TURBO PROP EXTRAVAGANZA
Time: December 2nd (0000z) - December 3rd (0000z)
Through out history Turbo Prop aircraft have greatly served many smaller and more remote parts of Canada. The wide spread use of the DeHaviland Dash 8 has continued into present day with some of the largest operators being Canadian Based Airlines Air Canada, WestJet, And Porter Airlines. Flying on a Turbo Prop is an experience very unique to Canadians that many other people around the world won’t get an opportunity to experience.
On this day we will all get an opportunity to Fly these beautiful Aircraft and explore the Great White North that is Canada.
HUB Airports: CYYZ (Toronto Pierson), CYTZ (Toronto Island), CYOW (Ottawa), CYSB (Sudbury), CYAM (Sault Ste Marie), CYQB (Quebec City), CYTS (Timmins)
Featured Airline Livery’s:
Air Canada Express Q400
WestJet Encore Q400
Porter Airlines Q400
About the Aircraft
The De Havilland Canada DHC-8 , commonly known as the Dash 8 , is a series of turboprop powered regional airliners, introduced by de Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984. DHC was later bought by Boeing in 1988, then by Bombardier in 1992; then by Longview Aviation Capital in 2019, reviving the De Havilland Canada brand. Powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100s, it was developed from the Dash 7 with improved cruise performance and lower operational costs, but without STOL. Three sizes were offered: initially the 37–40 seat -100 until 2005 and the more powerful -200 from 1995, the stretched 50–56 seats -300 from 1989, both until 2009, and the 68–90 seats -400 from 1999, still in production. The QSeries are post-1997 variants fitted with active noise control systems.