From: email@example.com (Thundercraft) Organization: UNIServe Online Date: 12 Oct 96 02:36:00 References: 1 2
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In article <airliners.1996.2022@ohare.Chicago.COM>, firstname.lastname@example.org says... > >This has almost nothing to do with your question, other that about Air >Canada DC-9s. On a sightseeing trip to O'Hare last Friday I spotted an Air >Canada "Nine" ready for immediate departure (an old one, I'd presume, since >it was in old colors and looked rather short; my guess is a -10 or -30). I >peered down the jetway, which was different from all the other jetways at >O'Hare -- it was specially designed with "Air Canada and a maple leaf on >the side and had small rectangular windows on the side. The angle of the >jetway downward was very steep: something like 20 degrees, rather than the >gentle slope of most jetways. My guess is that the gate was meant for >larger aircraft (prob. A320s) which are taller, thus having their doors >higher off the ground (the DC-9 is very low to the ground). Any other >guesses? > Sounds to me like you were looking at a Canadair CL-65, not a DC-9. On checking Air Canada's web site (www.aircanada.ca) you will see the a/c type CRJ (Canadair Regional Jet) as well as A320 and DC9 on the Toronto YYZ to Chicago flt schedule. The CL-65 seats 50, so it would look like an old DC9-10, except that it sits closer to the ground. I believe that the CL-65 has its roots in the Canadair Challenger 601 business jet.