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ATA L1011 In Miami  
User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 442 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3571 times:

For anyone who is interested, there is an ATA TriStar in the old livery in Miami, I saw it last night, and it was still there this morning. It is on the parking apron on the northeast corner of the airport, visible from NW 36th Street, close to Lejeune Road.


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Could be this one? I could not get close enough to see the reg. Anyone know what it is doing at MIA?

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User currently offlineB52murph From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3545 times:

This should be ex-N194AT which was ferried there around March or April of this year and sold for parting out. According to other reliable sources on this website that airplane is due a D-Check and will never fly again...  no 

User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6088 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3508 times:
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I know this will sound dumb, but I don't know the answer. What is a D check? While your at it what are the other lettered checks?


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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4681 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3497 times:

Quoting B52murph (Reply 1):
I know this will sound dumb, but I don't know the answer. What is a D check? While your at it what are the other lettered checks?

The D check (Boeing designation) is a very extensive check. It is done every 5-8 (?) years, depending on the aircraft type. Doing one costs millions and takes at least a month, in most cases even more.

C check: done yearly or every 18 months.

A and B checks: done more frequently, not nearly as extensive as C and D checks.



Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineXxzz123 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3452 times:

All approximate timings...

A check - Monthly
B check - 3 Months
C check - 12 Months
D check - 4 Years

Each aircraft type will have a set number of flying hours for each check - so the month/year figures are very misleading.



Bilbo
User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

Quoting B52murph (Reply 1):

This should be ex-N194AT which was ferried there around March or April of this year and sold for parting out. According to other reliable sources on this website that airplane is due a D-Check and will never fly again...

Thanks for this... In this case it is obviously not going anywhere fast, so I will try to get close enough to get the reg over the weekend. It's parked in a 'parking' area rather than a 'chop shop' area, so that was what made me think it was operational. But that doesn't mean anything I guess. I will report back if I can get the reg. Meanwhile, someone else may know.


User currently offlineTZTriStar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1452 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3314 times:

Quoting Coyoteguy (Reply 5):
Thanks for this... In this case it is obviously not going anywhere fast, so I will try to get close enough to get the reg over the weekend. It's parked in a 'parking' area rather than a 'chop shop' area, so that was what made me think it was operational. But that doesn't mean anything I guess. I will report back if I can get the reg. Meanwhile, someone else may know.

No need to verify the reg. It IS N194AT. It was to be used as spared to repair the all white L-1011 freighter down there, N306GB.

L-1011 N194AT Is On The Move! (by TZTriStar500 May 24 2006 in Civil Aviation)#ID2788070



35 years of American Trans Air/ATA Airlines, 1973-2008. A great little airline that will not be soon forgotten.
User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8337 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3249 times:
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Sad to see these great L-1011 scraped, I hope Delta or British Airways preserve a -500 in Atlanta or the UK.

User currently offlineXxzz123 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2000, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

BA's TriStar fleet is long gone, I feel that TWA or Delta - as seriously major operators of the type would be better placed to sponsor one into preservation, but this is most unlikely. Perhaps the best chance to see a preserved TriStar - is if the RAF donates one to a museum when they are eventually retired from their fleet, this is a real possibility.


Bilbo
User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

The city of Palmdale, California, where Lockheed built the L-1011's, is considering adding an L-1011 to there Heritage Airpark. See the attached:

http://avpress.com/n/12/0912_s8.hts


User currently offlineTZTriStar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1452 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 9):
The city of Palmdale, California, where Lockheed built the L-1011's, is considering adding an L-1011 to there Heritage Airpark. See the attached:

http://avpress.com/n/12/0912_s8.hts

This is awesome  bigthumbsup  I hope they paint it up in original s/n 1001 colors.



35 years of American Trans Air/ATA Airlines, 1973-2008. A great little airline that will not be soon forgotten.
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