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Topic: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: RampGuy
Posted 2008-06-11 10:47:32 and read 7685 times.

DL retired their last L10-11 (Ship #728) in August, 2001. There was much fanfare in ATL and in VCV where she went to her retirement. Just curious, as to where she is now, almost 7 years later. I would hope that she is not still in VCV. If so, probably in a very sad condition. Many DL employees signed the engine cowling before the last flight.

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: Foxecho
Posted 2008-06-11 10:50:08 and read 7685 times.

Signed a hell of alot more than the engine cowling!  Smile

I bet shes beer cans, I was on that last flight out to VCV that summer.....

Andrew
JFK/MEM/MCI

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: SkyTeamTriStar
Posted 2008-06-11 11:09:19 and read 7604 times.

Not just any TriStar but the Delta Belle -- DLs Queen of the Skies

Site courtesy from:
http://l1011.homestead.com

Some links below from Ship N728DA:

Cabin pics from L-1011 TriStar
http://l1011.homestead.com/Int.html

Exterior pics:
http://l1011.homestead.com/ext.html

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: United1
Posted 2008-06-11 11:19:02 and read 7534 times.

still reported as stored...however in Marana

http://www.taxiwayalpha.com/fleets/profile.php?aircraft=142370

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: BlackProjects
Posted 2008-06-11 11:22:11 and read 7514 times.

Hi this PDF file gives the fates of the L-1011 fleets of all Airlines you will have to roatate it Clock Wise to use it Peoperly but it is well Worth the effort!

http://www.edinavtn.co.uk/assets/files/PDFs/L1011.pdf

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: DeltaL1011man
Posted 2008-06-11 11:30:43 and read 7474 times.



Quoting United1 (Reply 3):

When i looked N728DA up on the FAA web site it said she was scraped. DL gave the bird to a flying hostpital. For parts. She should be gone by now.  Sad

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: United1
Posted 2008-06-11 11:52:16 and read 7376 times.



Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 5):
When i looked N728DA up on the FAA web site it said she was scraped. DL gave the bird to a flying hostpital. For parts. She should be gone by now.

Its possible it is scrapped at this point, however as of 7/17/2005 it was reported as stored in Marana and according to the .pdf provided by BlackProjects its status is "Derelict." According to taxiwayalpha the transaction giving it to the hospital for parts was canceled a few days after it was flown to Marana.

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: Foxecho
Posted 2008-06-11 12:04:07 and read 7306 times.

Wasen't the flying hospital itself grounded after some sort of scandal at that time?

Andrew

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: Deltaguy
Posted 2008-06-11 17:30:50 and read 6895 times.

I heard the flying hospital thing was a big scam, and the donation of Ship 728 was one big mistake too. I think there's a pic on here of her in Marana, looking a bit sad but still intact.

Couldn't DL have done better by donating her to a museum somewhere?

DeltaGuy

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: DL021
Posted 2008-06-11 17:50:40 and read 6851 times.

Well, there's still the L1011 fuselage in Hangar 1. It's the gift shop now, but still.....

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: ATA L1011
Posted 2008-06-11 18:06:38 and read 6802 times.

She's still around at Marana, I visited ny aunt in Tuscon 2 months ago and drove up by Marana and its still parked there. Here is a link to a pic taken 10 months ago there, its parked behind the 727.


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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Dan Brownlee

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: AnonymousInSAN
Posted 2008-06-11 19:12:38 and read 6634 times.

ATA L1011 is correct. According to rzjets.net it's stored at KMHV:


Reg. N728DA, Lockheed L1011-1 TriStar, cn 1173, engine RB211-22B, fleet 728, Delta Air Lines, built in 1979

ff 10/12/79, dd 11/9/79 - retired 6/31/01 strd MHV

Vicky

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: 474218
Posted 2008-06-11 20:10:45 and read 6528 times.



Quoting DL021 (Reply 9):
Well, there's still the L1011 fuselage in Hangar 1. It's the gift shop now, but still.....

The fuselage in Hanger 1 was never operated by Delta, or any other airline. It is s/n 1001 the Lockheed prototype.

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: DeltaL1011man
Posted 2008-06-11 20:16:54 and read 6512 times.



Quoting ATA L1011 (Reply 10):

I just got sick. It just sucks to see her like that. I wish DL would bring her back home to Atlanta. Hell I would be happy if she sat at the GO......anything is better than that.  Sad  Sad

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: Tristarcrazy
Posted 2008-06-11 20:17:25 and read 6510 times.



Quoting DL021 (Reply 9):
Well, there's still the L1011 fuselage in Hangar 1. It's the gift shop now, but still.....

It's still in Hanger 1 ATL GO. I was in there today....

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: Atlanta
Posted 2008-06-12 04:21:18 and read 5902 times.

Sadly my favorite ship 787 has been scrapped  cry 
Anyways thanks for the link!

Atlanta

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: NWAJettjockie
Posted 2008-06-12 05:57:03 and read 5203 times.

In my opinion, the "Left Seat" on a Delta 1011 was the best seat in the whole industry. Those Captains that flew, and retired off of, the Delta L-1011's experienced the best that this career can offer. It will never be that good again.

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: FlyASAGuy2005
Posted 2008-06-12 06:43:25 and read 4869 times.



Quoting NWAJettjockie (Reply 16):

Just curious, why do you say that?

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: 474218
Posted 2008-06-12 07:54:08 and read 4299 times.



