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Re: Tristar Fleet

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 5:47 pm
by Jelle Hieminga
The question is whether they'll get that much for a Tri* of course. I'm getting the impression that they're trying to sell them as is, with AAR capability. If a foreign Air Force buys them then getting them certified may not be a big issue, they'll have to conform to their military certification standards.

Re: Tristar Fleet

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 1:37 pm
by CONWAY4
The advert states that both aircraft for sale are in California!

Re: Tristar Fleet

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 12:31 pm
by mike j
There is a big nasty looking yellow machine parked next to the "Cambridge Two". It does not look good!!!

:(

Re: Tristar Fleet

Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 3:45 pm
by Gsxr600
Jelle Hieminga wrote:The question is whether they'll get that much for a Tri* of course. I'm getting the impression that they're trying to sell them as is, with AAR capability. If a foreign Air Force buys them then getting them certified may not be a big issue, they'll have to conform to their military certification standards.
I can't see why anyone would want them for anything other than tanking. Even the cargo versions with the big door would surely be more costly to run than a more prolific DC10/MD11.

The deal that nearly got done was for a new company startup similar to Omega - so they would be on the civilian register but used for refuelling military assets of any nation who needed extra tanking.

Re: Tristar Fleet

Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 12:32 pm
by mike j
The end of 949 has started!!!

Re: Tristar Fleet

Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 9:20 pm
by Magnum

Re: Tristar Fleet

Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 9:31 pm
by ACLVC10
Rich, how could you put that video up! It's upsetting, even for a VC10 enthusiast :(

Re: Tristar Fleet

Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 9:43 pm
by Gsxr600
ACLVC10 wrote:Rich, how could you put that video up! It's upsetting, even for a VC10 enthusiast :(
Its even more upsetting for a Tri* enthusiast. That's a horrible site to see, at least the others might have a new life in America soon. What's also upsetting is all the money wasted on upgrading 949 which was never used, and a perfectly good low houred airframe never flown for years. Money down the drain.

Re: Tristar Fleet

Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 9:44 pm
by ACLVC10
I should know but where is 949 anyhow?

Re: Tristar Fleet

Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 10:41 pm
by Magnum
is at Marshalls.

Wasn't meant to upset, I hate seeing destruction like this too, no finesse, no respect.

Re: Tristar Fleet

Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 11:40 pm
by Tonkenna
Sadly you can't keep everything and it would never have been possible to get it out of Cambridge. Not sure how you chop something into bits to get melted down with respect or finesse tbh, other than behind screensperhaps but hey ho...

Anyway,another miss-timed project that went wrong; we will learn one day!

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Re: Tristar Fleet

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:01 am
by mike j
706 is being done this morning......
:(

Re: Tristar Fleet

Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:50 am
by ACLVC10
Any news/update on the tristar fleet?

Andy

Re: Tristar Fleet

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:26 pm
by Gsxr600
The remaining 6 are all at Bruntingthorpe under care and maintenance until the buyer flies them out is all I know. Does anyone have any more inside info, I guess GJD will know the current status but it might be commercially sensitive to share with the world.

Re: Tristar Fleet

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:43 pm
by ACLVC10
Gsxr600 wrote:The remaining 6 are all at Bruntingthorpe under care and maintenance until the buyer flies them out is all I know. Does anyone have any more inside info, I guess GJD will know the current status but it might be commercially sensitive to share with the world.
Many thanks for your update.

Andy