EASTERN®- DC-8-21 TAIL # N8609

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Introducing the latest aircraft to join the PlaneTags fleet - a Douglas DC-8-2. Tail number N8609 was delivered to Eastern Air Lines in October 1960 and flew with the airline until 1974. After a short stint with Air Caledonia, ‘8609 was retired and stored for decades. MotoArt rescued this hidden gem in 2021. 


Eastern was the launch customer for the DC-8-21, calling it the DC-8 B, and the model became Eastern’s first jet. The DC-8-21s took over longer non-stop routes, such as New York and Chicago to Miami and Mexico City and Bermuda. N8609 was one of Eastern’s 16 DC-8-21s, and one of a total of 33 that were built. Eastern proudly presented it as the most advanced and dependable jet, with power to spare. Its livery touted “Fly Eastern’s Golden Falcon Jet DC-8B”.


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    PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the colour, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the colour of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

    Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.