RampGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7232 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.
United1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5699 posts, RR: 8 Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6923 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.
NWAJettjockie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4750 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.