Shawn Patrick
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Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:11 am

There is probably every type of major airliner at every major airport in Canada right now. If you live in Canada, you should go get some pictures.

Right now, Canadian airports are aviation melting pots.
 
PolAir
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:12 am

Shut up, i am jelous.
 
watewate
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:14 am

No, not really. Most major airports are only expecting 25 or so new aircrafts. YHZ, however, is expecting 50+. Definitely check it out and lend a hand to anyone who needs help. I hear they're short of beds in that area- so if you live in Atlantic Canada, please be of help.
 
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:23 am

CMH seems to be full to capacity also. All the planes are parked on the taxiways side-by-side.
 
phxairfan
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:29 am

I'd like to get down to PHX, but it is most likely closed, and I've already seen alot of HP and WN. It would be nice. This morning I was sitting in my lawn around 6:45 am pt watching approach paterns into sky harbor, and after the FAA closed everything, i saw a Frontier 319, and probably a Frontier 737-300 right behind each other. I think the 319 was probably diverted, it usually doesn't come till about noon.
 
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:34 am

HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT WHEN 1000'S OF LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST? LETS FORGET ABOUT AVIATION...AND PRAY... AND BE SORRY FOR ALL THE CARNAGE TODAY.
 
BA
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:38 am

I'm with BlueJet, HOW ON EARTH CAN YOU TALK ABOUT SPOTTING WHEN 1000s OF INNOCENT LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST?

The worst attack on the US in history has just happened today, and you are talking about spotting in Canadian airports?
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
 
mirrodie
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:38 am

Maybe one day you'll wake up and realize that's there's more to life than "drooling over planes."

Perhaps you'd feel different if your mom or dad worked in the building or were visiting lower Manhattan today.

Grow up.
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BA-747
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:39 am

GROW UP MATE!
 
Shawn Patrick
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:40 am

ok i'm sorry.
 
teahan
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:41 am

Hello,

I agree with Bluejet etc..., but we all have our different ways of dealing with disasters. Some of us will cry now, others will try and forget about it and cry later etc...

Jeremiah
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Shawn Patrick
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:42 am

And yes, two of my family members were in NYC today, within blocks of WTC. So yes it is hitting me at home. However, sobbing/feeling sorry for ourselves will never get anything accomplished.
 
Shawn Patrick
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 7:43 am

And yes, two of my family members were in NYC today, within blocks of WTC. So yes it is hitting me at home. However, sobbing/feeling sorry for ourselves will never get anything accomplished.
 
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Shawn Patrick

Wed Sep 12, 2001 9:08 am

Ok,
When I saw your topic I too felt that this may not be the time to be talking about spotting realted to the attack today in NYC. But for all who are going off the wall over this topic, mabye you should grow up and let someone share something that others may want to hear. Actually, it may take some pain away from some who are upset to talk about something else than non-stop about the WTC attack.

-Tom
 
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RE: Shawn Patrick

Wed Sep 12, 2001 11:45 am

To change your daily routine is exactly what terrorism seeks to accomplish. To Shawn Patrick, good for you. If I were in Canada, I would definitely check out this one time only assemblage of airplanes. Don't let terrorism achieve its goal.

Joe
 
airplay
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RE: Shawn Patrick

Wed Sep 12, 2001 11:52 am

Well said Republic.

This is an aviation forum and Shawn Patrick's original post is relevant and did not show any significant lack of taste. There are plenty of threads on the internet to pour our hearts out to the victims, and I've visited them already. Now I want to dicuss some joys in life.

There were 17 airliners diverted here in Winnipeg. Only 3 international incluing an NWA 747 and a UA 777. We also got an Air Canada A330 and A340 which rarely (if ever) land here.
 
aviasian
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 11:59 am

It is a human tragedy of a different kind, when the wanton carnage that took away thousands of living souls is lost on an idiot who sees only a rare (and probably welcomed) spotting opportunity.

Youth may be an excuse for many forms of stupidity, but in this instance, I do not think it is acceptable.

Shame on you Shawn Patrick . . . inspite of your relative proximity to all that human sufferings, you still could not share that pain! You are not worth the dusts beneath your feet! I am ashamed that you share our aviation hobby!

KC Sim
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Teej13
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 12:21 pm

I'm sure Shawn Patrick, and any Canadian members of the airliners.net community would trade in this fantastic spotting opportunity to erase the events of today. I doubt there's a person on this board who doesn't feel that way. But, the fact of the matter is, it happened, and it's awful. Like someone mentioned earlier, the best way to show terrorists that you're the better person is to continue with your daily life as best you can, and what better to celebrate the diversity of a plethora of new and foreign aircraft in your local airport?

Here in Toronto, the radio stations had to stop giving the phone number on the air for people to help, because over 30,000 people had offered to billet people who had been diverted. I tried to go give blood today, but the line ups were too long, and they were closing, so they told me to go home!

Not all of us are as religious as some of the people down in the U.S.. As a result, we try to reflect in our own ways instead of praying, and help out where we can. Beyond that, there is nothing wrong with trying to take a positive attitude and look on the bright side, like all the colourful aircraft that are visiting.

My heart and my thoughts go out to the victims of this atrocity, but in the meantime, I'm going to try and make the best of it, and be as optimistic as I can. Please don't try and drown the spirit of those who are.

T.J.
 
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 12:23 pm

YYT, St. John's, NF has 25 widebodies there right now.
A collection of Delta, American, US Airways, KLM, United, Continental, Sabena, Air Canada and Air Transat a/c are there.
There are three A330's, twelve B767's, seven B777's, two B757's, and an L1011.
We had an extremely busy and trying day at Air Canada parking all these a/c and having to deal with the pax.
It is quite a site seeing all these planes here, but, under the circumstances, I wish this had never happened!!
May God be with all these people and bless all those who lost their lives in this tradegy!!!

AC_B777
In life, some days you are the bug..... some days you are the windshield!
 
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 2:17 pm

My thoughts go out also to the various airport personnel who have to deal with frustrated, angry and confused passengers. I don't know if they are being let off the plane but any Canadian airport may suddenly feel overwhelmed now and chaos may ensure. People need food, comfort, water, warmth.

We're all vulnerable. We have to stay together in this time of crisis.
 
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 2:46 pm

gander intl cyqx has approx 50 planes.
everything under the sun has landed there.
approx 13000 pax in a town of only 10000 people.
 
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 4:54 pm

I just don't understand why you guys started flaming Shawn Patrick all of the sudden. Don't take your anger and frustrations on someone else.

If you want to go and spot at the airports - go and do that. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. By the way, looking at planes helps relieve stress.
Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
 
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RE: Canadian Airports: Now An Spotters Paradise!

Wed Sep 12, 2001 5:19 pm

It sure does help. Went to AMS last night (not Canada of course) where there were a lot of diversions as well. At 8PM local there were 7 NWA aircraft and a CO one that I could see, plus several Atlas cargo 747s.
There may have been more parked out of sight.

Some of these were probably normal (early planned departures next day) but I'd say there were at least half a dozen diversions by then. The sound of large jets coming in also continued a lot longer than normal, so there are probably more by now (plus all the KLM flights that are now cancelled).
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