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Aviationman
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Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:44 am

I understand that Norwegian Airways is showing/displaying pictures of famous Norwegians on their tails. If a Canadian carrier was doing the same; Which famous Canadian personnalities (past and present) could get the honnor?

I was just thinking:

-Denys Arcand (Winner at the Oscars 2004 - "The Barbarian Invasions")
-Cirque Du Soleil
-Celine Dion (Regardless if we like her or not!)
-Shania Twain

Who else? What do you think? They do not have to be internationally known.
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:45 am

Wayne Gretzky
Bob and Doug McKenzie
The Labatt Bear
John Candy

 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:47 am

Todd Bertuzzi? Ooops... not this week!  Big grin

PS. I'd rather walk than fly on a Celine Dion logojet.

[Edited 2004-03-14 19:48:48]
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:52 am

Can you imagine flying over the North Atlantic with Celine Dion on the tail?

Talk about bad karma.
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:52 am

Then walk  Wink/being sarcastic............ Hopefully the walk won't be too long.
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:54 am

If flying within Canada, USA or to the Caribbean, you would still have the choice to fly with a beeg green Happy face on the tail!
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:00 am

Terrance and Philip?
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:01 am

Michael J Fox? oh wait he's already on Frontier......

 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tail

Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:05 am

Although I preferred the BA World Tails over Norwegian's Face Tails, I somehow like the idea of a Shania Twain logojet.

ps: How about Terrance & Philipp  Big grin
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:06 am

If a Canadian carrier was doing the same; Which famous Canadian personnalities (past and present) could get the honnor?

Despite your novel idea, can you imagine the politically correct nonsense that would creep into this process?  Insane

There would have to be the appropriate # of women, minorities, older people, sports heroes, francophones, newfies, urban literati, aboriginals, disabled's.....all represented on the tails. Only AC has a fleet large enough to accommodate so many people.  Yeah sure Can you imagine the absolute HOWLS of outrage and cries of racism if one of the horribly discriminated-against groups was left out?  Insane

Might be best to let sleeping dogs lie.  Smile


 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:08 am

The most famous Canadian shall be painted on one of the B744's tails:



 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:08 am

What a great idea! My pick would be Maurice Rocket Richard!

I'm sure the Liberal Party wouldn't mind sponsoring AC for this  Smokin cool
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tail

Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:09 am

Damnit, Ant72LBA, you beat me with that Terrance & Philipp idea  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tail

Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:11 am

Bob Homme - The Friendly Giant
Pierre Trudeau
Sell it as advertising space & put Peter Mansbridge's mug up there...

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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:13 am

A few more:

-Lothaire Bluteau (Black Robe, Jesus of Montreal)
-Geneviege Bujold (Anne of thousand days, Dead rigners)
-Carole Laure

Neil, no, sorry. If the carrier wanted to......It could be done fairly.
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:15 am

You could put Geddy Lee of Rush on one - laying back with his head toward the front of the plane with his nose pointing up. That way, you could just make the tail his nose. I'd fly on that!  Smile
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:31 am

Mmmm let see.

Joseph-Armand Bombardier
Inventor of the Snow Mobile.

Alexander Graham Bell
Inventor of the Telephone

Walter Rupert Turnbull
Inventor of the Variable Pitch Aircraft Propeller

Gideon Sundback
Inventor of the Zipper

Grahame Ferguson, Roman Kroitor and Robert Kerr
Inventors of Imax movie system

Gilles Villeneuve
Formula One Driver

Luc Plamondon
Songwritter

Pamela Anderson
Actress (Part of her anatomy might cause a serious drag problem)

Marc Garneau
First Canadian Astronaut

Roberta Bondar
First Canadian woman in space

Standford Fleming
Inventor of standard time zones

Lester B Pearson
Canadian Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner
(The decision of having Canadian airport codes starting with a "Y" was made under his government)

Frederick Banting
1923 Nobel Prize winner in medicine. co-discoverer of insulin

Charles Best
Co-discoverer of insulin with Banting

Just to name a few of them.


Benoît  Smile

 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tail

Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:39 am

Haha, InnocuousFox I like your Geddy Lee idea! Dude has a beak alright!
Anyway, I'm going to add Kids in the Hall to the list. Sketch comedy like only the Cannucks can do it!
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:31 am

Lester B Pearson
Canadian Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner
(The decision of having Canadian airport codes starting with a "Y" was made under his government)



I second that thought Big grin Big grin

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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:36 am

Mike Myers
Conan O'brian (isn't he?)
Paul Shauffer (however you spell it.)

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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:44 am

Conan is from Boston. What about the Captian from the original Star Trek? I can't remember his name.
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:54 am

Neil.... I think that Stomping Tom Connors could cover the entire east....including the newfies! Any current politition that was involved in the current crap....slap their face in mud...

