L'épopée des pionniers de l'aviation dans les Caraïbes
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TV Documentary (2011)
English title: The Epic of the Pioneers of Aviation in the Caribbean
Pierre Brouwers (Director/narrator)
Caribbean Islands are at the crossroad of North and South America and their tropical climate makes this chain of small territories some kind of paradise.
But airplanes changed the way to come in and ferry from one to another as we can now count in hours instead of days. Nevertheless, their small size keep them from mass tourism especially for those with the most demanding airport, as like as Aéroport Saint-Jean–Gustave III-Saint-Barthélemy (SBH/TFFJ) where most of the taxiing scenes and landing/take-off were shot.
- 1 McDonnell Douglas MD-82/83
- 2 Airbus A340-313
- 3 Boeing 737
- 4 Embraer ERJ 190-100IGW 190AR
- 5 Unidentified Aircraft
- 6 Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander
- 7 De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
- 8 Unidentified Cessna & Piper PA-32-300 Cherokee Six
- 9 Cessna 208B Grand Caravan & Piper PA-23
- 10 Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
- 11 Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
- 12 Britten-Norman BN-2B-20 Islander
- 13 Piper PA-23-250 Aztec F
- 14 MD Helicopters MD 900
- 15 Franco-British Aviation FBA 17
- 16 Unidentified Aircraft
- 17 Curtiss H-16
- 18 Douglas DC-4E
- 19 Latécoère 631
- 20 Latécoère 631
- 21 Latécoère 631
- 22 Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
- 23 SNCASE SE.200
- 24 Douglas DC-4-1009
- 25 Latécoère 631
- 26 Latécoère 631
- 27 Latécoère 631
- 28 Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
- 29 Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
- 30 Vought OS2U Kingfisher
- 31 Grumman J2F-5 Duck
- 32 Cessna T-50 Bobcat
- 33 Vultee BT-13 Valiant
- 34 Fairchild PT-19
- 35 Unidentified Aircraft
- 36 Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor
- 37 Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
- 38 Unidentified Aircraft
- 39 Unidentified Aircraft
- 40 Unidentified Aircraft
- 41 Rearwin 7000 Sportster
- 42 Stinson U Airliner
- 43 Unidentified Aircraft
- 44 Beechcraft C-45H Expeditor
- 45 Piper J-5A Cub Cruiser
- 46 Republic RC-3 Seabee
- 47 Miles Martinet
- 48 Stinson L-13
- 49 Stinson 108 and Cessna T-50 Bobcat
- 50 Unidentified Aircraft
- 51 Cessna 120
- 52 Stampe SV4
- 53 Douglas DC-3
- 54 Beechcraft D50C Twin Bonanza
- 55 Piper PA-31 Navajo
- 56 De Havilland DH-89 Dragon Rapide
- 57 Lockheed L-1049C-55-81 Constellation & Douglas DC3C-S1C3G
- 58 Boeing 707-121
- 59 Boeing 707-328
- 60 Boeing 747-128
- 61 McDonnell Douglas MD-83 & Douglas DC-8 & Boeing 747-283B
- 62 Unidentified Aircraft
- 63 Dornier Do 28A-1
- 64 Dornier Do 228-201
- 65 Britten-Norman BN-2A-7 Islander
- 66 Short 360-300
- 67 Zenith STOL CH 701 / 750
- 68 Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer
- 69 Aerocommander 600 S-2D
- 70 Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six
- 71 Piper PA-42-720 Cheyenne III
- 72 Piper PA-31T Cheyenne
- 73 Socata MS.893 Rallye
- 74 De Havilland Canada DHC-8-311
- 75 ATR 42-500
- 76 Unidentified Aircraft
- 77 Gulfstream IV & Airbus A320
- 78 Cessna 550 Citation II & Gulfstream G100 & Gulfstream IV
- 79 Gulfstream G100 & Airbus A320
- 80 Unidentified Aircraft
- 81 De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
- 82 Beechcraft 99A Airliner
- 83 Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
- 84 See also
Landing at Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM/TNCM) on Sint Maarten.
