|Title||Lockheed L-1011 Fuselage|
|Collection||Aircraft & Flight Simulators|
|Object Name||Component, Aircraft|
|Description||Fuselage of prototype Lockheed L-1011-1, serial number 1001, painted in Delta classic widget livery in use in in the 1970s and 1980s. The 65-feet section of the fuselage from cockpit to wing.|
Original fuselage section of the first L-1011 TriStar built by Lockheed. Only used for test flights; never flown by an airline.
Type: Lockheed L-1011-1
Serial Number: 1001
First flight date: November 16, 1970
After the plane retired, a Delta aircraft maintenance team traveled to Ardmore, Oklahoma, in 1989, and salvaged a 65-feet section of the fuselage from cockpit to wing. They split the section into three pieces and trucked the pieces to Atlanta.
Team created a mock-up aircraft as a set for photography sessions and filming movies, commercials and in-flight safety videos. It rested on a frame that supported and moved the three sections to allow wide camera angles. Exterior painted in classic widget livery worn by Delta L-1011’s from 1973-2001.
Movie set was housed at the MGM-Disney Studios in Orlando, Florida. At the time, Delta was the official airline of Walt Disney World. Movies filmed in the L-1011 include Passenger 57, starring Wesley Snipes, and Quick Change, starring Bill Murray.
Returned to Atlanta in September 1999. Served briefly as a unique conference room, before opening its doors as the Delta Museum Store from June 17, 2002 to Fall 2013.
In Spring 2014, the L-1011 moved from Historic Hangar 1 to Historic Hangar 2 and was retrofitted as a conference room available for event rentals.
Delta Air Lines
Lockheed L-1011-1 TriStar
|Credit line||Delta Air Lines|
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