MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4400 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2602 times:
Unfortunately not. The last flight was probably in spring 2005 in Congo, were Waltair, a small dodgy cargo airline, flew two of them before they ran out of hours. The type lost its CofA since (comparible to Concorde). One Waltair machine was supposed to remain potentially airworthy for a ferry flight if a museum somewhere is interested.
Other potentially airworthy aircraft are preserved in Sweden and France but actually I think the chances are very small that one of them will ever fly again.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
I have been flying caravelle once from Stockholm to Funchal (Madeira) with Sterling Airways.
We made a fuel stop both ways at Santiago de Compostella (Spain). It was a really nice
flight with the large windows and nice weather both ways.