gkirk
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Canadian Air Force A310

Mon May 14, 2001 6:41 pm

Anyone know why one was at Newcastle on saturday??
Graham
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gkirk
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RE: Canadian Air Force A310

Mon May 14, 2001 11:00 pm

And how many of them do they have???
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
 
flyf15
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RE: Canadian Air Force A310

Tue May 15, 2001 6:25 am

They have 5...registered 15001 through 15005, all A310-300 series aircraft.
 
bombstar
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RE: Canadian Air Force A310

Tue May 15, 2001 6:34 am

maybe it was transporting foreign dignitaries or the prime minister
 
j-bird
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RE: Canadian Air Force A310

Tue May 15, 2001 10:17 am

Could be troop movement - Canada has soldiers in Bosnia area as well as Middle East and Africa from time-to-time. Back in the "old" days when there really was a Canadian Army, CAF used to do the run from Trenton to Lahr on old 707s. Affectionately called "Service Air", at least by us groundpounders. Nothing like a nice steep takeoff with condensation leaking through the plane followed by stale biscuits and cheese for lunch!
 
CPDC10-30
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RE: Canadian Air Force A310

Tue May 15, 2001 12:18 pm

The federal government bought them from Canadian Airlines after the Wardair merger when no one else wanted them. It was an indirect bailout to keep the airline afloat with some cash.

I remember they used the Airbus for flights at Trenton Air Cadet Camp...they took planeloads full of cadets on flights over Niagara Falls...great fun. However, our group was luckier and we got the Herc and they opened the loading ramp in flight  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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