I am looking for help to move both these historic cockpits to their new home in Sweden. The impact of the crisis has been tremendous and forced me to completely readapt my life and relocate to Sweden.
I ran the Caravelle Simulator from 2016 to 2020, after 4 years and 5000 hours of restoration (www.flycaravelle.com). I was then forced to close down the business and store the Caravelle. I am also restoring a Boeing 707 Cockpit for conversion into a highly realistic simulator (707jet.com). The restoration has been put on hold about half way through until I am able to move it to Sweden. 80% of the cockpit instruments are already converted for simulator use.
Both simulator cockpits will eventually be displayed at Arlanda flygsamlingar in Stockholm or Bunge Airfield on the island of Gotland, when hangar space becomes available. In any case the cockpits will be accessible to the public. I’ve created this Gofundme site to help finance the transport costs, that major part of which will still be paid from my own pocket.
What I can offer you
- Donations above 20 Euros: high resolution photos of F-BHRU when it was in service with Air France OR high resolution photos of Lufthansa 707s.
- Donations above 50 Euros: digital version of the flight manuals for either Caravelle or 707.
- Donations above 100 Euros: digital version of the flight manual for Caravelle and 707 and a book on the Boeing 707 (Boeing 707 owner's manual by Charles Kennedy and Guy van Verbruggen OR the German 'Die Flugzeugstars Boeing 707' book by Wolfgang Borgmann.)
- Donations above 150 Euros: 1/200 silver scale model of the Caravelle.
- Donations above 250 Euros: Engine instrument of the Boeing 707 and Lufthansa Boeing 707 digital manual library and Air France Caravelle manuals and documents (digital).
- Donations above 500 Euros: An Original Caravelle or Boeing 707 flight instrument, a book mentioned above and 2 hours on the sim of your choice.