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Poitou put on jacks

June 2014: “Poitou” was put on jacks today for polishing and wheel well corrosion works. To our surprise a large aluminium panel was riveted to the nose gear doors. Removing the panel revealed the original paint and markings – untouched for over 3 decades. There is surprisngly little corrosion on the outside of the nose

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UPDATE Caravelle: The Complete Story by John Wegg

MAY 2014: Caravelle: The Complete Story Click here to download the latest corrections, updates, and additions  (27 May 2014) Caravelle : la française de la jet set  Cliquez ici pour les dernières corrections, mises à jour et additions  (27 mai 2014)


ALL switches and warning lights rewired and connected.

27th April 2014: All 288 switches and 88 warning lights on all 21 refurbished panels have been rewired and connected to the computer.  They can now be programmed to perform specific functions and interact with X-Plane flight simulator. The sliding board which will be installed in the former RH avionic’s rack houses all the circuit

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Poitou primed

March 2014: Nose section of F-BHRU “Poitou” has been primed. With the completion of corrosion works a layer of epoxy primer has been sprayed onto the fuselage. This will inhibit any further corrosion. Before “Poitou” will receive its original 1960s Air France colours the 1L main door mechanism has to be fixed and the projector

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All overhead panels complete

With the completion of UP5 (Warning and Annunciator Panel) we have now finally completed all overhead panels of “Poitou”. They are tested and ready to be installed in the cockpit. We are currently working on the drawers for the avionics rack which will house all circuit boards for the simulator. Some programming is still left

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"Poitou" in service


Photo of “poitou” in service

Rare photographs of F-BHRU when it was still in service. They were taken by Sabena Flight Attendant Michel Anciaux. The photos were taken in the late 1970s or very early 1980s before retirement of F-BHRU. So far they are the only photos showing the cockpit of F-BHRU when still in service. Many thanks to Monsieur

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Parts for sale

Added for sale on February 1st 2013

UP5 from F-BMKS for sale

UP5 annunciator panel from F-BMKS C/N 181 ex Finnair OH-LSA. It is complete and in good condition. Right outer side is slightly bend outwards.




We are looking for these items!   Below you will find a list of items/advise we need for the restoration / conversion. Also we are missing cabin items such as exit signs and carpets. Any parts or manual of potential interest for this project is highly welcome and will be rewarded. Please contact us here.

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