Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
"The Gimli Glider" - Is It Still In Service?  
User currently offlineCrazyro From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 34 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9524 times:

I just finished reading about this amazing story (oddly enough, in a Bathroom Reader-type book hehe) and was wondering - is this 767 still flying? Does anyone have any idea what its reg. # was/is?

And, just in case someone is trying to figure out just what the heck I'm talking about, here's an account of it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider

TIA.

14 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9506 times:

I believe that it's still in active service. It's reg. is C-GUAN if I'm not mistaken. Fin number is 604. Here is the most recent photo I could find in the database ...


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Alex G.-Denicourt - Contrails Aviation Photography



[Edited 2005-10-02 05:28:38]

[Edited 2005-10-02 05:30:37]


A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9473 times:

It is indeed still in active service. However, seeing as it is an 83' year make I would say they are more than close to pulling her and the rest of the fam. Though, if you think about it, they are still putting these aircraft on needed routes within Canada and though old she serves along side 5 other 85' and under make years. All other stored 767-200's of AC are actually of the same year or newer...

Matt



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9399 times:

Don't you think it's an odd coincidence that the world's two most famous gliding incidents are by Canadian carriers? (Re Air Transat A330 @ Azores). Got to hand it to those two carriers,they're like me when I go to fuel up my car when it's empty,instead of filling it up,I just throw in $5.00!  Wink

User currently offlineTribird1011 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 9375 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 1):
I believe that it's still in active service. It's reg. is C-GUAN if I'm not mistaken

You're right, it is Fin 604, however the reg is C-GAUN, and as far as I know it still is in service.

Recently AC sent Fin 601 into storage, so maybe "Gimli" will soon join her... who knows...


User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 9349 times:

Quoting Tribird1011 (Reply 4):
Recently AC sent Fin 601 into storage, so maybe "Gimli" will soon join her...

I assure you it will be a sad day if it follows 601 as it was recently broken at YUL and 605 was to head to the desert,but instead was also recently sent to YUL for breaking up. I suppose the parts are worth more than what it costs to store the aircraft,which suggests there is little likelihood of them ever flying again.


User currently offlineAC7E7 From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 666 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9251 times:

Agreed. Its days are numbered  Sad

I saw 601 from a distance parked at the AC hangers in YUL on my way to work a few weeks ago. Is it already scrapped?


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13193 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9224 times:

A lot would have to do with the issue if is soon due for a major MX review/inspection. I assume it will be in the next several months, and the investment in that frame may negate control and into storage.

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7653 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9183 times:

Quoting Tribird1011 (Reply 4):
You're right, it is Fin 604, however the reg is C-GAUN, and as far as I know it still is in service.

Thanks for the correction (typo on my behalf).



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineCrazyro From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9009 times:

Quoting Tribird1011 (Reply 4):
Don't you think it's an odd coincidence that the world's two most famous gliding incidents are by Canadian carriers? (Re Air Transat A330 @ Azores).

Funny you should mention that. As I was reading last night about the Gimli Glider I immediately thought about the incident you're mentioning. Although in that case the pilots did not end up as heroes (only at first, if I recall correctly). I know some people were happy with the outcome, but felt the captain made a bad decision in dumping fuel from the one good tank to the bad one, thus losing even more fuel.


User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4376 posts, RR: 28
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8839 times:

Quoting Crazyro (Reply 9):
Although in that case the pilots did not end up as heroes (only at first, if I recall correctly). I know some people were happy with the outcome, but felt the captain made a bad decision in dumping fuel from the one good tank to the bad one, thus losing even more fuel.

Perhaps this should be posted in another thread; however, wasn't the guy following S.O.P. when he transferred the fuel on the Air Transat flight? Also, I think his hero lustre faded not because of the fuel transfer but after it was reported that he had a criminal record from years ago for flying smuggled drugs when he was a buck pilot.



My other home is a Piper Cherokee 180C
User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5155 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8720 times:

Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 10):
Perhaps this should be posted in another thread; however, wasn't the guy following S.O.P. when he transferred the fuel on the Air Transat flight?

That is correct. The flight crew were following proper A330 procedures written at the time. It should be noted, that those procedures have since changed on all Airbus aircraft as a result. It could have been a very tragic learning experience!



Never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down .... Barefoot Blue Jean Night
User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8695 times:

Being an '82 model it's days with AC are probably numbered. Has AC released a retirement schedule yet? We may still see it with some carrier looking to snap up second-hand 767's.

Also what happened with the AC 777/787 deal? It was on, then off, then on again what is its current status?



"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." Frank Zappa
User currently offlineCYEGsTankers From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 245 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8534 times:

Gimli Glidder in Edmonton landing on a frozen Runway.
And a cockpit snap.
'Registration is C-GAUN though'

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Richard Barsby - Aviation Photography CYEG


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Richard Barsby - Aviation Photography CYEG


Richard


User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8093 times:

Quoting AC7E7 (Reply 6):
I saw 601 from a distance parked at the AC hangers in YUL on my way to work a few weeks ago. Is it already scrapped?

No, they will most likely take all the parts they can take before scrapping it, and they havent started to rip any parts off yet. It's still outside.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
DHL Airbus A300, Is It Still In Baghdad? posted Fri Jan 27 2006 16:11:20 by Airevents
What Is The Oldest Airbus Still In Service posted Sun Nov 23 2003 23:43:09 by FlyPIJets
Which Is The Oldest 747 Still In Service? posted Fri Aug 17 2001 15:14:01 by F.pier
Is The Prototype Boeing 757 Still In Service? posted Sat Apr 28 2001 03:59:32 by LAX
Airline The Tv Show, Is It Still Playing? posted Tue Nov 14 2006 22:43:00 by KLM672
Cfyz - YYZ Radio - Is It Still On The Net? posted Fri Jul 21 2006 19:36:25 by YOW
The Old Classic Still In Service posted Sun Mar 6 2005 23:10:47 by AlitaliaMD11
USAir 737-300 "Long Range": What Is It? posted Fri Apr 9 2004 04:52:46 by Aguilo
Is It Still Possible To Visit The Cockpit? posted Tue Aug 26 2003 08:56:38 by WGW2707
Swissair Auction In ZRH: Is It Still On? posted Mon Oct 21 2002 19:09:18 by Canadi>nBoy