Jamtide From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 38 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4892 times:
Can anyone tell me if TCA/Air Canada operated the Lockheed Constellations in to Calgary, Canada (YYC) or were they used on other trans-cons like YVR-YUL. Also, during the 1980s/90s, did Air Canada fly 747-100s into YYC in this livery, the burgundy stripes.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16493 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4708 times:
AC had 6 747 classics when this double-stripe AC livery was introduced in the late 80's. Only 1 of the 6 747 classics was painted in this scheme (the 741 F-FTOC painted above). The 3 744's were also painted in this scheme.
This 741 was AC's oldest 747 in the late 80's and was used primarily on leisure routes such as YYZ-KIN/MGB, YYZ-MAN, YYZ-GLA, YYZ-LAS (charter series). At one point in the late 80's it had an all-Y configuration of 450+ seats.
It perfectly reasonable that it could have been used on YYC-LHR. AC operated a daily 741 to LHR in the late 80's/early 90's routing YYC-YEG-LHR or YEG-YYC-LHR.
As C-FTOC was the only classic in this scheme, I had a hard time ever spotting it.
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.