Aviation Photo #1405722 Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar 1 - Court Line

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Seen here crew training soon after becoming the first TriStar to be based in Europe. Unfortunately the 'Halcyon Days' didn't last too long and on 15.8.74 Court Line collapsed. Bought back by Lockheed and eventually became Cathay Pacific's VR-HHV in 1977, staying with them for the next 20 years. After that she had an itinerant career as EI-CNN with Aer Turas, TBG, Kampuchea A/l and Air Scandic, being placed into storage at Abu Dhabi in 7.00 and ultimately scrapped in 11.06
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    Richard Vandervord
    Court Line
    Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar 1
    Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
    Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
    London - Stansted
    United Kingdom
    March 1973
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Photo Added: October 03, 2008

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13 years ago
Why aren't planes painted as good as this today?
10 years ago
If Court had continued, the next generation/evolution paint scheme would have seen the white line separation of the colours disappear and a blending of the colours into each other. Also a three shade of blue colours was being considered. Sadly it all suddenly ended on Aug 15, 1974.

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