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YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Mon May 27, 2002 1:19 pm

Hello: I live in Calgary, Canada and as you know, this is the city that will be hosting as gateway for the G8 Summit in June 26-27 which is a Wednesday and Thursday.

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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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Tue May 28, 2002 3:01 am

Hey Bo,

I'm in the same boat as you- I really want to see Air Force One coming in. I can't say for certain what closures will be like, but they can't shut down Barlow or McKnight, so you should be able to hang around there...

I saw a picture in the database here of AF1 landing with a secret service agent standing in the foreground of the shot. I assume from that security is present, but spotting is allowed.

You say Concorde- are you sure? I have no reason to doubt you, but it seems odd to fly that here! If they are, that would be awesome!
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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Tue May 28, 2002 3:36 am

I've heard the number will actually be about 25 a/c associated with the G8 itself. Most of the military a/c will be based probably at springbank. They will be arriving on the 25th, not the 26th, trust me on this one. And yes there is a good chance that we will be seeing the Concorde here at Calgary again. And yes the viewing areas will still be open for you.
 
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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Tue May 28, 2002 6:58 am

Airspace within an 80km radius (or perhaps miles, can't remember) will be closed and patrolled by CF18's during the summit. While this won't directly affect YYC, many of the routes to/from BC will be affected, especially for aircraft arriving/departing YYC so the airlines will have to modify things somewhat. As for security at YYC, I would guess the heads of state and their aircraft won't be using the passenger terminal but will park and deplane at a remote location on the airfield under very tight security. I would also guess that the police will be watching the local spotting locations very closely and may even temporarily close them when the planes arrive although that is just my speculation. I also think 'Blairforce One' will be a chartered BA 777 since that is what usually happens.
 
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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Tue May 28, 2002 9:01 am

I guess 40 may be a tad bit off. I heard that somewhere from another Alberta Aviation related website, but 25 would sound more sense.

I do really hope that spotters wont be affected by this.
I am not 100% sure if it will be the Concorde as if I recall, Blair went to a city in the US recently on a 777.. (some guy recorded it on tape)
But my fingers are crossed on the Concorde.

Will the international traffic be affected by the closure as well? planes from Europe to LAX/SFO? cuz those guys fly at 390 or maybe higher so there must be some limitations to the closure of the airspace around Calgary-K-Country area..

If it comes on 25th, I will be there unless I got a darn school exam that day.
I heard the lethal force was authorized for people at the K-country but I dont know about the airport.
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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Tue May 28, 2002 10:56 pm

No chance Bo, that restricted airspace is a 80 nautical mile zone, from the surface to INFINITY, so all traffic will be routed around the zone. There will also be AWACs patrolling the area as well as many a helicopter based in springbank and others.

The viewing areas will be open, at least the two official ones that is, other areas will probably have cops and RCMP, by the way, airport trail will be closed as is McCall way from the 25-27.

And yes, they will all be arriving on the 25th, times unknown.
 
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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Wed May 29, 2002 5:52 am

Alright, but Aaron, I also heard that mcKnigt would be closed off as well.
I only recall 1 official viewing area and that one is the one by Mohawk off mcknight.

I also heard that the airport guys will do the best they can to get the planes to land on 16 instead of 34 on that day regardless of winds cuz how 16 it is more sparsely populated.
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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Fri May 31, 2002 2:53 am

Close McKnight? Bo, you must be mad! People here are already pissed off enough with all the construction closures- it would be like oil on a fire!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Sat Jun 01, 2002 5:39 am

The theory about using RWY 16/34 sounds like a good plan, preferably 16 so the planes approach over an unpopulated area rather than the city as they would if they used 34. As for closing roads, I think they would do it in a heartbeat no matter if its Mcnight, Airport Trail, Barlow Trail or Country Hills Blvd. It would only be for several hours over one day so we'll have to live with it I guess. IF they don't close them, look for an extremely heavy police presence on those roads plus the shutdown of Mcall Lake golf course and sports fields that day. I'll bet they will be enforcing the no stopping rules and I feel sorry for anyone who happens to get a flat or breaks down that day.

For the ease of Calgarians it would be nice if the leaders planes came in over a relatively short timespan but I think that would be tough to do logistically and probably not a good idea security wise (lots of tempting targets in a short time span plus it could overwhelm ground security).


