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What Do You Call The L-1011  
User currently offlineSpruit From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 375 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8865 times:

So I was watching a random programme on Discovery Wings last night and they were discussing breaking up old Tri-Stars and every time he spoke of the aircraft he (the narrator) referred to it as the L-TenEleven!

So my question is how do you refer to the venerable Tri-Star?

Tri-Star
L-TenEleven
L-OneZeroOneOne
L-OneThousandAndEleven?

And what is the official line on this?

Cheers,

Spru!


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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3294 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8851 times:

L-Ten Eleven or Tri Star for me.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineNewSky From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8851 times:

I usually just called it the Tristar, but if I feel like getting technical, I usually go for L-ten-eleven!

User currently offlineMagyarorszag From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8824 times:

I call it the Ten Eleven and much more frequently the TriStar ***

User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8824 times:

I've always called them Lockheed Tristar's, sounds much better then L-1011.


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User currently offlineNWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1404 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8787 times:
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Quoting Spruit (Thread starter):
What Do You Call The L-1011

It depends on my mood, I suppose, like the airlines.

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Quoting Spruit (Thread starter):
And what is the official line on this?

It depends on what the definition of official line is. I guess a jet can be called whatever its owner wants it to be called. If AA had a fleet of the above mentioned a/c then theirs would've been called (L) 1011 Luxury Liners

Good Day  Smile

Russell



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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 8780 times:

For me it's "Ten Eleven" or "El Ten". Big grin


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User currently offlineSpruit From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 8780 times:

So does anyone know why is was designated the L-1011?

Spru!



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 8731 times:

Quoting Spruit (Reply 7):
So does anyone know why is was designated the L-1011?

It's the Lockheed design number



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User currently offlineSpruit From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 8727 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 8):
It's the Lockheed design number

Thanks  Smile



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User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 8713 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 8):
It's the Lockheed design number

I didn't know that but I can see it now, thanks.

I call her the L ten eleven, or the Tristar.

Phil
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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3007 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8684 times:

Officially it has always been called L ten eleven. Thats the factory name for it. But unofficially, I really like Tristar.

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8622 times:

Tristar L Ten Eleven.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCabso1 From Canada, joined May 2005, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8611 times:

L ten eleven for me.

User currently offlineFlyGuyClt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8602 times:

Tri Tanic.

Late 10 out of 11 times.


The big Goose.

1011 Tri Star.

My favorite airplane.

Safe Flying  Smile



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User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8576 times:

I call it the best widebody ever produced but the worst one marketed. I remember when it first came out (late 70s) in Saudi Arabia everyone just said Tri-Star. Now it seems as if L-1011 was more popular before most of them were mothballed.

LPLAspotter



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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7494 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8548 times:

Rare.

Endangered species.

Classic.



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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8548 times:

Quoting Spruit (Thread starter):
So my question is how do you refer to the venerable Tri-Star?

According to my brother, a Delta pilot, during the last years of the L-1011's service with Delta, pilots called it "300 potential hotel rooms."


User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8548 times:

It was call TS Fleet!  Smile

L-1011 or Tristar


User currently offlineA340600MAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8529 times:

For me it will always be known as a TriStar. Unfortunately, like many other classics flying, they don't visit Manchester often enough. Usually the odd Portuguese charter.


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User currently offlineSK A340 From Sweden, joined Mar 2000, 845 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8515 times:

I go for the long version and call it Tristar ten-eleven.

/Micke


User currently offlineSK909 From Denmark, joined Nov 2005, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8466 times:

TriStar for me...  Smile

Have a great weekend.



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User currently offlineCM767 From Panama, joined Dec 2004, 654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8457 times:

Quoting LPLAspotter (Reply 15):
I call it the best widebody ever produced

I agree, it was a blast going down to the galley.



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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8442 times:

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 6):
"El Ten"

I usually call it the "El ten', or maybe the Tristar.



