AirCanadaMan From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1784 times:
Wardair flew at least 3 A300's, all of which came from South African back in (I think) 1986, and stayed till around 1988, 1989 at the latest. They aquired the A300's before the A310's and kept the A300's up until the A310's began to show up, all of which were new builds.
Bromma1968 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1727 times:
Qb001 if you click on:View Large and then at the underlined registration you
get all photos available of that registration in the data base. Under
the last photo it says A300 on lease from South African Airlines. Please use
the data base!
Awschucksflyer From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1567 times:
I loved flying Wardair. I flew the YOW-LGW route many times in the late 80's early 90's. It WAS a disappointment to see them dissolve into Canadian Airlines Int'l. The A310 was consistently used on this particular route. A comfortable aircraft and the in-flight service has been the best I have EVER experienced, right down the dessert trolley featuring black forest cake. Mmmmm...
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1550 times:
One of the Wardair A310's went to Royal Airlines, as C-GRYA, and that aircraft now flies for Sata International. The good thing about that is it frequently flies to Toronto, so it comes back home once in a while.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
Cessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1472 times:
Remember the strawberry mousse in the chocolate "cupcake" shaped mould? Had that in a Wardair 747 YYZ-CDG in '86. The "Doc" Oaks I flew on the outbound. Inbound, can't remember... I was very young. I remember listening for the first time to Eurythmics and the Parachute Club (don't particularily like that music now, but it was my first exposure to anything outside my father's Tchaikovsky) from the tube phones... Wardair is the reason I am so nuts today about aviation. The two flights I had on them to CDG on 747's as a kid hit me harder than a Tyson blow.
May it be the discovering of new music genres from the IFE, the awesome service, or the multi coloured wallpaper on every bulkhead/galley/lav.
Welcome to the forums and awesome website I should say!