Retirement Training

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B-LJF_747-867FWith less than a week to go before my official retirement I’ve started looking at how I’ll fill my days until the air show season starts in the Spring.  I love plane spotting and I’ve run across a few places where kind spotters post advance warning of special aircraft coming and going through Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Today I took an hour to catch this gorgeous Cathay Pacific Cargo Boeing 747-8 lifting off on a long run to Anchorage Alaska.

While waiting there was time to also get a few shots of a Hainan Airlines Boeing 787-8.

B-2730_787-8And a Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER

B-KQS_777-367ERI will certainly be spending more time along the fences.


Canadian International Air Show – The 65th Edition

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The 65th annual Canadian International Air Show was held at the CNE on the Labour Day weekend.  Good weather and great crowds.


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Just me and a few thousand of my friends

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After huge air shows like Oshkosh and Sun ‘n Fun and large ones like Waterloo and Thunder Over Michigan, it was refreshing to attend the Ontario South Coast Air Show.  A smaller, very friendly event where I knew all the performers and and a good number of the spectators.  A lovely way to spend a Saturday.

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Formation Flying – Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association

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