Last week I was listening to my scanner and I heard a pilot check in with ATC as he was climbing through 1,200 feet for 2,000 feet. He just took off from runway 15 at Toronto's Downsview Airport (YZD) and was using the callsign "De Havilland Eight". He was instructed to turn left to a heading of 090 degrees and maintain 3,000 feet.
I knew he was going to be flying right past my home in about 3 minutes, so I went outside to get a good look at him. To my surprise, it was a Dash-8 400 in the full colours of Flybe airlines.
This is what I saw .................
Photo © Ben Pritchard
Downsview Airport with Toronto in the background.
Photo © Charles Falk
My question is, does the De Havilland Canada plant at Downsview have a paint shop?