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How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 12:15 am

The only time I was on a L1011 was when I was since years old. I was a Delta flight from DFW to LAX. Sadly a L1011 crash a few week later on the Fort Lauderdale-DFW leg of the same flight but back to the topic. If any body who be has on a L1011 and can remember the detail of the flight, I would to know if the rumble from those RB 211 herd as good in the cabin, as it is out side. Is it well padded so you can not hear the start up that much. I herd the L1011 has a real smooth landing. Is it cabin like a DC10, a plane I flown on a lot. How the take off feel. From what I remember the cabin shaking during take off and this was when L1011 were not that old.
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 12:44 am

I flew on a BWIA L1011 before they were replace with A340-300's on BW900/01. I can't really remember much, though i remember the cabin was very big (heightwise). The seats were leather and the landing wasn't smooth at all (maybe because it was pouring down with rain in both BGI and LHR when we landed). When taxiing the engines were very loud, mainly because at the back you have one basically right over you. That's all i can remember

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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 12:56 am

They are amazingly smooth during all phases of flight.

I always found DL's L10 one of the most comfortable planes I'd ever flown on.

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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 1:23 am

I've flown 10 TriStar segments. 8 with DL, 2 with TZ. Half the DLs were L15s, the others were the big L10s. A wonderful aircraft to fly, smooth comfy, can't beat a TriStar.
These are the segments I've flown on TriStars-
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 1:32 am

I've flown several times on the L1011, from Eastern, Pan Am and Delta.

One strange thing I noticed on a couple of occasions especially on my last L1011 flight back in '98 was the very smokey start ups especially on cold mornings, we were flying from ATL-MCO on DL in Feburary of that year.

During the start up the rear of the plane outside was engulfed in the smoky exaust from the rear (#2?) engine, it even made the cabin of the plane reak of engine exuast which was kind of disturbing. Don't get me wrong I love the smell of jet fuel, but the exuast smell was a little overwhelming.

Other than that the L1011 was/is a great aircraft, very big on the inside.
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 1:50 am


Hi!

I flew the L1011 first time in 1980 with Gulf Air and in 1989 with TWA. About TWA at that time I was quite disapointed because I went in a business tour around USA and wanted to try diferent US airlines, but the price rulled and TWA gave me the best one. I flew these following routes:

GULF AIR

AMS/LHR - L1011-100

TWA

JFK/SJU - L1011-100
SJU/MIA/STL - L1011-100
STL-LAX - L1011-1
LAX-JFK-LIS - L1011-50

All I can say is that the plane was very good, very stable and very confortable. The TWA ones were getting old at that time but they flew great. One thing I can't forget was when it started you could always hear a "whooooo". The tgake-offs were very powerfull and that lovely noise of those big RRoyces were unique. The wing of the plane was quite massive too, it gave I think a great sense of stability. Now that the L1011 is getting rarer I'm glad I actually flew in it a few times and I enjoyed! I live in Fresno now and until a few months ago I could track over FAT once a while a L1011-500 from ATA, I don't know if they still fly it but it was nice to see it!
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 1:54 am

My primary memory is of the rudimentary flight-tracking system that would get projected onto the bulkhead wall screen. I was on a flight that was diverted and then circled for over an hour, so the flight track was a nasty reminder of a very annoying flight.
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 2:02 am

I flew on a few L-1011s, including two that I remember well belonging to British Airways.

I liked them a lot. In a word: smooth. I don't recall them being any louder or quieter than any other jetliner, although I'm sure this depends on where you sat.

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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 2:29 am

I flew EA L-1011's many times over the years and PA's 500 series a couple of times. The cabin was not as quiet as the DC10's although the ride was smooth. For some reason they felt rather "military" and spartan although very safe. Landing and takeoff elicited multiple cabin rattles and the landing gear was less sprung than the DC10 and, yes, the RB211's smoked on start-up, mostly in cold weather. All in all one of my favorite aircraft.
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:09 am

I've flown on a couple in the last 8-9 months on ATA from the States to Saudi and Europe, etc.

I enjoyed the ride (very smooth, quick takeoffs), and it had comfortable set up. Now a fuel strike at Larnaca did make 3 hours on the ramp a bit 'stuffy'  Big grin


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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:20 am

I've flown the L10 many times and find it to have one of the most sturdy/solid feels of any aircraft. The rear lav area was louder than normal because of the #2 engine but everything forward of the wing was very pleasant. The noise in the rear of the a/c wasn't objectionable, however.

