DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4419 posts, RR: 35 Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3409 times:
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?
LatinAviation From Ireland, joined Nov 2003, 1276 posts, RR: 16 Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3244 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".
DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4419 posts, RR: 35 Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2995 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.
Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3087 posts, RR: 15 Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2896 times:
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.
LatinAviation From Ireland, joined Nov 2003, 1276 posts, RR: 16 Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2836 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.
LatinAviation From Ireland, joined Nov 2003, 1276 posts, RR: 16 Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2666 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."