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ATA L-1011 Airports

Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:44 pm

If I want to get to see ATA L-1011s, what airports give me the best opportunities?

DFW? BWI? Anywhere else?

Can anyone give me any details? I'm looking to make a weekend trip of it from NYC and to get some photos.

Thanks,

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RE: ATA L-1011 Airports

Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:55 am

They come into BWI quite frequently, but there's no set schedule since it's all Air Mobility Command flights for the military. Lately, we've been getting more World MD11s and Omni DC10s though.

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RE: ATA L-1011 Airports

Sun Oct 16, 2005 1:04 am

You have INDY, BWI and of course MHZ, Kuwait, Frankfurt

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RE: ATA L-1011 Airports

Sun Oct 16, 2005 1:07 am

Quoting N323ER (Reply 2):
Frankfurt

With the airbase part of the airport closed now, I doubt we'll be seeing too many of those Tristars here from now on... but it's always been a nice way to get to see some planes and airlines you usually just don't see in Europe...

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RE: ATA L-1011 Airports

Sun Oct 16, 2005 1:53 am

So with what frequency would you say they come into BWI? Once a day maybe?

If I went there for a day or two, what would my chances be of getting one?
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RE: ATA L-1011 Airports

Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:01 am

At DFW, you can count on an average of 4 TZ L-1011-500s per week, with the other 3-4 R&R flights being North American B-767-300ERs or World or Omni DC-10-30s or MD-11s.

A good place to see the L-1011s is near the General Avaition Ramp, as that is where they are towed to if they spend more than a few hours at DFW.
 
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RE: ATA L-1011 Airports

Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:45 am

I'm not kidding about this: YQX and BGR are good places to see the Tristars, as is SNN. But you'd probably be bored the rest of the time.

Right now, DFW is probably a better bet than BWI.

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RE: ATA L-1011 Airports

Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:56 am

DFW or LAX

I looked up most recent Airlines.net photos of ATA L-1011 .. DFW, most recent.


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Photo © Nathan Zalcman


left photo taken on Sep. 10 at DFW
right photo taken on July 31 at DFW


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left photo taken on July 27 at LAX
right photo taken on June 3 at LAX

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RE: ATA L-1011 Airports

Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:04 am

Not to mention weekly to SEA,OKO,MSJ,NEU. Also SNN gets a bit on tech stops.
 
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RE: ATA L-1011 Airports

Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:20 am

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Reply 4):
So with what frequency would you say they come into BWI? Once a day maybe?

Some days it's two a day and then it'll dry up for a bit. In the mid-summer we were getting a lot of L1011 traffic and since September it's tapered off quite a bit. I'm in the midst of 24 straight days at work and am yet to see one since October 1st.

I wish that I could give youa firmer answer on their frequency here, but lately it's been quite hit or miss.

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