Historical Flight Foundation (Opa-locka) today (July 4) flew its Douglas DC-7B N836D (msn 43545) for the first time after the careful restoration. The propliner is painted in the Eastern Air Lines’ 1940 livery.
The foundation is flying the classic propliner to Oshkosh on Saturday, July 24. Seats available for the trip. Membership is required ($250.00) and the flight cost is $1250.00 per person.
On Wednesday, July 28, the HFF will have a special flight, scheduled to carry Mr. Randy Babbitt, FAA Administrator, Captain Sully Sullenberger, and his F.O. Jeff Skiles around the Oshkosh area.
After Airventure 2010, N836D will continue to Thunder Over Michigan (Ypsilanti) and on to Teterboro Airport. At both of those locations, HFF will be conducting local area flights (one hour flights for $300.00). HFF members are allowed to fly on flights between cities as well. You may book rides on our website by clinking on http://hffshop.com/bookmyflight.html .
The DC-7B operates under two permits, one is the HFF, Part 91 exemption, and the other as a Part 125 under the Operation Specifications of Florida Air Transport.
Watch the restored first flight on YouTube:
Copyright Photo: Roger Jarman/Historical Flight Foundation.