|Erik from Frankfurts' sent me this today... what a shot!|
|This clearer than clear picture was sent in by Craig M from Ottawa.|
The radome was replaced, but didn't have time to be painted. Lots of airplane watchers sit in their cars at the button of 25. One day I waved to one family by opening up the window. But usually by the time we get to the "button" we are getting take off clearance so the P.R stuff has to wait. The "Fall" colours are starting to appear. It would be a beautiful drive in the nearby rolling hills on the Quebec side.
Calling all DC-9 Drivers and AMEs who worked the "nine."
I received an email from Perry Van Veen from Southern, Ontario wondering if I flew the DC-9. He is recruiting people interested in restoring this aircraft. From the two pictures, they sure have a lot of work ahead of them. Then again, I am absolutely amazed when the final product arrives.
Here's their website. Restoring a DC-9
From Perry...Our program is called AERO-BETHESDA and we operate as a non-profit. Our purpose is to educate people with developmental disabilities on aviation and related events. We allow them to participate in the restoration of this
cockpit and have guest speakers come to talk about what they
do................perhaps you could be one of them. We are located in
St Catharines, Ont.
|Throttles of the DC-9|
|The amputated DC-9 flight deck|
Another great project....
I received this from retired Captain Hebb Russell a couple of months ago. He hoped I could write an article for enRoute, but unfortunately things did not pan out. In fact, Hebb offered a ride when one of their planes were passing through, but that too didn't work out.
With my love of general aviation and more specifically my love of old
"Tube and Fabric" aircraft, with the best having round engines, I find
retirement days just to short to accomplish everything in my ever
increasing "Bucket List". My latest involvement in aviation is with
Yellow Wings which is affiliated with Vintage Wings based at Gatineau,
PQ. This involvement started through Capt. Dave Hadfield and has me
joining their list of volunteers, flying in their Yellow Wings program.
If you are not familiar with this commemoration of the BCATP have a look
at their web site at ........ Yellow Wings
Gone Flying folks....let's hope this pending flight attendant strike works itself out.
If not, you may see one captain hitchhiking from Victoria, B.C LOL