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The big merged L1011 thread

Old 22nd Sep 2007, 18:47
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Quote OldCessna
The "Belgian" was involved with the Cyprus thing so its probably got complicated as it usually does with his deals. (I'm sure 411A can enlighten the readers) as to the Belgian outfit!
I thought Mr Egli had a Liberian passport, but was born in Kinshasa. I am however always willing to learn.
Be lucky
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Old 22nd Sep 2007, 19:48
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Oldcessna, your description more closely matches what I have experienced and what I have been hearing from other operators. Most don't mind paying as long as there is some value to be obtained. The OEM support leaves a lot to be desired. Just ask any Jetstar operator!
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Old 22nd Sep 2007, 20:20
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Old Cessna,
Just to correct you the Miami freighter N306GB is owned by Avtech (ex Arrow - ex Gulf) was going to the Guy who left MNG cargo to start another cargo airline in Turkey. As you say the ATA aircraft was bought to fix the damage caused by the hurricane.
N194 was a good aircraft but 22B's will getum everytime
I guess Earl will tell us what happened to that in th fullness of time!

Avgas. The Belgian was Lanta who had freighters ( ex Kitty Hawk) - Duane Egli was another operator who had pax aircraft pretending to be freighters.

I have to agree with Old Cessna - Lockheed take a week to answer Emails and they have NO structure support in house.
Sorry Carl but it went downhill after you left !
As for Hi Tech they sure have the wrong name there

The only saving grace is that the RAF need support for at least 5 more years!
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Old 23rd Sep 2007, 02:17
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Again, scheduled to LIS

23-Sep-2007 L101/Q Miami Intl (KMIA) Lisboa (LPPT) 05:00AM GMT 12:35PM GMT Scheduled
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Old 23rd Sep 2007, 21:25
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Latest news...acft returned to MIA with an oil pressure bypass light.
It is very bad news that an L1011 airplane is dispatched for a long overwater flight, out of storage, without the oil/fuel filters being changed, yet that is just exactly what transpired...silly fools.
One has to ask...when will folks learn?
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Old 23rd Sep 2007, 21:29
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411A thanks for the info

It seems N194AT did not take-off again!
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Old 24th Sep 2007, 01:35
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Smile

Never was scheduled for today.
Trying for Monday afternoon if all goes well.
Except for the problem that caused the RTB the airplane is in really good shape.
Better than expected after sitting for many months.
Really a lot of people watching this,
Maybe someone can find us a coffee pot then!

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Old 24th Sep 2007, 02:36
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Earl, Good luck with all of this, hope the aircraft gets to its desired place of work and that the pay due will be waiting for you.....unless of course you got paid in advance!!!!!! I find it hard to believe that the aircraft was poorly serviced before its planned takeoff and is going to somewhere where a paper check will be carried out and the aircraft will be out there earning money.....I base that last remark on the last aircraft we got from there what a mess, the airline may have got up and running but for the problems with the aircraft. I think it is time for me to bid a pleasant farewell to all this hard work and retire here in NZ driving my boat and saving people at sea. Good luck to you and all fellow L1011 aircrew especially that FE sitting behind you, the times I wish I were there are getting less as I get older!!!!!
Cheers
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Old 24th Sep 2007, 02:44
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I'm hoping to see N194AT @ LIS! I'm a TriStar freak That's why work in them, although not in the cockpit
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Old 24th Sep 2007, 13:08
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Curiously about Duane A. Egli

Curiously about Duane A. Egli. He is still shown as the registered owner of N3710G the A-26 that crashed at Biggen Hill 21st September 1980 killing Don Bullock and six others, didn't know about his warbird connection. I have never found a report on this no trace US NTSB no trace UK AAIB. Really odd considering the changes to display rules that followed from it I.E. Crew only on board (Sorry if this is a bit too far off topic. I will delete it if requested to do so.)
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Old 25th Sep 2007, 08:05
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N194AT has taken off from KMIA (Miami Intl) en route
to LPPT (Lisboa) for an arrival at 10:02 GMT.
Wishing her crew dry wings and soft landings.
Be lucky
David

P.S. CS-TMX hope you have your camera ready
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Old 25th Sep 2007, 12:56
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Hi!
I just saw it taking off at LIS to AMM at 13:38 local time (1238Z)! Excelent start-up sound and nice take-off performance. I saw it from where I leave (yes I live near the airport ) but I don't have powerfull camera and lenses as most spotters do. As soon as I see photos from other spotters I will post the links here N194AT was without logos and titles.

BTW, I work with this baby:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1257226/L/

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Old 25th Sep 2007, 13:47
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First photos:

here

and here.
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Old 26th Sep 2007, 17:47
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Thumbs up N194at

Hi All
Earl is famous now he's on You Tube!
Landing & leaving Lisbon....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8drrSwRKeQ
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Old 26th Sep 2007, 22:03
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aircraft in QAIA ,just look at your L-1011 when they make it out of taba hope you not taking the yellow sub marine
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Old 28th Sep 2007, 17:18
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Question

Hi Muh (m.mughrabi)

Aren't you the new operator of the L1011 just ferried?

Didn't you used to fly with Star Air?
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Old 1st Oct 2007, 16:28
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Duane Egli back in Belgium

David,
If you are lucky, you might reach Egli by phone on +32/69/648550. Normally you will get a French-speaking lady, telling "Mr. Egli est parti ŕ l'étranger".
His address: rue Pont d'Eau, 9, B-7502 Esplechin/Tournai (Belgium).
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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 00:03
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Saw N194AT sitting on bay 23 of the north apron at AMM this morning. All locked up and looking folorn and already gathering a fine coat of red dust.
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 14:21
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For those of you interested who have mailed me, as of 5am this morning N194AT was still sitting on the north pax apron miles from the hangers with no signs of activity. On the Joramco apron were the old Skygate machine and a pristine white -500 with no registration visible and there were the two scrappers in the dump, a Rich International aircraft and a white -500 with blue tail - this still has the wing engines on it.

Hope this helps you, Joramco seem to be busy on airbus aircraft with Kuwaiti and Ar India examples sitting outside and several others in the hanger that I couldn't make out in the twilight.

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Old 4th Oct 2007, 14:54
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and a pristine white -500 with no registration visible
The white one is almost certainly N753DA c/n 1189 (PH-RST to be)
http://www.eucomairlines.de/prodlist/n753da_1.jpg
the old Skygate machine
Is probably JY-SGI c/n 1234
http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=276661
Any serious offers on the others?
Many many thanks to flightwatch for finding time to include us in his busy schedule, much appreciated sir.
Be lucky
David

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