One of the earliest examples of the
"big jets" as executive aircraft was Hugh Heffner's Playboy
Club DC-9 delivered in February of 1969. It is seen here in this
shot from the R. Dean Denton
collection at St. Louis' Lambert Field. Clearly not as luxurious
as the flying palaces now associated
with today's Middle Eastern potentates this machine was, nevertheless,
a showpiece in its time.
was all black with a white rego and bunny on the fin and
rudder. It was leased to Ozark
Lines for four years (1972-1976) and then finally sold off.
It later flew with Aeromexico as
XA-JEB until withdrawn from service in 2004.