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Wow! Wow! Wow! 2 Or 3 Vintage Jets In Toronto!  
User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

Toronto is not a hotspot for vintage jets, but today in the afternoon, it was
nice and sunny. All of a sudden, a jet comes into view and I see it's something
different. I think it's Russian and then...I see it's a lovely grey RAF VC-10!!!
I have only seen one before, last Spring. Wow, those Conway engines sound
exotic!

Well, I was doing some work in the garage and hear another jet. I don't go
out and look right away but when I do, I make it out to be a DC-8! I haven't
confirmedly seen one of those since the Summer of 1999!!! I couldn't make
out enough features but it seemed to have a dark (blue?) cheatline, a red
symbol on tail, and to have the nacelles of a -61 (or less likely a -50, I don't
think it was so short though.) And then, 2 minutes later, ANOTHER VC-10
flies by, nice and low!

Okay, does anyone know the registrations of these aircraft and what airline the
DC-8 was? Something from Africa maybe? I've never had a day like this here
before!

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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 978 times:

Oh wow. That DC-8 was from Africa. It flew from Spain, I posted something earlier about it. I didn't know the VC-10's were coming in though! Anybody know the status of any of these aircraft, if they've left, or if not, when they are leaving? Thanks in advance.


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User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 970 times:

African Int'l Airways was the DC-8. Reg 3D-ADV


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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 925 times:

Oh, i would have guessed Fine Air for the DC-8

User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 861 times:

Thanks, Captain and Dripstick. This would then be my only proven DC-8-54
on record! I suspected as much as the African carrier.


User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 824 times:

I envy you, Duke. I haven't seen a DC-8 in several years, and I've never seen a VC-10. Any chance you could talk those guys into flying down to IAD for a few days?

Thanks for the news.



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