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Unidentified L1011 At IAD Today  
User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10901 times:

At IAD today, I was observing an ANA 77W coming in from Tokyo, and out of the corner of my eye, I saw an L1011 coming in. It was definitely an L1011, I instantly recognized the back engine. It appeared to be all black, but I couldn't tell. Anybody have anymore info on this?


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User currently offlinen797mx From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10802 times:

Well, there are no all black L-1011's and none flew into IAD as far as I can tell from flightaware. Maybe it was a RAF one or possibly a USAF DC-10 you saw? The Sands L-1011 is kind of dark but it has a white top to it, so I don't think that was it.


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User currently offlinecaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10736 times:

I'm wondering if it's the RAF L1011 that departed this morning from YYZ? I saw it parked at the north end of the airport yesterday and supposedly it left a few hours ago. Hopefully it comes back sometime soon!


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User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10727 times:

I thought it was a definite L1011, but maybe it was a KC-10.


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User currently onlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10649 times:

It is an RAF L1011, serial 950. Currently parked at Signature Flight Support.


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User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10621 times:

I knew my eyes didn't deceive me, thanks Jetblast!


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User currently offlinemichiganatc From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9828 times:

Anyone know when it is leaving? I will be flying through IAD on Wednesday...doubt it will still be there  

User currently offlinemichiganatc From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8657 times:

Just found out they are scheduled to leave tomorrow morning before noon.

User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7097 times:

When you say they, do you mean more than one?


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User currently offlineMcoov From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 131 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5784 times:

"They" refers to the crew.

User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5769 times:

Oh, I thought you meant that there were two of them.


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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4544 times:

RAF is frequently into IAD, as is the German AirForce. I'm expecting a Christmas Package from them soon!


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User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

Quoting FI642 (Reply 11):
RAF is frequently into IAD, as is the German AirForce. I'm expecting a Christmas Package from them soon!

So is the Taliban, let's hope you like your present better than they do!


User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

Quoting Delboy (Reply 12):
So is the Taliban, let's hope you like your present better than they do!

LOL! It most certainly will be! It's from Schmidt in NUE.



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