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"Northeast" Yellow L-1011 At DAL This Weekend  
User currently onlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4527 posts, RR: 34
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4160 times:

Dear Gang,

Did a search on this and found no thread, so...

I was in Dallas this weekend and made a pilgrimage to WN's birthplace, Love Field, while I was there. I was surprised to see an L-1011 painted in the yellowbird colors of long-defunct Northeast Airlines. It was parked at one of the hangars along Lemmon Road, towards Mockingbird. I saw it there on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, apparently unmoved (I was staying with friends on either side of the airport had drove by it several times).

One of the airline mags had a report this winter that an outfit in South America painted an L-1011 in the NE yellowbird colors, I figure that's probably it. Anyone have more info? And why is it at DAL?

There was also the tail of a 747--probably an SP by the size of the hangar--sticking out of a hangar just west of the NE L-1011. The tail was white with green, looked like Arabic, lettering. Anyone know about that a/c?

Jim


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User currently offlineAkjetblue From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 790 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4060 times:

Rumor is that there is some movie being filmed and they're going for Northeast airlines and using the L-1011. My friend too thought it was from S. Africa, i think he had read something about it....

It was parked at FLL a few weeks back when my friend and I saw it.

-Philzy



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User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1279 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3995 times:

You are correct. The L-1011 you saw was 3D-NEG of Northeast Airlines (Swaziland) PTY. It was ferried from Dakar to Ft. Lauderdale via Barbados. After a day in FLL it went to DAL to appear in the NBC pilot "The Hub".

Here's another thread on the subject:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1462428/6/


User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3131 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3946 times:
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Serb Airlines is the fictitious carrier to which you're referring.

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User currently onlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4527 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

Lindy Field...actually, the plane had Northeast Airlines titles and the "NE" on the tail. I looked at the other thread...if this is the same a/c that had the fictional Serb airline markings, it's not painted with those markings any more. And the yellow paint extends along the fuselage bottom as it did on actual NE planes.

I do remember reading that there is an actual "Northeast Airlines" in Bolivia or one of the Andean South American countries that specifically, intentionally, is replicating the NE livery on an L-1011. In the picture, the plane has the country name underneath the windows behind the forward door. This a/c did not have a country name, at least on the right side which was visible.

Any info on the 747?

Jim



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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3131 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3647 times:
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Perhaps the Serb Air markings were just temporary but this does seem to be one and the same aircraft we're talking about. This aircraft was first painted up as Northeast Airlines and then Northeast Bolivian Airlines as the photos below show.
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Sorry I can't help with any specific information about the future of this aircraft, but I'm fairly certain it's one of a kind.


User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3602 times:

What strikes me is how nice a Tristar looks with a fresh coat of paint on it. It is nice to see an older airliner like that after some exterior refinishing.

-Meister



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User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1279 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3587 times:

It is the same L-1011. The plane was originally assigned to Northeast Bolivian Airlines as a partnership with the owners of the L-1011, the Flightstar Group. The NEBA deal never materialized and the plane was transferred to the AOC of Northeast Airlines Swaziland Pty as 3D-NEG. They have one other L-1011 operating as 3D-NEC but in the old Tradewinds paint scheme.

The plane was stripped of the NE colors and had Serb Air markings added. After filming, the plane will not have, from what I am told, the NE markings added.


User currently onlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4527 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

The plane was stripped of the NE colors and had Serb Air markings added. After filming, the plane will not have, from what I am told, the NE markings added.

The plane I saw on March 25, 26, and 27, 2004 at DAL had *Northeast Airlines* painted on its right side and "NE" on the right side of the tail. I never saw the left side of the plane.

Jim



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User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1279 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

Then perhaps you saw it before filming or there was an anomaly with the dates of the filming of "The Hub." NE only has one L-1011 in that scheme and it's the one you saw at DAL for filming of "The Hub."

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