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There will be a big-ass plane flying into the airport around 1:30 pm today, an L1011 from Roswell.  A new permanent fixture for the airline history museum.

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I remember flying on the L1011 with TWA.  Like a 747 without the upper deck.

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looks like they're delayed out of roswell http://www.ahmhangar.com/

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moderne wrote: I remember flying on the L1011 with TWA.  Like a 747 without the upper deck.
Me too.  LAX to Honolulu.  It was my only 1st class flight, after accepting a bump from an earlier flight.  I've never had another air experience quite as luxurious.

Bizarre today, to think that they offered packs of a dozen or so cigarette brands.  Clouds of smoke in the isles....ummmm.

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How smelly the rear of the cabins were, and those tiny butt crammed armrest ashtrays.

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smokin' and drinkin' and flyin' 8)

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grovester wrote: There will be a big-ass plane flying into the airport around 1:30 pm today, an L1011 from Roswell.  A new permanent fixture for the airline history museum.
Update:
Massive Airliner Lands in Kansas City
http://www.nbcactionnews.com/news/local ... px?rss=764
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I thought it would be bigger! :P

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loftguy wrote: Me too.  LAX to Honolulu.  It was my only 1st class flight, after accepting a bump from an earlier flight.  I've never had another air experience quite as luxurious.

Bizarre today, to think that they offered packs of a dozen or so cigarette brands.  Clouds of smoke in the isles....ummmm.
And nobody bitched???? Now days if you managed to get a lighter on board and tried to light one up you would be thrown to the floor by a couple of on board heroes, and get the shit kicked out of you! Once the plane lands you get to be hand cuffed, and escorted through the airport at gun point! Meanwhile the media has branded you as a terrorist, and a danger to society! The next day Uncle Sam sues you for everything your worth, and throws you into federal prison for the rest of your life! My, how times have changed!

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I remember once flying to Paris on an Air France 747, and being seated between two obese Turks, who wore too much cologne and chain-smoked the entire trip. Once the plane was airborne, everyone it seemed lit up, and the entire cabin of the plane was filled with smoke. In addition, the alcohol flowed. When the pilots dimmed the lights (it was a red-eye), the flight attendants just left the drink carts in the aisles, and everyone helped themselves to whatever they wanted. Booze was free in those days. Passengers were standing in the aisles drinking and smoking like at a 1960s cocktail party.  It was like being in a nightclub.
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Ahhh, the good ole days of flight - back in 1980 took a flight on Texas International Airlines, a low cost, no frills midwest carrier - home of the "peanut fares".  We were delayed 45 minutes coming out of Houston Hobby bound for MCI - as a result of the delay, they offered all passengers free alcohol all the way back home.

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I just happened to glance out the windows yesterday at my house at I-29 and 169 and the L1011 was approaching low just like all the general avaition does.  If it had been night I could have seen heads in the windows.  Does this mean the next time Air Force One comes in I will have the same view?

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moderne wrote: I just happened to glance out the windows yesterday at my house at I-29 and 169 and the L1011 was approaching low just like all the general avaition does.
I was rather surprised by the image on the TV news - the wheels were on the ground before the runway threshhold!  Must have needed all of the runway  :)

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One of the Last Flying TWA Planes Makes Final Landing In KC


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Airline History Museum Hits Turbulence with Landlord
The Airline History Museum, an attraction at the Wheeler Downtown Airport for 35 years, is fighting to prevent its collection of classic airplanes from being evicted by the private operator of the city-owned facility.

The non-profit’s dispute is with Signature Flight Support, which holds the master lease with the city to run the airport. The museum has filed a lawsuit in Clay County Circuit Court, and its online petition drive has garnered 6,000 supporters.
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It was smooth flying until last year, Roper said.

That’s when Signature told the museum its lease had expired under the terms of the earlier 2000 lease. The museum protested to the city, but was told by the City Aviation Department to settle its differences with Signature.
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Roper said the lawsuit in Clay County remains active and there has been no eviction order issued. He also said an agreement approved by the city in 2010 allows the museum to occupy the space rent-free as long as it remains a non-profit.

“City ordinance demands that we get free rent and Signature signed an amendment to their master lease,” he said.

The Airline Museum currently has about 30 members. Before the Covid pandemic hit, the museum drew an average of 300- to 400 people each week. It also has helped run a Civil Air Patrol program for young people.

The cloud hanging over its lease at the downtown airport has taken its toll in terms of membership and donations, Roper said.

And while the nonprofit is considering a possible relocation, KCI and the Century Airport in Olathe have been mentioned, it would prefer to remain downtown.
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https://cityscenekc.com/airline-history ... -landlord/

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