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Eastern Airlines DC-7B restored to promote awareness of aviation history

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A restored former Eastern Airlines DC-7B airplane taxies on the runway after arriving from Miami, Fl. in San Juan Puerto Rico Monday, May 16, 2011.Eastern Air Lines existed from 1926 to 1991 and the plane is part of an initiative of the Historical Flight Foundation to promote the aviation industry, educate and train youth in the aircraft maintenance and create awareness on the fundamental role of aviation in history.

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Flight attendant Karyle Rodenbeck, right, welcomes visitors during a tour inside the cabin.

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Former Eastern Airlines pilot, Juan Trigo of Puerto Rico, looks on prior to the arrival of the symbolic return of the Eastern Airlines DC-7B airplane in San Juan Puerto Rico Monday, May 16, 2011.

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Motor oil drips from one of the four engines of the restored former Eastern Airlines DC-7B airplane after arriving from Miami, Fl. in San Juan Puerto Rico.