United Air Lines  Aerospatiale SE.210 Caravelle  N1012U       (c/n   97)


                                     More or less synonymous with the taken over of Capital Airlines in 1961 came the delivery of the first
                                     foreign built pure jet transport to be imported into the United States, the Sud Est (as it was designated
                                     in those days) Caravelle.  The first of a fleet of 20 of these mark VIRs were seen on United's routes in
                                     July of 1961.  Here, "Ville de Lille" (they were all named after French cities) is seen departing Atlanta's
                                     Hartsfield Airport in the mid 1960s.  United flew them for a decade before they were sold off, mainly
                                     back in Europe.