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Refugee Charter Flight: Amman (OJAM) - Toronto (CYYZ)

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Air Canada and Air Transat are currently operating charter flights from Jordan to Canada (Montreal & Toronto) as part of the effort to bring Syrian refugees to Canada.  I thought this would be a good chance to do an uncommon real world flight and virtually do a good deed.

 

My flight was Air Canada 2199, OJAM-CYYZ.  This was flown by a 787-900 in real life, but since I don't have one of those, the PMDG 777-200LR was a nice stand-in.

 

On the tarmac at OJAM ready to board our passengers:

 

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Doors closed ready to go!

 

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Taxiing to runway 24 for departure

 

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Cleared for takeoff!

 

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V1, rotate

 

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The visibility is not great climbing as OJAM disappears behind us

 

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Climbing over Jerusalem

 

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The moon reflects off the water just off the coast of Israel

 

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Fast forward to top of descent, cruising at FL400

 

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First glimpse of Toronto as we break through the clouds (or probably somewhere in York Region to be exact)

 

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Passing over Airport Road on short final for runway 23.  There's a gas station and a Wendy's at this location that make for great spotting opportunities!

 

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Taxiing to the infield terminal which has been reactivated to receive Syrian refugees

 

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Welcome to Canada!

 

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Thanks for looking.  Sorry for the small size, but unfortunately the way photobucket handles file extensions for full-size pictures doesn't allow them to be posted here...I should probably look for a better place to store pictures!

 

Interestingly, it was only 1 degree © colder in Toronto than it was in Amman, granted with real world weather it was night in Amman and daytime in Toronto...

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Thanks everyone.  OJAM was default (couldn't find anything else) and CYYZ is FlyTampa.  I do have replacement textures for the default airports which spruces them up a bit!  I also have ORBX North American landclass and UTX Canada running (with landclass disabled).  Maybe most exciting is that I could run all that without an OOM...love P3D 3.1 (plus the refinements PMDG has made done to the 777)!

 

PS, any suggestions on a good (free) place to upload images other than photobucket?

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Very nice shots!!

 

Suggestions for photos: Use flickr. I used Google Photos for several years, which was great when it was Picasa Web Albums but I feel like the interface sucks now, with Google+ Photos.. so I use flickr.

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