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Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:20 am

American DC-10-10 BOS-LAX 10/73

PSA L1011-1 SFO-LAX 8/75

Missed out on the MD-11
 
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Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:53 pm

VapourTrails wrote:
I flew on a DC-10 or MD-11 with GA in the 1990's, but I am not sure which! :embarrassed2:

Sounds embarrassing to say that here, but I had a lot going on at the time other than remembering or writing that stuff down, but when I saw it I remember thinking, wow, that's different.

I only have one photo of it, at the departure gate at LGW. I can't see the registration or the wingtip so I am still trying to figure out which one it is.

GA flew both types in the 1990's according to the A.net database. I think it is a DC-10. The route was LGW - AUH - CGK.

I've never seen a L1011 for real. I did like reading the thread about Qantas and how they never purchased any though! Reasons why. History and hindsight. All that.


GA started operations from Jakarta to LGW on the 17 July 1980 initially with DC10-30 with the Boeing 742 taking over within a a few weeks, the MD11 was introduced on the route during the 1990's and then it was upgraded to a Boeing 744 by the late 1990's till it was stopped in 2003.

In the early to mid 1990's the Tristar was still a very predominant long haul aircraft at LGW so I'm sure there must have been at least one during your time at LGW although as you mentioned that you haven't seen one for real.

Airlines using them at LGW at that time were.

Air Transat
American Trans Air
Caledonian
British Airways
Delta
Rich International
Total Air
Trans World Airlines
 
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Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:20 am

L1011 1989 PMI - LGW G-BBAE
DC10 1988 LGW - PMI - LGW both times G-GCAL (line no 2 which became N220AU Project Orbis)
MD11 never had the chance
 
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Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:26 am

L1011 Delta ATL-ORD in 1982 or 83 ** (I flown L10 6x then last ride L1011 same Delta ATL-ORD just 2 months later retired L1011)
DC-10 United ORD-DEN in 1989 or 90.
MD-11 never flown on :-(

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Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:47 am

Hey guys 1st post since joining last week:
Good memories

DC-10: Parents took me on 1st trip to Cal 1974
AA. Ord-LAX

L1011: First trip to Europe with parents lax-Lhr via yyz on Air Canada 1977 (LAX-YYZ L1011)

MD-11: 1st class DFW-NRT on AA 1994
Non-Rev.

Also first 747 Ord-MIA DL. 1972 or 73
 
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Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:24 am

MD-11:
    AY: SIN-BKK-SIN 08/1998 and 08/1999
      SR: SIN-BKK-ZRH-BKK-SIN 12/2001

      DC-10-30
        BG: HKG-DAC 08/2013

        never had a change for the L1011
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:34 am

        Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong to Manila and return late 1970's.

        Superb aircraft with the best crew and the finest airline in the world at the time.
        The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:40 pm

        Good afternoon all,

        First post and like many others reading the forum for many years.

        First flight DC 10 United from San Diego to Denver
        First flight 1011 TWA Amsterdam to JFK
        First flight MD 11 Swissair Singapore to Amsterdam
        Flying blue only if possible
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:57 pm

        L1011: ANA HND-KMJ JUL 1982
        DC-10: JAL NRT-BKK-KHI AUG 1983
        MD-11: JAL HND-KOJ APR 1994
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:05 pm

        I would have loved to fly on all of these aircraft, but I never got the chance. Hell, I would have loved to be a pilot for all of those aircraft.
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:07 pm

        [quote="Flanker7"]Good afternoon all,

        First post and like many others reading the forum for many years.

        First flight DC 10 United from San Diego to Denver
        First flight 1011 TWA Amsterdam to JFK
        First flight MD 11 Swissair Singapore to Zurich
        Flying blue only if possible
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:18 pm

        L-1011 No flight unfortunately. My wife though travelled on the type with TWA on the St. Louis - Los Angeles route. Every now and then she rubs that into my face.

        DC-10 VARIG AMS - CDG return, Jan 1995 (and three flights with Northwest Airlines AMS - BOS return and MSP - AMS).

