Aviation Photo #0939205 Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar 1 - PSA - Pacific Southwest Airlines

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The TriStars sold to California's one time favourite airline, PSA, were unique in having passenger accomodation in the lower deck where cargo/baggage normally goes, hence the FAA required mods you can see behind the nosewheel doors. Plenty of great colour photos of the Psychedelic Red and Pink scheme on this site or you can rest your eyes with this monochrome shot.
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    Mick West
    PSA - Pacific Southwest Airlines
    Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar 1
    Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
    Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
    Lockheed
    193L-1079
    N10114
    Farnborough
    England
    United Kingdom
    September 1974
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Photo Added: October 13, 2005

Comments (14)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Love the smile!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent location to shoot the picture. I'm going to assume the photographer knew the nest location to capture the rotation, and I always thought that the L-1011 looked awesome on rotation. Perfect shot to me!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Most beautiful widebody ever designed
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wonderful memories, terrific photo. This is why I hate it when local carriers get "assimilated"... they just fade away.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Their saying was, "PSA catch our smile!" :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow,what a truly great photo! So sad that MH never purchasing this bird...Maybe It's look cool in MH livery at all...
Anonymous
11 years ago
"Catch Our Smile" was the slogan of PSA. Great picture, great airline! In eighties I flew this airline several times in California.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Stunning!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Heh heh, smiling plane!

Who painted that smile?
Anonymous
11 years ago
He He...normally my friends call me the "Air Encyclopedia", but to be honest i've never wondered in my weirdest dreams that existed L1011's carrying pax on their Bellys!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Ah, good old mother grinning bird. The memories.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The Great Smileing Airline
Anonymous
9 years ago
Nice picture!!! too bad i'll never get to go on a tristar :(
Anonymous
5 years ago
I was present at the show that year and this was truly one of my reasons for going. Sadly the oil crisis killed the short run of these magnificent birds. I always wondered what happened to them . I went on to live in Calif and flew PSA hundreds of times. Thanks for the memory.

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