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This original Starlite painting features

our United Airlines DC-8-54 JET FREIGHTER N8045U taking off from LAX Runway 25R on a “Strawberry” run to Chicago. I can still remember the smell of those amazing airliners that were packed full of big pallets and many thousands of crates of fresh Strawberries. They are still being grown on the huge strawberry farms up the Grapevine in Southern California. The smell was almost intoxicating. I had been accepted as a United Airlines Flight Officer candidate when I filmed our final approach into LAX Runway 25L in 1969 in the link below.

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