Larry Milberry has this memory on his blog on the web site www.canavbooks.wordpress.com.

We have permission from Larry, to reprint this memory –

Here are a few of the aircraft that were spotted at YYZ on these two Canadian International Air Show media days airside at YYZ, September 1 and 3, 1990.

tmb wardair c gdwd a310Airbus A310 C- GDWD is seen on approach on the left.

Delivered to Wardair in March 1988, it was named in honour of the great Austin Airways bush pilot, Thurston "Rusty' Blakey.

When Wardair was acquired by Canadian Airlines International, "DWD" moved there, then had various other owners and operators, Montreal's Royal Airlines and Toronto's Canada 3000 included (where it flew as C-GRYA).

Finally, it became N627SC just before being broken up for scrap in 2014 at Pinal Airpark in Arizona. For extra fun, below is a satellite view of Pinal Airpark, where the main business is scrapping old airliners.

tmb 550 Pinal Airpark

Lifecycle of C-GDWD

tmb 550 life of c gdwd

Boeing 757 C-FOOE began with Canada 3000 in May 1989, then was G-JMCF with UK operator JMC Airlines.

Other operators followed until it was sold to FedEx in 2010 to become freighter N928FD. There it has served solidly as a freighter. On July 16, 2021, for example, it operated Indianapolis-New Orleans-Atlanta, logging 2:36 hours. 

tmb 550 canada 3000 757
Lifecycle of C-FOOE
tmb 550 life of c fooe

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