SpaceshipDC10
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Today Oct 12, Robert Piché of Air Transat is retiring

Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:03 am

It's because he managed to glide and land Air Transat's flight #236 in the Azores, saving the lives of 306 people in the process, that he's become a well known figure in commercial aviation.

Later today he's going to pilot his very last flight, a special one, out of YUL heading east to overfly Québec City's old town and Momentrecy's Falls.

http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2017/1 ... commandant
 
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Re: Today Oct 12, Robert Piché of Air Transat is retiring

Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:10 pm

I think everyone who got into aviation would know about him, his story is legend. That said, I think Ethiopian's Leul Abate is still flying. Happy Retirement!
 
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Re: Today Oct 12, Robert Piché of Air Transat is retiring

Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:34 pm

Incredible feat and made for one of the best episodes of Mayday/Air Crash Investigation in that you can watch the show knowing it ended about as well as one could hope.

Félicitations!

ps. *Montmorency Falls
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Re: Today Oct 12, Robert Piché of Air Transat is retiring

Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:38 pm

Hope he gets a water salute during arrival!
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Re: Today Oct 12, Robert Piché of Air Transat is retiring

Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:02 pm

Nice touch Air Transat. Great way to end a storied career for Captain Piché. In this world of dragging humans out of planes, lawsuits, diversion horror stories, etc., it is certainly refreshing to see a good topic to reflect on. Congratulations, and enjoy your retirement party tonight.
 
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Re: Today Oct 12, Robert Piché of Air Transat is retiring

Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:20 pm

Here's a video of his final landing: https://youtu.be/6qLyOT2_m5E
 
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Re: Today Oct 12, Robert Piché of Air Transat is retiring

Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:16 pm

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Here's a video of his final landing: https://youtu.be/6qLyOT2_m5E


Thanks very much for posting this video. I was trying to live this experience through my 90 year-old father, who drove over to the YUL cellphone lot just off Cardinal just to see the departure. Then Murphy's Law struck, and 10 minutes before departure they switched to the sixes and he missed it. Now I can show him the video of the arrival, at least.
Also noticed your amazing video of the A380 diversion from the weekend. Had no idea it had arrived, and I was outside in Pointe Claire when I heard the noise and looked up in time to see it flying out over the lake. I had no idea why it had diverted, and noticed on flightaware that it was quite a distance out of its way to get to YUL. Hope the medical issue turned out OK, and thanks again for the videos :D
 
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Re: Today Oct 12, Robert Piché of Air Transat is retiring

Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:29 pm

YOWVIEWER wrote:
Also noticed your amazing video of the A380 diversion from the weekend.


Just to clarify, I'm not the person who do these videos. I only link them to topics here whenever I found those useful.

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