Seen at Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM/TNCM) on Sint Maarten.
What type of Cessna?
Registration PJ-WIM, c/n 840.
De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 baptised "Spirit of José Dormoy", one of the pioneer of aviation in the Caribbeans. Look at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
A unidentified Cessna and a Piper PA-32 (registration N56994, c/n 32-7440038) are parked.
In the foreground, a Cessna 208B on the left (most likely registration F-OHQN, c/n 208B-0715 of Air Caraïbes) and a PA-23 on the right.
In the background, Cessna 208B registration F-OIJO, c/n 208B0961 built in 2002. Same aircraft in other works at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft (Civil Fixed-Wing).
Possibly registration N95EL, c/n 208B1169.
Registration F-OSBH, c/n 208B2117. Built in 2009.
Registration F-OIJS, serial 2294.
Registration N906AF, serial 83. Also see IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
Mail posted from the Dakar, Senegal in 1945 and ferried by the Latécoère 631. Stamp 5,50 Fr West French Africa of 1945 featuring a Douglas DC-4E. Look at the discussion tab.
Desk model of Latécoère 631 c/n 03 with F-BANU registration.
Reg. F-BDRE, c/n 08; lost in Cameroon in September 1955.
The newspaper explain how after a flight with the Latécoère 631, the last step was made with a Catalina in a journey of 32 hours between France and St Barthémemy.
Registration F-BAHE, c/n 01. Maiden flight in august 1943.
Registration F-BBDI, c/n 42941/47 built in 1946.
France Hydro logo. This group operated c/n 02, 05, and 08, though this is most likely c/n 08 as the other two seem to have not seen much use.
Registration F-BDRC, c/n 06. Lost on 1 August 1948 while flying from Fort-de-France, Martinique, to Port-Étienne (now Nouadhibou), Mauritania.
Registration F-BBCD, c/n 9791.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
Registration F-WIAC doesn't come up with any results.
or H-18 Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
Desk model on the table.
Free French Pilot Student in front of a trainer, probably a North American Harvard.
In England (look at the flag in the upper right corner), free french in front of what are probably a Harvard and a Hurricane.
José Dormoy at the controls of an unidentified aircraft.
Rearwin 7000 Sportster
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
Registrtion F-OGCA, c/n 51-1183.
In the background, on the left.
Same aircraft in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft. L-13 or its civil conversion (Acme Centaur 101/102 or Caribbean Traders Husky).
Same aircrafts in other movies at IMPDb: Frequently Seen Aircraft.
Single engine aircrafts are not identified but this in the forefront is perhaps a North American L-17A Navion.
Aircraft registered N660Q, a Beech D50B Twin Bonanza.
Registration F-BGND Lockheed 1049C-55-81 c/n 4513 in front of F-OART Douglas DC3C-S1C3G c/n 4479.
First landing of a Jumbo Jet of Air France at Pointe à Pitre, Martinique.
From first to last row:
McDonnell Douglas MD-83
Tail of a Douglas DC-8-73
Tail of the single Boeing 747 used by Minerve, a 747-283B reg. F-GHBM, c/n 20120/114.
Maybe a Zenith CH 601 XL or higher model ?
Just seen as a desk model.
F-ODZF was built in 1987.
Some database give it as a Dornier 228-201, c/n 8107; others says a Do 228-202K, c/n 8123.
Registration F-BTGO, c/n 200.
Ultralight here in amphibian configuration.
Registration N225TF,c/n 32-7940004.Built in 1978.
Piper PA-42-720 Cheyenne III
Gulfstream G what ? (550/650/V ?)
From first row to the last: Cessna 550 Citation II; Gulfstream G100; Gulfstream IV
Registration PJ-WIF, c/n 543 built in 1977.
Registration F-OIXZ, c/n 208B0685 built in 1998. Crashed on 5 September 2010 with no fatalities, was later repaired and returned to service.