From: ABrowne@mtl.marconi.ca (Alan Browne) Organization: Canadian Marconi Company Date: 24 Jun 96 12:24:53 References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1
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<<snipped>> >The DHC-7 aimed at a merket which never really materialized. >In the early 1970s 'STOLports' were supposedly going to be the >future of air travel. AFAIK only two were purposely built, LCY >and one in Montreal. >The Montreal experiment faded after a year or so, and LCY has been >expanded to a 'real' airport. > <<snipped>> AFAIK, the only aircraft to "sched" out of the Montreal STOL port were Twin-Otters (DHC-6). The run was from the old remote parking lot for the 1967 World's Fair in Montreal to Ottawa's ( ... ) airport (an old air force field near the river, which is now a private field. (Also has Canada's Aeronautical collection in a new modern museum...well worth the visit!) I remember a lot of the "hype" about the DHC-7 and MLS permitting taxiway landings and take offs, thereby freeing up runways for larger aircraft...I don't remember if this actually became a practice anywhere (with or without MLS...) Alan Browne.