks later when the DHL contract was lost.
Good ol' days!
Scanned from Fuji slide. Great classic MIA background. Delivered to Trans International as N4868T in April 1970. Also served with Transamerica and Minerve (F-GESM), before becoming N873SJ with Sou... (more)
one of its last flights, now stored at Kingman.
Currently store at KIGM.
The Astar DC-8 now sits in storage amongst its fellow DHL painted birds. Astar ceased operations on June 1st after DHL terminated their contract with them.
The first DC-8 of the day
Classic Southern Air DC-8, build 1970 for Trans International Airlines. Moved to Southern Air in 1992 and via DHL and Emery to Astair cargo in 2003.
"Capt Pete Blessing" on short finals to runway 24.
ASTAR Cargo 532 inbound from Cincinnati, on final to 25L.
ASTAR Cargo departing off 25L to SFO.
I have no idea whether this cargo jet is rare in West Coast or not. But I'm absolutely sure that any DC-8 is rare to me! (My first digital photo of DC-8 and first ASTAR Air Cargo)