Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Photo of the Day / DC-8-72 VP-BHS

Douglas DC-8-72 (46067/455) VP-BHS arrives at London-Stansted (STN/EGSS) on a lovely day in the London area. The aircraft was originally delivered to United Airlines on June 22, 1969 as DC-8-62H N8966U. It was sold to NSAR Associated Inc. on September 2, 1983 and converted to a -72 in April 1985. The aircraft was then bought by Al Nassr on October 15, 1986 and registered VR-BJR, registered again in June 1997 to VP-BJR. In September 2000, the aircraft was bought by Jet Aviation Business and re-registered as HB-IGH.

(Photo by James Mepsted)   


charlie said...

this charter dc8 is beautiful, it was here in las vegas for the last week or so, in the wet, it used alot of runway on take off on 25L

charlie said...

thanks for the history on this fantastic plane

Anonymous said...

Saw it parked on the ramp in Las Vegas yesterday. Still as eye-catching as ever!