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Aviation Photo #4753775 Lockheed L-1011-385-3 TriStar 500 - Pan American World Airways - Pan Am

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Pan American had such a strong presence in New York in the early 1980's. New mid to long range aircraft were coming online, & they had domestic feed through their acquisition of National Airlines in 1980. Here is 'Clipper Eagle', their 1st Lockheed L-1011-500 when she had only been in service for 1 year. She went on to serve with UAL from 1986-88, & then with DAL as N759DA from 1988-2004. She is currently stored. Scanned from a Kodachrome 64 slide.
458   Victoria, Australia
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    Ian Gains
    Pan American World Airways - Pan Am
    Lockheed L-1011-385-3 TriStar 500
    Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
    Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
    Lockheed
    193Y-1176
    N501PA
    New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild)
    New York
    USA
    July 1982
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Texas, USA
1 year ago
I thought DL retired all of their tristars by 2001?
458   Victoria, Australia
1 year ago
I've double checked, & you could well be correct - it's difficult trying to pin down an exact date from my usual sources. She was parked for quite a while and eventually broken up 2012-13.
1 year ago
I flew on that aircraft in DL colors from PDX-SEL. It was nicely appointed in blue...
780   Cyprus
1 year ago
What a stunning aircraft!!! So elegant and sleek!!! / Stelios Ioannou

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