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Last flight of the L-1011

 
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Jan 31, 2010 16:51 |  #1

She was delivered to Kansas City to the Airline History Museum yesterday.

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My 16 year old niece shot these images...


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Jan 31, 2010 20:11 |  #2

These are some good shots. Are all L-10's retired now? I just learned about that Delta crash at DFW a few days ago in class and wondered if they were still being used.




  
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Jan 31, 2010 20:28 |  #3

My 16 year old niece shot these images...

She did a good job. Will she be back?


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Feb 01, 2010 10:11 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #4

I'm told that this was the last of the planes in the US. She'd been sitting in Roswell NM for 3 years. We had quite a time convincing the FAA she was airworthy (took a year) so we could get a ferry permit to bring her to the museum. She'd undergone a recent interior renovation and is gorgeous. I'll be down shooting video the last 1/2 of the week and I'll get some interior shots.

We certainly hope my niece Kelcy will be back. She's got considerable natural talent. Now I just need to teach her how to use a camera.


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Feb 01, 2010 10:53 |  #5

As of early last year the RAF was still operating them. I would imagine they would still be in the air today.


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Feb 01, 2010 11:32 |  #6

She will be missed!


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Feb 01, 2010 12:40 as a reply to  @ DarioC's post |  #7

Neat shots! I reckon the L-1011's were retired for fuel cost issues now that most airlines are flying twins and they can use them on ETOPS. :eek:


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Feb 01, 2010 12:46 |  #8

adamsti wrote in post #9517568 (external link)
As of early last year the RAF was still operating them. I would imagine they would still be in the air today.

Thanks for the heads up. I'll do some more investigation.


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Feb 01, 2010 17:26 |  #9

JBillings wrote in post #9517295 (external link)
I'm told that this was the last of the planes in the US.

That is correct, there aren't any more L-1011's in the US, but there are still 19 of them in operational service throughout the rest of the world. A good half of that number is military use.


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Feb 01, 2010 18:30 |  #10

nice shot..sad to see the tri-holers dwindling. I fly the competitor (kc-10) but have always appreciated the looks and advancements the Tristar brought to the table. Ahead of its time!

What was the particular history of this tail? Ex Delta?


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Feb 01, 2010 22:42 |  #11

We certainly hope my niece Kelcy will be back. She's got considerable natural talent. Now I just need to teach her how to use a camera.

Good for her! I set up my camera for my cousin's wife & she got some killer shots. I wish she took more pictures on her own.


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Feb 01, 2010 22:48 |  #12

A great jet... and a cool capture of the end run:cool:


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Feb 03, 2010 00:07 as a reply to  @ blackhawk's post |  #13

Nice pictures, great that you caught this one.

I photographed the Orbital Stargazer L-1011 in 2008 at Kona Hawaii while carrying a Pegasus rocket. Has that one been retired, it occasionally flies out of Edwards AFB?




  
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Feb 03, 2010 19:40 |  #14

I flew transatlantic in a TWA L-10 many years ago. It was an impressive plane.


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Feb 03, 2010 19:42 |  #15

Isn't there also a flying eye clinic (ala Doctors Without Borders) somewhere that's in an L-10?

Pretty sure I've seen it on the ramp down at Tucson International from time to time.


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