Cactuscmh From United States of America, joined May 2001, 102 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 1113 times:
For those of you who live in Columbus, OH, I have a question I would like to ask you. I always see an old Airborne Express sitting on the tarmac near the runway at CMH. I am not sure what type of aircraft it is since I am not a big fan of vintage airplanes. Do you know why the plane is there? Is it a traning aircraft for fiireman or police? Thanks!!
Portcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1618 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 1103 times:
It's an old Caravelle that used to be parked at the airport museum (torn down to build the Hilton). Word had it that the plane would be used for fire training, but I'm not sure if that has taken place.
DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3951 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months ago) and read 1060 times:
I see it there all the time hope they're not gonna mess it up. I'd be curious to find out whether or not it's still airworthy, considering the only time its been moved was when they took it away from the museum.
FlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2308 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months ago) and read 1058 times:
As previously stated, the Airborne Express Sud-Caravelle was moved to the cargo ramp on the southeast part of the airport when the old aviation museum was torn down to make way for the Hilton. I had previously heard that it was to be gutted for firefighting training, however it remains there gathering dust. The Ohio Historical Center is supposed to be opening an aviation exhibit, which is where most of the aircraft from the musuem will be displayed. I doubt there are any plans to feature the Caravelle there.
Here's a photo from the aircraft's days back at the museum. If you do a search for Sud Caravelle and Airborne Express, you'll there are actually quite a few parked at airports around the country.