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A tribute to Nordair

Old 19th Mar 2013, 01:50
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A tribute to Nordair

I never worked for Nordair, but I knew more than a few people who did. Four short videos about a great company.

A tribute to Nordair.
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 02:00
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I never flew Nordair, but I have some experience of Arctic operations in the 70s.

Very nice, nostalgic images.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 02:11
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Just watched them - some great shots.
Nordair sure had a great history and some great folks working for them.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 03:35
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Nordair sure had a great history and some great folks working for them.
They surely did. I knew a bunch of guys that worked there, many of us came up through the bush. One that's really bugging me is the name of the Captain early in the first clip. I knew him but can no longer put a name to the face.

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Old 21st Mar 2013, 14:22
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My tribute.

I Thought you might like these Photos. I took them at Fort Lauderdale in August 1985, enjoy.
Plus some info. about the Aircraft

C-GNDS, Very active life, last know with the Indonesian Airforce





C-GNDR named "Terry Fox" after a young cancer sufferer , with one leg, who started a "Marathon of Hope" run across the country. Made it three quarters away across but things caught up with him and he died in 1980.

The Aircraft also wasn't so lucky, crashed in Feb. 2005 in Afghanistan with the loss of 104 souls, operated by Kam-Air.


OPF

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Old 7th Sep 2013, 01:17
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Nordair search

This is a long shot, but.... I am wondering if anyone is in contact with a former Nordair pilot, John Parkinson. I believe he continued his career with Air Canada before he retired. Parkie flew with my brother, Captain James G. Ferguson. Bruce Lothian also flew with these Nordair pilots. Circa early 1980s.
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 11:41
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The captain early in the video is Red Martindale.

Red passed on some time back.
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Old 7th Sep 2013, 13:44
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Nordair was a great company!
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Old 30th Apr 2021, 23:21
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Nordair Pilot / Canadair Test Pilot

Long shot, my father was first a Test Pilot with Canadair in the 50's then pilot for Nordair until 1968. We then moved from Montreal to Toronto. His name was Lester G. Benson. Not sure sure if anyone would know him as it was so long ago.
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