Internet has become such a different place when compared to what it was in the late nineties. Today, business took most of the place of the free knowledge sharing that existed by that time. The first version of the TriStar500.net Site - although not yet with that name - was written in the last days of 1999 and went online in January 2000.
|Lockheed TriStar L1011, index, year 2000|
The childish appearence of the website was compatible with the tender age of the young boy who wrote it. A handful of other L-1011 websites existed with lots of complete information about the whole worldwide fleet. So I didn't pretend to make one more site of that kind, nor did I have access to those sources of information or contacts in the aviation world to keep me updated. I just wanted to tell the world that I loved the L-1011, my favorite aircraft.
In 2004, a big leap was made with a professional hosting and a new own domain that gave a new name to the website. That year, TriStar500.net truly became an L-1011 information center, not only with news about the L-1011's that belonged to TAP Air Portugal or that were still flying in my country, but also keeping attention to the worldwide fleet.
In 2007, I became the luckiest guy in the world when I started working as a crew member flying a good old L-1011 TriStar.
Today, 20 years later after the first version of the website went online, I'm still committed to keep it alive as it became a solid part of my own life story. To commemorate this anniversary a new alternative and more simple domain is now available: tristar.pt.
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