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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
20-Apr-2024 AT45Yellowknife ()Yellowknife () 11:00AM MDT 11:09AM MDT 0:08
20-Apr-2024 AT45Yellowknife ()Yellowknife () 09:51AM MDT 10:52AM MDT 1:00
19-Apr-2024 AT43Gjoa Haven ()Yellowknife () 01:35PM MDT 03:55PM MDT 2:20
19-Apr-2024 AT43Cambridge Bay ()Kugaaruk () 10:35AM MDT 11:51AM MDT 1:16
19-Apr-2024 AT45Yellowknife ()Cambridge Bay () 07:52AM MDT 09:59AM MDT 2:07
18-Apr-2024 AT43Hay River ()Yellowknife () 05:38PM MDT 06:06PM MDT 0:28
18-Apr-2024 AT43Yellowknife ()Hay River () 04:43PM MDT 05:10PM MDT 0:26
18-Apr-2024 AT43Taloyoak ()Yellowknife () 01:26PM MDT 03:58PM MDT 2:32
18-Apr-2024 AT43Yellowknife ()Gjoa Haven () 08:02AM MDT 10:24AM MDT 2:21
17-Apr-2024 AT43Kugluktuk ()Yellowknife () 03:28PM MDT 04:42PM MDT 1:14
17-Apr-2024 AT43Cambridge Bay ()Kugluktuk () 01:45PM MDT 02:44PM MDT 0:58
17-Apr-2024 AT43Yellowknife ()Cambridge Bay () 11:05AM MDT 01:03PM MDT 1:57
16-Apr-2024 AT43Cambridge Bay ()Yellowknife () 02:53PM MDT 04:32PM MDT 1:38
16-Apr-2024 AT43Kugluktuk ()Cambridge Bay () 01:05PM MDT 02:08PM MDT 1:03
16-Apr-2024 AT43Yellowknife ()Kugluktuk () 10:42AM MDT 12:06PM MDT 1:24
15-Apr-2024 AT43Kugluktuk ()Yellowknife () 03:05PM MDT 04:26PM MDT 1:21
15-Apr-2024 AT43Cambridge Bay ()Kugluktuk () 01:31PM MDT 02:35PM MDT 1:03
15-Apr-2024 AT43Yellowknife ()Cambridge Bay () 10:54AM MDT 12:44PM MDT 1:50
14-Apr-2024 AT43Cambridge Bay ()Yellowknife () 05:41PM MDT 07:36PM MDT 1:54
14-Apr-2024 AT43Taloyoak ()Cambridge Bay () 03:30PM MDT 04:37PM MDT 1:07
14-Apr-2024 AT43Yellowknife ()Gjoa Haven () 11:41AM MDT 01:47PM MDT 2:05
13-Apr-2024 AT43Cambridge Bay ()Yellowknife () 04:32PM MDT 06:29PM MDT 1:57
13-Apr-2024 AT43Kugluktuk ()Cambridge Bay () 02:52PM MDT 03:51PM MDT 0:59
13-Apr-2024 AT43Yellowknife ()Kugluktuk () 12:49PM MDT 02:03PM MDT 1:13
12-Apr-2024 AT43Gjoa Haven ()Yellowknife () 01:49PM MDT 03:10PM MDT 1:21
12-Apr-2024 AT43Kugaaruk ()Gjoa Haven () 12:11PM MDT 12:45PM MDT 0:34
12-Apr-2024 AT43Cambridge Bay ()Kugaaruk () 10:23AM MDT 11:43AM MDT 1:20
12-Apr-2024 AT43Yellowknife ()Cambridge Bay () 07:55AM MDT 09:42AM MDT 1:47
11-Apr-2024 AT45Near Hay River, Northwest TerritoriesYellowknife () First seen 06:06PM MDT 06:24PM MDT 0:17
11-Apr-2024 AT45Yellowknife ()Hay River () 05:02PM MDT 05:33PM MDT 0:30
11-Apr-2024 AT43Taloyoak ()Yellowknife () 01:23PM MDT 04:03PM MDT 2:40
11-Apr-2024 AT45Yellowknife ()Near Cambridge Bay, Nunavut 08:10AM MDT Last seen 03:49PM UTC 1:38
10-Apr-2024 AT43Kugluktuk ()Yellowknife () 03:30PM MDT 04:46PM MDT 1:16
10-Apr-2024 AT43Cambridge Bay ()Kugluktuk () 01:49PM MDT 02:50PM MDT 1:00
10-Apr-2024 AT43Yellowknife ()Cambridge Bay () 11:23AM MDT 01:13PM MDT 1:50
09-Apr-2024 AT43Hay River ()Yellowknife () 03:16PM MDT 03:42PM MDT 0:25
09-Apr-2024 AT43Yellowknife ()Hay River () 02:07PM MDT 02:34PM MDT 0:27
09-Apr-2024 AT43Fort Simpson ()Yellowknife () 11:56AM MDT 12:42PM MDT 0:46
09-Apr-2024 AT43Yellowknife ()Fort Simpson () 10:20AM MDT 11:10AM MDT 0:50
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