        MD-11 Finnair HEL - KIX return, October 2008 (and KLM AMS - SFO return, March 2014, great memories).
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:41 am

        Cunard wrote:
        GA started operations from Jakarta to LGW on the 17 July 1980 initially with DC10-30 with the Boeing 742 taking over within a a few weeks, the MD11 was introduced on the route during the 1990's and then it was upgraded to a Boeing 744 by the late 1990's till it was stopped in 2003.In the early to mid 1990's the Tristar was still a very predominant long haul aircraft at LGW so I'm sure there must have been at least one during your time at LGW although as you mentioned that you haven't seen one for real.


        Hi Cunard, thanks for your response. :shy:

        I had a look at the A.net database, and there were a lot more MD-11 flying around the year of my flight, 1993, than DC-10. I've yet to study the photo again, but the engine cowling paint or silver metal finish are different on each, so if only for a bit of fun detective work, this should help me a lot, and is the only thing to go on.

        I am sure there must have been one or a few L1011 at LGW but I've no recollection of them there during my brief visit. LGW for me was only a departure and destination for long-haul to Australia. Also, in the days before digital photography, every photo was precious so therefore it was very limited, but I make up for it now! :thumbsup:

        By the way the incoming flight was a 747 and I would assume the 742 definitely yes. The photo I have is taken over the wing, the engines are silver metallic finish not painted (I found a photo in the database of a likely aircraft it would have been based on that).
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:28 am

        Never flown DC10/MD11 and my only L1011 was when I was due to fly on a Monarch A300 from MAN to LPA and an Air Atlanta L1011 was used instead.. The A300 had been sat at the gate but was taken out of service due to a fault and the L1011 substituted....... I think the reg was TF-ABE
        BAC 1-11, A300, A320, A321, A330, A340, A380, B737, B747, B757, B777, B787, L1011, Fokker 100, ATR 72, MD83
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:13 pm

        My first L1011 flight was when I was 5. I was so excited about it and I think that was what got me interested in planes. Even remember the flight number despite never keeping any sort of log.

        Aug 1985 British Airtours LGW-ALC-LGW KT506/7

        I made one other L1011 flight with Peach Air RHO-LGW some time in July 1997 I think.

        Flown a DC10 once ORD-LAS with UA.. Probably around Nov 2000.

        Never flown MD-11.


        Mark
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:28 pm

        First DC-10 National, IAH-MIA, and later in life AA ELP-DFW, DFW-ELP, MIA-DFW several times.
        L1011, PL (aeroPeru) EZE-SCL-LIM-GYE-MIA.
        MD-11, AA, DFW-MIA and MÍA-EZE, EZE-MIA a couple of times.
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:24 am

        L1011: Royal Jordanian

        DC-10: JAT Yugoslav
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:53 am

        VapourTrails wrote:
        I had a look at the A.net database, and there were a lot more MD-11 flying around the year of my flight, 1993, than DC-10. I've yet to study the photo again, but the engine cowling paint or silver metal finish are different on each, so if only for a bit of fun detective work, this should help me a lot, and is the only thing to go on.


        My first and only flight on a widebody tri-jet was an MD-11. :biggrin:

        As substandard and grainy as my photo was, including the angle taken, the overwing exits vs. the livery was the only real clue in the end. :thumbsup:

        Also, I came across the boarding pass which I still have. :thumbsup:

        Image

        One from the A.net database of one of the fleet around the time.
        Image
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:08 pm

        Hi!

        I only flew once on a L1011 and DC10, never on the MD11, routes as follows:

        L1011 back in 1989 from ATL to MCO on Delta
        DC10 back in 2000 IIRC from IAH to LAX on Continental

        Greetings!
        Jorge Meneses
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:55 pm

        Love the wide body three-holers! Could be a year-or-so out on the dates, but here goes...

        First L1011 - Caledonian: MAN/BGR/MCO MCO/BGR/MAN summer 1992 then American Trans Air: MAN/YQZ/MCO MCO/YQZ/MAN summer 1997
        First DC10 - Laker (2nd incarnation): LGW/FLL FLL/YQX(Medical Divert)/LGW summer 1996 then Northwest AMS/MIA MIA/AMS spring 2000
        First MD11 - KLM: AMS/SFO summer 1998 then KLM AMS/SFO MEM/AMS summer 1999
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:24 am

        I've never flown on any of them unfortuneately.

