February 2023

February 2023



The year was 1961, and Trans Caribbean Airways was about to take delivery of its first Douglas DC-8-51. N8780R is seen flying over the coast of California in a photo session before delivery. 


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A Second Chance for the First Air Force One

A company in rural Virginia is restoring the Lockheed Constellation that served as President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s personal aircraft, the first plane to feature what is now the world’s most famous call sign: ‘Air Force One’. RYAN McCORMICK presents.

The Boeing 747: Take One

From the Airways archives: From drawing board to first flight. ED DAVIES tells how RA001, the world’s first Boeing 747, got off the ground.

Chicago O’Hare

What was once the world’s busiest airport is undergoing a major expansion. JOSHUA KUPIETZKY has the details.

ATR: 40 and Evolving

MATTEO LEGNANI, reporting from Italy, visits the production plant where the major components of the ATR turboprops are made.

Trans Caribbean Airways

A very colorful little airline that called itself ‘your flying island’: DAVID H. STRINGER traces the origins, growth, and ultimate demise of Trans Caribbean Airways.

Air New Zealand: the DC-10 Years

Guest history writer LEE CROSS with the story of Air New Zealand and the  McDonnell Douglas DC-10, the jetliner that helped the airline expand its network.


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