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Rotting Planes, A Sad Sad Caravelle  
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

In my bordem I took a drive down to Tucson Int'l today... while driving down Country Club by the cargo ramp I saw a Caravelle.

This Caravelle

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Photo © Bruce Highland


It is still there. Still rotting away.

Here is the history on this plane... it is N1002U, Ville de Cahors. The second Caravelle VI-R delievered to United in June, 1961. It was retired in May, 1970. Does anyone know what happened to this poor bird between 1970 and its present state here in Tucson.


Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
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User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1476 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

Went to Transavia as PH-TRY 1.5.70

Went to Independent Air as N777VV 9 6 76

then a series of leases including Atlanta Skylarks and owner changes .

Repod by Bank of America 6.86
Withdrawn from use Tucson 6.88.
Several changes of owners since (spares brokers?)


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

Thanks for the info... where did you find all of this?


Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1476 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

A very useful book.
Jet Airliner Production List, volume 2 (vol 1 is Boeing).

There are similar books for Piston & Turbine airliners and the only problem is that they go out of date so quickly.

The publisher is the
Aviation Hobby Shop in West Drayton,Middlesex UK
Fax quoted is 01895 421412 but as the UK is perpetually changing their area phone codes I cannot guarantee it.


DesertJets wrote:
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Thanks for the info... where did you find all of this?


User currently offlineCaravelle From Norway, joined Aug 2000, 666 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

I loved this thread.New insight! Sad picture though.
As you may gather, Caravelle took me on my first jet flight.

-Caravelle



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