        Ironically, I'm watching an episode of South Park and they showed an AA MD11 taking off while I'm scrolling through this thread.
        "It's not getting to the land of the nonrev that's the problem, it's getting back." ~~Captain Hector Barbossa
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:17 am

        L-1011: Delta ATL-MCO-ATL 1996
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:34 pm

        L1011 - British Airways G-BEAL (LHR-MAD) Jul-80 (Sat on the flight deck too for most of the way)
        DC10- British Caledonian G-BHDH (ATL-LGW) May-83 (My one and only DC10m flight(
        MD11 - N/A
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:34 pm

        L1011 Air Canada C-FTND YYZ TPA FEB 1988
        DC10 Never :(
        MD11 Never :(
        Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:55 am

        First L1011 was on EA81 ATLLAX 03JUN1975, returned DL1120 SANLAXATLCAE 07JUN1975
        First DC10 Was on NA43 MIATPAMSYLAX 27NOV1976
        First MD11 was on DL1566 LAXATLMCO 24JUL1996
        DL FANBOY EXTRAORDINAIRE LAX based ex f/a with NA, followed by EAL, then ML
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:20 pm

        L-1011 TW CVG-STL 1978
        DC-10 CO NRT-SPN 1997
        MD-11 DL LAX-NRT 1993
        This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:08 pm

        DC-10: about 1978, LAX-DEV aboard a Continental Airlines DC-10. I know the year because the original Battlestar Galactica was on, and we kids watched it in Denver. I also flew a Continental DC-10 from London to Houston back in 1986.

        MD-11: never, sadly.

        L-1011: mid-90s. OGG-LAX. That Delta bird was clean, smooth, and nearly empty so we all had full rows to ourselves to sleep in. That was a sweet ride.
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:56 am

        DC-10 AUH - CGP July 2013
        Grease monkey buried head to toe inside an F-16M
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:55 am

        My first DC-10 was also my first international flight. Fuel stop required. My only MD-11 flight would also have one airport in common with my first DC-10 experience:

        DC-10: TV OAK-BGR-FRA (6/76)
        L-1011: EA LAX-MIA-SJU (11/82)
        MD-11: DL FRA-ATL (11/98)
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:14 am

        I missed out on the L-1011 and DC-10, unfortunately. I managed to log my only two MD-11 flights in 2014, when (as many people here will have done, no doubt) I flew AMS-YUL-AMS for that specific reason. Loved every minute of it.
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:06 pm

        Airdolomiti wrote:
        I missed out on the L-1011 and DC-10, unfortunately. I managed to log my only two MD-11 flights in 2014, when (as many people here will have done, no doubt) I flew AMS-YUL-AMS for that specific reason. Loved every minute of it.


        I was a Non-Rev standby on that last fight out of YUL.... I DIDN'T GET ON...,!!!!!

        Made up for it by being on the last KLM MD11 flight !
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:09 pm

        Airdolomiti wrote:
        I missed out on the L-1011 and DC-10, unfortunately. I managed to log my only two MD-11 flights in 2014, when (as many people here will have done, no doubt) I flew AMS-YUL-AMS for that specific reason. Loved every minute of it.


        I was a Non-Rev standby on that last fight out of YUL.... I DIDN'T GET ON...,!!!!!

        Made up for it by being on the last KLM MD11 flight !
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:15 pm

        L-1011: BA LHR-ATH
        DC10: UA ORD-LAX
        MD11: SR ZRH-ORD
        PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:52 pm

        DC-10 - ~1987/88 - CO DC-10 HNL-LAX (Meatball scheme)
        L1011 - ~1992/93 - DL ATL-JAX
        MD-11 - Never had the pleasure.
         
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        Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

        Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:54 am

        MD-11: KL YUL-AMS February 2014
        DC-10: BG BHX-BHX February 2014
        L1011: Sadly, never. Though it is my favourite aircraft.

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