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Lifetime Channel Caravelle Jet  
User currently offlineUSAFDO From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 443 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7961 times:

Was just watching the Lifetime Channel and they have a newly painted Sud-Aviation Caravelle Jet for a new commerical.

The jet is named; "Flying Tigres", and is painted in yellows, oranges and reds.

It was shown in a hanger with a bunch of movie stars around it, and then in flight. Does anyone have any information on the jet?

Thanks.

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User currently offlineHp2us From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7838 times:

I saw the commercial last night, I think they just repainted the Caravelle, but I think the flying was just a computer effect. I did have to rewind the show I was watching and do a double take, but I am pretty sure it wasn't real sadly.  Big grin


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User currently offlineUSAFDO From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7831 times:

Can you post it on U tube, then insert a copy for everyone to see?

User currently onlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2243 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7834 times:


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Photo of the beast...


User currently offlineUSAFDO From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7824 times:

WOW...thats awsome...Thanks... A real "antique" brought back to life.

User currently offlineSpartan13 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 207 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7730 times:

She is definetely not flying. Only one side of the fuselage was painted.


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User currently offlineUSAFDO From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7719 times:

Is there a picture of the other side?

User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7561 times:

I believe we were the last to fly these planes at airborne express. If im not mistaken one of the crew membes told me that one of the ones i went up in used to belong to United.
I had worked planes for 20 years and had never seen one till i climbed aboard. It was a very odd plane and confusing as i was trying to compare it to a dc-9 and a 727-100 but the interior and cockpit all just looked wore az out. The capt told me the plane was really under powered
and didnt seem to to haull that much freight,, besides the dehaviland comet, this plane took the cake as the most baffleing piece of machinery ive ever seen.
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20 minutes later i found a dc-9 out of the few we had at the time with a small exhaust looking vent near the rear engine,, where this plane came from that i dont know either but it had been set up for jato but was not operational when we got it.. At freight companies you really get some weird aircraft as many airlines have differnt configs and special options. I dont think there were 2 planes that were the exact same Fedex in the begining and may still have differnt planes with differnt quirks or options



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User currently offlineSDF880 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7449 times:

I remember riding an Airborne Caravelle from MIA to TPA and after we parked I walked with the crew toward the FBO and some line/fueler guy walked up asking "What kinda DC-9 is that?" What fun!

SDF880


User currently offlineType-Rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7362 times:

I saw a ex UA Caracelle sitting at in front of the Frontier hanger at DEN in 1972 or so. It had been withdrawn from use.
Yes, inside those things it's very strange. The doors are more like DC-10 doors, only manually operated, and those triangular windows are weird. Plus all those radio racks filled with tube style radio equipment was more like what you'd find on a M404 than a jet.
I do remember what they sounded like from the outside. They were really screamers! Much louder than anything flying today! But I never got the chance to actually fly on one!


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10239 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7333 times:
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Shoot - I was actually at VNY a few weekends ago. I saw the Caravelle, and meant to grab a photo of it....in fact, I thought I had. But apparently not.

The flight instructor I was with was surprised that I knew it was a Caravelle. So was I, actually. Guess those windows are a dead giveaway.



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User currently offlineJbernie From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 880 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7144 times:

Is it sitting near a major road or something? Just wondering how it is "promoting" the channel if it isn't flying.

User currently offlineSpartan13 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 207 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6958 times:

I dont have a photo of the otherside but it looks like this.


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User currently offlineOwleye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6858 times:

Flying or not. One-side livery? Who cares? This is a WOW!! livery, this would have been something for former Braniff or Ecuatoriana.

User currently offlineLAXCDG From France, joined Apr 2008, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6838 times:

what a beauty in those pictures.I have very found memories of this lovely jet,too bad there isnt any program to make one or two fly like its done with the "connie" for example.
I flew as a passenger on the VI, 10B, super 12. Very loud baby on take off from outside but also from the back end of the cabin,otherwise very nice to fly despite being a bit cramped.One thing for sure the Caravelle like the 727,could take a lot of crap and keep flying,she was built like a tank.Very reliable but thirsty,especially the III and the VI with those RR Avon.


User currently offlineUSAFDO From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6787 times:

Does anyone have a video to post of the new Life Time Commerical feathuring this Caravelle?

User currently offlineLawnDart From United States of America, joined May 2005, 972 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6787 times:



Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 7):
besides the dehaviland comet, this plane took the cake as the most baffleing piece of machinery ive ever seen.

Interesting recollection, JetJeanes - my memory ain't what it used to be, but I believe Sud Aviation (builder of the Caravelle) bought the design for the cockpit of the Caravelle from DeHavilland, and it is, essentially, the cockpit of the Comet...thus, the fact that they are two of the most baffling pieces of machinery you've seen! Maybe someone with better knowledge (or memory) can enlighten, but at least the look the same

Comet

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Comet

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Caravelle

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Later versions of the Caravelle had a redesigned cockpit window layout, as in the example Lifetime painted.


