BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4454 times:
Left 10 minutes ago at 4:35MTN
Most likely a medi diversion.
Boy I miss those machines. They haven't been around in this city for years now.
I first saw them in 2000 and 9-11 diversions. There was a 744 which came in 2002 and that was it for UAL heavy diverts. The 747 that time when it came in did a very tight 2 mile final pulling a very open Kai Tak style approach.
Thanks for the heads up Kris, I was in school so it was already too late.
Hopefully any of the spotters got it.
Ilikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4388 times:
Quoting CayMan (Reply 2): I assume it was some sort of diversion? Interesting though--haven't been too many 777s in YYC right? have there been any?
When I worked the ramp in YYC, a UA 777 made a medical diversion one afternoon. It was either in the summer of 2001 or 2002, but if I had to pick one, I'd say it was 2001. I remember watching it from behind PLH with a handful of fellow rampies take off to the south.
When the G8 summit was held in Kananaskis, Tony Blair came in on a BA777. I was also working the ramp that day when all of the dignitaries' planes came in. I have pictures somewhere.
Speaking of old times, is ATS still in business there?
VonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4642 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4194 times:
I was there in summer of 2002 as well. I was laid off after they lost the Westjet contract. I came back in spring 2004 for another stint on their international side till Nov. that year. A few months later I was hire by AC.