coyoteguy
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ATA L1011 In Miami

Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:04 pm

For anyone who is interested, there is an ATA TriStar in the old livery in Miami, I saw it last night, and it was still there this morning. It is on the parking apron on the northeast corner of the airport, visible from NW 36th Street, close to Lejeune Road.


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Could be this one? I could not get close enough to see the reg. Anyone know what it is doing at MIA?
 
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RE: ATA L1011 In Miami

Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:51 pm

This should be ex-N194AT which was ferried there around March or April of this year and sold for parting out. According to other reliable sources on this website that airplane is due a D-Check and will never fly again...  no 
 
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RE: ATA L1011 In Miami

Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:27 am

I know this will sound dumb, but I don't know the answer. What is a D check? While your at it what are the other lettered checks?
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RE: ATA L1011 In Miami

Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:32 am

Quoting B52murph (Reply 1):
I know this will sound dumb, but I don't know the answer. What is a D check? While your at it what are the other lettered checks?

The D check (Boeing designation) is a very extensive check. It is done every 5-8 (?) years, depending on the aircraft type. Doing one costs millions and takes at least a month, in most cases even more.

C check: done yearly or every 18 months.

A and B checks: done more frequently, not nearly as extensive as C and D checks.
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RE: ATA L1011 In Miami

Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:59 am

All approximate timings...

A check - Monthly
B check - 3 Months
C check - 12 Months
D check - 4 Years

Each aircraft type will have a set number of flying hours for each check - so the month/year figures are very misleading.
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RE: ATA L1011 In Miami

Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:31 am

Quoting B52murph (Reply 1):

This should be ex-N194AT which was ferried there around March or April of this year and sold for parting out. According to other reliable sources on this website that airplane is due a D-Check and will never fly again...

Thanks for this... In this case it is obviously not going anywhere fast, so I will try to get close enough to get the reg over the weekend. It's parked in a 'parking' area rather than a 'chop shop' area, so that was what made me think it was operational. But that doesn't mean anything I guess. I will report back if I can get the reg. Meanwhile, someone else may know.
 
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RE: ATA L1011 In Miami

Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:34 am

Quoting Coyoteguy (Reply 5):
Thanks for this... In this case it is obviously not going anywhere fast, so I will try to get close enough to get the reg over the weekend. It's parked in a 'parking' area rather than a 'chop shop' area, so that was what made me think it was operational. But that doesn't mean anything I guess. I will report back if I can get the reg. Meanwhile, someone else may know.

No need to verify the reg. It IS N194AT. It was to be used as spared to repair the all white L-1011 freighter down there, N306GB.
L-1011 N194AT Is On The Move! (by TZTriStar500 May 24 2006 in Civil Aviation)#ID2788070
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RE: ATA L1011 In Miami

Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:43 am

Sad to see these great L-1011 scraped, I hope Delta or British Airways preserve a -500 in Atlanta or the UK.
 
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RE: ATA L1011 In Miami

Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:59 am

BA's TriStar fleet is long gone, I feel that TWA or Delta - as seriously major operators of the type would be better placed to sponsor one into preservation, but this is most unlikely. Perhaps the best chance to see a preserved TriStar - is if the RAF donates one to a museum when they are eventually retired from their fleet, this is a real possibility.
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RE: ATA L1011 In Miami

Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:07 am

The city of Palmdale, California, where Lockheed built the L-1011's, is considering adding an L-1011 to there Heritage Airpark. See the attached:

http://avpress.com/n/12/0912_s8.hts
 
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RE: ATA L1011 In Miami

Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:55 am

Quoting 474218 (Reply 9):
The city of Palmdale, California, where Lockheed built the L-1011's, is considering adding an L-1011 to there Heritage Airpark. See the attached:

http://avpress.com/n/12/0912_s8.hts

This is awesome  bigthumbsup  I hope they paint it up in original s/n 1001 colors.
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