Has anybody heard how the various leaders plan to get from YYC to Kanaskis Village?? (ie motorcade of perhaps helicopter)
 
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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Sat Jun 01, 2002 7:28 am

I would be surprised if Bush doesn't used Marine One for the trip to Kaninaskis. As for everyone else, it's probably going to be a motorcade. No one wants to assassinate Cretien (except maybe Art Eggleton over his unceremonious booting  Smile/happy/getting dizzy )

I hope they allow spotting, but the US said Al-Quida types have smuggled shoulder launching missiles into the states... so it may get sticky!
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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Sat Jun 01, 2002 8:13 am

I saw what looked like a motorcade escort practice the other day at the intersection of 64th Avenue and Centre Street North. About 25 motorcycle cops, more cars and stuff.
 
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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Sat Jun 01, 2002 5:16 pm

I too saw what appears to be the Motorcade escort practise a few days ago.
I belive it was Wednesday on McKnight just by the 34- viewing area consisting of 10 motorcycles, few cop cars, a fire truck and a big police bus.
I first thought that they were attending to an accident which did actually occur on McKnight where the turn is to get into the spotting place by 34.
I heard a crash as I saw a plane takeoff, for a moment my eyes scanned everything on it to see if it was ok, it was. I look behind me and there is a 2 car fender--rear end.,


I also got a little more info about this G8.
As what Arron said, spotting WILL be open.. It wont just be the 34 viewing area but various other places where the road closures are not affecting. Such as that small corner beside the Calgary Flight/Morgan Air Apron and possibly the roads leading up to the control tower (however I think that will probably be closed)

Another info I got was kinda not what I expected.. I was told from a source that Air Force 1 will NOT be coming to YYC. Will NOT be coming.
Instead Bush will fly in AF1 to someplace in Montana and then take a charter rest of the way to Calgary. I really hope that does not happen. I kinda dont see why he would have to do that. This is Canada!! USA's closest friend and ally.

With parking, I bet most will park in the Cargo Apron where UPS and Emery park.. It seems big enough for a few heavies to park.
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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Sat Jun 01, 2002 11:47 pm

I hipe they go to the terminal. That would make some great pics.
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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Sun Jun 02, 2002 6:23 am

Hmmm... I wonder if this is the time I should come up to YYC than. My brother and I were thinking about taking WJ from YQR this summer sometime for an overnighter/spotting trip. Fares are very reasonable at around $150 r/t too.. I just need to check out these dates.

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Sun Jun 02, 2002 12:49 pm

I was told from a source that Air Force 1 will NOT be coming to YYC. Will NOT be coming. Instead Bush will fly in AF1 to someplace in Montana and then take a charter rest of the way to Calgary.

Yikes! Hmmm... I wonder where in Montana? An air base or somewhere like Billings? I have to find out more about this...

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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Sun Jun 02, 2002 4:42 pm

Serge, I hope that part is wrong although it is a rumour i have heard.

Because YYC is taking all these precautions and drills, to me it looks like AF1 will be coming in. If it doesnt, I wouldnt understand why the other VIPS fly into YYC in their Gov planes like the Japanese.

However if there is some more information about that particular rumour, please let me know asap Sege.
If ya do come over to YYC, things will be tight there and some spotting areas may close off. For Montana I can only think of ya Billings, Great Falls and Helena.. But I dont know if those cities have any Air Bases nearby.
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Sun Jun 02, 2002 6:01 pm


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The photographer here states that Blair came for the G-7 Summit at that time.

LOOK AT WHAT HE CAME IN!! Because the G-8 summit is the gathering of the worlds top economies, a majority of me will doubt that it will be a BA777 arriving at YYC. He only uses that for personal visits to countries instead of a full fledged major event.

If he rode that to DEN that time in 1997, then I am sure that he will come again in that bird for June 2002. *fingers crossed*
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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Sun Jun 02, 2002 7:55 pm

Hi Bo,

Yeah, It would probably be either Billings or Great Falls if AF1 flew to Montana instead of YYC. I see no reason why they wouldn't just fly AF1 all the way to YYC though... the MT thing probably isn't true.

What length of lens do you need to get full frame shots from the non-closed off areas?

But I'll talk around and see what I can find out. Maybe someone would know at the Fargo "Airsho" next week which I will be attending  Smile.

