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Wardair's Airbus

Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:29 am

I was a great fan of Wardair and I was very sad when it disappeared.

Anyway, I saw this photo and was surprised. The photo claims this is a A-300. Did Wardair really operated A-300? I thought they only operated A-310, which are now being flown by the CAF.

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RE: Wardair's Airbus

Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:33 am

This is an A310, isn't it? The nose is too raked back to be the A300 (?).

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RE: Wardair's Airbus

Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:36 am

To my knowledge, Wardair operated the A300B4 and the A310-300.
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RE: Wardair's Airbus

Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:40 am

Wardair flew at least 3 A300's, all of which came from South African back in (I think) 1986, and stayed till around 1988, 1989 at the latest. They aquired the A300's before the A310's and kept the A300's up until the A310's began to show up, all of which were new builds.

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RE: Wardair's Airbus

Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:45 am

The A310 only has one door forward of the wing... So it's an A300...


RE: Wardair's Airbus

Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:51 am

Qb001 if you click on:View Large and then at the underlined registration you
get all photos available of that registration in the data base. Under
the last photo it says A300 on lease from South African Airlines. Please use
the data base!

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RE: Wardair's Airbus

Tue Nov 04, 2003 6:03 am

I think I actually flew on a Wardair A310. It was leased to the failed Australian startup Compass Airlines. I flew from Melbourne to Sydney in 1991.
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RE: Wardair's Airbus

Tue Nov 04, 2003 6:15 am

I loved flying Wardair. I flew the YOW-LGW route many times in the late 80's early 90's. It WAS a disappointment to see them dissolve into Canadian Airlines Int'l. The A310 was consistently used on this particular route. A comfortable aircraft and the in-flight service has been the best I have EVER experienced, right down the dessert trolley featuring black forest cake. Mmmmm...
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RE: Wardair's Airbus

Tue Nov 04, 2003 6:17 am

One of the Wardair A310's went to Royal Airlines, as C-GRYA, and that aircraft now flies for Sata International. The good thing about that is it frequently flies to Toronto, so it comes back home once in a while.  Smile
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RE: Wardair's Airbus

Tue Nov 04, 2003 6:48 am


Remember the strawberry mousse in the chocolate "cupcake" shaped mould? Had that in a Wardair 747 YYZ-CDG in '86. The "Doc" Oaks I flew on the outbound. Inbound, can't remember... I was very young. I remember listening for the first time to Eurythmics and the Parachute Club (don't particularily like that music now, but it was my first exposure to anything outside my father's Tchaikovsky) from the tube phones... Wardair is the reason I am so nuts today about aviation. The two flights I had on them to CDG on 747's as a kid hit me harder than a Tyson blow.

Much harder.

May it be the discovering of new music genres from the IFE, the awesome service, or the multi coloured wallpaper on every bulkhead/galley/lav.

Welcome to the forums and awesome website I should say!