Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 11125 times:
Most mainline carriers stopped using the L-1011 in the mid to late 90's-2001, but there are some charter operators still using them in addition to cargo operators and the military /hospital transports. The L-1011 production line shut down in 1983 and since not as many were produced as the DC-10 for example, not as many parts are available and companies are left to cannibalise existing airframes in order to furnish parts. And those parts are getting more difficult to come by. One of my favorite birds!
Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
Its a shame to see these wonderful jets getting less and less . I remember at LHR when I was a kid watching BA/AC/TP/UL. And then there was the BW ''Sunjet''. From what I remember AC used to run them LHR to NCE !!
Arecibo From Spain, joined Aug 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8352 times:
Why is this topic discused here?......it seems it belongs at the Aviation polls forum. It denotes need for attention, who has such supreme authority to ban any type of aircraft from the Sky's of so many countries? Please.....
Life is tough; It's touher if you're stupid. John Wayne.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 28314 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5795 times:
Quoting F4f3a (Reply 18): i believe that the raf operates a weekly service from brize norton to the falkland islands which i would imagine use a tristar
I started a thread a while back about the RAF services to the Falklands and it was said that they use a A330 from a charter airline now . Not sure what the present situation is though. Id love to get on one.
BuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2975 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5747 times:
Quoting OA260 (Reply 19): they use a A330 from a charter airline now
That was Air Luxor, now defunct. That A330 is now owned by HiFly (also Portuguese) flying Australian troops to/from Afghanistan. The Falkland flights should be carried by someone else, as HiFly only has one plane.
HAWAIIAN932 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4945 times:
The L-1011's are pretty rare here in the USA also. I live in Las Vegas and I remember back in the mid-90's we used to get alot of them landing here at LAS. Rich International, ATA, Air Canada, Royal, Airtransat, Worldways Canada, Hawaiian, TWA and Delta all flew them in here regularly. I remember flying the L-1011 between SFO and LAX on PSA with the plane being referred to as "Mother Grinningbird" because all the PSA jets had a smile painted below their nose. Those were the good old days.