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kebecker
14-03-2009, 18:37
okay so its now Pierre Elliot Trudeau.

these hangers are I think from the 50's terminal, alhough the nearest one is possibly from the Ferry Command days?????

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/kebecker2/Picture370.jpg

canberra
14-03-2009, 18:52
So is this still an airport or has it become more of a GA airport like say Orly in Paris? Are there any palns to change Mirabels name?

kebecker
14-03-2009, 18:54
Dorval is the main Montreal facility, Mirabel is being run down, I think it is still used for freight, last charter flights stopped a few years back

kebecker
29-03-2009, 18:33
the best I could do!

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/kebecker2/Picture369.jpg

canberra
30-03-2009, 19:06
A mate of mine got posted to Goose back in 1990, he flew to Mirabel on a BA 747 but then had to get to Dorval for his flight to Goose. Why they didnt do to him what I did is beyond me. I flew to St Johns on Air Canada and then it was an Air Atlantic 737 via Deer Lake to Goose.

kebecker
01-04-2009, 02:56
Could be worse there is a great account of Dorval in the early Transatlantic days in the 50's apparantly the bar was dry back then, would never happen in Quebec today ( I hope!!!)

kebecker
25-11-2009, 01:51
Very Very wet Pierre Elliot Trudeau 2009

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/kebecker2/IMG_0767.jpg

Richard Flagg
02-03-2010, 18:07
Another undated photo from Canadian Pacific Railway.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ALL%20OTHER%20PHOTOS/AiX-ARG%20Archives/scan0002.jpg

Carnaby
12-07-2010, 19:48
A bit from the EH project by NP and myself.


Ferry Command came into existence on 20 July 1941 from the Atlantic Ferry Service. Prior to this date the task of transferring aircraft across the Atlantic had been in the hands of the civilian run Atlantic Ferry Organisation. The RAF now assumed responsibility and initially set up its HQ in central Montreal, before relocating to the airport at Dorval.

Three broad areas of aircraft operations were undertaken by the command:


Reception from US Army Air Corps to Eastern airfields prior to despatch
Transport from North America to the UK, (clearly long range types only)
Operation of other air routes from the USA as may be required occasionally.
Over 11,000 aircraft were delivered across the Ocean, most departing from airfields at Gander, Newfoundland, and Goose Bay, Labrador.
Graham

kebecker
12-07-2010, 22:40
I think you are right with Dorval, it has changed quite a bit since the photo was taken! Thanks for you help with it

think I posted this in the Dorval thread, but scince I cant work out how to link here it is again;

These hangars are in the same position as the ones in the b/w piture, have to think they may be original, any thoughts?

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/kebecker2/IMG_0447.jpg

not nearly as good as the flash earth stuff, buts its mine !
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/kebecker2/IMG_0829-1.jpg

There is somewhere in the passenger terminal a memorial dedicated to Ferry Command, but I have never been able to find it! However details can be found here http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=7836

Richard Flagg
13-07-2010, 08:50
Dorval is the main Montreal facility, Mirabel is being run down, I think it is still used for freight, last charter flights stopped a few years back

I remember doing some flights into Mirabel in about 2003, the place was dead then. We stayed at the airport hotel opposite the terminal (forget the name of it now) and I think we were the only guests there! I think we all would have gone into town but it was too far!!

On thing that I found amusing was the way the PAX were transportet from the a/v to the terminal, it was a strange high level bus that picked passengers up from the door of the aircraft, no stairs or anything and took them straight to a docking port on the side of the terminal. You'll know what I mean if you have ever flown from there! There must be some picturs on the web somewhere of it, I'll have a dig around

kebecker
13-07-2010, 14:07
You are thinking of Passenger Transfer Vehicles

http://www.accessairsystems.com/planemate02.html

Still in use at Dorval where loading remotely from a gate occurs, I have a feeling I have used one of these recently at a US airport, memory is not goood today! .

Richard Flagg
13-07-2010, 21:39
Those are the things! Odd looking vehicles aren't they?

kebecker
13-07-2010, 22:26
Totally bizare, the ones at Dorval (which I suspect came from Mirabel) have odd looking fins on the roof, that seem to serve no purpose. I must get a piture of a flyover on Highway 40 near to the airport, this to has fins!

kebecker
13-09-2012, 23:14
The first three hangars in this line have been demolished, hey hohttp://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/kebecker2/DSC_0765.jpg



okay so its now Pierre Elliot Trudeau.

these hangers are I think from the 50's terminal, alhough the nearest one is possibly from the Ferry Command days?????

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n330/kebecker2/Picture370.jpg