A Couple More Kiwi Classics

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A Couple More Kiwi Classics

Postby aerofoto » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:08 am

A couple more Kiwi classics either available now or soon to be released by HJG.

AIR NEW ZEALAND took delivery of it's first DC-8-52 (ZK-NZA) on July 19th 1965. The airline operated this aircraft until January 1977 when it commenced the retirement of its 6 remaining DC-8-52's fleet having by this time acquired 8 DC-10-30's. During its AIR NZ service this particular aircraft was leased to KLM ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES .... from May 27th 1969 until September 20th 1969 .... and during which time it first supported the late 1960's era KLM fuselage livery with the AIR NZ tail from the same era and for a short period and prior to supporting full KLM livery later. In KLM service this aircraft was re-registered PH-ADA and named "Anthony FOKKER".

KLM ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES/AIR NEW ZEALAND DC-8-52 PH-ADA (ZK-NZA) 1969

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EVERGREEN INTERNATIONAL became a jet operator during 1977 .... acquiring its first DC-8 (N801EV) from AIR NEW ZEALAND (ex ZK-NZA) on January 24th 1977. This aircraft was repainted in EVERGREEN livery (featuring the airlines first definitive tail livery version) by AIR NZ at Auckland .... and EVERGREEN crews DC-8 trained by AIR NZ also. EVERGREEN operated this aircraft until 1984 (during which time it was leased to NORTHEASTERN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES .... from March 1st 1982 until February 15th 1984) when it was withdrawn from service and stored at Marana, Arizona, USA and later scrapped.

EVERGREEN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES DC-8-52 N801EV (ex ZK-NZA) 1977

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All of HJG's DC-8 Aircraft Base Packs (3D Models and FDE) are FS2004 native and FSX portable.

All of HJG's DC-8 Panels (Gauges and Modules) are FS2004 native and FSX portable .... although the prescribed senginre startup procedures for these panels is FS2004 compatible only .... the desfault engine startup procedurees are recommended for FSX.

All of HJG's DC-8 textures are FS2004 and FSX compatible.

HJG offer "separate" FS2004 and FSX customised Sound Packs for all of its DC-8 simulations .... separate audio versions are essential due to the different sound engines in each of these 2 FS platforms.


The KLM/AIR NZ DC-8-52 textutres is available "NOW" .... this is an upgraded texture vastly superior to HJG's original texture for this particular subject.

The EVERGREEN INTL DC-8-52 texture wil be freleased before Christmas

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Re: A Couple More Kiwi Classics

Postby deeknow » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:48 pm

That's an awesome bit of aviation history, thanks for sharing Mark !! Didn't know about that KLM lease.
Cool repaints too
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Re: A Couple More Kiwi Classics

Postby aerofoto » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:48 pm

YEAH .... -NZA was the only AIR NZ DC-8-52 which ended up on lease to another carrier .... unlike 2 of it's DC-10-30's which were leased to NATIONAL AIRLINES and MALAYSIA AIRLINE SYSTEM prior to 1979.

We might have a crack at doing ex-AIR NZ DC-8-52's ZK-NZA in the NORTHEASTERN INTERNATIONAL/EVERGREEN livery (N801EV) .... and ex-AIR NZ -NZG in the much later EVERGREEN livery (N800EV) too .... just see how we go there .... no promises :)

We've already represented ex-AIR NZ ZK-NZC in CROWN AIR livery (C-FCRN) .... as well as ex-AIR NZ ZK-NZE in POINTS OF CALL livery (C-FNZE) and in LINEAS AEREAS DEL CARIBE COLOMBIA livery (HK-3832-X) too .... along with ex-AIR NZ CARGO -NZD in KALITTA/AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS livery (N806CK) also.

"IF" interests is apparent then I'll post imagery of these others "assuming we manage to get'em done" .... or if time permits in the case of those already done ;)

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