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EAA AirVenture

Category EAA AirVenture

Last Year and Next Year – Where We’ve Been and What We See Ahead

By: Category: Air FreightersAir Show PerformersAirbusAirlinersAirlinesAirports Around the WorldAirshowsBoeingEAA AirVentureMuseumsUncategorized

British Airways Boeing B-787-10 arrives at Boston with resumption of international travel.

Our three digital aviation magazines Photorecon.net, ClassicWarbirds.net and CivilAviationWorld.com cover a lot of ground where history is concerned. Through our lenses and keyboards, we strive to bring interesting accounts of contemporary and bygone aviation endeavors to our pages, for anybody to enjoy. Our team of writers and photographers are already planning to attend certain aviation events in 2022 to continue our quest to record history, such as air shows, trade shows, military exercises and commercial flight adventures.

Boeing C-17A transport arriving Manchester NH before a U. S. Presidential visit.

From our combined personal archives, we’ll publish past visions that took place decades ago, ...

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THIS IS NO ORDINARY MD-10-30

By: Category: Air FreightersAirlinersAviation HistoryDouglas McDonnellEAA AirVentureMedical Aircraft

On March 27th, 1973, McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30CF, MSN 46800/Line number 96 and registered N101TV of Trans International Airlines took to the sky for the first time. This would be the 96th DC-10 to roll off the Long Beach California production line and was manufactured in such a way that the aircraft could be converted back and forth from a passenger configuration to a cargo configuration hence the CF (Convertible Freighter) designation. These versions of the DC-10 were easily recognizable by the large 102”x140” cargo door on the side of the fuselage. The DC-10-30CF is powered by three General Electric CF6-50C2 Turbofan engines which each generate 51,000#’s of thrust and can carry up to 380 passengers or 23 positions of cargo with a range up to 5,750 miles...

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MISSIONS OF MERCY

By: Category: Air FreightersAirlinersAviation HistoryDouglas McDonnellEAA AirVenture


One of the main themes of AirVenture 2021 was a salute to humanitarian aviation, and this 1969 vintage Douglas DC-8-72, Serial Number 46013/Line Number 427, fits the bill perfectly. This almost 54-year-old DC-8 was originally delivered as DC-8-62CF (Convertible Freighter) to Finnair in January of that year. Finnair would pass this aircraft to the French Air Force in 1981, which saw the original Pratt and Whitney JT3D-3B engines replaced with the CFM International CFM56-2 engines, this is where the designation was changed from a 62CF to a 72CF...

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