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by L1011dal
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Buran Space Shuttle, Antonov An-22, 747 Museum
Replies: 0
Views: 1940

*Video Only* Buran Space Shuttle, Antonov An-22, 747 Museum

The Technik Museum Speyer is a technology museum in Speyer, Germany. It houses the only Buran (Soviet Space Shuttle) prototype in the world. The Buran on display is outfitted with 4 exterior turbine engines giving it the look of a space shuttle mixed with an MD80. The Turbine engines were unique to ...

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by L1011dal
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 9383

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

My favorite airplane, wish I could ride or at least see one in operation again. I got to ride on the last Delta L1011 to Victorville for retirement on an employee non-revenue flight. A great experience and atmosphere on aboard with cockpit visits and more since pre-9/11. http://www.L1011.homestead.c...

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by L1011dal
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Delta A350 cockpit flying lesson and Delta One Suite
Replies: 1
Views: 1773

*Video Only* Delta A350 cockpit flying lesson and Delta One Suite

While not a traditional "trip report" it's something I think most will find interesting. I was flying from Seattle to Tokyo Narita on May 30 on board Delta's Airbus 350. I was lucky enough to get Delta One seats which is the new lie flat product and Delta's best business class. In addition...

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by L1011dal
Fri May 17, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Future at NRT / DOT Tentatively HND - SEA/PDX/ATL/DTW/HNL
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

DL Future at NRT / DOT Tentatively HND - SEA/PDX/ATL/DTW/HNL

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/delta-united-poised-most-slots-tokyos-haneda-222920236--finance.html Under the proposal announced on Thursday, Delta would receive new slots for flights between Haneda and Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, Portland and Honolulu. What happens to NRT to SIN and MNL long ter...

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by L1011dal
Wed May 15, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Delta's first and original 747-132 now a waterpark
Replies: 3
Views: 3360

Re: *Video Only* Delta's first and original 747-132 now a waterpark

Yep - when my 10yo discovered this online it was all over. Of course he didn't have to twist my arm to get my interest!

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by L1011dal
Sat May 11, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *VIDEO only* Concorde & TU-144 Museum Germany (inside Supersonics)
Replies: 3
Views: 3449

Re: *VIDEO only* Concorde & TU-144 Museum Germany (inside Supersonics)

Agree on wind. Also windy when we went up in the supersonics. You could definitely feel the aircraft moving especially high up by the flight decks. A great experience but also makes you a little nervous high up in the air.

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by L1011dal
Fri May 10, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Delta's first and original 747-132 now a waterpark
Replies: 3
Views: 3360

*Video Only* Delta's first and original 747-132 now a waterpark

It would be nice to say I was recently on board a 747-132 as a passenger but this one is a little different. About 45 minutes south of Portland Oregon is Evergreen Wings and Waves Waterpark. What makes this unique and why it's on Airliners.net is the waterpark has a 747-132 on top of it with 4 water...

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by L1011dal
Mon May 06, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* 747 Virgin Atlantic Orlando Landing simultaneous window views
Replies: 5
Views: 2367

Re: *Video Only* 747 Virgin Atlantic Orlando Landing simultaneous window views

Yea heard a lot of comments about the screaming child and being on the flight was something else. At least it was only a problem on landing. Expecting a few with 450+ pax flying into Orlando on the flight.

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by L1011dal
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* 747 Virgin Atlantic Orlando Landing simultaneous window views
Replies: 5
Views: 2367

Re: *Video Only* 747 Virgin Atlantic Orlando Landing simultaneous window views

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqg-kEpyw1Y
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Sorry for the invalid link above and thanks for correcting. I'm unable to edit but to clarify here's the proper link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqg-kEpyw1Y

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by L1011dal
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* 747 Virgin Atlantic Orlando Landing simultaneous window views
Replies: 5
Views: 2367

*Video Only* 747 Virgin Atlantic Orlando Landing simultaneous window views

Not a traditional trip report however had the unique opportunity when traveling with a co-worker, and fellow airliner geek, to video our 747 landing in Orlando. We were both seated in Premium Economy in row 14 (opposite sides 14A & 14K) on the main deck. We both did a landing video and edited to...

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by L1011dal
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019
Replies: 125
Views: 14669

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019

Curios - It's stated in this thread that "Cayman Airways GCM 61%"

TPA has a long history of service with Cayman and MCO can't sustain service with Cayman. What's the connection between TPA and GCM when load factor is 61%? MCO can't support and TPA does but at 61%?

