Yearly Air Canada Christmas Video
Every year at this time (for the last few years anyhow) Air Canada and its main competitor, WestJet, have created Christmas videos. I've captured both airline's videos below for you to view and (hopefully) comment on. Which one do you like the best and why?
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Air Canada: Experiencing the #ACgiftofhome
WestJet Christmas Miracle: 12,000 mini miracles
B737-2xx Series Still in Service
Researching the fate of the various B737-2xx series aircraft that had seen service among Nordair, Quebecair, CP Air, EPA and PWA fleets before the formation of Canadian Airlines International has proven to be a very interesting endeavor.
Most of these classics have been retired and are presently stored at various locations around the world, however, a few are still in service within the Canadian North Airlines fleet.
I compiled a list of five aircraft that seemed to be still active and contacted Kelly Lewis, Manager of Communications for Canadian North requesting confirmation. Kelly has been very obliging by responded quickly and also sending along a few current pics.
All five were originally delivered to Canadian operators and later transferred to C.A.I.L. and then merged into the Air Canada fleet before being acquired by Canadian North and configured for combined passenger and cargo operations.
|C-GDPA - Delivered to Dome Petroleum April 22, 1980. Acquired by PWA June 1, 1984. Acquired by Canadian North November 26, 2001 and remains in service as Tail # 584. Age: 35 years.|
|C-GOPW - Delivered to PWA September 30, 1980. Acquired by Canadian North December 27, 2001 and remains in service as Tail # 582. Age: 35 years.|
|C-GSPW - Delivered to PWA November 10, 1981 and served briefly in the EPA fleet in 1982. Acquired by Canadian North November 23, 2001 and remains in service as Tail # 583. Age 34 years.|
C-GKCP - Delivered to CP Air November 1, 1982. Acquired by Canadian North November 2, 2004 and flew as Tail # 523.
No longer flying and is being used for on-the-ground training of flight attendants. Follow on Twitter.
Note: This is the only one of the five aircraft that flew in Zip livery.
|C-GNDU - Delivered to Nordair June 6, 1982. Acquired by Canadian North June 30, 2002 and remains in service as Tail # 562. Age 33 years. Image Gallery available at Airliners.net|
History source: Planespotters.net
Special thanks to Kelly Lewis, Canadian North Airlines
|Bob ? has sent us this information|
|If it is of interest to our readers, Bob, has uploaded the series of photos of the YUL Base construction to his DropBox Link. There are 88 files around 45 mb, too much to email. We have pulled a few from his collection below.|
|Dave Wall sends us this photo -|
|Hi, I enjoy the many old photos and while I realize there are many of Malton/Toronto/Pearson out there, I thought I would add the attached to the list. This was taken in May, 1966.
|John Brennan sent us this photo|
This class started on December 1, 1975 (40 years ago), time flies.
|Jim Bruce sent us this photo of Alan Hunt taken in 1962 (he was the 25th employee hired by Trans-Canada Air Lines)|
Al was in charge of restoration of the Lockheed 10A CF-TCC for TCA 25th Anniversary.
Location: Dorval M & O Base.
Jim included this one of himself also taken in 1962.
The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too!
BC Aviation & Aerospace Outreach Event.
In celebration of the week of International Women’s Day and past, present and future women in Aviation, Aerospace, Marine and Defence.
When: March 12‐13, 2016 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Where: Abbotsford International Airport, Abbotsford, BC
Help spread the word that we’re looking for volunteers (any age, any gender, any ability) and participants!
Contact: Kirsten Brazier, Founder (604) 210-4033
Web site: www.girlsfly2.ca