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Pan Am L-1011(not A -500 Series)  
User currently offlinedoulasc From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 534 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8950 times:

Around 1991 I was at opa-locka airport and spotted a Lockheed 1011(not a -500) painted in Pan Am colors.Looked to have
the Pan Am titles painted over and the blue ball on the tail missing the white stripes and titles.Plane had a Eastern Airlines registration. Did Pan Am lease this plane for a brief period? Can someone fill me in?

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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25431 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8906 times:

You are probably speaking about the L-1011 that was used in the 1990 movie Last Flight Out - story about last flight out of Saigon carrying refugees.


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User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3958 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8862 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):
You are probably speaking about the L-1011 that was used in the 1990 movie Last Flight Out - story about last flight out of Saigon carrying refugees.

I remember this film. Suffice it to say, PA was not flying the L1011 in '75, Of course PA used the mainstay of their long haul fleet, the 747 for that flight. I really wish film makers would do their research first, surely they could have found a 747 somewhere.



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User currently offlinedoulasc From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8762 times:

this is the one.


User currently offlinen901wa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 463 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8578 times:

I remember that L-1011. I was working in HNL at the time for a contract company. It was being used by Air America for the flights to HNL. It flew in painted as a simi Clipper, with Air America titles, and we wondered What the heck is that? I got a picture somewhere. If I can find it, I'll post it. HTH

User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 3005 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8039 times:
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this one


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User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4237 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7940 times:

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 2):
I remember this film. Suffice it to say, PA was not flying the L1011 in '75, Of course PA used the mainstay of their long haul fleet, the 747 for that flight. I really wish film makers would do their research first, surely they could have found a 747 somewhere.

They may have not had the permission to use Pan Am on the film so they make up an airline to fill in. Just because we A.Nutters want accuracy, the general public really could not care if they even see the aircraft for a second or so. Look at the movie Airplane, that is the extent of what the general population would even care about when it comes to airplanes in the movies and how accurately they depict flying.



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User currently offlinefutureatp From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5970 times:

I remember watching that movie when it first aired. The aircraft when it was filmed had Pan Am titles. There was a also an opening scene of someone in a hanger, standing in front of a 747, talking about the story and mentioned that the actual aircraft Pan Am flew out of Saigon was actually a 747.

As for why an L1011 was used for the movie I'm sure it solely had to do with cost.


User currently offlinerampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3139 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5497 times:

Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 2):
I remember this film. Suffice it to say, PA was not flying the L1011 in '75, Of course PA used the mainstay of their long haul fleet, the 747 for that flight. I really wish film makers would do their research first, surely they could have found a 747 somewhere.

Somewhere, on a film industry internet discussion forum, someone has likely commented, "I really wish airline enthusiasts would do their research first, surely they could figure out how scheduling and cost trump most everything else on a film set."

-Rampart


User currently offlineB737900 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4135 times:
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Quoting rutankrd (Reply 5):
this one

Us old timers remember Air America as the CIA "airline" that flew around South East Asia and all over Viet Nam during the war over there, performing all types of covert operations. But I didn't know they were a legitimate operation in the States. The photo shows the L-1011 landing in Las Vegas. Any explaination as to why Air America was arriving in Vegas? Were they ever a legit airline?

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User currently offlineTZTriStar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1452 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4064 times:

This Air America had nothing to do with the CIA sponsored Air America from the '60s-'70s. It was a charted airline that flew L-1011s in the '80s and actually was the renamed Total Air. It shared the name in coincidence only.


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User currently onlineSpaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 1801 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4038 times:

Quoting B737900 (Reply 9):
Us old timers remember Air America as the CIA "airline" that flew around South East Asia and all over Viet Nam during the war over there, performing all types of covert operations. But I didn't know they were a legitimate operation in the States. The photo shows the L-1011 landing in Las Vegas. Any explaination as to why Air America was arriving in Vegas? Were they ever a legit airline?

Before being acquired by Air America, the airline started as Total Air.

http://www.geocities.com/aeromoe/fleets/total.html

http://articles.latimes.com/1986-05-08/business/fi-4464_1_air-america



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