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Canadian Spotters, Brace Yourselves!  
User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1142 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1305 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
Russian IL96
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!

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User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1156 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..

Bo



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineAllee From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 483 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

Aren't they using Banff Airport?

User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

Allee,

As far as I know Banff has no airport, but even if it has one I do not htink it will be able to accomodate such a large number of large aircraft.

Regards


User currently offlineAN727 From Australia, joined Apr 2000, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

Banff does have an airport but is not used for any commerical flights. I believe it is a dirt runway and has problems from the winds off the mountains. I can see the runway from the Trans-Canada Hwy.

User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1105 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.


User currently offlineACVITALE From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

Based on the results in Italy spotters can expect to be shot, beaten, broken and abused for getting near the oligarpy's planes.

Democratically elected monarchs.. Yeshhh


User currently offlineWhistler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

LOL!
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 Big grin.


User currently offlineAllee From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 483 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1070 times:

I know, I'm just kidding.



User currently offlineSuperdawg From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1065 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).

Superdawg


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

Forget the planes - go into town and shoot pictures of the riots that are going to happen! Make some big money selling the pics to magazines.

The townspeople of Kanaskas must be messing their pants at the thought of all the damage their town is going to suffer.

Charles


User currently offlineSilverstreak From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 281 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1048 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!























User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 1019 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 Smile.



Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineAllee From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 483 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 19 hours ago) and read 998 times:

Banff, Alberta--Veneral disease capital of Canada. Welcome delegates.

User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 987 times:

Guys, guys, guys (especially Allee):

I didn't post this message on the AVIATION forum for you to express your antiglobalist and political points of view, but for other purpose. Take it into consideration. Thank you!


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 976 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!!

Regards,

Kris  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Word
User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 7 hours ago) and read 957 times:

hehe kris..

Golf course or 32 avenue is my choice..I got some secret places where we can stake out..
But i need camaflouge gear..

with our 300mm even 32av to watch planes should be aok..

\

bo



Chance favors the prepared mind.
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