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McDonnell Douglas DC-8-60 (C-FTIQ) - August 1971 - "Rotate" - departure on rwy 06L at Dorval.
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McDonnell Douglas DC-8-60 (C-FTIQ)

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August 1971 - "Rotate" - departure on rwy 06L at Dorval.

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C.W. Reed
I think Air Canada should bring back this livery! 5 stars! thank you pelican! Cheers!!
JM32
EPIC
ian mcdonell
Great historical photo thanks
Jim Costello
I am filled with thrills at the sight of this big old bird in majestic livery. CWR + JC ad idem.
Michael Bishop
I agree, C.W.! This is the best livery ever, way better than their grim new black and white effort.
Ryan Kehler
Beautiful aircraft and there’s no doubt that Air Canada should go back to the red and white, like our flag.
Edward Ludwig
My first overseas tour to the ROK was on a World Airways DC8-60. Beautiful aircraft!
William Garcia
WOW 😲
"60" was a series but not a model. This looks like a 63 but without a closer look at the engines, hard to say.

A neat picture of one of Douglas' best.
Paul Marcil Sr
A gorgeous airplane - had to do air starts (gave me goose bumps every time) - two were lost I believe - one in Ste Therese and the other in Ottawa
Bill Mortensen
Another vote for a return to this AC livery!
ROBERT MILLS JR
The DC-8 series airframes were built like tanks.
We were on a Trans International Airlines Charter, TIA DC-8-63, on final at Bangor, ME (ATL-BGR), July 1975, fully loaded at MTOW.
We were at about 20' above the runway when the aircrew activated the thrust reversers.
We sunk immediately and incurred a very heavy impact first on the left mains, then right, then left.
I was in right isle seat and I remember being swung maximally over the left armrest and looked at all other aisle passengers in front of me in same position, hearing other passenger heads hitting the left cabin wall, then, the opposite side, then back to the left side.
It was just a refuel stopover, so, we exited the airplane after much talk about the hard landing.
I diverted out of the line to the terminal to the left mains, and, they were with full tread, apparently new tires, but, there were bald spots across all four of the left main tires right down and deep into the cords.
I was shocked at the damage as a teenager.
Then, when we took off from BGR and landed in Bergen, Norway (BGO), both taking off and landing, the main tires were so loud from being bald and thumping all the way from the terminal to airborne, etc., that I'll never forget it.
I remember then and still think that Donald Douglas Sr. built those Douglas airframes TOUGH!
topboss
This is a DC-8=63.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
06-Dec-2022 AT43Iqaluit ()Clyde River () 03:00PM EST 04:40PM EST Scheduled
06-Dec-2022 AT43Igloolik ()Iqaluit () 11:09AM EST 01:07PM EST 1:58
06-Dec-2022 UnknownIqaluit ()Near Iqaluit, Nunavut 08:54AM EST Last seen 08:55AM EST 0:01
05-Dec-2022 AT43Iqaluit ()Arctic Bay () 02:18PM EST 03:42PM CST (?) 2:24
04-Dec-2022 AT45Resolute Bay ()Arctic Bay () 01:48PM CST 02:38PM CST (?) 0:50
04-Dec-2022 AT43Pond Inlet ()Iqaluit () 12:49PM EST 03:51PM EST 3:02
03-Dec-2022 AT45Hall Beach ()Resolute Bay () 10:17PM EST 10:54PM CST 1:37
03-Dec-2022 AT43Pond Inlet ()Arctic Bay () 07:24PM EST 07:04PM CST 0:40
03-Dec-2022 AT45Iqaluit ()Hall Beach () 05:42PM EST 09:13PM EST 3:31
03-Dec-2022 AT43Iqaluit ()Pond Inlet () 04:13PM EST 06:21PM EST (?) 2:08
03-Dec-2022 AT45Resolute Bay ()Arctic Bay () 09:04AM CST 09:55AM CST 0:50
01-Dec-2022 AT45Arctic Bay ()Resolute Bay () 01:44PM CST 02:33PM CST 0:49
01-Dec-2022 AT43Arctic Bay ()Pond Inlet () 08:53AM CST 10:40AM EST 0:47
30-Nov-2022 AT45Pond Inlet ()Resolute Bay () 06:55PM EST 07:13PM CST 1:18
30-Nov-2022 AT43Iqaluit ()Pond Inlet () 04:10PM EST 06:22PM EST (?) 2:12
30-Nov-2022 AT43Pond Inlet ()Iqaluit () 11:28AM EST 01:40PM EST 2:12
30-Nov-2022 AT43Arctic Bay ()Pond Inlet () 08:58AM CST 10:38AM EST 0:40
30-Nov-2022 AT45Resolute Bay ()Arctic Bay () 07:42AM CST 08:35AM CST 0:52
29-Nov-2022 AT43Arctic Bay ()Resolute Bay () 05:58PM CST 06:47PM CST 0:49
29-Nov-2022 AT43Pond Inlet ()Arctic Bay () 05:54PM EST 05:34PM CST 0:40
29-Nov-2022 AT43Iqaluit ()Pond Inlet () 02:49PM EST 04:56PM EST 2:07
28-Nov-2022 AT43Arctic Bay ()Pond Inlet () 08:42AM CST 10:21AM EST 0:39
28-Nov-2022 AT43Resolute Bay ()Arctic Bay () 07:31AM CST 08:18AM CST 0:47
27-Nov-2022 AT43Pond Inlet ()Iqaluit () 11:24AM EST 01:34PM EST 2:10
27-Nov-2022 AT43Iqaluit ()Clyde River () 11:04AM EST 12:40PM EST 1:35
27-Nov-2022 AT43Arctic Bay ()Pond Inlet () 09:05AM CST 10:44AM EST 0:39
27-Nov-2022 AT43Iqaluit ()Iqaluit () 09:48AM EST 11:09AM EST 1:21
27-Nov-2022 AT43Iqaluit ()Igloolik () 09:48AM EST Diverted
27-Nov-2022 AT45Resolute Bay ()Arctic Bay () 07:50AM CST 08:37AM CST 0:47
26-Nov-2022 AT43Arctic Bay ()Resolute Bay () 06:20PM CST 07:14PM CST 0:54
26-Nov-2022 AT43Iqaluit ()Pond Inlet () 03:31PM EST 05:41PM EST (?) 2:10
26-Nov-2022 AT43Iqaluit ()Pond Inlet () 08:55AM EST 11:09AM EST 2:14
25-Nov-2022 AT43Kuujjuaq ()Iqaluit () 02:22PM EST 03:37PM EST 1:14
25-Nov-2022 AT43Iqaluit ()Kuujjuaq () 11:13AM EST 12:43PM EST 1:30
23-Nov-2022 UnknownNear Resolute, NunavutResolute Bay () First seen 10:56PM UTC 05:16PM CST 0:19
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