Flying Hospital L-1011 to fly one last time


Staff member
Sounds like more photo opportunity and another takeoff. Lol.

If they happened to declare an emergency, one of my company partners would be one of the ARFF responders.


Dissatisfied Customer
So why do they smoke so much on start up?
The engines use bleed air to seal the oil seals on the shaft. Until they're up to speed, some oil leaks into the combustion chamber. It's the same thing when someone drives around with a blown valve seal or worn piston rings.