Visiting the world’s last operational Caravelle

May 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Lead Article

May 14th 2013 Stockholm Arlanda Airport: Le Caravelle Club invited the Caravelle Simulator Project Team to visit the world’s last operational Caravelle. This visit was of vital importance for the Simulator Project. By going through all preflight checklists we were able to record system behaviour, sounds and various data such as time required for opening and closing of valves.
SE-DAI, a Caravelle III, was delivered in 1966 and saw service with SAS until 1974 when it was transferred to the Swedish Air Force where it remained in service until donated to le Caravelle Club in January 1999.
It was the last Caravelle III to fly and is today the last operational (not airworthy) Caravelle world wide.

A technical malfunction prohibited us to run up the engines but hopefully this can be performed in the near future.

We would like to thank Ola Carlsson and “Le Caravelle Club” for the hospitality, extreme patience and continuous support of the Simulator Project.

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