PanAmerican From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 384 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2547 times:
Why does the Saudi Royal Family have such a large variety of planes and why do they keep flying the old birds? Someone in that family must be a true airplane fan so that he knows to keep classics like the SP and TriStar flying
How many planes do they have in total?
Let me try and count:
Anything else? That's a nice collection, even an old 727...
9 planes entirely to their disposal, that's neat! Must be a really big family. To complete the collection of classics maybe they should get a 707.
Hope they keep the TriStars flying for a while
TradewindL1011 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 179 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2400 times:
Don't forget the 747SP: HZ-HM1B! It hasn't been featured in the database though for a while unfortunately. Their L-1011 HZ-HM5 was also the 250th and last Tristar built. I must admit, I hope they keep those classics for a long time to come! As far as the 707s are concerned, they had two flying around as late as Feb 2001 reg. HZ-HM2 and -HM3. I believe they have since been stored.
Advancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2 Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2363 times:
Thanks a lot for the info and the link.
I am a big tristar fan. In fact I believe
it's the best wide body pax airliner ever built.
It's a great a idea to revive some old
tristar birds and fly them in their original
airline colors and service, what do you think?
BA, TAP, Delta, Air Canada and LTU
all come in mind.
R.Jordanian and Saudia would make great
options as well.