Any interest in Caribair division?

Celebrating the FiestaJet airline bought out by Eastern in 1973. This division recreates the airline as it was in the late 60s, flying out of San Juan, PR.

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Would you like to see a Caribair division

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Re: Any interest in Caribair division?

Postby EAL1017-Aharon Dayan » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:39 pm

Peter Liddell wrote:Well can always go with the Convair 340 as well.


Or use CV580 for CV-640. I am told that the body of CV-580 is same as CV-640 and the only difference is engines plus little wing adjustment that would not be noticeable in screenshots anyway.

Peter Liddell wrote:i can backdate the timetable to 62


Why do that when you already created perfect 68 schedule?
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Re: Any interest in Caribair division?

Postby Peter Liddell » Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:38 pm

The 640 performance vs the overpowerking 580 is a bit more of an issue. Also they just look different since 90% of 580s got the "round nose", and the 640s got mostly the pointycone.

Anyways... I'm going to do SOMETHING with Caribair... and it turns out they never did convert all the convairs to 640s...

CONVAIR 340

N3406 32 6 /62 05/73
N3409 32 26 /62 05/73

CONVAIR 640

N3407 20 11/65 05/73 cvtd 340-32
N3408 21 05/66 01/23/67 cvtd 340-32; WO San Juan, Puerto Rico
N3410 27 08/66 05/73 cvtd 340-32
N3411 31 06/66 05/73 cvtd 340-32
N3412 32 03/66 05/73 cvtd 340-32
N3417 48 04/66 05/73 cvtd 340-32
N3420 64 01/66 05/73 cvtd 340-32

DOUGLAS / McDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-9 Family (DC-9 / MD-80)

N938PR 31 47098/108 06/67 05/73 various leases 06/67-10/68
N939PR 31 47120/209 12/67 05/73
N967PR 31 47121/277 03/68 05/73


The 340s flew on the shuttle in the USVI/PR along with 640s, but not the long hopper run down to Port of Spain. Apparently the 340 had better performance in some weather conditions off short runways.
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