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Any L1011 Enthusiast Flights?  
User currently offlineSamair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 215 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4069 times:

Is there any L1011 enthusiast flights out there?

Thanks again

Sam


the captain has now dimmed the lights for take off this is a routine procedure for flights during the hours of darkness!
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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15749 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4060 times:

Not that I know of, but you may consider joining the RAF.


Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

A Day In The Life Of A Pilot (by DocLightning Aug 1 2009 in Tech Ops)

Check this thread! I had a conversation there with a L1011 pilot.  Smile


User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3978 times:



Quoting Samair (Thread starter):
Is there any L1011 enthusiast flights out there?

Delta still have a sim at ATL. It's lovely.


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4331 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3914 times:

I think the poster meant if there will be a L1011 enthousiast flight organized sometime.
Airevents has been looking at positioning flights of the Luzair L1011 within Europe, for instance if Luzair has to fly a cruise group flown to Hamburg and then has to fly it back empty to Lisbon, then they could consider to hire this flight. But things haven't worked out (so far). Won't hurt to ask them again.



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlinePlaneAdmirer From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 564 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3833 times:

Two things:

1. I saw an RAF L-1011 take off from DFW on August 4, 2009. It was a pleasant surprise to land and see her in the cargo area. Later in the day when catching another flight out of DFW I was up by the trains watching the runways and saw her take off. Nice sight.

2. I used to work for a company that invested in aircraft leases in addition to other activities. Talking to the owner once, he said that L-1011's were referred to as "lead sleds." I have never heard that reference to her elsewhere. Anyone know where that came from or was that merely a one-off comment? It made me not fly them when Delta still had them and now I really wish I had.

Thanks


User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3813 times:



Quoting PlaneAdmirer (Reply 5):

2. I used to work for a company that invested in aircraft leases in addition to other activities. Talking to the owner once, he said that L-1011's were referred to as "lead sleds." I have never heard that reference to her elsewhere. Anyone know where that came from or was that merely a one-off comment? It made me not fly them when Delta still had them and now I really wish I had.


Dad used the same term when referring to Air Canada's DC-8s, esp. the P&W-powered versions. Built like a tank, many still working in the cargo hauling business.



Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offlineTwinotter4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3382 times:



Quoting PlaneAdmirer (Reply 5):
he said that L-1011's were referred to as "lead sleds

I seem to remember some pilot using that reference to describe the CF-100, as it wasn't too maneuverable. Not sure if that would apply to the L-1011. Got to fly on a CX example back in 1983 from the old VHHH to BKK. too young to appreciate it.


User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1653 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

I flew in an L-1011 on British Airways from New York to London back in the 80s and I certainly did not find it to be a "lead sled."

I first heard this term applied to the F-100 but it has a distinctly WWII sound to it. Does anybody know where this epithet originated? Maybe, it first came up describing the C-87?


User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

I believe the term originated in modified cars from the 50s/60s, that had a lot of filler applied. Sometimes lead was used.


Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1921 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

I recall just a few months ago, a U.K. charter flight was cancelled at (SFB) Sanford Florida and an L-1011 from Europe was flown in as a substitution acft...I was amazed that an L-1011 was used for such an event...

I was lucky enough to be a passenger on the last scheduled DL L-1011 flight in July of 2001...No fanfare just a small reception at the A gate when we disembarked....Was lucky to sign my name just above the front door...Next day that same plane went off on the historic employee flight to Victorville and low fly by of the grand canyon!


User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2768 times:

Samair,

I've heard that quite a few Hajj charters are done on the L-1011. That was about 5 years ago, though.

I don't presume to know what your religious beliefs are, if any, but I do know that non-Muslims are not allowed into a certain perimeter around Mecca. I have no idea whether or not the airport is within that perimeter. But, it might be something to look into?

[Edited 2009-08-17 06:36:49]

User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4898 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2736 times:



Quoting Chase (Reply 11):
I've heard that quite a few Hajj charters are done on the L-1011. That was about 5 years ago, though.

That's exactly what I was going to suggest albeit with a caveat that these charters are sometimes quite dodgy and I would seriously question some of the operators and equipment particularly some of the frames sent to West Africa and Indonesia.

Quoting Chase (Reply 11):
I don't presume to know what your religious beliefs are, if any, but I do know that non-Muslims are not allowed into a certain perimeter around Mecca.

As far as I know the Muslim only zone is within Mecca itself somewhere. Hajj charters typically land at Medina, Jeddah and other airports nearby.

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User currently offlineN318EA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

Any reference towards the TriStar being a lead sled is false. Try an almost max weight DC 9 50 takeoff with an engine failure just after VR. Now THAT is a lead sled. My ass was puckered for two days after that.  Smile

User currently offlinePlaneAdmirer From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 564 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2561 times:



Quoting N318EA (Reply 13):
Any reference towards the TriStar being a lead sled is false. Try an almost max weight DC 9 50 takeoff with an engine failure just after VR. Now THAT is a lead sled. My ass was puckered for two days after that. Smile

Point made.


User currently offlineL1011dal From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

It would be nice if a flight was available and safe. I'll offer to promote on my website if someone can make this happen.

www.L1011.homestead.com
(last Delta L1011 site)


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