To my knowledge here are the top 8 Economies that will be coming.
Canada, USA, UK, Italy, Japan, Russia, France, and Germany.
Each of the representatives of those nations will be coming to this city to get thru to the Kananaskis country where it is being hosted.
Mainly they are the leaders of the Country such as Chretien and Bush.
What I also know is that there will be a substantial number of VIP planes coming in on presumably the 26th unless they all come on the night of the 25th as a secret of some sort. (I hope not)
Planes such as Air Force One, the Polaris, Russian IL96-300, British Concorde, Japanese Gov-747-400, Italian Airforce, German Airforce A310s, and French Gov-planes backed up by convoys of C141's, C17s, Other Boeing of Airbus carrying media and people from important organisations.
I heard that overall there will be about 40VIP/Military/Special planes arriving on that event.
The Military stuff will mainly carry supplies to the VIPS like Ground troops, Vehicles, Food, Presidents Motorcade along with protection(weapons) in case of the worse which I hope the worst is merely a slight delay in arrival time.
My concern is, how will civilians be treated at the Airport on those 2 days?
(Passengers, people who work there in concessions, ramp guys)
My more specific question is: Can Plane spotters such as myself be able to get a chance to take pictures of those VIP planes landing on the runway from viewing areas at the airport?
Calgary has NEVER had such a event and it would prove to be a revolution to this airport in terms of international relations. I therefore would really like to get out there to watch and take pictures of these planes if it is safe to do so.
It would be a great disappointment if the Airport was closed to everybody and not even plane lovers could get near it to even see the planes.
How will the airport operations be affected on this day?
How will regular traffic be affected? as well as general Aviation?
How will the ATC's deal with the overwhelming load of traffic all coming within a short period of time as well as parking spaces?
I hear the airspace over Southern Alberta will be Closed off as well as the airport itself being closed.
If anyone who has some info and knowledge or even experience to something big as this, can I get some insight and opinions to this..
Thanks in advance.
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