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Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:56 am




Well...the sound and smoke of those roaring engines on start-up...

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The wonderful climbing capabilities of the giant

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The wonderful curves this baby had

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The graceful, high-pitched landings

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Her good-looking behind!!!

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Those unique looking engines and cowlings

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The feeling it gave you when you saw her at the gate, knowing you will fly on this amazing aircraft

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You are surely missed

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May you rest in peace...

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RE: Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:20 am

I miss her dearly. I had the pleasure of flying on her from Salt Lake City to Maui, and from Maui to DFW..........


Too bad the sun has indeed set, on this Majestic Lady!!!


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Long live the Tristar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RE: Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Fri Nov 05, 2004 12:12 pm

I flew on 2 L-1011s.

Court Line G-BAAA, bright orange in the early 70s and BWIA to POS in 1984 on our honeymoon. If you look up 9Y-TGN it ended up like our marriage!
 
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RE: Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Fri Nov 05, 2004 2:48 pm

I loved DL L1011s especially...I wish I could have flown them more than the one brilliant trip I had on them. I was young, 5 or 6 maybe, and my Nana and I flew a DL L1011 from SAN-SLC on our annual trip back to her home. I'll never forget that ride.
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RE: Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Sat Nov 06, 2004 7:02 pm

Its sad when i see a thread like this and i know that i missed the chance to have flown on one of those lovely aircraft.
The L1011 is indeed one of those.
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RE: Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Sat Nov 06, 2004 9:26 pm

Are there any Tristars still flying? I have never seen one.
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RE: Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:45 am

The L-1011's my all-time favorite plane...hated to see them go. Was supposed to be on Delta's last scheduled flight on 7/31/01 but got screwed out of it.

Ryan- Air Transat recently retired the last of theirs, Hewa Bora Airlines in Africa has a couple, ATA still uses them for US Military Charters, YES still has at least 1 (CS-TMX) not sure if Arrow Air still has them or not. The RAF still use some -500s as tankers, too. Those are the only active L-1011s that I can think of.

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RE: Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:41 am

Ryan h, there are TriStar still flying, I know it for sure. Here in Italy, when it is peak tourism season in summer, some charter airliners leases TriStars from other companies. Unfortunately I can't give you company names or other details but I can clearly remember, while driving on the highway to MXP, having seen one of them, all painted in white, some months ago. Also some local aviation magazine reported TriStar were operating at MXP.

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RE: Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:31 pm

I'm sure that there are bound to be tristars in the world still flying, I just don't know where.
I have not had the privilage on flying the tristar, but it was one of the first few planes I could ever identify in my life.
 
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RE: Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Sun Nov 07, 2004 8:51 pm

Some more carriers which I believe still operate the TriStar:

Euro Atlantic Airways

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Air Luxor

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Star Air

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RE: Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:58 am

Interesting that all your pictures are of Delta, that was my one and only Tristar flight, FRA-DFW way back in 1991. It was a daylight flight and I was lucky enough to be booked business class, big leather seats, excellent service, I still have the hand-out toiletries case with all the contents intact!
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RE: Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:21 am

I was lucky to fly a Delta Tristar. I can't renember much of it, but I know it was a lovely aircraft. One thing I really renember is the lift that goes down to the lower deck. God, that was noisy when you sat right infront of it!
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RE: Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:00 pm

Is it correct to say that the Tri-Star has the largest windows, of any recent commercial jet?
 
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RE: Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:32 am

I was quite fond of the L-1011s -- especially the Delta ships. I flew on a tristar JFK-ATH in 91 (stopping in Shannon to refuel), from IAD-FRA in 95 and a few times from ATL-FLL.

The lower-level kitchens with elevators were cool.

You can still see L-1011s parked at LIS-- operating for Euro Atlantic, YES charter and Air Luxor.


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RE: Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:21 am

Nothing sounds as good as a trio of Rolls engines at takeoff (buzz) thrust. The L1011 is the best sounding aircraft ever... I'll give it that.  Big grin
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RE: Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:41 pm

I have to say that I was never a particularly big fan of the three holers. Of all of them, the L1011 always looked the strangest to me. That said however, they played an important role in aviation and will be greatly missed. I will never forget my surprise when I went to pick up my friend from an ATL-TPA flight to find that she had arrived in an L1011, standard practice for Delta.
 
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RE: Who Here Misses The Mighty One?

Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:12 am

Sadly, I never got to fly on one, but the Tristar has always ranked up there with the 747 as one of my lifelong favourites (ever since I began loving planes at age 8). I especially loved seeing her in Eastern colours in the magazine adverts of my time.

I still have the model of an Eastern L-1011 my dad and I built together when I was 9 (back in 1985); it's one of my treasured possession (especially now that Dad passed away in 1995); it was a father-son bonding experience. The model is in a new, experimental colour scheme--I removed the fraying Eastern stripe decals and repainted the plane in metallic ruby red, metallic sapphire blue, and gold (an experimental Smith Airways scheme honoring my hometown).

More recently, when I began travelling a lot, I used to see TWA L-1011s sitting next to TWA 747s at JFK, and closer to home, ATA L-1011s at IND. I even saw a Delta Tristar one evening at ORD while spotting there in 1999.

These are my fond lifelong experiences with the Tristar.
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