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Canadian North is Retiring their 737-200s with gravel kitsLast week, Canadian North announced in an article published by Nunatsiaq News that they would unfortunately be retiring their Boeing 737-200s. These are the last 737-200s to be based in Western Canada. (www.youtube.com) More...
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Probably Air Inuit and/or Nolinor will take up the route to Cambridge Bay until such time as they get that runway paved/coated later this year. Then Canadian North can run their 737-400 up. As for Kugluktuk, Air Inuit hopefully.
In the 1980s I flew on GDPA regularly between Edmonton and Tuktoyaktuk in the Dome Petroleum Beaufort Sea exploration days. It was a big deal when Dome bought the jet as before that we flew on a Lockheed Electra, which, looking back, was very cool too. At the time, the relative luxury of the 737 was very welcome though.
Wonder if there is a video of one of these landing on a gravel runway?
Not Canadian North, but Nolinor landing at Meadowbank Mine gravel strip.
That was really interesting. Thanks for sharing!
You might like this landing on an ice strip:
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Some wag on youtube posted the engines were placed under the wing and created drag. So what they were not being used for speed it was for utility only.