Exactly 52 years ago today, the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar took it's first flight.

OscarBravo992

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Hi All! Today is a very special day. Today marks 52 years since one of the most majestic aircraft ever built, the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, took to the skies for the first time. Let's use this thread to post images, share stories and show off models of this amazing aeroplane. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone shares!
 

Aviation Enjoyer

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Yup agreed. The L1011 not only was it ahead of its time but it also looked pretty good that I had to get 2 models of this amazing plane.
 

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redriveraviation

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Such a cool plane, hope to watch more just flight videos of them in the coming weeks. The Delta and Eastern ones seem especially neat.
 

Purpleplane

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To commemorate this milestone, I thought I would highlight all of the L-1011s in my collection:
American Trans Air (ATA)
L-1011-50 N186AT by NG Models released May 2020. Originally Delta N706DA:
American Trans Air L-1011-50 N186AT R.jpg
L-1011-1 N197AT "Big Ed" by Gemini Jets released July 2001. Was Hawaiian N763BE....hence the name Big Ed.
American Trans Air L-1011-50 N197AT R.jpg
L-1011-500 N161AT by NG Models released July 2020. Originally Alia Royal Jordanian JY-AGB:
American Trans Air L-1011-500 N161AT R.jpg
Delta:
L-1011-1 N725DA by NG models released July 2022. This plane spent it's entire career with Delta
Delta L-1011-1 N725DA R.jpg
L-1011-250 N740DA by Gemini Jets released February 1999. This one went on to Air Universal on 2/8/2002, was re registered 9L-LDE and was leased to Star Air (operated for Saudi Arabian), and also later to Sudan Airways.
Delta L-1011-250 N740DA R.jpg

Eastern L-1011-1 N301EA by Gemini Jets released March 1999: This one This one went on to International Air Leases as N301EA in January 1989 and had various leases with Air America, Garuda Indonesian, and Faucett before being broken up in February 1998
Eastern L-1011-100 N301EA R.jpg

Pan Am L-1011-500 N510PA by NG Models released January 2020. This plane later went to Delta as N760DH on 6/9/1988:
Pan Am L-1011-500 N510PA R.jpg
TWA
L-1011-100 N42012 in Twin Globe scheme by NG Models released June 2022. This plane served it's entire career with TWA:
Trans World L-1011-50 1962 N41012 R.jpg
L-1011-1 N11003 in TWA twin stripe scheme by NG Models released October 2019. This one also served it's entire career with TWA:
Trans World L-1011-50 1979 N11003 R.jpg
L-1011-1 N31022 in twin stripe scheme released November 2019. This plane later went on to American Trans Air N196AT on 7/7/1990:
Trans World L-1011-50 1979 N31022 R.jpg
 
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OscarBravo992

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Yup agreed. The L1011 not only was it ahead of its time but it also looked pretty good that I had to get 2 models of this amazing plane.
Firstly, welcome to the community! Secondly, those are some stunning models you have there. Love the Cathay Tristar, is it Inflight200?
 

JJ Skippy

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To commemorate this milestone, I thought I would highlight all of the L-1011s in my collection:
American Trans Air (ATA)
L-1011-50 N186AT by NG Models released May 2020. Originally Delta N706DA:
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L-1011-1 N197AT "Big Ed" by Gemini Jets released July 2001. Was Hawaiian N763BE....hence the name Big Ed.
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L-1011-500 N161AT by NG Models released July 2020. Originally Alia Royal Jordanian JY-AGB:
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Delta:
L-1011-1 N725DA by NG models released July 2022. This plane spent it's entire career with Delta
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L-1011-250 N740DA by Gemini Jets released February 1999. This one went on to Air Universal on 2/8/2002, was re registered 9L-LDE and was leased to Star Air (operated for Saudi Arabian), and also later to Sudan Airways.
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Eastern L-1011-1 N301EA by Gemini Jets released March 1999: This one This one went on to International Air Leases as N301EA in January 1989 and had various leases with Air America, Garuda Indonesian, and Faucett before being broken up in February 1998
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Pan Am L-1011-500 N510PA by NG Models released January 2020. This plane later went to Delta as N760DH on 6/9/1988:
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TWA
L-1011-100 N42012 in Twin Globe scheme by NG Models released June 2022. This plane served it's entire career with TWA:
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L-1011-1 N11003 in TWA twin stripe scheme by NG Models released October 2019. This one also served it's entire career with TWA:
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L-1011-1 N31022 in twin stripe scheme released November 2019. This plane later went on to American Trans Air N196AT on 7/7/1990:
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On an unrelated note, it’s awesome to see some release months for the older Gemini Tristars! Nice Tristar collection too, hopefully I can add more to my collection.
 

Purpleplane

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On an unrelated note, it’s awesome to see some release months for the older Gemini Tristars! Nice Tristar collection too, hopefully I can add more to my collection.
Thank you. I'm on the fence about keeping my Geminis. They are among my first models, and there's so much history there.
 
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Aviation Enjoyer

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No problem, we are glad to have you here! Thanks for letting me know about the Tristar, do you plan on getting NG's CX Tristar when it releases? They will complement each-other well.
If NG released a CX Tristar last month then I would had gotten it. But if they release one for their next batch of aircraft then I'll definitely get it to display it next to my bigger L-1011.
 

OscarBravo992

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If NG released a CX Tristar last month then I would had gotten it. But if they release one for their next batch of aircraft then I'll definitely get it to display it next to my bigger L-1011.
If they gave us a double CX Tristar release for December my wallet (And brain) might just explode!
 

Aviation Enjoyer

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If they gave us a double CX Tristar release for December my wallet (And brain) might just explode!
My bedroom space might also explode! Though I personally want 1 CX Tristar and one Delta Tristar since I got into collecting model aircraft 1-2 months after the Delta's were released in July by NG.
 

OscarBravo992

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My bedroom space might also explode! Though I personally want 1 CX Tristar and one Delta Tristar since I got into collecting model aircraft 1-2 months after the Delta's were released in July by NG.
I feel you. Missing a release is extremely frustrating. Most places are sold out of the DL Tristars now, I was very lucky to get one a few weeks back from my local store, but it's still sitting in the box at the moment.
 

Aviation Enjoyer

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Yeah it is, I was very disappointed when I realized I missed those releases because I always wanted a Delta L-1011 though I might be able to pre-order a Inflight 200 one instead.
 

OscarBravo992

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Yeah it is, I was very disappointed when I realized I missed those releases because I always wanted a Delta L-1011 though I might be able to pre-order a Inflight 200 one instead.
Hopefully you will. I am lucky that the shops around me have a few in stock even now, I might head in to get the second one if I can spare a place in the budget.
 

Aviation Enjoyer

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Hopefully you will. I am lucky that the shops around me have a few in stock even now, I might head in to get the second one if I can spare a place in the budget.
Well good luck getting that 2nd one! Even though I don't have shops around here that sells model aircraft my wallet is still dying from the Inflight 200 Tristar I got and its probably gonna die more from NG's new Tristars and Inflight 200's DL Tristar.
 
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