Eastern Airlines DC-7B – N836D – Florida International Airshow

On Friday, I managed to get a couple of pictures of a restored DC-7B in Eastern Airlines livery.  At the show, I went to get a few detail shots and leave them a few shots from the arrival.   Here are the arrival shots again.

I really like the art deco logo that Eastern used at the time so I made sure to get a shot.

   

While shooting these I noticed a little anomaly.  See the name behind the cockpit window?  I had never seen any other aircraft named Clipper anything except for Pan American which named all it’s aircraft after the original Clippers.  It turns out that this aircraft had been redecorated as a Pan Am aircraft for a TV pilot and the name was left on as it returned to Opa Lokka where the Historical Flight Foundation maintains and operates N836D.  You can actually fly on this aircraft on charter flights.  You can see a lot more pictures of this aircraft in both Pan Am and Eastern Livery at this photo site.

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About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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