User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6705 times:

Wow i see the resembalance now i guess that explains a lot of things. The one sitting in vanuys was it in cargo configuration.. I know at airborne the ys-11,s had cargo doors in the back but on the dc-9,s the c containers were brought in through the pax door instead of haveing a full cargo door on them. Im not sure about the caravelle i cant remember but i heard there was one stil in abx livery sitting in cmh or cvg,somewhere up there,,and i know that plane couldnt have been painted since the early 80,s because we didnt keep them long a more dc-9,s came on board then the dc-8,s We were so proud as i believe we were one of the first to have an all class cockpit on a dc-8,,Well as close as you can get for the 80,s Big grin  Big grin


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User currently offlineCEO@AFG From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 249 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6697 times:

Yes, Sud used the same cockpit section as the Comet did. The window layout was changed later on for the later models of the Caravelle, the Caravelle III and VI-N had the Comet layout, while the later VI-R, 10B3, 11R and 12 (Super Caravelle) had the slightly differing layout as seen on the Lifetime painted aircraft.


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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6157 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6668 times:
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Quoting LAXCDG (Reply 14):
too bad there isnt any program to make one or two fly like its done with the "connie" for example.

When did the last Caravelle fly?



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User currently offlineCal764 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6613 times:

Hey, quick question...I remember seeing about an hour long show about the Caravelle on what was the Discovery Wings Channel. Anyone know if it's online or where I could get a copy?


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User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1873 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6553 times:

Falstaff,
Here is unfortunately the last flight of la belle, la douce Caravelle:

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It was in August 04
Just before:

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This Caravelle has seen better days in the French Airforce in Tahiti (where I used to dispatch her in 1989/90) (she had a cargo door and could be used as a quick change, with a full pax :90 seats, or 1 88" palett + 72 seats or 2 palets and 56 seats)
She looked like this one, until being sold to Eureka, then Gabon Express in 1996

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Teva



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User currently offlineHighflier92660 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6507 times:



Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 7):
I believe we were the last ones to fly these planes at airborne express. I one of the crew members told me if im not mistaken that one of the ones i went up in used to belong to United.

Airborne Express certainly flew some unusual aircraft back in the late 1970's and the Caravelle VI-R was one of them. As I understand it nearly all or all of the planes were originally delivered to United Airlines back in the early sixties and converted for cargo use using hampers as opposed to the LD cargo containers. The aircraft didn't have much range either, being scheduled out from Wilmington to Los Angeles with an intermediate stop at the old Denver Stapleton airport. As any bystanders could attest, the Roll-Royce powered Caravelle was also God's gift to noise.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sud_Aviation_Caravelle

I recently passed by the colorful N98KT parked at VNY. People constantly inquire about its type, origin and who owns it. Workers at Van Nuys sometimes tell visitors it's either owned by John Travolta (not true) or another flying celebrity such as Harrison Ford.


User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8696 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6461 times:

That jet looks more futuristic than the 787.... IMO!!  dollarsign   dollarsign   dollarsign   thumbsup   thumbsup 

User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6157 posts, RR: 29
Reply 24, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6395 times:
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Quoting Teva (Reply 21):
Falstaff,
Here is unfortunately the last flight of la belle, la douce Caravelle:

That is sad. The Caravelle is one beautiful airplane.



My mug slaketh over on Falstaff N503
25 Aircellist : Flew on some of IT (Air Inter)'s Caravelles in the mid-80s. There was a small "club" section at the front, with facing seats. Enjoyed it very much. We
26 LAXCDG : the IT Caravelle were PW powered,cant remember the type of engine exactly,and they could kick ass,not like the RR version which were limited. Falstaff
27 GDB : Bit of a yuck livery, on such an innovative, important, elegant aircraft.
28 Columba : Wow, is this an old UA bird ? Since it is stored in the US, the Caravelle was not that common on the North American continent.
29 Post contains links Perspicax : There's a former Airborne Express Caravelle VI-R in outside storage at the New England Air Museum near BDL. It was donated to the museum in 1982, acc
30 Post contains links and images OwlEye : I saw this one lately when I was at Thessaloniki Airport: http://www.planepictures.net/show.php?id=17017
31 Viscount724 : Yes it was the 17th of UA's 20 Caravelles, registered N1017U, delivered December 1961. It was one of the first 4 Caravelles retired by UA in 1970. Th
32 River747 : After UA sold this plane it flew a few years in Holland for Transavia as PH-TRU.
33 USAFDO : Does anyone have a video clip of the Life Time Channel's newley painted Caravelle?
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