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What have Tristar Pilots got we haven't?

Old 22nd Nov 2006, 00:22
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What have Tristar Pilots got we haven't?

Why is it when I click on the L1011 Pilots Ad at the bottom of the page I'm taken to google ads for "Stress Management"
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Old 22nd Nov 2006, 00:28
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Old 22nd Nov 2006, 00:35
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A QRH that weighs about 20kg
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Old 22nd Nov 2006, 05:48
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Old 22nd Nov 2006, 05:54
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Your landings have got better I trust??
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Old 22nd Nov 2006, 09:37
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That was just taxiing!!!
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Old 22nd Nov 2006, 12:15
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A damn near indestructable airframe. And that throaty groan on take-off.
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Old 22nd Nov 2006, 12:22
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There's a sorry, tired Tristar on the blocks at Gamco Two;
It's been there now for seven days or more.
She's the queen of that damned hanger, and they all call her a banger.
And there's talk of sending all her parts to store.


It's a sad and sorry tale, of this road to aircraft hell;
Of the good times and the bad times of the past.
Of the people that she flew and the pilots that she knew
took care to make the spars and engines last.


When at first she came alive, in
Orlando seventy five;
When electrics surged first through her wire veins.
Oh her paintwork gleamed so bright, as they pulled her to the light,
from the hanger to join the other planes.


How she towered over most, and it was no idle boast;
That in cruise she would better point eight seven.
With those three great Rolls Royce fans, and a pair of able hands;
She was Lockheed's answer to a pilot's heaven.


The passengers she flew, and others said they knew;
That the ride up high was smooth and you could talk.
When offered aircraft choice, they always had one voice;
Tristar please, or else we'll damn well walk.


She grumbled on the ground when the wheels were turning round,
but once she flew there's nothing really like it.
When the wheels were in the well, she would climb for height like hell;
Three big fans and three crew in the cockpit.


Now the L10 of this tale, who we'll get to know quite well;
was destined for a Middle Eastern Airline.
She was brought with oil money, though no-one thought that funny;
It was cash and it paid the bills just fine.


They equipped her with the best, with a rare and cunning zest;
of knowing what the punter really needed.
With a bar up there in first, you could quench your traveller's thirst,
or sleep, the miles passing quite unheeded.


As the years passed slowly by, she did nothing much but fly
London, Gulf, London, the odd Far East.
She was used on
Bombay's rarely, since one could say quite fairly,
that here she got appreciation least.


But before she got much older, she was often asked to shoulder,
burdens other aircraft never took.
They flew her every day, in the most appalling way.
And the engineers just threw away the book.


Now she's only made of metal, but she really showed her fettle.
This treatment lasted some say, many a year.
Management no longer cared, how she looked or how she fared,
Money, Load and Yield their only fear.


As the years went on and by, there were those with a caring eye
who could see what was soon to come to pass.
If they didn't stop the rot, and start caring quite a lot,
they would loose one and that would burn some ass.


The Tristar of this story, refused to loose her glory,
On a mountain side or muddy German plain.
She was made with pride and care, and it wasn't damn well fair,
if she wasn't loved she'd never fly again.


So there started fun and games, with breakers, fuel and frames;
The engines often failed to start at all.
Commercial tore out their hair, and Planning began to swear,
but no-one read the writing on the wall.


There's a sorry, tired Tristar on the blocks at Gamco Two;
It's been there now for seven days or more.
She's the queen of that damned hanger, and they all call her a banger.
And there's talk of sending all her parts to store.
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Old 22nd Nov 2006, 12:25
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Has the 'Idiot' got away from Foss again?
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Old 25th Nov 2006, 08:53
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when you click the L1011 ad it now goes to "fear of flying" .... whatever next!
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Old 25th Nov 2006, 11:11
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Bigger flightdeck windows
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Old 25th Nov 2006, 13:40
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A damn near indestructable airframe. And that throaty groan on take-off.
I knew a girl like that
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