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by L1011dal
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *VIDEO only* Concorde & TU-144 Museum Germany (inside Supersonics)
Replies: 3
Views: 3449

*VIDEO only* Concorde & TU-144 Museum Germany (inside Supersonics)

A must see for the aviation and airline enthusiast. The world's only passenger supersonic airliners displayed next to each other and mounted as if they were taking off. You get to go inside and explore the interior of the aircraft also all the way up to the flight deck. The Auto & Technik Museum...

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by L1011dal
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surviving L1011 Numbers?
Replies: 74
Views: 9794

Re: Surviving L1011 Numbers?

http://www.L1011.homestead.com
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My favorite plane. I was lucky enough to fly on the last DL employee flight to VCV. Wish there was one still flying around to catch another ride.
http://www.L1011.homestead.com

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by L1011dal
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Concorde or TU-144 Supersonic jets (Video)
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Re: Concorde or TU-144 Supersonic jets (Video)

After seeing the TU-144 I did more research and would have never thought is had 2-3 seating I always assumed it was like the Concorde. I saw some pictures and even when touring at the museum you can see the walkthrough cabin bulkhead was off center since the 2-3 seating didn't cetner the aisle.

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by L1011dal
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Concorde or TU-144 Supersonic jets (Video)
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Re: Concorde or TU-144 Supersonic jets (Video)

Here's a photo of the aircraft on display

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by L1011dal
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Concorde or TU-144 Supersonic jets (Video)
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Concorde or TU-144 Supersonic jets (Video)

On New Years day final made it to Sinsheim Germany to see the Concorde and Tupolev TU-144 on display at the Technik Museum. Great museum and you actually get to go inside both planes! If poll here was done asking which plane you prefer, it would probably favor the Concorde due to it's longer service...

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by L1011dal
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video* Flight on the 90 year old Ford Trimotor
Replies: 9
Views: 4233

Re: *Video* Flight on the 90 year old Ford Trimotor

Thanks for the feedback - yea get mixed feedback on the music. The non aviation folks get bored but the aviation folks like the hear the engines (me too). Anyways found the cool Trimotor model at "HomeGoods". It's supposed to be a house decoration and not really a toy and couldn't pass it ...

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by L1011dal
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video* Flight on the 90 year old Ford Trimotor
Replies: 9
Views: 4233

*Video* Flight on the 90 year old Ford Trimotor

The Ford Trimotor was touring around the United States with a stop in Titusville Florida offering scenic rides. Prior to take off, the ground staff providing a historic and safety briefing regarding the flight for all passengers. This specific aircraft's first flight was on December 1, 1928. During ...

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by L1011dal
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO
Replies: 37
Views: 5513

Re: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO

I recall someone telling me they flew 747SP's.

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by L1011dal
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX late August spotting.
Replies: 5
Views: 5157

Re: LAX late August spotting.

I was at In & Out a few weeks ago. Shouldn't have any problems, everyone it taking pics/video there. The In & Out parking lot says "In & Out Parking Only" so perhaps at certain times parking along the road can be an issue. Maybe buy a drink or food if an issue. I was able to vi...

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by L1011dal
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Virgin Atlantic 747-400 Orlando to Belfast - VIDEO
Replies: 6
Views: 3253

Re: *Video Only* Virgin Atlantic 747-400 Orlando to Belfast - VIDEO

Interesting picture from MCO last week if haven't seen it. Five 747's and an A330, looks like a Virgin Atlantic hub!

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by L1011dal
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Virgin Atlantic 747-400 Orlando to Belfast - VIDEO
Replies: 6
Views: 3253

Re: *Video Only* Virgin Atlantic 747-400 Orlando to Belfast - VIDEO

Thanks you for all the feedback. Airliners.net is a great community and it exciting to share stuff and hear the comments. Hopefully I'll make some other cool stuff in the future and get to ride another 747! And Belfast was great - highly recommend and no doubt the best Titanic museum which is modern...

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by L1011dal
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Virgin Atlantic 747-400 Orlando to Belfast - VIDEO
Replies: 6
Views: 3253

*Video Only* Virgin Atlantic 747-400 Orlando to Belfast - VIDEO

Virgin Atlantic flight 162/06Jul MCOBFS The 747-400 flight scheduled to at 1815 was delayed almost an hour due to local thunderstorms. There was even a great chance the inbound flight from Glasgow was going to divert to Miami however it made it in as afternoon thunderstorms cleared in Orlando. The f...

