04 March 2006
Murray Aviation DC-8-71F
Keeping on the theme of "the old days" ... this DC-8-71F belonging to Murray Aviation (Willow Run, MI) is doing cargo runs on behalf Asia Pacific Air and Pacific Air Cargo. N872SJ (c/n 46040), was converted to a -71 when it still was with United (N8096U). Had a chance to walk around this classic, they don't make 'em like these anymore.
This bird has had a colorful history beginning with UA, then moving onto life as a cargo hauler for Tampa Colombia, Mas Air, Florida West, and Southern Air, before finding its way to Murray Air
Would sure like to take one last ride on one of these or a 707.