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DL's Last L10-11.  
User currently offlineRampGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7492 times:

DL retired their last L10-11 (Ship #728) in August, 2001. There was much fanfare in ATL and in VCV where she went to her retirement. Just curious, as to where she is now, almost 7 years later. I would hope that she is not still in VCV. If so, probably in a very sad condition. Many DL employees signed the engine cowling before the last flight.

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User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 746 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7492 times:

Signed a hell of alot more than the engine cowling!  Smile

I bet shes beer cans, I was on that last flight out to VCV that summer.....

Andrew
JFK/MEM/MCI



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User currently offlineSkyTeamTriStar From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7411 times:

Not just any TriStar but the Delta Belle -- DLs Queen of the Skies

Site courtesy from:
http://l1011.homestead.com

Some links below from Ship N728DA:

Cabin pics from L-1011 TriStar
http://l1011.homestead.com/Int.html

Exterior pics:
http://l1011.homestead.com/ext.html


User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5929 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7341 times:

still reported as stored...however in Marana

http://www.taxiwayalpha.com/fleets/profile.php?aircraft=142370



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User currently offlineBlackProjects From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 756 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7321 times:

Hi this PDF file gives the fates of the L-1011 fleets of all Airlines you will have to roatate it Clock Wise to use it Peoperly but it is well Worth the effort!

http://www.edinavtn.co.uk/assets/files/PDFs/L1011.pdf


User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9255 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7281 times:



Quoting United1 (Reply 3):

When i looked N728DA up on the FAA web site it said she was scraped. DL gave the bird to a flying hostpital. For parts. She should be gone by now.  Sad



yep.
User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5929 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7183 times:



Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 5):
When i looked N728DA up on the FAA web site it said she was scraped. DL gave the bird to a flying hostpital. For parts. She should be gone by now.

Its possible it is scrapped at this point, however as of 7/17/2005 it was reported as stored in Marana and according to the .pdf provided by BlackProjects its status is "Derelict." According to taxiwayalpha the transaction giving it to the hospital for parts was canceled a few days after it was flown to Marana.



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User currently offlineFoxecho From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 746 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7113 times:

Wasen't the flying hospital itself grounded after some sort of scandal at that time?

Andrew



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User currently offlineDeltaguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6702 times:

I heard the flying hospital thing was a big scam, and the donation of Ship 728 was one big mistake too. I think there's a pic on here of her in Marana, looking a bit sad but still intact.

Couldn't DL have done better by donating her to a museum somewhere?

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6658 times:
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Well, there's still the L1011 fuselage in Hangar 1. It's the gift shop now, but still.....


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User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1378 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6609 times:

She's still around at Marana, I visited ny aunt in Tuscon 2 months ago and drove up by Marana and its still parked there. Here is a link to a pic taken 10 months ago there, its parked behind the 727.


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User currently offlineAnonymousInSAN From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6441 times:

ATA L1011 is correct. According to rzjets.net it's stored at KMHV:


Reg. N728DA, Lockheed L1011-1 TriStar, cn 1173, engine RB211-22B, fleet 728, Delta Air Lines, built in 1979

ff 10/12/79, dd 11/9/79 - retired 6/31/01 strd MHV

Vicky


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6335 times:



Quoting DL021 (Reply 9):
Well, there's still the L1011 fuselage in Hangar 1. It's the gift shop now, but still.....

The fuselage in Hanger 1 was never operated by Delta, or any other airline. It is s/n 1001 the Lockheed prototype.


User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9255 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6319 times:



Quoting ATA L1011 (Reply 10):

I just got sick. It just sucks to see her like that. I wish DL would bring her back home to Atlanta. Hell I would be happy if she sat at the GO......anything is better than that.  Sad  Sad



yep.
User currently offlineTristarcrazy From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6317 times:



Quoting DL021 (Reply 9):
Well, there's still the L1011 fuselage in Hangar 1. It's the gift shop now, but still.....