The worst jet turbulence I ever experienced was on a Delta L15 from SEL-PDX; we hit rough stuff for about an hour over Japan. I was in business class over the wing and got to watch the big RR pitching up and down on the wing. I'm sure part of the reason we experienced the turbulence was because the L15 couldn't climb above it that early in a flight that long. The reward was watching the twinking lights of ships in the Pacific Ocean halfway through the flight in the middle of the night with the red anti-collision light reflecting off the engine. I felt very secure knowing that this jet had endured such a long period of turbulence and had handled it quite well. Quite a memorable night.
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:22 am

I have rode the Tri-Star twice.

1st was with Delta, a 500, from HNL to LAS and back. It was a comfortable ride. Not much to say about 2-5-2 seating, but there was some leg room. It felt and looked like a wide-body inside. Tri-Stars were synonmous with DL at HNL. Sad to see they are gone.

2nd was with Rich International for the same destination. However, there was a huge difference. Cattle car seating, hardly any leg room. Very stuffy. Night and day from DL.
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:33 am

I have flown on the TriStars several times on BWIA and once on EA - my BW sectors have been of various lengths and include 7 between POS and LHR. The plane is very smooth but prone to shake on power-up and take-off roll (I remember this from my last few flights by which time the planes were quite old) and cruises with a discernible nose-up attitude. The cabin is very quiet. On occasion the a/c would drip condensate on passengers sitting below the outlets - that may also be an effect of the planes' ages.

Overall a very good ride and so try to get a flight or two before they all disappear.

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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:40 am

I flew in the 90's several times on Royal Jordanian Airlines RJ between
AMS-JFK-AMS on their L1011 aircraft!

It was the best flying experience I ever had!. the best seat-pitch in Y
and I felt verry safe on their L1011!!

The L1011 is one of my favourite aircraft! and I regret verry much that L1011's are not made anymore!!

In my opinion best made wide body ever!!
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:41 am

I flew them a lot from 1985 onwards with British Airways on their route to Kuala Lumpur. They were great to fly on as they were much more comfortable than the cramped 747s that were flying at the time. We always used to get the first few seats in Economy Class (as my family worked with BA at the time) and these seats were the old BA Super Club 'Convertor' seats which could be switched easily by pulling down the large centre armrest (in a set of 3 seats) when the plane wasn't full - so you got Super Club comfort for most if not the entire journey. These seats were only situated at the front of the Economy cabin. There was also a tiny rear cabin (as BA operated the Series 200 and I gather series 250 (tweeked for performance) to KUL) in Economy which was great and cosy but this was often the smoking section (ahh those were the days of recycled smokey cabin air!). I used to love the five rear toilets laid out in a semi-circle and remember thinking - that was such a design feature of the L1011!

We also thought that it was often easier to see the screen on the Tristar than on the 747 which in those days was a bonus.

The only thing about the TriStar was that we stopped usually twice en-route to refuel or pick-up/let down passengers. After some time, BA reintroduced the one-stop service to compete with Malaysian at the time (and this flight carried on to Manila). The service soon reverted back to the 747 equipment in the early 1990s.

Take off was superb on the L1011 and as someone else mentioned performance I gather was supreme. I was however quite sick once as we circled in to land on a stormy Kuala Lumpur December day... although we glided smoothly, I was SO amazed with the flaps action (oh that's right - I seem to remember that they were always extended one by one on either side and they made a loud whirring noise as they rolled out) and the scenery outside with the storm clouds darkening the cabin - that I lost it and threw up all over - my brother - huh  Nuts

Ahh I miss the TriStars...we often parked next to the giant SQ, CX, QF, TG, MH 747s flying between Asia and Europe and even next to BA 747s - whenever we refuelled in the Mid-east (usually at 2am local time) but I always felt special to be a passenger on THAT little one which looked so much cuter and cooler than the Jumbos. I will always remember a passenger who joined our flight at Bangkok during a stopover and she exclaimed, "That tiny thing is NOT going to take us all the way to London, is it?", as she arrived at the boarding gate - but it sure did and it did it in STYLE!!!


