Duke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1165 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1303 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
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
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1226 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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