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Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:39 am

As the title says... does anyone know if any of these great birds are still in service in 2006, anywhere in the world? I've just been looking at some of the photographs on Airliners.net and I was reminded what an amazing looking airliner it was / is.
 
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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:49 am

I agree with you that the Caravelle is a beautiful airframe. I would also love to know if there are any active airframes out there. I used to fly through CVG quite often while flying for XJ, and on the far end of the field there was an old Airborne Express Caravelle sitting in the grass. Does anyone know if that one's still around, or why it was there? I don't want to hijack the thread, so please list any active airframes before addressing the Caravelle in CVG. Thanks!
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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:02 am

Wasnt there one flying in Gabon(west africa)?
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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:50 am

There's an ex-Airborne Express Caravelle in CMH which used to be part of an aviation museum on the airport grounds. The museum closed a few years ago & was torn down.

The Caravelle was moved to the east end of the airport for a while before being parked by the airport fire station. I doubt that it's still airworthy, although it very well could be...can anybody shed any light on this?

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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:13 pm



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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:13 pm

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 3):
There's an ex-Airborne Express Caravelle in CMH

You're correct. I was misstaken when I said it was located at CVG.
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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:47 pm

There is also one at the museum in Hartford/Bradley. Airborne Express. Was lucky enough to fly on two in France in the late 80's.
 
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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:47 pm

You're both right. There used to be one at CVG and it was used by firefighters for training. The one at CMH I remember seeing a few years ago was according to a friend of mine moved to a museum but I couldn't tell you where. ATL even had one at some point years ago, by the air cargo stand, but it's since been scraped. A shame too.
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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:56 pm

According to www.airlinerlist.com there are no more Sud Caravelles flying. All have been stored, written off or scrapped.


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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:04 pm

Quoting Pilottim747 (Reply 8):
According to www.airlinerlist.com there are no more Sud Caravelles flying. All have been stored, written off or scrapped

Doesnt this one still fly?


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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:25 pm

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 2):
Wasnt there one flying in Gabon(west africa)?

Hi MD90fan

Yeah there was a Caravelle in Gabon, flying for Gabon Express.
But after a crash in 2004 (read the article here: http://www.afrik.com/article7359.html) they shut down their opperations  Sad
What a shame...

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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:35 pm

The CMH Caravelle is still parked by the fire station, and I believe is used for fire training.
 
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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:16 pm

Quoting LXLucien (Reply 10):
Yeah there was a Caravelle in Gabon, flying for Gabon Express.

Exactly, I have a cockpit DVD of that one, with a great air-to-air sequence. After the crash of one of their HS748's it appeared they didn't insure their aircraft and had to shut down operations. Anybody know what happened with that aircraft?

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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:40 pm

The ex Gabon Caravelle c/n 251 was written off some time ago. It burnt out.

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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:52 am

Last December when I were in FIH, I seen a pair of Caravelles parked near the terminal.

If I don't remember bad, Waltair titles were along of the aircraft. Am I wrong???

Any idea?? Has Waltair a web site to know about it???
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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:03 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 9):
Doesnt this one still fly?

This one is stored at ARN and belongs to a club called Le Caravelle Club, and apparently their mission is to make her airworthy again. At the moment they're only making monthly engine runs to keep them fresh, but apparently one day they'll try to get back the certificate. Anybody know further details? The website has been down for quite a while.

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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:21 am

Quoting Col (Reply 6):
There is also one at the museum in Hartford/Bradley. Airborne Express

That one, IIRC was in their restore shop for a bit recently. IIRC all the restored planes there are airworthy, but I highly doubt it still would fly if it could, at all, its been there since like '97 or earlier.
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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:35 am

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 14):
Waltair

Yes, Waltair used to operate a couple
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I don't think they fly any longer.

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RE: Sud Caravelle - Any Still In Service?

Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:25 am

Quoting Jan Mogren (Reply 13):
The ex Gabon Caravelle c/n 251 was written off some time ago

.. and luckely you were there in time to capture history, great!

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