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November 16, 2020

50 years of the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar by Key.Aero

Key.Aero published an article evoking the 50 years since the first flight of the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar.

N1011 © Jon Proctor

October 24, 2020

Aviation News Magazine - 50 years of the TriStar

Aviation News / November 2020

November issue of Aviation News Magazine brings us an article about the 50 years of the L-1011 TriStar and its history with three high-profile operators: Pan Am, Royal Air Force and LTU. Currently, only one L-1011 belonging to Northrop Grumman (the Stargazer) remains active in the world. The maiden flight of the L-1011 TriStar was in November 16, 1970.

June 04, 2020 Site - 20 years online

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 Site - although not yet with that name - was written in the last days of 1999 and it 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 also gave a new name to the website. That year, 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 the good old L-1011 TriStar.

These days, 20 years 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.