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L1011 Flying Hospital Article  
User currently offlinechrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2440 posts, RR: 3
Posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

Thought this might be of interest to some folks here.

First off, they moved the plane a few months back. Its wing hangs now over the fence and you can drive under it. It's not really that visible anymore from the terminal. It still hasn't flown since 2001. I wonder if they fire the engines up every now and then? I remember hearing that Delta's last L10, 728DA was going to be used for parts for this plane. What happened to that plan?

Second off, the article linked here has a couple interesting tidbits about the plane, plus a photo of the cabin. Most likely it won't fly again, which is sad since this was once a PSA bird. And for those wondering the paper uses the acronym TIA instead of TUS. TIA=Tucson International Airport.

Meanwhile, as it sits on a patch of pavement at TIA, the Flying Hospital is nearing obsolescence.

Very few L-1011s are still flying today, making it hard to find facilities to do upgrades and maintenance, Horan said. And there's still the problem of high insurance costs and new security demands.

"I don't see it as impossible that this plane might fly again, but it is very unlikely for a variety of reasons," Horan said. "That being said, we continue to try and find a good home for this plane."

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