Today was Toronto Pearson Intl. Airport's 3rd annual Runway Run event! The event basically lets people of the public run or walk on the runway in a 5K run or 2K walk. The proceeds from the the participants' registration costs along with fundraisers went towards charity. WestjetterO from the forums here was one of the walkers too...
I got a chance to volunteer for the event today and it was A LOT of fun! Runway 24L/06R was closed for the event. There was a great turnout with almost 3,000 runners and walkers! There was a lot of air traffic around us with aircraft taking off, landing and taxiing on and around the parallel Runway 24R.
There were also two aircraft on static display: Air Canada A319 and FedEx 727. There were also kiosks setup by the different sponsors for the event such as Air Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society and even Turkish Airlines! I was able to get some posters and Turkish was even giving away 1:500 Herpa A340's!
It made for some great photos..
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Went spotting later....
I had seen a Russian IL-96 parked at the infield during the run (RA-96018). Went to 23 later and saw this odd looking Aircraft, I sprinted across the road and down the sidewalk to get into position while still thinking: 'What could it be, A 747? a 707?' I only realized when it was nearly on top of me, it was a Rossiya Airlines IL96-300 (RA-96019). An Early visitor for G8/G20 from Russia. Not too Shabby, eh Tupi?
TransAero 767 came immeadiately after Rossiya IL-96!
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Great pictures of you and the airport.
I hope one day there will be something like this here, in Ben Gurion (Tel Aviv) airport in Israel..XD
You've taken some nice shots of the small parts of the A320, and the FexEd aircrafts!
The Turkish airlines model is a nice addition, and so are the pictures of the FedEx interior!
It's funny to see this post today, as I recieved my very first Air Canada- an A330 model in 1:500 scale!
Keep on bringing great shots and zooms!
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