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Old 01-15-2012, 09:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
Sgt Caribou
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Default Re: Air Canada L-1011 1960's look

Very nice pic although 60's would be a bit early, as L1011 first flew in 1970. Anyhow, I recall in 1977, while visiting Toronto and staying at the Howard Johnson on east side of CYYZ, seeing the same aircraft/airline approach to land during a thunderstorm. The aircraft suddenly rolled back & forth rapidly then retracted gear and powered up and away. Must've been some good wind shear happening, but it was a pretty scary sight to observe. I also remember hearing about another L1011 that got stuck in a mud patch at the same airport during the same storm. Pretty wild stuff.
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