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Flying Hospital L-1011 to fly one last time

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by MikeD, May 11, 2016.

  1. WestIndian425

    WestIndian425 Well-Known Member

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    Nice!!! When is the test flight scheduled?



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  2. deadstick

    deadstick Well-Known Member

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    It'll be really nice one it gets out of the paint shop.
     
  3. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    Will look great in classic TWA colors. Last TWA L-1011s I ever saw were the ex-TWA ones at IGM getting scrapped after over a decade in storage there.
     
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    deadstick Well-Known Member

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    I imagine it'll be in the inverse-classic scheme like the MD. There's a bunch of ramp space on the east side, but with this arrival, it's going to fill up quickly. It'll be cool to see it with the DC3 and Connie from the museum and the MD and L1011 all in TWA colors.

    One thing I noticed is that the American 727 from the Boeing museum is coming to the AHM in KC since the #1 727 is now at that museum. Also, a DC-8 from ATI is inbound. Not sure where all these planes are going to be parked, but I guess they'll figure it out later.
     
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  5. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    They all want to come to the city that invented BBQ.....
     
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    LatitudeDancer Well-Known Member

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    Cessnaflyer Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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    *Ahem*

    Museum of Flight

    Nothing to do with Boeing.

    Save @Hacker15e some time.
     
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  8. deadstick

    deadstick Well-Known Member

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    Quack quack.

    What's that big place just north of it? With all those new airliners? What's the first part of name of the field, before "/King...?"

    :stir:

    :cool:
     
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    Thanks for the update. Please keep us posted. If I'm anywhere near TUS, I'd love to get down there and see her launch.
    I have an acquaintance who used to fly the TriStar for Delta. After an hour listening to him extol its features, design, and specifics, I came away somewhat convinced it may have been among the best airliners ever.
     
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  10. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    Got some pics on walkaround and later some interior inspection. Plane is complete and with new livery. Ready to go except for one hiccup....payment of years of parking/storage fees to the Tucson Airport Authority.

    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  11. SurferLucas

    SurferLucas Southern Gentleman

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    @MikeD , have they given a fly-out date?
     
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  12. deadstick

    deadstick Well-Known Member

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    I thought it was getting TWA paint
     
  13. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    Not yet, with the fees holdup still ongoing, as I understand.

    It may be when it goes to Kansas City. But the objective here is only to get it flyable to launch out of here.
     
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  14. WestIndian425

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    You wouldn't happen to know a ballpark figure as to how much is owed, do you?


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    Hope they don't try to make a break north and end up getting stuck at a shut down air force base in far northern Michigan.
     
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  18. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    Just noticed it, now that you mentioned it. I'd have thought Schiff would've at least caught that.

    Curiously, what support did Delta give? Aside from the last Delta L-1011 flying the last flight from VCV here to MZJ following retirement, in order to serve as a spares source? That was for the old Flying Hospital that this jet used to be. Just wondering if there was a something more for this project.
     
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    The engine shop has the most knowledgable dudes in the world for those engines.
     
  20. MikeD

    MikeD Administrator Staff Member

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    And those RBs sound on start up is a thing of beauty. Freshly polished cowlings, plane ready to go if not for the hangup on fees.
     
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