It's still in Hanger 1 ATL GO. I was in there today....



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User currently offlineAtlanta From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 5709 times:

Sadly my favorite ship 787 has been scrapped  cry 
Anyways thanks for the link!

Atlanta



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User currently offlineNWAJettjockie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 18 hours ago) and read 5010 times:

In my opinion, the "Left Seat" on a Delta 1011 was the best seat in the whole industry. Those Captains that flew, and retired off of, the Delta L-1011's experienced the best that this career can offer. It will never be that good again.

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 4676 times:



Quoting NWAJettjockie (Reply 16):

Just curious, why do you say that?



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 4106 times:



Quoting Atlanta (Reply 15):
Sadly my favorite ship 787 has been scrapped

Could I ask why your favorite Delta TriStar is an ex-Eastern TriStar?

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 17):
Just curious, why do you say that?

I think that this is one of those: "if you have to ask the question, you probably won't understand the answer".


User currently offlineTWAL1011727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 3290 times:



Quoting NWAJettjockie (Reply 16):
Those Captains that flew, and retired off of, the Delta L-1011's experienced the best that this career can offer.

My dad flew the L10 for TWA til he retired in 1987...he loved the airplane.

Delta took a B767-200 and made it a museum piece
I would go to the place if they had just one L10 there.

KD


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 12 hours ago) and read 2823 times:



Quoting TWAL1011727 (Reply 19):
Delta took a B767-200 and made it a museum piece
I would go to the place if they had just one L10 there.

The reason the 767 is their is because the employees bought it for the company, something that is highly unlikely to ever happen again.

There is talk of getting a Delta L-1011 for the Blackbird Air Park in Palmdale, California, where the L-1011's were built.

I don't think the museum is open to the public, except on special occasions, I attended a memorabilia show there a year ago.


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

Thanks to the supplied picture and information provided, I have added the L1011 in question to wikimapia:

http://www.wikimapia.org

If I could supply a direct link to the pic, I would, but type in Marana Air Park, and it'll zoom in on it quite effectively.



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User currently offlineBeeweel15 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

Man I miss the L1011. I always remember the distinctive hum on start up and acceleration down the runway to take off both inside and out side

User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8720 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 2647 times:
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Quoting Beeweel15 (Reply 22):

ME TOO!!!

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User currently offlineAtlanta From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 7 hours ago) and read 2545 times:



Quoting 474218 (Reply 18):
Could I ask why your favorite Delta TriStar is an ex-Eastern TriStar?

Yes two reasons.
1) I most of the time for some reason got this ship when I flew on the 10-11. I guess luck!
2) My uncle a EAL Capt. flew this bird a of couple times in his day.

Atlanta



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25 Post contains links SCL767 : Quoting Atlanta (Reply 24): Did he fly any of first L-1011's that Eastern received? I think the majority of them went to Cathay Pacific in the early 9
26 Atlanta : He must have because he flew for EA 1954-1991 He flew: L-188 DC-9 B727 L-1011 Have to call Dad (ret. DL capt.) I might be forgetting some! Atlanta[Edi
27 ATA L1011 : I know me too, they need to bring 728DA and put it on display. Heck back in the 70's to till it retired in 2001 when you think of DL you automaticall
28 ATA L1011 : Yeah especially on the 1/100's, the 22b made that distinct deep moo sound on start up and whenever power was applied and had a unique taxi sound. The
29 Tristarcrazy : The first time I flew on the L10 was in '74...ATL-MIA on DL...was almost 9, and was love at first site. So for 17 years, this awesome girl was part of
30 Crownvic : I was on that last flight from MCO to ATl on ship 728..It was also the captains last flight as he retired...We did get the water canon salute, but I w
31 TristarCrazy : I was there too man. Any yes it was funny that the deplaneees didn't have a clue. I got my cake, signed poster and went down the jetway to do my art w
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