Kevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1148 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1372 times:
To all the Canadian spotters.
The next G8 summit is to be held in Kanaskas (50 miles from Calgary). Can you imagine the variety of unusual visitors during that period?
Air Force One
Two Japanese Air Force 747-400s
French and German Air Force A310s
Italian Air Force A319
Wow. This is definitly worth a trip to Calgary International next July!
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1223 times:
Only thing is that Italian wont bring A319s cuz its too far off the range.. I was at YYC and it was at a normal busy rate..
Nothing new except I met a fellow photographer at a.net
To me this would be an awesome experience.. Air Force one!
Calgarys expanding right now so its all good as far as Im concerned..
Kevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1172 times:
Just one thing to add. A bad one:
I guess the spotters will be "deleted" by the hundreds of cops and other security guys from KGB, CIA, MI6...
They just won't understand what it means for us to see these aircraft. Well, let's hope not.
Whistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1164 times:
You just reminded me of something that happened to my uncle a while ago. A few years ago they had a G8 summit (it might have been G7 then) in Halifax (not far from where he lives). He was in YHZ at the time and thought he would check out what was going on. I forget exactly where he was but it was near where all the stuff was going on and he could see all the leaders getting out of their limosines etc. He had a pair of binoculars with him and was sitting is his car looking at Boris Yeltsin when he looked up and saw a Police sniper (I think it was police) staring directly back at him through a rifle scope .
Superdawg From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1132 times:
Banff's airport is a grass strip and is limited/private use. I think you have to live in Banff or get permission to use the airport from the national parks service. Anyways Banff isn't much closer to Kananaskis Village then Calgary (maybe 15 minutes difference).
Silverstreak From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 281 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1115 times:
I live in San Francisco and would like to tell you our experience with Gorbachevs' visit here when he was the Russian leader. I was passing the airport, and since I had my camera with me, I thought it was a terrific photo op. The Russians had one Il-62, Il-76, and Tu-154. They all left in fairly close sequence. Then Air Force One (B707) left shortly after. It was hard to tell which made the most smoke, the Il-62 or the B707! Another visitor here is the Canadian Air Force A310 - an awsome looking aircraft!
Fallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1086 times:
All of the Traffic will be into YYC, It's the only airport near that is capable of such traffic. The airport in banff is almost even too small for Cessna's to take off and land at.
The humour about the G-8 is that Calgary didn't really want to nave the summit due to the demonstations from the World Petrolium Congress. Since Kananaska's has limited access it is believe most of the protest will be held in Calgary. It'll certainly be interesting to see the variety of aircraft here in Calgary .
VonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4640 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1043 times:
All of the air traffic will be into YYC. As said earlier in this thread, it's the only airport near Kananaskis that can handle that kind of air traffic. I think it will be interesting to see all those different aircraft. However I too am worried that access to good spotting areas will be cut-off by security. But if they use runway 34 alot, I'll be able to see them go right over my house on approach!!