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I also flew with Cathay Pacific Tristars although I remember their cabin was very different. On my first flight in the 1980s, there were very small overhead lockers above the windows but nothing else. They had large pockets to put magazines and stuff between seats in the centre section but otherwise the cabin was open. They also had great plastic 'things' (can't really describe them) but guess they were there to 'break up' the cabin atmosphere. The seats were also lurid - green and yellow and mauve - I seem to remember.


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Later in 1988, I flew again on a CX L1011 but it was much the same as the 747 we flew out on the KUL-HKG leg cabin-wise. Blue/Green upholstery with overhead lockers as we know it.
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:53 am

I flew on the L-1011 many times, all of them Eastern or Delta machines. It was a very pleasant airplane to fly in, except for the engine noise towards the rear of the cabin from the center engine. Good climb performance and very smooth under most conditions. Never had any kind of a problem in them.

The first few times I flew on Eastern's L-1011s they had only 8 seats (2-4-2) across in economy with a small coat hanging compartment in the center. They were very comfortable and I sure hated it when they went to 9 across!
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 4:22 am

I had the pleasure of riding on a Delta and TWA L-1011. First flew aboard a L-1011 with Delta back in November 1983 from Miami to Atlanta enroute to CAE.
It was the last departure of the day for Atlanta. It was a quite night flight to Atlanta. It was also my first transit to the "NEW" Atlanta airport. In April 1991 I flew from STL to PHL on a TWA L-1011. The plane was rather nice for it's age and the crew was excellent. I do miss TWA! My final L-1011 trip was in January 1998. I picked up Delta's Flight 15 at DFW after it arrived from Honolulu and flew it to Atlanta. This was my first flight that feature the moving airplane map video. It was great to see our position and look out the window to confirm our position.
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 5:34 am

I have flown so many its rediculous with DL(fathers a pilot their) and with my company(ATA). I am not a big fan of the 500 but the 1/100 wins my heart all the time, nothing beats the rumble/sound of the 22B from its unique start up sound to its famous taxi moo to the Full power Deluxe moo when you apply power. It flies smoother than any other aircraft I have flown on, but the 100's can be a dog on an loaded takeoff. I have been on several loaded 100's that require damn near the whole 11,000 ft a loaded 100 takes to get off amazing! Trintocan that condensation drip is not due to its age, that just happens sometimes due to several factors. I was on a 3 year old DL 777 that this recently.
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 6:02 am

How does it feel? Great - I always loved TriStars. Flew many times on DL and TW L-1011s, and I loved them. Very quiet, very solid feeling.

(BTW, ATA L1011, I loved the engine sound description! LMAO!)
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 6:19 am

Like riding on a cruise ship. Smooth as silk.

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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 6:32 am

EXFatboy when its loaded the 100 that is it is a dog it lumbers down the runway seeming as if it wasnt gaining alot of speed and climbs really slow. I timed one takeoff at 61 sec one time from LAS to HNL one day and it wasnt even hot! Some of the Military charters in Baltimore are using the 100's and I know they are dogs.
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 6:38 am

I had two flights on Delta Tristars.
Seattle - Atlanta and Orlando - Atlanta in 1993.
The flights were absolutely very smooth but personally, I did not like the interiors. Too much like a hollow tube, just a large "thing" filled with seats.

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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 6:50 am

Sadly I only had the opportunity to fly on the mighty L-1011 only on two segments
SJU-MCO-SJU.
The aircraft was very smooth and from what I recall quite, first impression upon entering the arcraft was the inmmense size of the cabin and the loud colors DL had on it's seats.
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 6:56 am

I have been on 52 L-1011 flights, mostly on Eastern and Delta, with one on TWA. When I first flew on them, seating was 2-4-2. When I first flew on one with a 2-5-2 configuration, I asked the flight attendant on my Eastern flight if they had gotten that plane from another airline and hadn't changed the interior yet. She said no, that Eastern was configuring a few that way. On my return trip, I had a 2-4-2 version, so I thought maybe she was right. I never had a 2-4-2 model again. I asked a ramp agent in ATL why they were doing this. He said they had just bought a lot of A300s, and they needed to pay for them. With more seats, they would make more money.
The L-1011 has been my favorite jet aircraft. I really liked the ones with no center overhead bins. They just looked nicer inside. Landings were extremely smooth. I was amazed at the smooth landing on the short runway at Maui on a Delta aircraft. I'm surprised they never over-ran the runway, but the L-1011 was able to handle it day in and day out.

