TRISTAR 50TH ANNIVERSARY: Pan Am TriStars

Lockheed’s TriStar flew for the first time on November 16, 1970 and we examine its service with three high-profile operators of the type. In the early 1980s, Pan Am was operating widebody fleets of 747s, DC-10s and a dozen L-1011s. The TriStar was popular with passengers, but the airline’s unsteady economic situation meant their service was brief, as Barry Lloyd describes

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