Quoting Atlanta (Reply 15):
Sadly my favorite ship 787 has been scrapped

Could I ask why your favorite Delta TriStar is an ex-Eastern TriStar?

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 17):
Just curious, why do you say that?

I think that this is one of those: "if you have to ask the question, you probably won't understand the answer".

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: TWAL1011727
Posted 2008-06-12 09:49:11 and read 3483 times.



Quoting NWAJettjockie (Reply 16):
Those Captains that flew, and retired off of, the Delta L-1011's experienced the best that this career can offer.

My dad flew the L10 for TWA til he retired in 1987...he loved the airplane.

Delta took a B767-200 and made it a museum piece
I would go to the place if they had just one L10 there.

KD

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: 474218
Posted 2008-06-12 11:09:41 and read 3016 times.



Quoting TWAL1011727 (Reply 19):
Delta took a B767-200 and made it a museum piece
I would go to the place if they had just one L10 there.

The reason the 767 is their is because the employees bought it for the company, something that is highly unlikely to ever happen again.

There is talk of getting a Delta L-1011 for the Blackbird Air Park in Palmdale, California, where the L-1011's were built.

I don't think the museum is open to the public, except on special occasions, I attended a memorabilia show there a year ago.

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: PanAm747
Posted 2008-06-12 12:08:08 and read 2942 times.

Thanks to the supplied picture and information provided, I have added the L1011 in question to wikimapia:

http://www.wikimapia.org

If I could supply a direct link to the pic, I would, but type in Marana Air Park, and it'll zoom in on it quite effectively.

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: Beeweel15
Posted 2008-06-12 13:38:18 and read 2871 times.

Man I miss the L1011. I always remember the distinctive hum on start up and acceleration down the runway to take off both inside and out side

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: SCL767
Posted 2008-06-12 13:50:09 and read 2840 times.

Quoting Beeweel15 (Reply 22):

ME TOO!!!

[Edited 2008-06-12 14:08:38]

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: Atlanta
Posted 2008-06-12 16:01:41 and read 2738 times.



Quoting 474218 (Reply 18):
Could I ask why your favorite Delta TriStar is an ex-Eastern TriStar?

Yes two reasons.
1) I most of the time for some reason got this ship when I flew on the 10-11. I guess luck!
2) My uncle a EAL Capt. flew this bird a of couple times in his day.

Atlanta

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: SCL767
Posted 2008-06-12 16:04:44 and read 2733 times.

Quoting Atlanta (Reply 24):

Did he fly any of first L-1011's that Eastern received? I think the majority of them went to Cathay Pacific in the early 90's. I loved flying Transatlantic on the L-1011, always felt safe.

[Edited 2008-06-12 16:09:03]

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: Atlanta
Posted 2008-06-12 16:21:31 and read 2771 times.

He must have because he flew for EA 1954-1991

He flew:
L-188
DC-9
B727
L-1011

Have to call Dad (ret. DL capt.) I might be forgetting some!

Atlanta

[Edited 2008-06-12 16:23:37]

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: ATA L1011
Posted 2008-06-12 17:33:00 and read 2684 times.



Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 13):

I know me too, they need to bring 728DA and put it on display. Heck back in the 70's to till it retired in 2001 when you think of DL you automatically thought of the L-10!

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: ATA L1011
Posted 2008-06-12 17:34:06 and read 2674 times.



Quoting Beeweel15 (Reply 22):

Yeah especially on the 1/100's, the 22b made that distinct deep moo sound on start up and whenever power was applied and had a unique taxi sound. The 22b just was a great sounding engine, moreso than the 524 on the -250 and -500 and 747-200/300!

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: Tristarcrazy
Posted 2008-06-12 18:43:25 and read 2593 times.

The first time I flew on the L10 was in '74...ATL-MIA on DL...was almost 9, and was love at first site. So for 17 years, this awesome girl was part of my life and took me half way around the world...ATL-HNL, ATL-ORY. Always tried to take one wherever we flew and glad I had plenty of chances. Its was April of 01 on N736DL that I took my last Tristar flight, ATL-LAX and I still miss her. And always happy to talk about her.....

Maybe we'll get lucky and DL will bring one back for the museum before they all get scrapped.

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: Crownvic
Posted 2008-06-12 19:39:05 and read 2510 times.

I was on that last flight from MCO to ATl on ship 728..It was also the captains last flight as he retired...We did get the water canon salute, but I was disappointed no fly-by as rumored at MCO on departure or arrival at ATL.. I managed to bring on board a few diecast Gemini jet DL L1011 models and a set of wings to a larger display model, and got all three pilots to sign the smaller models and the wings to the larger display model...There was a little reception with cake and refreshments in the arrival gate area, but 95% of the deplanning passengers could care less they were on the last DL 1011 flight and walked right past to their connecting flights..A small bunch of enthusiasts enjoyed the cake, got some posters signed by the crew and a few pics....2hrs later it was back to MCO on an MD-11!

Topic: RE: DL's Last L10-11.
Username: TristarCrazy
Posted 2008-06-12 19:59:55 and read 2477 times.

I was there too man. Any yes it was funny that the deplaneees didn't have a clue. I got my cake, signed poster and went down the jetway to do my art work on the L10 door frame and overhead bin (I work around there so have a ATL badge). Wish now I had stole something off the plane but was afraid I'd get arrested carrying the captain's seat down the ramp stairs.


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