Capitol Air  Douglas DC-8-61  N4578C                          (c/n  45943)


                                        Capitol was one of the original 15 airlines granted Supplemental Carrier status by the CAB in
                                        1962.   It grew from an aircraft sales and maintenance and flight training operation with a small
                                        non-sked division into a very large intercontinental charter and military contract carrier with a
                                        sizeable fleet.     It in fact operated, at one time or another, more than 50 DC-8s of various
                                        stretches, along with 5 DC-10s and a leased Airbus A300. .   N4578C seen above at LAX
                                        by Frank C. Duarte Jr in July 1974 had been leased from Japan Airlines and is wearing a sort
                                        of hybrid livery with a JAL cheatline and Capitol titling.      The carrier changed its corporate
                                        name in January 1982 from Capitol International Airways to Capitol Air.  Capitol Air declared
                                        bankruptcy in the mid-1980s after the new owner, George Bachelor, dismantled it and merged
                                        it into his other existing charter outfit, (and later scheduled airline), Arrow Air.