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Widebody Tri-jet Pax Status DC-10 / L-1011  
User currently offlineKDTWflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 828 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3952 times:

So looking at wikipedia just now it looks like Biman still has a few DC-10s in service and by the looks of it the L-1011 is done except for per wiki...

A total of eight Lockheed L-1011s were in commercial service in December 2010 with operators Privilege-Rollins Air (2), Air Charter Express (two), Elite Aviation (one), Las Vegas Sands Corp (one), Sky Capital (one), and SAM Intercontinental (one).

I miss the widebody trijets; they were sweet! What routes does Biman fly these on?


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User currently offlinechieft From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3616 times:
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Quoting KDTWflyer (Thread starter):
A total of eight Lockheed L-1011s were in commercial service in December 2010 with operators Privilege-Rollins Air (2), Air Charter Express (two), Elite Aviation (one), Las Vegas Sands Corp (one), Sky Capital (one), and SAM Intercontinental (one).

Well, Rollins and Elite seem to be one operation, Air Charter Express is history and the L1011 stored in NBO (as far as I know). SAM-I's -250 is in Pakistan with Askari Aviation



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User currently offlineKGRB From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 705 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

Are there any DC-10s or L-1011s in a museum right now? Or, for that matter, are there any plans to preserve one in a museum?

At least I still get to see the MD-10Fs of FedEx every day at PHX. There's something majestic about a tri-jet on finals that can never be matched by the twins.



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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7473 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3121 times:

Just reading an old copy of Flypast.

The Royal Saudi Air Force Museum at Riyadh has ex Saudia HZ-AHP.


User currently offlineq120 From Canada, joined Aug 2008, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

Euro atlantic airlines have L1011.
Not sure what its doing with it.



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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2989 times:

Quoting KGRB (Reply 2):
Are there any DC-10s or L-1011s in a museum right now?

Manchester has a nose of a Monarch DC-10, and the Kansas City Airline History Museum has an L-1011. The Tehran Museum/boneyard has two L-1011s while they never were in service in Iran.
But it's about time that Le Bourget, Datan Shang, Lelystad, Seattle or Pima picks up a DC-10 or L-1011.



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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7456 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2964 times:

AFAIK,Omni still has pax DC-10's . THough I think they are used as troop charters.


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User currently offlinebonusonus From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

Doesn't the RAF still fly some L1011s as refueling tankers?

User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2888 times:

Quoting United_fan (Reply 7):
AFAIK,Omni still has pax DC-10's . THough I think they are used as troop charters.

They've used them on a seasonal basis between HNL and LAS as well doing charters for Boyd Vacations. I think they're using the 767s and may start putting the 777s on that route instead of the DC-10s. I believe OAI is slowly retiring the type.

Quoting KDTWflyer (Thread starter):
Las Vegas Sands Corp (one)

That's not really a passenger a/c in the traditional sense, as it has been a VIP/private a/c for many years, and flights on it are not available to the general public.


User currently offlinecatdaddy63 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2809 times:
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Omni has been scrapping theirs, N270AX and N720AX are currently in process of scrapping at TUL. One is pretty much stripped and sitting on wood, the other has titles painted over and engines removed. It's a sad sight.

User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Quoting bonusonus (Reply 7):
Doesn't the RAF still fly some L1011s as refueling tankers?

The RAF currently has Four (4) tanker/freighters two (2) tankers and three (3) passenger TriStars.


User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1670 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2597 times:
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Speaking of widebody trijets, I just flew on two MD-11s, which are an endangered species. I had to go to Montreal to fly to AMS to connect to LHR. And I live near RIC. I'd also go out of my way to fly on a DC-10 or L-1011 again. But the MD-11 is the next best thing.

Bob Bradley



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