One of the main reasons for the whole Canada trip this time is to go up to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territory in Canada to photograph the aircraft of Buffalo Airways, with their C-46, DC-3, DC-4 and Electra aircraft. As well as Air Tindi Dash-7s etc. Also to fly on the 737-200.
Monday 19 August 2013
Vancouver YVR – Edmonton YEG – Yellowknife YZF
West Jet WS108
Boeing 737-7CT C-GWSP
An early start and after dropping off the hire car, it was a big walk to the domestic part of terminal. There probably is a shorter way we did not know about.
Check in was accomplished quickly and security was no problem for me, but Trevor had to go through the take your belt etc off game.
Boarding seemed to take a while and there always seems to be a few that seem to arrive late.
To me hearing announcements made in English and French seemed odd and time consuming, eg safety demo done twice etc.
Climb after takeoff seems to be quite steep on Westjet flights.
Inflight service is partial buy on board, yet some things like soft drinks and water and some food items are complimentary.
Approaching Edmonton it is clear how flat the surrounding area is.
The wind was a bit gusty as the landing was firm.
Took a while to taxi to terminal and here is what I think was strange in that the passengers continuing to Yellowknife could either get off the plane for 20 minutes or stay onboard.
We figured by the time we got off etc, it would be time to board again, so we stayed on board.
Another steep take off.
Again soft drinks and a small packet of chips were offered free, while other items were for sale including headphones.
The further north we flew, the farmland gave way to untamed wilderness.
Landing in Yellowknife seemed to be smoother than the one in Edmonton.
Waited for the crowds to clear and a quick look at the flight deck on the way out.
I was greeted at the door by a ramp and not the usual steps. A nice idea. Only a short walk across the Tarmac to the terminal.
While dad got the bags, met fellow airliners.net trip reporter Markus Felger.
Quick photo of the polar bear in the terminal and then out to get the hire car.