Wow... I am sure he would ride it to YYC than if he brought it to DEN? But things change over five years too. Was there a more recent "BlairForce One" charter (like this year?) using Concorde?

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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Mon Jun 03, 2002 2:17 am

As far as we have been told, Blair will be coming on a 777. As for Air Force 1, no one seems to be talking. Air Canada will be in charge if the ground handling but even we dont know what is happening with Air force 1. Hopefully you guys can get some good pics of all the types of sircraft coming in. Apparently the Russians are bringing in 3 types of Illuyshins (sp?) and the Italians will be bringing in a 707. Should be some great spotting.
 
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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Mon Jun 03, 2002 2:38 am

3 Types of Illyusins? WOW!~

I guess an IL96 backed up by an IL76 and an IL62.  Smile

If it is B777 for the UK, then I guess it is B777. Still it is good to see but woudl of been better if it was the conc.

ANybody know how the French leader will use to get here?
I know they have an A310 but Im wondering if they will use their own French Conc..  Smile
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RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

Mon Jun 03, 2002 2:40 am

Bo, where did you hear that AF1 would not be coming to YYC? That sounds utterly ridiculous to me, from both a convenience and presentation standpoint. With all these other leaders showing up with their personal a/c, why would the US make itself look scared and park AF1 in some base in Montana?

Bush would never do anything like that, he has to potray confidence in everything, especially now. I can almost gurantee that we will be seeing AF1 coming in for the G8.

And you probably will not be able to spot at the road by Morgan Air, it is right next to a gate for airside access and will have you viewed as a potential security threat.
 
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Mon Jun 03, 2002 7:41 am

From MY source, Air Force One will be comming. It will be deplaned at the main terminal and parked on Alpha with the other G-8 traffic. Tony Blair will be in with a British Airways 777. The Japanese dude will be in with the private 747-400 which came in earlier.

I too have seen the motorcades.
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Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:58 am

C172Akula - How are they going to base military A/C at Springbank? The longest runway there is only about 3600 feet, and on a hot day you need most of the runway just to get a 172 off the ground there (elevation around 3900 asl). Plus you are limited for IFR approaches there because they have no cetified precision approaches. Not to mention all the GA and training traffic there.
 
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Wed Jun 05, 2002 1:32 am

XNV, Springbank Airport will be closed for 3 days during the summit. No GA traffic at all is leaving from that airport, or arriving.

Helicopters are all that will be based there is what I've heard, that and the off chance of possibly Harriers. Runway length doesn't matter to them.

And no, you don't need almost all the runway to get a 172 off the ground there, it's not that bad if you have everything planned out, and the engine leaned nicely.
 
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Thu Jun 06, 2002 9:03 am

This could be neat. I live really close to Springbank Airport. I bet you that you won't be able to get as close as usual Big grin
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Fri Jun 07, 2002 5:15 am

All I can say Bo, is that you better take some damn good photos. Good luck and get ready to see that 747 with the U.S. flag on its tail.
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Fri Jun 07, 2002 11:43 am

Hehe thanks C-Hawaii.
I will get loads of pictures on that big day.

The news said that on June 10th, there will be a hotline that is available to call. You can get information about anything about the G8 such as road closures including the area of the airport.
I forgot the number but it had a 4848 at the end. (G8G8)

Otherwise, aviation days are this weekend and it should be interesting.
Yesterday there were 4 helicopters flying over Calgary headed west.. My guess is another one of those G8 drills.
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Sat Jun 08, 2002 1:16 am

Bo- as a sidenote to road closures. It may be possible we will see rolling closures instead of a complete closure. Yesterday evening (right around rushhour[!!]) they were shutting down intersections along Sarcee while a police convoy was driving around. They shut down the intersection in front of the convoy, the one it was crossing, and one behind (I believe) and when the convoy passed an intesection, the closures followed it.
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Sat Jun 08, 2002 5:34 am

I'm looking forward to the G8 activity. I still wonder how close we can get. The spot over by Purolator is defently out of the question...that's right Bo, no offroading in the Sunbird Sad.
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Sat Jun 08, 2002 5:37 am

Also on June 27th, Air Columbus will start service daily I believe, from Montreal continuing to Vancouver.
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Sat Jun 08, 2002 1:40 pm

If anyone is looking for me tomorrow I'll be there from 10-1:30ish, I'll have my cell on my... 808-7434.
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Wed Jun 12, 2002 3:02 am

I scanned this with my text recognition pen from the Herald just now. It's from an official release from the G8 Security Forces:

G8 summit Security request motorists note the following measures that will be in effect from 0500 (5 am) Tuesday June 25 to approximately 0200 (2an~) Friday June 28:

  • Expect minor motor vehicle delays in the vicinity of the airport. Please add an extra 30 minutes to your regular travel time.


