From: email@example.com (Anthony MacKay) Organization: University of Guelph Date: 09 Apr 95 22:37:13 References: 1
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Steven G. Thomson (sthomson@MO.NET) wrote: : I took some photos of a pair of Worldways Canada L1011's in Toronto a few : years back. These aircraft were both ex-PSA...etc.... Alas, Worldways is no more, having succumbed as so many others have. On the matter of the lower deck cabin, the bulge you mention was, as I understand, part of the certification requirements. In the event of a front wheels up landing, the skid would reduce crumple on impact. This was not required where there was only a main deck cabin since the lower hold at the front of the aircraft acted as a crumple zone. I flew in these two aircraft whilst in Worldways hands and I seem to remember that they were not allowed to operate in Canadian ownership with the lower cabin occupied during take off or landing. Back-end crews liked them, the lower deck providing a convenient escape from passengers after feeding and watering time was over. One other piece of information I have is that I think the only other original operator of this configuration, apart from PSA was LTU, the German charter operator.