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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 7:20 am

My 1st experience on a L1011 was a CX HKG/BKK. Very roomy, quiet, lot of space...in First class !
My 2nd was the exact opposite on al all Y 1011 of American Transair, chartered by AF for a scheduled flight YMX/CDG : packed like herrings in the back part of it...then noisy etc
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 7:26 am

I miss the Tristar; it was solid as a rock. And those engines sounded great! Watch this video clip I made from a DL L-1011 departing HNL:

http://airside.paradise.net.nz/video/deltal1011honoluluto.wmv
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 7:30 am

Hey-
i flew the L1011 a lot back in the days when Delta still had them-mainly transatlantic, I'm not sure which routes but we flew into Frankfurt alot. The one main characteristic that has stuck in my head about the aircraft was during startup, taxi, or at the gate, the engine on top of the aircraft would coo like a bunch of pigeons. At least that's what i made it out to be!
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 7:35 am

I've flown on TriStar's of British Airways, Gulf Air and TAP Air Portugal.

My experiences of BA echo Mas777's, although we were always the unlucky staff trying to stand-by out of Bahrain at 3am trying to get back to London......and all those people from KL jamming up our flight!!

Gulf Air had the best TriStars....super luxurious in the premium cabins. I can remember a couple of happy flights on their machines. Including a memorable visit to the lower-deck galley by way of the lift.

(By the way, galley-slave duty was prime pickings at GF......the stewardess would go down at the climb, change into jim-jams, do her nails, hair, eyes etc on the 6-hour leg Bahrain-Heathrow, and then emerge into Terminal 3 looking like an absolute glamour-puss.....whereas her colleagues would look washed-out and shattered!!)

TAP Air Portugal used to fly their TriStars on, amongst others, busy Heathrow-Lisbon rotations. Fantastic service and huge seats in 'Navigator' Class on only a two hour flight.

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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 7:41 am

Thank you Jhooper


Man those L1011 tristars sound like a beast in the cabin, to bad the only time I flew on one was when I was a little kid. But at least I flew on one and a should be thank full for that.
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 8:07 am

As L1011Fan I feel I have to chime in on this discussion  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

My fascination with planes began when I took my very first flight ever to CA on a TWA L1011. I've been hooked ever since. It's a very smooth plane, as others have already mentioned and I regret that I wasn't able to take one of the last DAL L1011 flights before they retired them.

Work is progressing very well on my L1011 kit plane. It should be ready in about 30 more years... (yes, I'm just joking  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 9:19 am

Jhooper, great video!!

Do you happen to have one that shows more of the inside?
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 9:23 am

I loved working the L1011... I do not know what it was about that aircraft, but I felt safe and sound in it....
 
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Sat Aug 23, 2003 9:35 am

I was privileged to fly an ATA L1011 SFO - OGG then HNL - SFO in 1993. It was the first widebodied aircraft type that I was to fly on. I was actually only 7 at the time but very much into aviation (I actually purchased a model of an Eastern L1011 in Honolulu).

The aircraft was comfortable, however, the food was of a poor quality (yes, I was actually alread a gourmet by age 7 ROFL). The restrooms seemed to be somewhat unreliable, and on both legs of the flight there were periodic breakdowns. On the SFO - OGG takeoff, I was allowed to visit the flight deck prior to departure and noted the 3 man crew etc.

Some features that stuck in my mind were the large number of WCs clustered at the tail of the aircraft, and the rather tall overhead bins. The lack of a center overhead bin lent the cabin a very roomy feel, much roomier than say on a modern 777.

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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 9:44 am

ATAL1011, be sure to see that clip from Jhooper. That's got to be one of the longest take-offs ever recorded by man. From the time the engine sound indicates take-off power applied, to the time the thing gets airborne, is 59 or 60 seconds. If you are an airplane nerd, and you know how long a typical runway is, the last few seconds would have been the longest few seconds of your life.
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 9:50 am

Delta even used the L-1011 on the Atlanta - Columbia, SC route (25 minutes) back in 1978 for a small period. That aircraft towered over the little concourse and mini jetway and was a sight to see!
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 12:08 pm

Jhooper


Where was that tristar going to. Because that was a very long take off roll for a tristar, was it full loaded.
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 12:25 pm

