Development of the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar began in 1966 when American Airlines announced a need for a short to medium-range, large-capacity transport. In March of 1968, production began when Lockheed received orders for their design from TWA and Eastern Airlines. Although Production was slowed when Rolls- Royce, the developer of the L1011’s engines, was forced to declare bankruptcy, Lockheed managed to deliver the Tristar for operation with Eastern and TWA in 1972. The longer-range L1011-200 came in 1977 and the L1011-250, which featured larger fuel-capacity, started operations with Delta Airlines in 1986. The original version of inter-continental L1011-500 was delivered to British Airways in 1979 and the next year Pan Am put the extended wing version into service.
Lockheed L-1011 Tristar includes:
- Gmax model – Lockheed L-1011 500 Tristar fully animated with superb interior views. Cockpit views includes: Right and Left Seat, Radio Stack, Overhead Panel, Engine Controls. External views includes: Right and Left Side , Landing Gear, Tail, Right and Left Wing
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- Detailed Instrument Panels – Panels are very realistic with new custom XML gauges and bitmaps.
- Sounds – Engines sound was recorded in “stereo” mode in order to assure the exact sound origin source perception.
- Missions – Product includes a set of Missions designed exclusively using the new Flight Simulator X feature. Missions gives you more realistic flight experience recreating a real word ambience with Complete Ai/ATC interaction; Speed restriction; Complete Cabin Announcement; gear, flaps, parking brakes, warnings. Check Lists Procedures (pre-start, taxi, before t/o, after t/o, descend, landing, parking) Speeds Call, 80 Knt,V1, Vr, V2, flaps, gear, GPWS, Radar Altimeter, Flight Briefing and more
Missions included in the package:
- Toronto Pearson Intl to Montreal Mirabe Intl. A scheduled flight covered by Air Canada at night.
- Charlotte Douglas Intl to Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta Intl. You need to reposition a Delta Tristar from Charlotte Douglas Airport to Atlanta Hartsfield in a summer dusk.
- New York JFK Intl to Indianapolis Intl in an L-1011 Eastern Airline.
- Chicago Midway Intl to Los Angeles Intl. A charter flight covered by ATA to transport passengers from Chicago to Los Angeles where they will pass the Christmas Holidays.
- Approach to Palm Beach International in bad weather using an L-1011 Air American. Can you get it on the runway?
- Palmdale Regional landing. Palmdale Airport is located in the Antelope Valley, California. It is generally considered one of the largest civilian airports in the world. Mountains around offers a very challenging approach.
- Approach to Barbados Grantley Adams Intl using an L-1011 TWA. Flight to Barbados takes you to the eastern Caribbean tropical paradise.
- Approach to Port of Spain Piarco Intl at dawn using an L-1011 BWIA.