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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)


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!!
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
"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!
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!
This is a DC-8=63.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
27-Sep-2023 AT45Kugluktuk ()Yellowknife () 08:06PM MDT 09:21PM MDT 1:15
27-Sep-2023 AT45Yellowknife ()Yellowknife () 11:01AM MDT 01:58PM MDT 2:56
27-Sep-2023 AT45Yellowknife ()Ulukhaktok/Holman () 11:01AM MDT Diverted
25-Sep-2023 AT45Cambridge Bay ()Yellowknife () 02:38PM MDT 04:36PM MDT 1:57
25-Sep-2023 AT45Yellowknife ()Cambridge Bay () 11:13AM MDT 12:57PM MDT 1:44
24-Sep-2023 AT45Cambridge Bay ()Yellowknife () 12:38PM MDT 02:43PM MDT 2:05
24-Sep-2023 AT45Yellowknife ()Cambridge Bay () 10:11AM MDT 11:54AM MDT 1:43
22-Sep-2023 AT45Kugluktuk ()Yellowknife () 03:41PM MDT 05:10PM MDT 1:29
22-Sep-2023 AT45Cambridge Bay ()Kugluktuk () 01:48PM MDT 02:52PM MDT 1:03
22-Sep-2023 UnknownYellowknife ()Cambridge Bay () 11:16AM MDT 12:59PM MDT 1:42
20-Sep-2023 AT45Hay River ()Yellowknife () 01:30PM MDT 01:59PM MDT 0:29
20-Sep-2023 AT45Fort Simpson ()Hay River () 12:01PM MDT 12:40PM MDT 0:39
20-Sep-2023 AT45Yellowknife ()Fort Simpson () 10:38AM MDT 11:39AM MDT 1:01
19-Sep-2023 UnknownNear Hay River, Northwest TerritoriesYellowknife () First seen 03:47PM MDT 04:08PM MDT 0:21
19-Sep-2023 AT45Yellowknife ()Hay River () 02:17PM MDT 02:48PM MDT 0:31
19-Sep-2023 UnknownNear Fort Providence, Northwest TerritoriesYellowknife () First seen 12:35PM MDT 12:59PM MDT 0:24
19-Sep-2023 AT45Yellowknife ()Fort Simpson () 10:54AM MDT 11:51AM MDT 0:57
18-Sep-2023 AT45Fort Simpson ()Yellowknife () 12:05PM MDT 12:56PM MDT 0:51
18-Sep-2023 AT45Yellowknife ()Fort Simpson () 10:36AM MDT 11:34AM MDT 0:57
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