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End Of An Era-- AC DC9  
User currently offlineMark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2577 times:

Hello everybody,

just wanted to note, in light of earlier threads about this the past few months, this little update a few days ago from the Air Canada Pilots Union website. Even if those last two aircraft get put into revenue service, transiting to YUL as mentioned, looks like it may indeed be the end of an era, at AC and for Canadian air passenger travel.

So a brief salute, for
C-FTMF:

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C-FTMW:
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C-FTMB:
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Photo © Felix Sieder


C-FTMU:
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C-FTMT:
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C-FTMV:
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and the GrandDaddy, C-FTLL:

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(more at http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=C-FTLL&distinct_entry=true )

Lots of memories. I remember flying in an AC 9 to YYC, back in the very early 70s. Might've been in one of these, too  Smile )

Cheers










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User currently offlineMDCJets From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 175 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2492 times:

Sad to see a good workhorse go. Thanks DC-9

User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2473 times:


Hi!

Yes, it's the end of a nice canadian era the DC-9 with Air Canada. Fortunetly I had the oportunity of seeing at least one of them last summer on the way to take-off at PHL. I was inside BA 747-400 G-BYGG when I saw leaving an Air Canada DC-9 and I said to myself - "Gee, these guys still fly high after all these years!" - it was the last time I saw it!
regards


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4639 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

My first flight EVER was in an Air Canada DC-9. YYC-YVR back in 1990.

Sad to see them go!!

Regards,
Kris from YYC



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User currently offlineCanadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

End of an era, indeed. In an earlier discussion, I had mentioned I had flown the DC-9 a few times, to North Bay/Timmins, Halifax, Ottawa. Three of these flights I took when skipping off high school, flying out in the morning and returning back home for dinner! LOL. So the Air Canada DC-9 has a very special place in my heart.

Adios, Old Amigo.

Canadi>nBoy
YYZ


User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Not more than a few weeks ago we said goodbye to the remaining SAS DC-9s. Those were real aircraft - not these modern computer things  Laugh out loud

Canadi>nBoy: Aren´t you supposed to be on your way over here soon??? Don´t forget the lovely bottles... and bring the sun!! It is still foggy over here!!!

Cheers
Thomas


User currently offlineA330DAT From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

Does anyone know anything about the Air Canada DC-9 that was flying around in Europe? This was at least 10 years ago.

User currently offlineCanadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Hey Thomas. Yeah I depart YYZ tomorrow (Jan 18)
on AC YYZ-FRA, connecting with LH FRA-CPH.
Spending 4 days in Copenhagen with friends. looking forward to it. I am bringing as many bottles of
Canadian Club Whisky I can. My pals love the stuff!

SKAL!!
Canadi>nBoy
YYZ


User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1564 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2410 times:

that's funny Canadi>nBoy because I thought about doing the same thing, going to Toronto or NY in the morning and come back in the afternoon (instead of going to school).

Oh well, I wish I had the money.



User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2399 times:

The ACPA website listed above shows 4 of the DC-9's in storage, but doesn't say where.

C-FTMF, C-FTMW, C-FTMB, and C-FTMU

Can we assume that they are stored at YUL, or are they going to North Bay?

Tom in NO (at MSY)



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2387 times:

Are they planning a water cannon salute or something like that or are thet going to go out "quietly". I think they should have a "retirement" party, it would be good publicity and the pilots and aircraft deserve it.

User currently offlineBodobodo From Canada, joined May 2000, 553 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2383 times:

I was at YUL last weekend and saw what looked like about 10 DC9's parked. Most had their titles removed. I assume these will get ferried to North Bay sometime soon although quite a lot of them have been parked in the same spot since December or perhaps even November.

Felix


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2383 times:

In college, I always remember seeing the trusty little(compared to the jumbos lined up next to it) AC Nine at it's stand at the far end of BOS Logan's International terminal. Always looked ready to rock & roll, in summer sunshine or winter darkness...(and that was in the awful 1980's scheme. )


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So long to a hot rod in a great suit!


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