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by L1011dal
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta Airlines Museum Atlanta with a special surprise. Got to see Ed Bastian at the museum!
Replies: 12
Views: 3099

Re: Delta Airlines Museum Atlanta with a special surprise. Got to see Ed Bastian at the museum!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0mug1w ... u.be&t=243
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Great report and photos. I went to the museum several months ago and highly recommend but of course the report conveys that. Nice job and thank you.

I took some video of the museum visit if anyone interested - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0mug1w ... u.be&t=243

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by L1011dal
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 69
Views: 12888

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

I remember the L1011 farewell retirement flight which was essentially a party on board with a hangar reception in Victorville. Not sure if they can top that, what an experience to Victorville.

pics and info from event

http://www.L1011.homestead.com

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by L1011dal
Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011 cargo adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 1859

Re: L1011 cargo adventure

Yea without a cargo door imagine a lot of labor and longer turn around times. Probably were limited in many destinations with ground handling equipment in that part of the world making it interesting for loading and unloading since it sits so high up in the air. I guess it would be like loading a se...

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by L1011dal
Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011 cargo adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 1859

L1011 cargo adventure

I always wondered what it would be like to be on a converter passenger aircraft being flown as a freighter. Check out this unique story and photos from someone who was able to get on board a flight within Africa and challenges of flying into rural areas/airports. http://l10.homestead.com/L1011-cargo...

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by L1011dal
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 242t A330 In Mojave
Replies: 61
Views: 23771

RE: DL 242t A330 In Mojave

Here's some cool in-flight photos of lear and photo op from Delta 747 delivery (scroll down on webpage)

http://l1011.homestead.com/747-delivery-flight.html

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by L1011dal
Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Any Operational Lockheed L-1011?
Replies: 80
Views: 48341

RE: Are There Any Operational Lockheed L-1011?

Great memories of the L1011 - miss that plane. As a an airline employee it had its challenges near the end but as a passenger it was great. Lot of photos from the Delta retirement flight at www.L1011.homestead.com

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by L1011dal
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return Of Flat Baggage Carousels In The U.S.?
Replies: 30
Views: 10457

RE: Return Of Flat Baggage Carousels In The U.S.?

Having recently worked very closely with this there are two major considerations. 1 - Capacity 2 - Facility space Another consideration was security as mentioned however that has been overcome in newer and refurbished designs with bags being merged onto flat plates through a secure wall. As far as c...

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by L1011dal
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: L1011 VCV To Palmdale
Replies: 13
Views: 10346

RE: Rumour: L1011 VCV To Palmdale

Heard about this 4-5 years ago but nothing ever happened. Now looking at the photos online the extra main gear installed is in photos from 2010 so the question now is was this something that "was" planned or is this something now moving forward since it was evident in 2010?

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by L1011dal
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Will "phase Out" 747 Service By 2017
Replies: 134
Views: 32055

RE: Delta Will "phase Out" 747 Service By 2017

Checkout this link for info on the 747-100's from Delta. There's photo's and an ad that describes the "Private Penthouse" with diagram on the upper deck that you could have reserved in the first class cabin. <a href="http://www.l1011.homestead.com/747.html" target="_blank">www.l1011.homestead.com/74...

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by L1011dal
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta L-1011s In VCV
Replies: 20
Views: 7144

RE: Delta L-1011s In VCV

There's some good L1011 Victorville info and photos at www.L1011.homestead.com regarding the last Delta L1011 and efforts (which failed) to return an L1011 to service in 2006 with Trans Atlantic Airlines.

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by L1011dal
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAB Plane Crash
Replies: 18
Views: 15595

RE: DAB Plane Crash

Yes 2 separate accidents. Local news just stated DAB was a Cessna 172 with a student pilot and instructor.

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by L1011dal
Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAB Plane Crash
Replies: 18
Views: 15595

DAB Plane Crash

Local Orlando news reporting a plane crash at Daytona Beach Intl (DAB). No details on size of aircraft could be GA or Airliner. Anyone have details?

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by L1011dal
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Los Angeles TriStars
Replies: 57
Views: 15202

RE: Delta's Los Angeles TriStars

As mentioned the last Delta "scheduled revenue flight" was 1949/31JUL 2001 MCOATL. The following day Delta did a United Way fundraiser for employees to ferry the aircraft from Atlanta to Victorville. That was a great trip which occurred just a month before 9/11 so a lot more things were possible inc...

