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Sterling Caravelle Transatlantic Routes  
User currently offlineAirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3222 times:

Anybody knows what transatlantic routes were flown by Sterling Caravelle during the early 70's? I thought I read something about YYZ with a fuel stop in KEF!

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User currently offlineHighflier92660 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

Your kidding?! My uncle used to fly a Caravelle VI-R for Midwest Air Charter/Airborne Express in the late 1970's, and from what he said they couldn't even fly nonstop westbound from their hub at Wilmington, Ohio, out to the west coast. If Sterling used them over the Atlantic, I'd imagine they must have stopped in Iceland and again in Gander coming over. The pax must have been a patient bunch indeed.

BTW, Airliner.net has a great collection of Caravelle photos in the older bomber grey livery of Midwest/Airborne Express.


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17068 posts, RR: 66
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3104 times:

As Highflier92660 points out, while the Caravelle was a fine old noisemaker, it's range was not in this kind of range  Big grin. Besides which, what about ETOPS Big grin


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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

Sterling did indeed operate transatlantic charter services using the Caravelle. They also operated it to Sri Lanka.
Even SAS flew the Caravelle from Copenhagen to Bangkok with multiple stops during 1959-60.




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User currently offlineWGW2707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1197 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

VARIG's first jet was a Caravelle which operated all the way to New York City (with many stops I presume). It was more common back then for airliners to make stops en route than it is now.

The Caravelle actually looked rather nice in Sterling's livery:


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[Edited 2004-07-25 22:58:30]

User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3020 times:

What a beautiful airplane...so graceful and you gotta love those windows.

Sterling did operate Caravelles on transaltantic services for a short time with a scheduled fuel stop in Iceland, and sometimes an extra fuel stop in the Canadian Maritimes on the against-the-wind eastbound journey to Toronto. I remember reading that it was a difficult service to operate and fly, in the pre-ETOPS world, there was little flexibility in the routing that the Caravelles could follows and, at times, the journey to/from Canada was extraordinary long.


User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2906 times:


Hi!

I saw in the latest "Airways" magazine an arthicle about ETOPS where they talk about Sterling and their operation over the pond, they used Keflavik and Newfoundland has a stop for their flights. I believe that problably they used or the model 10 or even the 12 model. Don't forget that Sterling was the the first one to operate the Caravelle 12.
Regards


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17068 posts, RR: 66
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

And people today complain about EWR-OSL in a 757 Big grin


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