Credit to the photographs

I would like to thank Brian Losisto (Air Canada's photographer) for always allowing me to post his pictures. (The above thrust lever pic is his). Then there is Kelly Paterson from Calgary and plane spotter "Erik" from Germany. Of course, I have lots myself. On that note, if you feel a photo(s) may be in appropriate or the content I post a bit dubious by all means send me an email. I will ratify it! That's all I ask!

...I hope you enjoy the blog...

P.S I'd like to add Nadia from "la belle province" for her contributions!
...and now YYC Disptacher...

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

The new flashy Olympic Livery

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Our newest/last B777 arrived a few weeks ago with Olympic livery. Above are a few shots taken by Erik Ritterbach (FRA Air Canada cargo agent/"tail spotter") during a Frankfurt pit stop.

Apparently, it was the biggest and most complex paint scheme for the Boeing paint shop in Seattle, Washington. It took four days round-the-clock involving a 45-person team.
You may see some Air Canada pilots sporting a bright blue/green Olympic themed tie. I have yet to unwrap mine. I'll probably start wearing it closer to Olympic time but I'll have to remember how to tie a tie because they are not clip-ons.


Ken Wong said...

great picture!

From the Flight Deck said...

Hi Ken. It's even better now that the Olympics are on. Capt. Doug

Ryan said...

All that work in the paint shop was well worth it. I have countless photos of C-FIVS and I get excited every time I see it. Beautiful aircraft.

Thanks Captain Doug!!
Ryan @ CYYZ

From the Flight Deck said...

Hi Ryan. Rumour has it that was the most extensive paint job Boeing performed. It took a huge team of painters about two weeks to get it ready.

F.Y.I Air Canada no longer has a dedicated paint shop.
We fly the airplanes out to various airports for a fresh coat of paint.

Captain Doug