Futureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2562 posts, RR: 8 Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1850 times:
I loved DL L1011s especially...I wish I could have flown them more than the one brilliant trip I had on them. I was young, 5 or 6 maybe, and my Nana and I flew a DL L1011 from SAN-SLC on our annual trip back to her home. I'll never forget that ride.
DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3624 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1787 times:
The L-1011's my all-time favorite plane...hated to see them go. Was supposed to be on Delta's last scheduled flight on 7/31/01 but got screwed out of it.
Ryan- Air Transat recently retired the last of theirs, Hewa Bora Airlines in Africa has a couple, ATA still uses them for US Military Charters, YES still has at least 1 (CS-TMX) not sure if Arrow Air still has them or not. The RAF still use some -500s as tankers, too. Those are the only active L-1011s that I can think of.
IDISA From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 259 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1777 times:
Ryan h, there are TriStar still flying, I know it for sure. Here in Italy, when it is peak tourism season in summer, some charter airliners leases TriStars from other companies. Unfortunately I can't give you company names or other details but I can clearly remember, while driving on the highway to MXP, having seen one of them, all painted in white, some months ago. Also some local aviation magazine reported TriStar were operating at MXP.
ZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 6970 posts, RR: 10 Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1753 times:
I'm sure that there are bound to be tristars in the world still flying, I just don't know where.
I have not had the privilage on flying the tristar, but it was one of the first few planes I could ever identify in my life.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8306 posts, RR: 11 Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1735 times:
Interesting that all your pictures are of Delta, that was my one and only Tristar flight, FRA-DFW way back in 1991. It was a daylight flight and I was lucky enough to be booked business class, big leather seats, excellent service, I still have the hand-out toiletries case with all the contents intact!
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
Airplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2726 posts, RR: 45 Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1719 times:
I was lucky to fly a Delta Tristar. I can't renember much of it, but I know it was a lovely aircraft. One thing I really renember is the lift that goes down to the lower deck. God, that was noisy when you sat right infront of it!
Speedbudgie From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 111 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1636 times:
I have to say that I was never a particularly big fan of the three holers. Of all of them, the L1011 always looked the strangest to me. That said however, they played an important role in aviation and will be greatly missed. I will never forget my surprise when I went to pick up my friend from an ATL-TPA flight to find that she had arrived in an L1011, standard practice for Delta.
SmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1604 posts, RR: 33 Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1576 times:
Sadly, I never got to fly on one, but the Tristar has always ranked up there with the 747 as one of my lifelong favourites (ever since I began loving planes at age 8). I especially loved seeing her in Eastern colours in the magazine adverts of my time.
I still have the model of an Eastern L-1011 my dad and I built together when I was 9 (back in 1985); it's one of my treasured possession (especially now that Dad passed away in 1995); it was a father-son bonding experience. The model is in a new, experimental colour scheme--I removed the fraying Eastern stripe decals and repainted the plane in metallic ruby red, metallic sapphire blue, and gold (an experimental Smith Airways scheme honoring my hometown).
More recently, when I began travelling a lot, I used to see TWA L-1011s sitting next to TWA 747s at JFK, and closer to home, ATA L-1011s at IND. I even saw a Delta Tristar one evening at ORD while spotting there in 1999.
These are my fond lifelong experiences with the Tristar.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)