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Fly Caravelle now!

Caravelle takes ‘flight’ – after 4 years and 5000 hours the cockpit section of former F-BHRU has been turned into a time machine and become the most realistic Caravelle simu lator ever built. Completely restored and rewired! Every switch and gauge is working like in 1960. You can now book your Caravelle flight on www.flycaravelle.com

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Caravelle – the Complete Story book UPDATE 2016

MAY 2016: John Wegg’s amazing book “Caravelle – the Complete Story”  is updated regularly: Every year on May 27th, the day Madame Caravelle first took to the air, he posts an update on this website. You find the pdf file for both the French and English version below. CARAVELLE The Complete Story POST PUBLICATION UPDATES

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Caravelle Simulator Visual complete

Visual complete

February 2016: Image warping complete and the sim is ready to take flight. The screen is 5 m in diameter and 4m high. Three projectors create a 220° full immersive view.

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Video documentary online!

Check out the video documentary about the Caravelle and the simulator project.!

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Poitou is getting closer to her second first “flight”

January 2016: Most gauges are now installed and tested. 70% of coding is done and the 220° screen is completed. In February the last 30% of coding will be done. We plan on opening the simulator on May 27th 2016 to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the first flight of the Caravelle. Watch this video

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“Poitou” moved to her new home in Munich

October 2015: ex F-BHRU “Poitou”‘s nose section was successfuly moved to her new home in Munich.  The new 140m² hangar will allow the construction of the visual system. It is located 5m below the surface in a giant basement providing a cool and dry environment.    

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Caravelle project continued – programming gauges

August 2015: Progress has been excellent in recent days. All engine & hydraulic gauges have been installed and brought to life. The HZ4 horizons have working flight director bars and integral lightning. Watch these you tube videos for more: Engine spool up Hydraulic leak (Simulated)  

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Project update April 2015

Good progress is being made on all fronts. Here is a list of what has been done in the past 3 months and some photos. Make sure you check out our facebook (www.facebook.com/flycaravelle) page which is updated more often: – The rear cabin wall has been installed – The original Air France wallpaper has been

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Fly Caravelle now!

Caravelle takes ‘flight’ – after 4 years and 5000 hours the cockpit section of former F-BHRU has been turned into a time machine and become the most realistic Caravelle simu lator ever built. Completely restored and rewired! Every switch and gauge is working like in 1960. You can now book your Caravelle flight on www.flycaravelle.com

[continue reading…]

106425-14745-43

Caravelle – the Complete Story book UPDATE 2016

MAY 2016: John Wegg’s amazing book “Caravelle – the Complete Story”  is updated regularly: Every year on May 27th, the day Madame Caravelle first took to the air, he posts an update on this website. You find the pdf file for both the French and English version below. CARAVELLE The Complete Story POST PUBLICATION UPDATES

[continue reading…]

Caravelle Simulator Visual complete

Visual complete

February 2016: Image warping complete and the sim is ready to take flight. The screen is 5 m in diameter and 4m high. Three projectors create a 220° full immersive view.

IMG_1153

Poitou is getting closer to her second first “flight”

January 2016: Most gauges are now installed and tested. 70% of coding is done and the 220° screen is completed. In February the last 30% of coding will be done. We plan on opening the simulator on May 27th 2016 to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the first flight of the Caravelle. Watch this video

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