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Saudia L1011 Being Moved To Museum - Pics  
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 9068 times:

Why werent these aircraft sold off? seen here going to Jazeera Museum in Riyadh http://www.flyingway.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23119 a 707 is also heading there

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User currently onlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3465 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 8998 times:
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It is one of the oldest L1011.And the way Saudia used those planes doubt they will find any buyers

Quoting 777way (Thread starter):
Why werent these aircraft sold off




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User currently offlineLindy Field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3118 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 8981 times:
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This would be the first L-1011 to be preserved in a museum, as far as I know. Good news! I'd like to see a DL L-1011 in widget colors preserved at a museum somewhere.

User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7567 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 8938 times:

I could not find any pictures, just Arabic text.

User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 8904 times:
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Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 3):
I could not find any pictures, just Arabic text.

The photos are there - the scrollbar is on the left. It's an Arabic site remember!  wink 



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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7567 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 8872 times:

My mistake, I was just rushing things and not giving the images time to load.

The pictures look good, just a pity that Rijadh is so far away.

It looks as if the hours on the bird are pretty low, but look at the cycles.

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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8574 times:



Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 1):
is one of the oldest L1011.And the way Saudia used those planes doubt they will find any buyers

Saudia operated sixteen (16) L-1011's HZ-AHP (s/n 1190) was the fourteenth (14th) delivered, thirteen (13) were older and only two (2) were younger. It was not included in the thirteen (13) L-1011's that Regency Partners bought, as it was written off (attired) several years ago.


User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8466 times:

I would not complain about selling it off, it deserves a museum, the SV L-1011s were one of my favorite colors  Smile

despite I only had chance to board and work with the Saudi VIP, L-1011-500s both new and old colors, not the regular SV pax L-1011



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 8453 times:

At least it is going to a museum, and not under a scrap mans torch  Smile


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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4635 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8437 times:

Excellent to see an L1011 going to a museum!

About time!!



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User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2074 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8437 times:



Quoting Lindy Field (Reply 2):
This would be the first L-1011 to be preserved in a museum, as far as I know

Not quite. Here's one with photos taken while it was underway and partially reassembled....:
http://www.caribbeanalpa.com/1011/index2.shtml



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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7567 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8326 times:

What happened to the Regency Partners aircraft?.

User currently offlineGh123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8314 times:

Looks like she could do with a good shower!

User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8058 times:



Quoting Lindy Field (Reply 2):
I'd like to see a DL L-1011 in widget colors preserved at a museum somewhere.

Exactly what I was thinking, and how about in the US! Either in DL, TW, or EA colors. Although the latter two didn't operate -500's, which is basically all that's left.



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User currently offlineWestIndian425 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1024 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 8038 times:



Quoting Lindy Field (Reply 2):
This would be the first L-1011 to be preserved in a museum, as far as I know. Good news! I'd like to see a DL L-1011 in widget colors preserved at a museum somewhere.

Actually Trinidad has preserved a BWIA L-1011-500 to be displayed in a museum. I've personally seen it myself.

Quoting Voodoo (Reply 10):
Not quite. Here's one with photos taken while it was underway and partially reassembled....:
http://www.caribbeanalpa.com/1011/in...shtml

Dope!!! Beat me to it.  Wink



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7940 times:

The first built L-1011 s/n 1001

Quoting Lindy Field (Reply 2):
This would be the first L-1011 to be preserved in a museum, as far as I know. Good news! I'd like to see a DL L-1011 in widget colors preserved at a museum somewhere.

The city of Palmdale, where the L-1011 was built, had plans to add a Delta L-1011 to their aircraft collection at the Blackbird Air Park. The plan was to tow one from Victorville (sans wings) but I not sure if those plans have been finalized.


User currently offlineTheredbaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2211 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7741 times:

Good to see the most beautiful commercial aircraft preserved.

Man those cockpit windows are HUGE...

Hope on eday I win the lottery so I can buy one second hand and turn it into a nice work of art...



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User currently offlineHZ747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1665 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7495 times:
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So cool! I hope they wash it!

After we left our house in Saudia City in Jeddah, we were replaced with a Sudanese L-1011 Captain.



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User currently offlineLoadsheet From Saudi Arabia, joined Jul 2004, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6941 times:



Quoting HZ747300 (Reply 17):

sorry to be off-topic.
where have you lived in Saudia City ( and when ). I have been there 1980 to 1990, lived in NW 1-6A and SW 6-17. And my father was a L-1011 captain !


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6713 times:

A bit off topic too, but I lived in Saudi City too! SE19 or was it 25?

Back on topic the other L1011's, approx 12, were stored in Taif. I don't know if they are still there.


User currently offlineYLWbased From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 829 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 6581 times:

i have this a/c in model




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User currently onlineRJAF From Jordan, joined Jan 2007, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5422 times:

Well done Saudi for preserving a peace of aviation history.


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User currently offlineLockstockNL777 From Netherlands, joined Feb 2008, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5214 times:

Also a bit Off Topic, but I noticed Saudia still flies the 747-100 and they will be retired in 2010. I always had the impression that Saudia was quite an "upper class" airline (along the lines of Etihad en SQ), but they are flying 30 year old airplanes.

Is there a reason for this? Do they use it on a sector were it is still economical?


User currently offlineYAK42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4888 times:

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User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 30
Reply 24, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4706 times:

Great to see a L1011 being preserved - especially in those classic SV colours.

Quoting LockstockNL777 (Reply 22):
Also a bit Off Topic, but I noticed Saudia still flies the 747-100 and they will be retired in 2010. I always had the impression that Saudia was quite an "upper class" airline (along the lines of Etihad en SQ), but they are flying 30 year old airplanes.

Is there a reason for this? Do they use it on a sector were it is still economical?

They do indeed still operate B741s on certain sectors, albeit some of the last -100Bs built. IIRC they are early 80s build. I photographed this one getting airborne out of KRT last month (a route that sees B741s most days):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/flymajj/2008_02_22%20KRT/IMG_6601a.jpg


25 Post contains images LockstockNL777 : According to Wiki (okok I know, not very reliable, but I think they are right this time) they are configured all economy, not a real nice thing to do
26 Post contains links 777way : The 707 govt plane also being moved http://www.flyingway.com/vb/showthread.php?t=23270 SV are not in the class of EK, EY and QR and never have been.
27 Post contains images LockstockNL777 : Ok, I had no idea any how, it was just an impression.
28 YAK42 : I would grade them alongsıde Iran Air, Kuwait Airways, Aır China and other state run aırlınes that dont quıte have the sheen of the lıkes of Em
29 HZ747300 : We lived there from when it opened (79 or 80, but can't remember for sure) until 1987 all at NC5-1B. My parents taught at the school, PCS, which was
30 Tom in NO : My dad was a contracts administrator with Lockheed for 30-odd years, and one of his projects was the Saudia L-1011 program. He made a number of trips
31 Post contains images Viasa : btw: in the newest edition of the "Skyliner Magazin" is a report about the Hajj 2007/2008. And there is also a picture and and some text about the mus
32 474218 : Tom, I was in L-1011 Tech Support (32 plus years at Lockheed) so you dad worked right down the hall from me. Since I knew all the contracts administr
33 United_Fan : The 707 looks sharp in the SV's newest colors. Is the museum going to be in a hangar,away from the desert sun? Nice to see an L being saved,too.
34 Tom in NO : It's done.....I included my email address for you, as well. Tom at MSY
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