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Advertised as the quietest widebody jet airliner in service, the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar took off on its maiden flight #onthisday in 1970. The TriStar trijet was the last commercial airliner produced by the Lockheed Corporation. An advanced feature of the L-1011 was the autoland system which fully automated the landing procedure and allowed the plane to land in unfavorable weather conditions. Only 250 L-1011 TriStar jets were produced and production halted in 1982. Did you ever fly on a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar? Image: Pan American World Airways postcard, Lockheed L-1011-500 TriStar. Gift of the William Hough Collection. 2008.055.523

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This image was posted on November 16, 2018.

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Lockheed (1926 to ..)
This company is from the United States
airmail flight cover: Pan American Airways, Fourth Pacific survey flight, San Francisco - Guam route
Image by SFO Museum.
Pan American Airways (1927 to 1991)
This airline was from the United States. It is related to Pan American World Airways (the company) .