I don't have any pictures posted online. All my photos are collecting dust in the basement. I should really scan them one day. Canadian aviation was more interesting in the 80s - Eastern Provincial, Quebecair, CPAir, Wardair, Nordair, Pacific Western, Worldways, Nationair etc... it was a great time. I spent a lot of time at YYZ when I was young. I'd ask to go there for passing school each year and when my grandparents went on holidays. I saw a CPAir 737 blow an engine and abort takeoff due to a bird strike and a Worldways 1011 abort landing during a thunderstorm. It was really exciting stuff. I spent so much time watching jets that one time I saw an AC 727 depart and four hours later - it came back :-). I marked the registrations and stuff. Gotta go - its late here in this part of Canada :-)
The YYZ manager told us he flew as a navigator in the CAF at one time - I think it was on the Orion. It was a prop transport. Anyways - It was and still is the highlight of my spotting days. It was like a dream come true. He told us at one time people could virtually walkout onto the field/airport. Times sure have changed. I also remember David Bowie had his chartered 707 sitting on the tarmac. It was a really BIG jackpot we hit that day.
Me and my friend were hanging around the counters - eyeing an Eastern or Republic pen - can't remember (we were going to take it :-) We were airplane fanatics - couldn't help ourselves (it was like GOLD to us). Anyways a guy in a suit came up and said - are you spotters? We thought we were in trouble for being up to no good. We said "yes" - then he told us to meet him in 20 minutes. He took us down the back door elevator. We drove behind an AC 1011 as it taxied :-) Felt REALLY close. We drove the WHOLE airport - all the retro airlines and jets for 1982. PLUS it was the CNE airshow weekend! - BA concorde and all the military jets were parked there too. We couldn't drive near them though. I remember A-7 corsairs, Vulcan bomber, SR-71, Blue Angels and F-15s. I can't remember more - its a long time ago.