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The big merged L1011 thread

Old 25th Jul 2007, 13:10
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Was in Ndjamena yesterday and there is a tristrar parked up, it is still in Bcal colours , didnt get the reg but it looks like one of DE's a/c, and no activity around it.
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Old 26th Jul 2007, 20:18
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Looks like the new cargo outfit is headed up by Karabatis in Cyprus.

Anyone have knowledge of him or this outfit?
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Old 27th Jul 2007, 08:37
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Mr Karabatis appears to attract the same publicity as Mr Eglis..............
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Old 27th Jul 2007, 08:58
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The aircraft in NDJ is Duane, she should go to work in Kyrgystan. Fo Cyprus I remember, 2 years ago, a friend of mine did ferry a Lanta L-1011F from Aman to Cyprus ; they had to land in Greece to make some inspection and maintenance. The crew went back to Dubai. I think it was for this guy; they never recieved any money for their job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 27th Jul 2007, 22:19
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Looks like the new cargo outfit is headed up by Karabatis in Cyprus.
Is this the same guy that ran/runs Venus Airways in Greece?
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Old 9th Aug 2007, 21:21
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So we have 105 posts and still no real information on what is happening. We wait with baited breath for any happenings, all the talk about tristars flying again is it all hype or will it actually happen.
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Old 10th Aug 2007, 10:22
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Fergineeer, think you are closest to the truth here. We all know the odds and possibilities, and what freighters around and which flying. Think the polar ice caps gonna melt first before this happens.
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Old 31st Aug 2007, 05:28
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3 weeks on and still no more news.........time to put the manuals away for good me thinks!!!!!
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Old 31st Aug 2007, 09:26
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The last thing I heard was that they are having problems locating crews!

Plenty of equipment but a shortage of crews?

The Venetian project snagged a few drivers & maintenance guys.

A new outfit in Europe has been looking for crews also.

Whats cooking with your Euro venture 411A?
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Old 31st Aug 2007, 13:36
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Maybe completely unrelated, but enthusiast magazine Scramble reports that registration PH-RST has been reserved for L-1011 c/n 193W-1189 ex N753DA. Quoted owner is "World International Airways."
Any news from the Dutch angle on these gracious ladies?
I understand that the one which has recently escaped from Amsterdam has gone on to Victorville for a "D" check.
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Old 31st Aug 2007, 16:02
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Whats cooking with your Euro venture 411A?
Funding completed , but the startup might be delayed just a few months due to...yes, it is true, shortage of qualified crew.
With the Hajj fast approaching, many are already spoken for...besides, with myself and the CEO (a very good friend, ex-Laker number two guy, marketing director) getting somewhat long in the tooth, we don't move as fast as in years gone by....

Still, I just received my printed business cards, so it must be a go.
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Old 1st Sep 2007, 13:20
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buisness cards

Still, I just received my printed business cards, so it must be a go.


Sure thing!

Best of luck!
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Old 2nd Sep 2007, 04:25
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There is a shortage of crews starting to happen.
It seems now that if you are current and qualified more jobs than you can shake a stick at, all positions.
Problem is there are a few companies that are not paying the crew salaries or positioning tickets.
Think all the Tristar guys know of these companies and are avoiding them like the plauge.
One in particular out of Jordan that has changed his company name many times.

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Old 2nd Sep 2007, 04:39
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Thats right Earl, no pay and above all pay that does not cover costs has kept me at bay, I will not put myself in a position that I have to pay for things, not even to keep flying. I would rather stay at home semi retired knowing where and when I will be tomorrow.
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Old 2nd Sep 2007, 06:18
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I would rather stay at home semi retired knowing where and when I will be tomorrow.
Ain't that the truth.
I recall a few years ago, the Wife and I were returning from a short ocean cruise, and the very minute I turned on my mobile phone, there was a call from the Chief Pilot of a small company in the mid-east wanting myself post-haste.
I seemed one Captain had done a runner and they needed a replacement, pronto.
The natural question would be...why did the original guy do a runner?
In this particular case, he demanded (and received) a months pay in advance, then never showed.
I went on over and few for six weeks, and was promptly paid, as agreed....then signed on for an additional year (with days off/ticket home at my convenience) for an adhoc charter/sub-service contract.

The operators that don't pay are certainly now well known...although some will always say it's the crew members fault, for a variety of...reasons
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Old 2nd Sep 2007, 07:40
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Smile Huh?

Do you mean a shortage of L1011 quaified crew??? Because there are a few of us who have heavy jet/international time, 9000+ hours and would come fly the L1011 tomorrow. Who is advertising for Hadj crew and whom is the new L1011 op in Europe? Thanks.
 
Old 3rd Sep 2007, 23:07
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The Dutch side appears to be Interstate Airlines with Nico Hemmer & Roberto Stinga.
Dont see any experience operating heavy iron such as the L1011, go figure?
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Old 4th Sep 2007, 03:52
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Quote:oldcessna:
The Dutch side appears to be Interstate Airlines with Nico Hemmer & Roberto Stinga.
Earl: Sounds like a law firm.
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Old 4th Sep 2007, 18:53
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Just heard that ex ATA L1011 -100 N194AT is being prepared for blast off out of Miami.

Going to Air Orange - Jordan.

Anyone know anything of who is behind them?

That leaves the L1011F sitting in MIA with damage by Wilma!
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Old 5th Sep 2007, 17:07
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That leaves the L1011F sitting in MIA with damage by Wilma!
Which one is that then. Is it a real "STC" freighter or a paper wonder plane?
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