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by L1011dal
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (2) BAC 1-11's Scrapped, Video & Pics At MCO
Replies: 24
Views: 13059

RE: (2) BAC 1-11's Scrapped, Video & Pics At MCO

The US Air BAC 1-11 pictured above is still used as fire trainer at <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>. The landing gear and support structure was recently reinforced since the elements took a toll on the structure however it is still active as...

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by L1011dal
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (2) BAC 1-11's Scrapped, Video & Pics At MCO
Replies: 24
Views: 13059

(2) BAC 1-11's Scrapped, Video & Pics At MCO

The 2 (VIP) BAC 1-11's that were flew to Orlando a few years ago were scrapped on the ramp in October. A video and pics are posted at <a href="http://www.l10.homestead.com/BAC-1-11-demo.html" target="_blank">http://www.l10.homestead.com/BAC-1-11-demo.html</a> Sad to see them go but understand with t...

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by L1011dal
Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Years Flights Across Date Line
Replies: 3
Views: 3322

RE: New Years Flights Across Date Line

I noticed the HND flight, thanks for mentioning. Hoping to find a flight to spend midnight at some signifcant location although most agree by being on this website an aiport is not that bad.

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by L1011dal
Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Years Flights Across Date Line
Replies: 3
Views: 3322

New Years Flights Across Date Line

I was thinking of trying to celebrate next new years twice next year by taking a flight from Asia to Hawaii or West Coast. Ideally the departure would need to be around 3 or 4 am because of check-in etc. I looked for flights (bewteen any city paris) and could not find anything. Does anyone know of a...

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by L1011dal
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Flying Hospital-L1011
Replies: 39
Views: 5933

RE: The Flying Hospital-L1011

Here's more info, even though dated, on the flying hospital and a graphic from interior and some interior shots.

http://www.l1011.homestead.com/flyinghosp.html

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by L1011dal
Sun May 20, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Delta Billboard
Replies: 20
Views: 9142

RE: Old Delta Billboard

Check out http://l1011.homestead.com/747.html

It shows interior photos and floor plan of Delta orginal 747's.

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by L1011dal
Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Lockheed L-1011 Tristar Still At VCV. Why?
Replies: 92
Views: 35845

RE: Delta's Lockheed L-1011 Tristar Still At VCV. Why?

If you haven't see the last Delta L1011 flight to <acronym title="Victorville - Southern California Logistics (International) (George AFB) (VCV), USA - California">VCV</acronym> check out the Delta L1011 retirement website. Also has photos of last L1011 revenue passenger flight from <acronym title="...

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by L1011dal
Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info on Airliners In The Graveyard
Replies: 5
Views: 3949

RE: Info On Airliners In The Graveyard

The Delta L1011 retirement website has some info and a lot of photos of Delta retirements (L1011 & 727) in Victorville. There's also a webpage for aircraft <a href="http://www.L1011.homestead.com/afterDL.html" target="_blank"> "After Delta" </a>and photos from <a href="http://www.L1011.homestead.com...

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by L1011dal
Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Double Flights To MCO Starting April.
Replies: 27
Views: 6609

RE: BA Double Flights To MCO Starting April.

I thought I read <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> was pulling out of <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> and that provided more capacity for another market - <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - F...

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by L1011dal
Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics
Replies: 36
Views: 24765

RE: A380 Vs People Size Comparison Pics

Here's one from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> with a guard around the #4 engine <a href="http://www.l1011.homestead.com/IMG_5813zz.jpg" target=_blank><img src="http://www.l1011.homestead.com/IMG_5813zz.jpg" width=650 height=433 alt="http://...

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by L1011dal
Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN 732 Transformed Into A Pub!
Replies: 29
Views: 3468

RE: LAN 732 Transformed Into A Pub!

Any info on where the pub will be?

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by L1011dal
Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Coming To LAX Again - Nov 28th.
Replies: 21
Views: 6155

RE: A380 Coming To LAX Again - Nov 28th.

Here's a webpage with photos from the first A380 LAX visit.

http://www.l1011.homestead.com/Airbus380.html

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by L1011dal
Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Coming To Florida In November
Replies: 71
Views: 11490

RE: A380 Coming To Florida In November

VS sends four 744's to <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> three days a week. 2x from <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> and 2x from <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), Uni...

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by L1011dal
Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Was Your 1st And Last L1011 Flight?
Replies: 89
Views: 11804

RE: What Was Your 1st And Last L1011 Flight?

My first was on Eastern Airlines <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>-<acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> My Last was the "Last of the Last" on the Delta Belle L1011 employee ferry flight t...

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