N728DL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2095 times:
Okay, I talked to my girlfriend about an hour ago and she reported that she saw a Delta L-1011 taxiing to runway 27 at CVG around 9:45 this morning. Now the last time I checked Delta retired their final L-1011 (N728DA) on July 31st in Atlanta while I was at the party at the Delta TOC.
I dunno if Dayna is trying to pull me leg or what.
Critter592 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1924 times:
They still fly L-1011s around just to do tests (as they do with alot of retired aircraft) But they are never carrying passengers. These are usually converted to Freighters... It sure would be Ironic if N728DA would have been converted into a Freighter.... or better yet, the Flying Hospital...
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6386 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1902 times:
Never, ever, correct a woman that tells you about an airplane she saw. Say "wow, thanks" and realize that she probably doesn't know. Accept the fact that she is trying to express an interest in your passion. More than once in my life I've had a girfriend tell me about a really strange airplane she saw landing. When we get to the airport it turns out to be the same B-17 (or whatever) I see 5 or 6 times a year. They always know I've seen it before, but they still appreciate the Thank You. It's a two way gift.
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
Milesrich From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2044 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1768 times:
Delta has retired all of their L-1011's. There are not any of them at any Delta base, and they have all been parked out west, most at the former George AFB (VCV). They do not have any back in ATL or CVG to use for charters.
Some have been flown to Marana, AZ, and speaking of Evergreen and Marana, did anyone read the article about Evergreen's Marana Base in last week's Time Magazine? It appears that there are real problems there with false records and shoddy work.