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User currently offlineNonrevman From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 8401 times:

Mainly the Tristar, if not that, then the EL-ten-eleven.

In some maintenence circles, it was referred to as the "Tritanic".


25 RandyWaldron : I've never heard ANYONE refer to the "L1011" like that before. It's strictly the L10, L1011, 1011, TriStar. However, if you're an old Eastern Flight
26 Post contains images Spruit : Neither have I, they were just to get things started! Thanks for all the posts, I love all the pet names an airliner recieves in service!
27 USADreamliner : I always call it Tristar. USADreamliner
28 Ha787 : i call the L-1011 a stubby three-holler that is off blance in my mind.
29 474218 : The official Lockheed name is L-1011. To continue the Lockheed tradition of naming aircraft after stars, Orion, Vega, Starfighter, Starlifter they add
30 N328KF : Actually, the design number is L-093. L-1011 is just the marketing number. Sort of like the current Porsche 911's design number is actually 997.
31 Stitch : Though I only had the pleasure (and it was) of flying on her once (CDG-JFK on TWA in 1986), I found her nickname of "WhisperJet" to be very apt as it
32 Dutchjet : I just call the L1011.......BEAUTIFUL! The L1011 continues to be my favorite airliner of all time.
33 Post contains images Lamedianaranja : and what an impressive sound she makes! I was leaving work at SPL the other day and while I was walking through the parking lot a Luzair TriStar took
34 474218 : The Lockheed model numbers are L-1011-385-1, -14, -15 or -3. The marketing designations are L-1011-1, -100, -200 and -500. 093, 193 and 293 are custo
35 Post contains images N8076U : In my bagsmasher days, we had a contract with ATA, loading their all-coach Hawaiian flights. They flew L1011s and they used no containers, so we had t
36 Ssides : I just call it a piece of crap -- that's all they were.
37 NIKV69 : Hardly Most referred to it as the L Ten Eleven when it was flying.
38 474218 : When did the L-1011's stop flying? My latest information tells me there are still 42 registered and airworthy.
39 Tom in NO : Almost every pilot who ever flew the 1011, as well as most flight attendants who ever served on the 1011 would totally disagree. To them, it was the
40 TWAL1011727 : The L10 was the only airplane out there that I have been on that continually fools all aboard when landing. The big long struts were perfect for makin
41 Post contains images Cadet57 : Beautiful
42 Post contains images NWOrientDC10 : Whatever My L1011 flights were memorable. Loved it. BTW, you don't have to apologize to uneducated individuals. Good Day Russell
43 Belizexp : I felt the same way too....A few former co workers called the L10 the caddy of the sky. (P.S. I called it L10 or L-1011)
44 1011 : Well, said. After flying on 62 L10's or (those loud smokers) I haven't found a plane that looked better or that was more comfortable. It always had a
45 Spartanmjf : TriStar - pure, simple, and absolutely positively one of the best engineered and manufactured passenger aircraft of the twentieth century.
46 WorldTraveler : I couldn't agree more. And it is interesting to note that the TriStar opened both transatlantic and transpacific service for Delta Air Lines, the air
47 Stretch : I always called it the Lucky Ten-Eleven.
48 Post contains images WestIndian425 : I'm one of those who love them!! I love to hear those RB-211's start! That loooong rumble while spooling up can't be matched. Amen. Neil
49 Socal : I will take an L-1011/Tristar over an "Airbus" any day. One of my all-time favorites.....
50 ExFATboy : I always call them el-ten-eleven My favourite wide-body of all time...
51 TheLUREnyc : My sentiments exactly. That plane's sorely missed. It had 10 times the personality of today's generic narrow and widebody jets. So did the DC-10, for
52 NIKV69 : I was referring to the old days when EAL and TWA flew them and there was a lot more than 42 in service.
