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McDonnell Douglas Jet Trader (ZK-NZE) - Adelaide, South Australia, October 12, 1981.
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McDonnell Douglas Jet Trader (ZK-NZE)

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Adelaide, South Australia, October 12, 1981.

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Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
An unusual visitor to Adelaide, this Air New Zealand DC-8 was here for the royal tour when Queen Elizabeth visited Australia and New Zealand. I can’t recall if this aircraft was the only one used for the whole tour to Australasia but it was in Adelaide to take the royal party to New Zealand.
CHRIS ROBEY
This is a beautiful shot of Air New Zealand's DC8 NZE in Adelaide YPAD. They had lost one of their DC8's when they were absolutely brand new a/c in a training accident at AKL in about 1965. But I'm not sure what was the reg.
Darryl Sarno
Great shot and catch of the Air New Zealand DC8! 5 *'s and more!
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Thank you Chris. Quick bit of research - ZK-NZB was the aircraft that crashed, July 4 1966.
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Thank you very much Darryl
CHRIS ROBEY
Thanks Gavin, NZB in the winter of '66.
CHRIS ROBEY
There is another aspect to this wonderful shot from October of '81 in Adelaide. It must have (sadly) been very close to the end of the DC8 chapter for Air NZ. But it had been barely 2 years since they had lost a DC10 series 30 on Mount Erebus in late '79 and they likely needed to keep the DC8 on for longer than originally planned to maintain their long haul fleet capacity. Either way, I'm glad they did!
mike prendergast
Gavin a Roadie Mate Flew Syd Auk when Divynls Stage tech on their DC8F for a Kiwi Tour.
He Raved about sitting up front and his only job was to look after the stage gear-Guits Drums etc!
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Ah, it's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it:)

I wasn't sure, but I thought I had Super-8 footage of this on take off and oh yeah, found it. T'frd to DVD a few years ago with the intention of making it into a properly edited version. Boy does it need colour correction!
Tom Vance
Frick! what a great shot! The other comments are great and I hope you can salvage the 8mm.....do you follow classic Airliners on FB...i think the guys name is Chris,,and he works wonders on old film...
20x stars here just to look.....wow!!
Gavin HughesPhoto Uploader
Thanks Tom. I don't know of Classic Airliners but nevertheless, it would be good to be able to fix up those old films. The video program I use has some capabilities, but more with colour correction and steadying jerky action. I've not investigated it fully - time and all those other life hindrances, lol.
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