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CODE : FAT1

FILMED : 2011

TIME : 170 mins

PRICE : $30

After a successful sold out DVD run Just Planes is delighted to be re-releasing this classic on Blu-ray!

Eastern Air Lines started operating the DC-7 in 1953. The aircraft featured in this program was delivered to on January 23rd, 1958. Eastern operated 49 DC-7Bs, they were retired in October of 1966. Eastern Air Lines ended operationg in early 1991, about the time Just Planes was born...

N836D was rescued from almost certain scrapping in 2004 and went through a 6 year restoration project that led to its return to the air on July 4th, 2010 at Opa Locka Airport. In May 2011 the aircraft operaed its 1st International flight and thanks to a great cooperation between the Historical Flight Foundation, Ian Allan Tours, Florida Air Transport and Just Planes, you can now enjoy and be part of that historic flight!

 

 

+ 1st program featuring the DC7!!

+ 1st visit to Puerto Rico!

+ Multi-camera program with up to 5 views!

+ Filmed in Cockpit & Cabin at all times!

+ Cockpit Presentation

+ Original Eastern Flight Attendants

+ Cabin service

+ Low level flight for fantastic scenery!

+ Special visit to St Maarten Airport with half hour of airport action!!

 

 

Flight Information
A/C Reg Flight Route Flt Time Destinations
DC-7B N836D

FAT 501

OPF-SJU

4h00

OPF Opa Locka - Miami, USA

SJU San Juan, PUERTO RICO

DC-7B N836D FAT 501 SJU-SXM 1h10

SJU San Juan, PUERTO RICO

SXM St Maarten, NETH. ANTILLES

DC-7B N836D

FAT 502

SXM-BQN

1h10

SXM St Maarten, NETH. ANTILLES

BQN Aguadilla, PUERTO RICO

DC-7B N836D FAT 502 BQN-OPF 4h00

BQN Aguadilla, PUERTO RICO

OPF Opa Locka - Miami, USA


Our aircraft being prepared just before sunrise at Miami

Our ladies are ex-Eastern Air Lines flight attendants

Cabin ready, check

Cockpit ready check

The DC-7 is starting up as the sun rises over Miami

Woow this is amazing!

Leaving the Florida coast around Miami

Cruising over the Caribbean

Can't get enough of watching those engines at work!

Our Copilot

Lunch time buffet style

More great views over the Caribbean

Flying alongside the Dominican Republic

On short final at San Juan

About to land at San Juan

Receiving a water salute after landing

Meeting lots of retired Eastern employees at San Juan

Crosswind landing filmed from Maho Beach at St Maarten

A cockpit presentation before our St Maarten departure

Stories and a song by our girls


You won't see this kind of start these days!

Just airborne from St Maarten

Passing by San Juan Airport

About to land at Aguadilla

Time to pose for a crew picture

Off on our final flight of this incredible adventure

Sun starting to set over the Caribbean

Sunset en route back to Miami

Another very rare and amazing view!

Making our approach to land at Miami