This is my last contribution to the second Battle of the Noses on AirSpace, which will end on 30 June 2012. The aircraft is KLM DC-8-33 c/n 45378 (line number 59), named after the famous British jet engine designer Sir Frank Whittle. The photo must have been taken after I joined KLM on 1 October 1969 and before the aircraft was leased to Phillipine Airlines (PAL) on 5 April 1970. The aircraft stands in front of one of the hangars at Schiphol Amsterdam airport in The Netherlands (EHAM). Note the logo to celebrate 50 years of KLM on the fuselage. I made my very first flight ever on board PH-DCC in 1964. It was a test flight from Schiphol with 17 take-offs and landings, with only two fellow Air Cadets in the cabin. The aircraft joined the PAL fleet in 1970 as PI-C827 and was later reregistered in the Phillipines as RP-C827. It ended its service life as N833FA after it had been sold to Frank Ayers Ass. in 1978 and was scrapped.
Please note that the Battle of the Noses II will end on 30 June 2012. You can cast your vote to choose the winner by downloading your favorites via the links below to the galleries of the three current contestants Flyvertosset, Hounddogone and ENoAeroPics.
The Battle of the tails is upcoming, starting August 1, 2012, so you can join this next battle on AirSpace soon!
Related images on AirSpace:
Battle of the noses II in Flyvertosset's gallery
Battle of the noses II in Hounddogone's gallery
Battle of the noses II in EnoAeroPics' gallery
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