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L-1011/DC10/MD11 still flying in the US?  
User currently offlineAlexinwa From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1150 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12807 times:

Other than ATA, which I believe only has 2 L-1011's left, any other types still flying in and around the US?

On the DC10 side.....we have just NW?? Right??

DL has 2 MD11's???? Which the 777 will replace in Jan???
What was the highest number of MD11's in the DL fleet at it's peak??

What about the L-1011 fleet of DL's?? WHat was that highest number??

Thanks


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User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12761 times:

I believe Omni Air National and World Airways still utilize DC10s.


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12720 times:

What was the highest number of MD11's in the DL fleet at it's peak??

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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12695 times:

I believe Delta had 54 L-1011's at one time. Can anyone verify?

-Delta767300ER


User currently offline3lions From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12670 times:

gemini air cargo use to have dc 10...do they still

User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 12598 times:

On the DC10 side.....we have just NW?? Right??

You forgot FedEx, they operate a large fleet of DC-10's/MD-11's albeit cargo.



User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12171 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 12541 times:
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UPS also operates a large fleet of MD-11s

User currently offlineLhr001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 12536 times:

World Airways is using a MD-11 for its charter service LAS-HNL!

Northwest Airlines is using a DC-10 for its SEA-HNL, SEA-OGG!

Omni Air International is using a DC-10 for its charter service LAS-HNL!


User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 12519 times:

I think it's safe to assume that Alex's question refers to pax flying wide body tri-jets ...

Definitely headed toward extinction in the USA. According to "Airways North American Airlines Handbook, 3rd Edition" ...

DC-10: Northwest, Omni Air Int'l, Ryan Int'l, and World

MD-11: Delta and World

L-1011: AmTran

All other operators are cargo carriers.

In Canada Air Transat (are they still flying?) has L-1011s, and so does BWIA if we extend to the whole North American continent.



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User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 12476 times:

Air Transat is one of the few operators still flying the L1011. BWIA has maybe two.

User currently offlineAviationMaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2481 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 12466 times:

BWIA retired their last L1011 a while ago.

User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 12447 times:

the tri-engine widebodies were the classiest jets ever.

User currently offline3lions From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12295 times:

Tradewinds uses L1011's

User currently offlineFlyguyclt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12237 times:

L-1011 ATA
DC10 NWA , Omni, World, FedEx
MD11, World, FedEx, UPS.

Darn, I miss those old whinnie RB211 engines on the 1011.

Safe Flying and Happy Holidays  Smile




Florida Express, Braniff II and ......
User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1952 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12132 times:

I believe Delta had 54 L-1011's at one time. Can anyone verify?

Actually, the highest # of ships totalled 57.

Here's the Breakdown:

DL -1's,-100(200),-250's Ships 712-741: 30 (23+1+6)

ex-EA -1's Ships 781-790: 10

DL -500's Ships 751-753: 3

ex-PA -500's Ships 754-756: 3

ex-PA,UA -500's Ships 759-763: 5

ex-AC -500's Ships 764-769: 6



This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineFlyguyclt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12102 times:

DL Mech:

When DL got the former EA birds. In how bad of shape were they?

Just Currious.

Thanks.






Florida Express, Braniff II and ......
User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1952 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12062 times:

When DL got the former EA birds. In how bad of shape were they?

Every EA L-1011 was infested with cockroaches. It took months/years to get rid of them. All of the airframes required a lot of work, but it kept us mechanics busy. DL got the EA ships for cheap.....I believe $50 million for ten airplanes, spare engines and a simulator.



This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineFlyguyclt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12036 times:

The first wide body flight I was ever on was a new Delta L-1011 in 1982. All I can say. Is WOW. Those were the days. Thanks for the answer.

Safe Flying All  Smile



Florida Express, Braniff II and ......
User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 11907 times:

There are actually two very special trijets that make appearances in the US:

1. The Flying Hospital, an ex-PSA L-1011

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2. Orbis, an ex-AA and -Laker DC-10-10 (Ship 2)

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User currently offlineBluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3152 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11829 times:

Pardon my ignorance ... is Tradewinds still alive?

If they are, 3lions is correct.



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User currently offlineWmupilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11791 times:

ATA Has some L-1011's left in the fleet but once their turn is up for D-Check they are getting sent to the desert. Cost to much to repair and keep them maintained than they are actually worth.


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User currently offlineGsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1093 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 11647 times:

Tradewinds is still alive, and well based out of Greensboro (GSO).

They are, however, retiring the L10-11-1F, which is the first L1011 freighter conversion and also the oldest L1011 in active service. It's supposed to be parked in GSO in a week or so.

They operate about 20 A300s for all other service out of Hartford, Dayton, Greensboro, Charlotte, Miami, Dallas, San Juan, Seattle, and Aquadilla.


User currently offlineTZTriStar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1452 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 11524 times:

ATA has 6 L-1011s left as of now, 4 -500's(N161-164AT), 1 -50(N188AT), 1 -100(N194AT). 188 retires 8/31/04 with 163 in 5/2005 and 162 in 10/2005 all as their D checks are due. 161 is here in IND for a light hangar visit and I was lucky enough to hear her spooling up those RB211-524's out on the ramp just a few hours ago....gotta love that sound!

In addition to ATA, Arrow Air still flys 2-3 L10 freighters to the Caribbean and you guys forgot about one of the coolest L10's, the Orbital Sciences rocket launcher Stargazer based out of Mojave.

Also, Air Transat is scheduled to retire their entire L10 fleet by May of this year....sad day.



35 years of American Trans Air/ATA Airlines, 1973-2008. A great little airline that will not be soon forgotten.
User currently offlineAApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 572 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 11435 times:

I am very possibly wrong, but I beleive ATA has more than two L1011s (unless they just got rid of a couple). I see them all the time, so I'll have to take a look at registrations for you. I was on a series 500 just recently, and ATA had that plane looking pretty nice considering its age.

User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12251 posts, RR: 35
Reply 24, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 11347 times:
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I haver never seen an L1011, how big is it compared to the DC10?


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25 B6A320 : Gemini Air Cargo operates DC-10's AND MD-11's. Justin
26 KLM11 : Three days ago when I was spotting at SAN I saw a World Airways MD-11. --KLM11
27 VS340 : is there any companies that are still operating L1011's that they bought brand new and still continue to operate them to this day?
28 Petrouchka : This thread reminded me of a question I've been meaning to ask: when did Continental and CO Micronesia phase out their last DC-10?
29 HansieAMS : I was quite surprised to see those pics of the Flying Hospital. Can anyone tell what it's used for (and i dont mean 'as a hospital'), where and when?
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