Lockheed L-1011-500

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Lockheed L-1011-500
L-1011-500 in Delta Air Lines livery
L-1011-500 in Delta Air Lines livery
Type Airliner
Configuration Wide-body aircraft, Double-deck aircraft
Propulsion Trijet (Jet aircraft, Three-engine aircraft)
Manufacturer Lockheed
  • Tiago Gusmão(3D)
  • Gijs de Rooy
--aircraft= L-1011-500
Status Beta
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 Website The website for the Lockheed L-1011-500 developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Lockheed L-1011-500.
Download Download the Lockheed L-1011-500 aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
Liveries Browse the FlightGear livery database for the Lockheed L-1011-500.
License GPLv2+

The Lockheed L-1011-500 is the latest of the L-1011 series, commonly refered to as L-1011 (pronounced "ell-ten-eleven") or Tristar.

Aircraft help


Direct lift control

The L-1011-500 was one of the first planes equipped with direct lift control (DLC). This system is enabled during approach, when flaps are in landing position. DLC controls the vertical speed of the plane to hold the plane on the glideslope to the runway, without changing its pitch. Therefore, resulting in a more stable approach. The NAV1 frequency glideslope is used.


  • Rotate at around 155 KIAS.
  • Pitch up to 10 degrees and retract landing gear at positive climb rate.
  • Retract flaps to 4 degrees at 1000 feet AGL and fully up at 210 KIAS.


  • Trim for a climbrate of 1800 feet per minute at 250 KIAS.


  • Accelerate to cruise speed:
FL180 0.70 mach (345 KIAS)
FL240 0.76 mach (335 KIAS)
FL280 0.81 mach (330 KIAS)
FL330 0.83 mach (300 KIAS)


  • Slow down to:
FL240 0.75 mach
FL180 0.68 mach
FL120 300 KIAS
FL10 250 KIAS


  • Lower landing gear.
  • Set flaps to full.
  • Slow down to 150 KIAS.


  • Make sure the landing gear is in the down position.
  • Disengage autopilot and autothrottle.
  • Touchdown at around 140 KIAS.
  • Immediately after touchdown, apply thrust reversal. At 60 KIAS, cancel thrust reversal.


  • Air Canada
  • ATA Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Pan American Airways
  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal Jordanian Airline
  • TAP Portugal
  • Royal Jordanian (download)

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