Aviation Photo #0147604 Convair 340-32 - Caribair

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Caribbean Atlantic Airlines or Caribair. In order to certify the CV-340 for flight operation for St Thomas Airport, Caribair obtained the approval of the FAA by using Solid Rocket Boosters (JATO's) for use in the event of an engine failure. The boosters (JATO"s) were good for certain amount of flights. Once these flight (or cycles) were completed, the JATO were fired for crew training, without any paying passanger
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    William W. Sierra
    Convair 340-32
    Convair 340/440/540/580/640/5800 (C-131/R4Y/Metropolitan)
    Convair 340/440/540/580/640/5800 (C-131/R4Y/Metropolitan)
    St. Thomas - Cyril E. King (Harry S. Truman)
    US Virgin Islands
    August 1962
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