An Eastern Airlines DC-7B, recently restored by the Historical Flight Foundation, Inc., of Miami, Florida, spins up its props on a recent engine run. The model was the fastest of the propeller-driven airliners that were replaced by newer, faster passenger jets at the end of the 1950s. The airplane shown here is the only remaining DC-7B passenger airplane in flyable condition. It has been granted an exemption by the FAA to conduct "Living History" flights across the U.S. this year, and in western Europe in 2011.
Photo: Courtesy of Historic Flight Foundation