Flew on many Tristars, mainly DL/EA during my childhood/teenage years.
The most unique part was how big the cabin seemed, especially up towards
the ceiling, seemed much bigger inside than any other widebody due to the
design of the beautiful cabin.
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 12:28 pm

L15s were very nice. My last flight was in July 1982 from FRA-ATL on DA. Back then the L15s were DAs flagships.
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sat Aug 23, 2003 7:16 pm

Well Eg777er - perhaps we've travelled on the same flights before. Judging from your age I guess we were both at school at about the same time although I am a few years older. At that time, I only flew during the school holidays and half-term - so perhaps we flew on BA32/33 together years ago... how weird!
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sun Aug 24, 2003 2:10 am

My first ride as a 16 year old was on a Caledonian Airways Tristar G-BBAI MAN-TFS-MAN. Being a Caledonian example it was a 393 charter configured aircraft, so it was a bit uncomfortable.

In remember the crew instructing us to shut the window blind so we could all watch the film on the projector screen at the front bulkhead.

It has a cavernous cabin, because the centre section seats do not have overhead stowage bins, just a very high ceiling of 70's style concelaled lighting panels. It was not uncommon for these to rattle and shake during take-off, turbulance, approach and especially landing - when some might even fall down.

The semi circle lobby at the rear where the toilets are, made you realise it was defintely a larg aircraft you where flying, and the thought that an RB211 engine was just behind the pressure bulkhead - feet away was a very scary thought.

But It has to be the most gracious and beautiful plane built. I love it.

The 2nd example - an Air Atlanta reg TF-ABV which flew me to the Greek Island of Kos was much better. Lots of leg room, old Cathay interior and overall a fantastic flight. On approac KGS can be very windy but to here the engines surge through it and make a perfect touch down was amazing. On the return leg we had to stop in RHO to collect more pax, so I got one more landing and take off on a Tristar - also my last. This was in 1997. I believe this aircraft to have been scrapped at Manston in 1998.
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sun Aug 24, 2003 2:11 am

The L1011 was the bet widebody tri-jet to ever be produced. As a Flight Attendant for Eastern Airlines it was the best and very user friendly as far as the galley and evacuation procedures. we had a couple of DC-10-30 in our fleet and they were ok but the L1011 is the best.
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sun Aug 24, 2003 3:52 am

the L-1011 is definitely my favorite plane of all time. i have flown on the L-1011 14 times, all on DL.

LAX-OGG
OGG-HNL
HNL-ATL
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very powerful on takeoff, and very smooth. the sound was just music to my hears...it's as if you could hear and feel the power.
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sun Aug 24, 2003 3:53 am

I have That clip saved Hmmm I got it from him a while back, that flight was going from HNL to LAX and he said it was loaded. Like I said Loaded 100's take up a lot runway to get up.
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sun Aug 24, 2003 4:37 am

Having flown on L-1011-1s of Delta (ORD-ATL) and American Trans Air/ATA (MSP-MCO) and a L-1011-500 of Pan Am (ORD-MSP), as much as I pay attention to details when I fly, had my view been limited to the aircraft interior only, I would have been able to confirm no more than the type I was traveling aboard was a twin-aisle, widebody aircraft.
 
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sun Aug 24, 2003 6:57 am

Do you happen to have one that shows more of the inside?

I'll have to see what I can find, but I'll look.

Where was that tristar going to. Because that was a very long take off roll for a tristar, was it full loaded.


LAX, believe it or not. Seems like they would have had to offload a significant amount of pax or cargo if we had been heading for DFW or ATL.
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RE: How It Feel To Ride A L1011 Tristar

Sun Aug 24, 2003 1:07 pm

I flew on five or so TWA Tristars between October 1990 and March 1995, on various routes, including:
STL-SJU
SJU-STL
STL-SFO
SJU-JFK
STL-LAX

I sat in first class each time, and being near the nose of the aircraft, I distinctly remember a nose-up attitude at cruise altitude. I guess it had to do with the weight of the number-two engine, in the rear.

My mother, a TWA Flight Attendant, took me into the lower-galley on the SJU-JFK flight she was working in March, 1995.

It was incredible to actually go into an elevator aboard an airliner! What a neat experience. The lower galley was very neat. The Flight Engineer came down during the flight, and he showed me the Electronics Bay which is accessed through the galley. That was very neat as well!

-Ryan