  • AirportTrail will be closed at both its Deerfoot Trail and Barlow Trail access points. Motorists approaching the airport from the south are advised to use McKnight Blvd. and Barlow Trail. Approaching from the north, use Country trills Blvd./112th Avenue N.E. and Barlow Trail. Expect delays at the intersections of Barlow and McKnight, and at Barlow and Country Hills Blvd.


  • Northbound and southbound MCCall Way will be closed to all vehicles at the intersections of McCall Landing (northbound) and 78th Avenue N.E. (southbound). The only exceptions are Emergency services personnel and Calgary Transit Route 57.


  • While Calgary Transit service to the alrpor1 via Route 57 (Airport, Marlborough) will continue, passengers should expect brief delays as the bus stops at security checkpoi nts.


  • Access on Aero Road wi 11 be restricted to Emergency services personnel, employees of Nay Canada and the Calgary Airport Authority and individuals conducting business at either of these facilities.


  • The Park & Jet facility, near the intersection of Airport Trail and Barlow Trail, will remain accessible to motorists via Barlow Trail


  • At the airport itself, there wil l be a strict enforced ban on unattended vesicles curbside arrival/departure levels at the air terminal building. police officers, members of the Corps of Commissionaires, and towing vehicles will be on hand to enforce this ban.


  • The website is listed at http://www.g8summitsecurity.ca but not much was there

    I will be calling to see if my favorite rollerblading trail will be closed or not... hopefully it will remain open
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    Wed Jun 12, 2002 3:39 am

    And I just got off the phone with the G8 office regarding the trail, they guy said:

    "The pathway will be open, but is subject to monitoring and closures."

    I wonder if he has gotten a lot of requests about spotting, because I didn't mention it, and he said:

    "Airport spotting areas will be open, but high security areas will not be visible."

    Seems like they don't mind spotters, as long as the spotters don't mind being watched!
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    Wed Jun 12, 2002 10:57 am

    Hmm..

    This is both good news and bad news,
    Good news is that spotting can proceed.. Fundimental to anybody who wants to see the shiny silver on Air Force One..

    Bad news is that Aero Rd, willl be closed off.
    That is the road that leads to the control tower from 11 st.
    All or most of the VIP planes will be parked on Alpha taxiway just like during 911. Remember that United 777 that was right infront of that gate with the abandoned checkpost? I have a picture of it taken from that area somewhere in the site. Full Side on..

    This means that any chance of getting pictures of these planes from that area is not possible. That will bite.
    I too will give it a shot to call and ask about spotting and closures for the G8 later on.
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    Wed Jun 12, 2002 11:07 am

    http://www.calgaryairport.com/g8/g8index.html

    "Media or interested public seeking to take pictures or view aircraft may do so from any public area in or around the airfield that is open to the public. However, general public are advised that there will be little to see from the airport main terminal public area vantage points. Also, there will be vehicle parking, stopping and access controls in place at times around the airport perimeter for security reasons.

    Official photographs of some of the visiting aircraft will be posted on Summit related web sites. Also, there will be live coverage of airport arrival and other Summit activity from the G8 host T.V. broadcaster on local cable TV. .
    "

    Okay, here is a more detailed Scoop.
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    Wed Jun 12, 2002 3:10 pm

    "And no, you don't need almost all the runway to get a 172 off the ground there, it's not that bad if you have everything planned out, and the engine leaned nicely."


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    Thu Jun 20, 2002 11:49 pm

    Here in Clagary the radio station I was listening to was reporting that George Bush will be staying in Shelby, Montana and flying to Kananaskis each day so perhaps there is some truth to the rumor that Air Force One will not be coming to YYC. Not sure how he will get to Kananaskis each day as it's probably a couple hundred miles from Shelby - a pretty long helicopter ride.
     
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    Fri Jun 21, 2002 5:50 am

    It is a long ride- I would guess almost two hours.

