Air Traffic Control

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Comments from Jim Gallant: - 1 May 2005

On April 20, 2005, a T-33 from Cold Lake destined for the Aviation Museum arrived in Ottawa for a fly by before going on to Rockcliffe. The aircraft made three passes. I'm not sure if it was the last flight of a Canadian T-33 but I believe it was. I'm sure that members from all of the units would enjoy seeing these photos.

Most of us have had a few of these in the circuit or on radar and a lucky few of us even had a number of back seat rides in the "good old days".

He blew over the roof of the NOC below the tower cab at around 300+K, completed three passes and I think that he subsequently landed at YRC and will go on display at the Aviation Museum. You can figure just how low he was.

Comments from Jim Dunn: - 20 May 2005

The buildings in the background are the old passenger/baggage handling terminal and control tower at the Ottawa MacDonald Cartier (International) airport. They are shortly to be razed to make way for a $95M expansion of the new passenger/baggage handling terminal, (out of view, to the left of the picture). This shot was taken from the new tower that was opened circa 1990.

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Updated: May 20, 2005