|Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 31):|
Fellow a.net contributor FX1816 works at VCV and perhaps could shed some more light on their fate.
Well actually I work at EDW
but I do live down the street from VCV
and drive by every day. When I was up at VCV
tower about 2 months I ago I asked if the guys there if they had heard anything new about those L1011's. Currently there is one ex DAL
L10 sitting in the scrapping area in between RWY 17/35 and 03/21. The rest are still out in the main storage lot. Supposedly nothing is going to happen to them anytime soon. They will never fly again but they are not going anywhere. CS
is also still sitting out at VCV
along with the former VIP L1011 (not sure of the middle eastern country it was from). It seems like little to no scrapping has been done in a few months. The former MP
763 that flew in a few months ago was pulled out to the scrap yard and then brought back to the transient ramp, albeit missing some parts.
The irony of the whole thing though is that they were built not too far from VCV
, at PMD
The Orbital L1011. It flew from VBG back to MHV
about 3 weeks ago but on its way back they decided to do some practice approaches at VCV
. To my surprise on my way to work as I drove by N140SC passed right in front of me going missed off of RWY 17, what a sight and sound to behold.
What terrible news about Carl. I really enjoyed reading his posts about the old L10, RIP.