    Bo- did they say who the host broadcaster is? I assume it's the CBC, but CanWest (ie: Global 7) is rather chummy with the Liberals, so they might have the contract instead  Smile
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    Fri Jun 21, 2002 2:23 pm

    Hmmm... is there a AFB in Shelby? Because the civillian airport can't take much more than a Fairchild Metro  Laugh out loud:

    http://www.airnav.com/airport/KSBX

    I highly doubt DubYa will fly anywhere except YYC. I mean, he flies that bird all over the world and won't bring it to one of the closest allies airport?  Wow!...  Big grin

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    Sat Jun 22, 2002 7:11 am

    Why would I fly all the way just to see America Junior, right? Big grin

    I spotted a wierd aircraft today. It was using the callsign Aeroflot (although the accent was quite thick, so I'm not positive) and the aircraft appeared to be one like this:


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    He landed on rwy 34 and then taxied all the way back to the Shell FBO (I believe, I didn't see exactly where he went).

    Neato!
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    Sat Jun 22, 2002 7:14 am

    Exactly, I find it sad if that is the case.
    Although Bush may have a decent excuse for putting his Big Blue Silver in Montana. (Terrorists may attack my plane which has flares, chaff, and countermeasures and all these other wacky defenses plus F15s and F16s for escort.)
    If he's that uncomfortable with Calgary.. I frown upon him.
    All the other delegates are coming to YYC for sure..
    An An-124 may also be there as well!! I guess its for the Russian Motorcade or something like that.

    Squigee: I heard that Shaw Cable channel 10 was going to cover the arrivals.. Lol Shaw cant do shit. But I bet it will be CBC or Global or even both.

    Perhaps A-Channel as well will be covering all this stuff on that day.!
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    RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

    Sat Jun 22, 2002 7:28 am

    lol Bo! I'm with you on that Shaw comment!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
    Someday, we'll look back at this, laugh nervously, and then change the subject.
     
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    RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

    Sat Jun 22, 2002 7:55 am

    Too bad we don't have any heads up of what's comming in.
    Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
     
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    RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

    Sat Jun 22, 2002 10:30 am

    What was in those C-5's? I saw another landing as I was leaving work today. I thought they were carrying the presidential motorcade- could this mean Bush will be coming in with AF1?

    Fallingeese- So you don't have times for arrivals. I suppose it's to be expected that they wouldn't publicise them.
    Someday, we'll look back at this, laugh nervously, and then change the subject.
     
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    RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

    Sat Jun 22, 2002 11:45 am

    Yep! Another C-5 came in. I watched them unload the presidential chopper from it.
     
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    RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

    Sat Jun 22, 2002 1:58 pm

    Damm! ANOTHER C stoopid 5 I missed!!!
    There was an IL-76 here today, and it is STILL here. That is the plane you mean Mike, right?

    THere is also this sweet Gulfstream 5, but I dont think that is in part with any G8 related stuff. There are also 5 Kendells and the sunset tonight was just amazing!! The sun was Lust Red and it was like huge!!! the size of canned hams!

    I managed some shots of it, airport security were watching me and following me for a bit at the baseball fields.
    I also went to Springbank, Holy shit 40 GRIFFIN HELICOPTERS all over the airport like a scrap yard.. I manged some distant shots of those as I tried to get closer to the airport, RCMP came and scared me away.. Grr!
    There were tents, APC's and some Jeeps at that airport.

    I will return to YYC tomorrow morning and the evening to finish off what I did not finish off from today  Smile

    Bo Oh the VIP's come around 5-10am on June 25.
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    RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

    Sat Jun 22, 2002 2:27 pm

    NOOOOOOOOO! I have a social studies final. UGH!
     
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    RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

    Sat Jun 22, 2002 2:44 pm

    BO, are you taking photos or what? I want all of this documented. Again as far as Air Force One is concerned, do you really think that the U.S. President will go to a summit without taking the widebody? There is a little prestige here you know. That 747 is going to be in Calgary! Mark my word. No go shoot some photos! Good luck!

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    RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

    Sun Jun 23, 2002 2:36 am

    If there gonna be on alfa, im gonna be spotting at the purolator hub.
     
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    RE: YYC Operations For G8 Summit

    Sun Jun 23, 2002 7:31 am

    Of Course I will be there taking photos.
    It is inevitable for me to miss such an opportunity.
    I will let you guys know how things went after the G8, and of course I will try and upload a few to this site.  Smile

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