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Caravelle – the Complete Story book UPDATE 2017

May 31st, 2017 | By
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MAY 2017: 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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Fly Caravelle now!

Jun 15th, 2016 | By
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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 26th, 2016 | By
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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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Visual complete

Feb 9th, 2016 | By
Caravelle Simulator 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.



Video documentary online!

Dec 1st, 2014 | By
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Check out the video documentary about the Caravelle and the simulator project.!



Repaint complete!

Oct 8th, 2014 | By
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October 2014: The nose section of former Air France Caravelle F-BHRU “Poitou” has been repainted and polished to her former glory. Over 1000 hours were required but the results are stunning. The colours have been carefully researched and match the original by 99%. Work is now focussed on rewiring and setting up control loadings. The

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Repainting of “Poitou” has begun

Sep 11th, 2014 | By
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September 2014: The repaint of the cockpit section of Poitou has begun. So far the dark and light blue stripes are applied.  The white stripe and top will be applied shortly. Exterior works should be complete by the end of the month! Stay tuned for more updates.



Restoration update

Aug 8th, 2014 | By
Polishing works are almost complete.

August: “Poitou” has been put back on its refurbished trailer and awaits repaint in September / October  2014. The correct colours of Air France have been found after over a year of research. The nose gear wheel well has been cleaned and left in its original condition. Areas of extensive corrosion have been repainted. Meanwhile

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Poitou put on jacks

Jun 19th, 2014 | By
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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 24th, 2014 | By
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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)