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Strange Aircraft/Activity At YYZ Today  
User currently offlineBAalltheway From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 89 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

Hoping someone might be able to help me out with this.

At the start of lunch today I took notice of an oddly colored CRJ2 on approach (pretty sure it wasn't a GEX, but did look like it could be private) - it had a bright blue bottom and a white top - actually looked a bit like BMI upside down.

Over an hour later, coming out of lunch I noticed this same aircraft on short final, gear was up and it was going much faster than usual for a CRJ in this stage of approach. The aircraft then did an early go-around. After go-around, I watched it's gear go down and then up and then it circled and did the same thing again - no gear, too fast, go around.

It did this 2 more times on my 5 minute drive back to my office and who knows how many after that. That's the other thing, no other a/c activity on this approach and it seemed to turn around pretty quickly.

Anyone have a clue what this could be? Maybe having trouble with the gear? Maybe practicing go-arounds?

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User currently offlineEnviroTO From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

Probably the Nav Canada plane that checks the ILS.

User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2532 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

Yep, Nav Canada - they have two Challenger 601's, but just acquired a CRJ200 too. They calibrate the ILS.


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User currently offlineBAalltheway From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2693 times:



Quoting EnviroTO (Reply 1):
Probably the Nav Canada plane that checks the ILS.

Thanks - Somehow I just knew the answer would come quickly on here.

But why would they do an approach with no gear and after the go-around drop then retract the gear (assuming all the gear came down when I saw it.)?

I would have thought NAV Canada would have a less elaborate paint job. but correct you are...found it here:

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6244318

Not really BMIish at all I guess, but between the speed it was going and my few pints at lunch  knockout , there has to be some room for error.

Cheers!


User currently offlineBAalltheway From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2659 times:



Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 2):
Yep, Nav Canada - they have two Challenger 601's, but just acquired a CRJ200 too. They calibrate the ILS.

Cool. I wonder how they calibrate it. Found a photo of it on Jetphotos.net, new paint scheme must have thrown me off.

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6244318

Thanks for the reply.


User currently offlineGoaliemn From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 463 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2452 times:



Quoting BAalltheway (Reply 3):
But why would they do an approach with no gear and after the go-around drop then retract the gear (assuming all the gear came down when I saw it.)?

They were probably checking the missed procedure, so they kept the gear up. There are many parts to an approach that need to be checked.


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