InFlight 1/200th scale IFDC1050 McDonnell Douglas DC-10 N10DC with stand and 50th Anniversary Coin polished. Buy now online at Flying Tigers.
The very first DC-10 was rolled out on July 23, 1970. Then vice president Spiro T Agnew and California Governor Ronald Reagan were among the VIPs in attendance as the airplane taxied under its own power to a crowd of over one thousand people. After the roll out McDonnell Douglas received a flurry of sales, with orders and options from Continental, Finnair, Lufthansa, Sabena, and UTA. By this time both American and United had already ordered the aircraft.
The first DC-10 N10DC rolled down a runway and into the skies over Long Beach California for the first time on Saturday, August 19th 1970. The first flight was for 3 hours and 26 minutes before landing at Edwards Air Force Base. The life of the DC-10 had now officially begun. With a total of 386 DC-10’s and 60 KC-10’s made the production came to an end in 1988.