53 Post contains links L1011dal : The L Ten Eleven was my favorite. Unfortunately near the end of it's career it was nicknamed the Tritantic since it's reliability decreased. Of course
54 Jetdoctor : I love the L1011 and spent many time flying with them with RAF 216 squadron out of Brize Norton. One name I heard in the US for the old Tristar was a
55 Falstaff : I call the L-1011 a beautiful airplane! The L1011 is one of my favorite planes too. One of my favorite memories was when I was 8, in 1984, and we my m
56 Post contains images YYZflyer : I call it the L ten eleven. It's such a beautiful plane. Loved flying on the TS L-1011s.
57 Crownvic : History Lesson....Come on folks...With all these posts, am I the only old fart? The L-10-11 (as it is pronounced) simply followed the tradition of the
58 Flybynight : Tri Star is what I've always said.
59 Post contains images Arecibo : Ohh..... Ten Eleven; my first ever flight was a Delta 1011 in 1977 ... Madrid to JFK. I once flew an Eastern L1011 SAT to PHL with 9 (nine) pax counti
60 Lhrmaccoll : I call it the L one-o-one-one Or of course simple Tristar
61 Jeffry747 : Like many others I have always called her El Ten Eleven. Sometimes I tack on the Tristar moniker, sometimes I don't.
62 Post contains images Spruit : 62 posts and no flame war, it must be a record Thanks for all the posts folks, it's lovely to see how many people appreciated the L-1011! And some who
63 TymnBalewne : I have a very, very vague recollection of reading that the term "TriStar" was geared towards the British/European market in that aircraft types genera
64 WorldTraveler : Delta was one of several non-Euro airlines that put the TriStar logo on its L10s.
65 WestIndian425 : BWIA did that as well. Forgot to say what I call it: L-ten-eleven or Tristar. Neil
66 LPLAspotter : Just a little note that I found ammusing. TP pilots taxying behind an L-1011 used to refer to them as "camels" as the number 2 engine looks like the c
67 474218 : It took me awhile to find it but the very first edition of TriStar Service Digest makes the following statement: As the CL-1011 Design Project evolve
68 411A : A few uninformed folks might like to say that the Lockheed TriStar was not very reliable in service. However, they are sadly mistaken. Having flown (a
69 Post contains links and images BWIA 772 : The L1011 was the plane that started me on this path i.e deciding that I am going to work in the aviation industry. The L1011 are my Tristar 500 Sunje
70 474218 : Does anyone know why this topic was moved from Civil Aviation after 69 posts?
71 GQfluffy : These two... And... or just Ten Eleven
72 Usair320 : For me the Tristar or If I am talking to a pilot L-Ten-Eleven.
73 Web : The DC-10 wannabe. The "El-10-11" just looks so awkward, like a squashed pickle with practically no "chin", no center landing gear, an S-curved #2 eng
74 AC320tech : What a awesome aircraft this was, if it had of been launched earlier, that fiasco with RR didnt happen, and they allowed for engine options (like the
75 FireFly : I call it my favorite! LTenEleven is still my favorite jet when in coach, but haven't been a passenger on one since they were retired by Delta. I have
76 Post contains images Garri767 : The beautiful, incredible, sexy, ........... oh wait, the OFFICIAL name i call it.... L-TEneleven
77 Delta767300ER : Bullshit! Ask any Pilot or F/A that flew/worked on them and they will disagree with you. The L-1011 was the best commercial aircraft ever made and wa
78 PlainSmart : I call it like others of you Ahead of its time!
79 Post contains images 747400sp : I cal it, TRISTAR!
80 Post contains images PHLBOS : My first widebody flight was on that type; a TW BOS-JFK flight I went on w/my father back in 1979. Do you really want an answer to that? Never knew t
81 PlainSmart : Can anyone verify that the tristar didn't have a Maximum Mach Number for cruise?
82 474218 : Maximum cruse speed for L-1011 was 0.90 mach. Optimum cruse speed .83 mach.
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