Thursday, April 26th, marked a quiet little milestone in commercial aviation history, the 40th anniversary of the introduction of Lockheed’s L-1011 Tristar airliner. Launch customer Eastern airlines took delivery of their first L1011, N306EA, on April 26, 1972, and immediately put it into service on the Miami-New York run.
The only L-1011 photo currently in the MojaveWest archive, a color 8x10 print that was taken of Delta’s first L-1011, N401DA (c/n 1041) as it took off from runway 25 at Palmdale’s Air Force Plant 42. This plane, the 41st Tristar built, rolled off the Lockheed assembly line on September 7, 1973 and was delivered on October 3rd.
comic #162: the forgotten
"Molly, what’s wrong?"
"Nothing, Tom, I just…seem to have forgotten something."
"Don’t worry, it will come to you soon. And it’s probably not that important if you forget it."
"Hm. I guess you’re probably right. Wanna have sex?"