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Rare Milage: YHZ-BCN

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Hi all, when flying airliners, I pretty much only fly routes that are operated in real life with the accurate aircraft, time of day etc.  So every once and a while an unusual route and or route/aircraft combination will pop up on flightaware that gives me something unusual to fly.  In this case, it involves my home airport, Halifax/YHZ so I was all over it.  Air Canada has been operating a few rescue flights to Casablanca and one to Barcelona, all originating in YHZ (a stopover from YYZ).  As I understand it, this is for crew hour purposes so they don't have to remain at the outstation overnight.

So with that in mind, I flew ACA7052, a YHZ-BCN positioning flight for a rescue to follow BCN-YYZ.

At the YHZ gate boarding the crew

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Holding short for a Runway 14 departure.  Only 7700 feet but for a 787 carrying nothing but fuel and crew, no problem!

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Showing off it's beautiful wings flexing as we climb out of YHZ

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Dodging Thunderstorms on the decent to BCN

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On final for 07R at BCN

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Let's get loaded up and head back home!

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Thanks for looking.  Stay healthy, and wash your hands!

Dave

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Rescue Flights....the last resort for many to return home, during the crisis....(Rare Mileage indeed)...!

Beautiful pictures...!

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Thanks!  If the mods will indulge me, I’d like to share this twitter post from Air Canada.  It’s the audio of the Captain of one of the Casablanca rescue flights addressing the passengers, and by chance it’s likely to be his retirement flight after 40 years with Air Canada.  It’s a great listen and makes me proud to be Canadian.

 


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