Mon dieu! que je suis de retour. Air Cal Caravelle

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Mon dieu! que je suis de retour. Air Cal Caravelle

Postby norri » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:41 am

flew Tontuta-Vila return on GEPC when i was a kid
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#184 was delivered new to Syrian Arab Airlines in 1965. It was donated to Air Mali in 1970, but since they had little use
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for it, #184 was leased to CTA, then Corse Air, who eventually bought it.
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as far as i can tell, it went to Air Cal in the mid '70s (which is when i flew on it)
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saw rather a lot of it during the '80s when i was based in Vila
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F-GEPC as it was March 1988
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Withdrawn from Air Cal service in December that year, it went to Columbia.
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late in 1995, it sufferered damage to the nose gear while landing on a salt pan
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in the Mexican desert. after its cargo of cocaine was unloaded, the aircraft was destroyed with a bulldozer and explosives.
colours white, silver, polished metal. most decals from scratch.
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Re: Mon dieu! que je suis de retour. Air Cal Caravelle

Postby jwatson » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:20 am

I sure do appreciate the high quality of your finishing!
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Re: Mon dieu! que je suis de retour. Air Cal Caravelle

Postby norri » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:30 pm

many thanks JW, nice of you to say
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