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Boeing 737 Cabin Training A/C At Calgary  
User currently offlineNEXtime From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

I recently transited Calgary en route from Toronto to Vancouver with Westjet.
There was a 737-200 airframe on the apron in use as a cabin trainer.
Can anyone help with regard the id of this aircraft?
PS:- Hats off to Westjet - Great Airline, great crew. GO WESTJET GO! European LCC's should take note. These guys are going places. Great Stuff!



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User currently offlineCYLW From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 438 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3577 times:

Ask, and you shall receive. Here are some pics of it...

Before......


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And after....


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User currently offlineNEXtime From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

Thanks CYLW - Much appreciated.
Kevin G



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User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

I recently transited Calgary en route from Toronto to Vancouver with Westjet.
There was a 737-200 airframe on the apron in use as a cabin trainer


On the terminal apron?

I was under the impression that the Wingless Wonder cabin trainer never leaves the WestJet hangar apron.

You sure it wasn't the Ground Procedures airframe?


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It's occasionnally on the terminal apron to train CSAs with the mobile jet bridges and WestJet's ramp guys with loading and pushback procedures.

[Edited 2004-11-06 17:42:11]


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User currently offlineWJV04 From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 584 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3437 times:

Depends when you were here, if you were here last week.. then it was infact the ground procedures trainer, the CAA was using it to ensure that the new jetbridges in the widened d-wing were in fact conpatable with the other gates that are currently in use...
all i know is i hope i never have to push outta gate 29 once the new bridges open.


User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

all i know is i hope i never have to push outta gate 29 once the new bridges open.

Isn't UA the only airline operating out of that gate anymore? It used to be DL's gate many moons ago....

Can't be much more difficult than B20 during the Central Processor expansion years ago.... No problem if you know what you're doing  Big grin



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User currently offlineNEXtime From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

Sorry for the delay in reply...
Goose / WJV04 :- It was in fact the Ground Procedures Airframe.
Do you know the history of this frame (Previous Operators / Reg's / MSN)
Thanks in anticipation...



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User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3230 times:

Do you know the history of this frame (Previous Operators / Reg's / MSN)

The ground procedures trainer was used by WestJet for spare parts after being retired. It operated routes for WestJet as company tail #706 before then, and I believe it was one of the first aircraft they bought after starting operation in '96.... but maybe not one of the original three - I don't know for certain, sorry.

Here's a picture of it before retirement;


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The comment for the photo has some of the aircraft's history;

Tail #706
C-FGWJ
(#20196/143, del.03/69 to CP Air as CF-CPV)

Hope that's what you're looking for.

[Edited 2004-11-15 02:33:30]


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