Douglas Aircraft Company (DAC)

The Supersonic Flight

The Douglas Aircraft Press Release below describes the day which the DC-8 literally went Supersonic - exceeding Mach 1. The first two pages of the release are easily understood by all of us laymen. If you are a pilot, aeronautical engineer or just "daring" please read on from page three which gives the fine details of the Record Breaking Flight. The DC-8 holds the record for the First commercial subsonic jetliner breaking the speed of sound & may still hold the record for the Only commercial subsonic jetliner to go supersonic. I hope you enjoy the photo and story!

Article & Photo Courtesy of & Many Thanks To Publications, Douglas Aircraft Corp. & Terry Waddington.



The 'Easy to Read' Press Release



Now for the DETAILS!




Article & Photo Courtesy of & Many Thanks To Publications, Douglas Aircraft Corp. & Terry Waddington.


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