WE ALREADY HAVE THIS IN PLACE.....JETSGO HAS ROBERT MILTON ON ITS TAIL....AND WHEN HE LANDS THIS BIG CASH DEAL....HE WILL BE LEFT SMILING WHILE EMPLOYEE"S LIKE ME WORK FOR $10 AN HOUR IN THE BAG ROOM!!! LOL

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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:57 am

Can you imagine flying over the North Atlantic with Celine Dion on the tail?


Wouldn't mind flying with Shania Twain on my tail . . .
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tail

Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:00 am

If you're gonna put Gilles Villeneuve, you have to put Jacques on there as well; we wouldn't want to hear any complaints, would we?
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:13 am

I would like to see BM and PET on each side of the tail. Didn't BM buy all those Airbuses for AC?
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:14 am

I'm sorry but Brian Adams on the tail would be well...too canadian...I think Molson should sponsor a jet and paint the engines up like Bubba's and put Bob and Doug McKenzie on the tail. Take off eh?

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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:32 am

What about Michael J. Fox? Has anyone mentioned Jim Carrey yet? I wouldnt mind flying with him on the tail, he's hilarious.
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tail

Mon Mar 15, 2004 10:56 am

Just to add to the Don Cherry suggestion, I'd have him on one side of the tail and Ron MacLean on the other.

Others I'd include:
-- Rex Murphy
-- Jeanette Winterson
-- Atom Egoyan

As long as Avril Lavigne doesn't get her mug on one of these planes...
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:06 am

Neil Young, of course.
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:08 am

What about Thea Andrews from Cold Pizza? Be great to see her on a canadian jet tail.
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:16 am

Someone said it but didn't have the name - yes -

William Shatner (otherwise known as Captain Kirk from Star Trek)

He was born in Canada and should be on a tail  Smile

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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:23 am

What about the guys from Kids in the Hall???

David Foley
Kevin McDonald
Bruce McCullough
Scott Thompson
All of them In Drag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That would be Hilarious!!!

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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:29 am


Can't forget about Alex Trebek!

I went to highschool with the Barenaked Ladies, so I have to vote for them on the tail. I also just read somewhere that Mike Myers was in the same class as Eric Something from 'Will & Grace' AND Elton John's boyfriend.

That'd be an interesting tail.

G

 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:35 am

Not famous yet but I think it would be ok to see myself on the tail of an AC plane... Doesn't even have to be a 747 or A330/A340...

Max
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:43 am

What about Berton Cummings or Randy Bachman....Would have to be a widebody though....

 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:52 am

My vote is for Mr. Dressup
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:56 am

How about CaptainGomes?

Why not ?



Andreas  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:13 pm

To do it properly you'd need to have different categories - entertainers, sports figures, politicians etc., on different types of planes. Brian Mulroony has to go on an A320 so you might as well put all the politicians on them. Oscar Peterson would have to go on a Dash 8 or CRJ (Jazz). We have lots of famous comedians - what would be a suitable plane for them? Anyway, someone can figure something out I'm sure - Francophones on Bombardier products perhaps.  Smile
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tail

Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:17 pm

I think I'd look great on the tail of the A320! Just let my hair get messy, and let my facial hair grow for a few days so I look like a slob, and that will showcase the typical employee morale at Air Canada.  Smile
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:18 pm

You know if the liberals had anything to do with sponsoring such a thing that their hero Trudeau would be on there in a second

Dont you think that Chretiens mug on a plane would look great?
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:21 pm

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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:22 pm

You know if the liberals had anything to do with sponsoring such a thing that their hero Trudeau would be on there in a second

If the liberals had anything to do with this, the picture would cost more than the plane and the contractor would never get around painting the thing!
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:31 pm

Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart of RUSH!





Also Gino Vannelli




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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:36 pm

Is there a Canadian airline with that small of a fleet?  Big grin Air Tindi perhaps.
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:44 pm

Dan Akroyd?! Isn't he from Toronto?

Of course John Candy...who left us 10 years ago on March 4th. Tragic loss, one of my favorite comedians of all time.

Peter Jennings, of ABC News...though I don't know if you'd want to show a high school dropout-turned liberal windbag on your plane, though...

Imagine if a US airline did this...putting US celebrities on the tail...Bill & Monica, Hillary, Dubya, Janet with left tit hanging out...I could go on and on....

[Edited 2004-03-15 04:45:32]
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:45 pm

I just hope that American carriers don't start this by having Bush's ugly face on a Aircraft tail.
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:35 pm

AA767400:
Let's all hope that never happens.
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:44 pm

Better Bush on the tail than John Kerry. Boeing and others would have to lengthen the vertical stab to get his horse face on it. Sorry if I have insulted any horses or horses asses out there.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:07 pm

I am absolutely shocked and dismayed that nobody has suggested that Red Green adorn a tail.

 
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RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:45 pm

Red Green would be so easy to add to an AC plane. Just do it in Duct Tape.

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