16 April 2011

Kalitta Air 747-122(SF)

N712CK (c/n 19754, l/n 60), the third oldest 747 in commercial service, taxies by on a recent Kona wind day. This Kalitta Air 747-122SF has over four decades in operation. It began service with United Airlines (delivered in August 1970 as N4704U); then Pan American World Airways (acquired in December 1985, named "Clipper Belle Of The Skies"); Polar Air Cargo (converted to freighter and leased from Jet Midwest, August 1994 as N845FT); and now as a "Connie" for CKS (November 2002). Not bad looking for a 40-year-old girl huh?

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