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The Canadian Armed Forces operated a fleet of five Boeing 707 transports (code named CC-137s) from 1970 through 1997. These reliable aircraft provided the Canadian military with a truly global deployment capability, with air-to-air refueling, humanitarian, and troop and cargo transport capabilities.
The footage on this DVD was filmed using state-of-the-art TV broadcast betacams. This two-part visual documentary takes the viewer for an up-close visit exploring all aspects of the operation. On this DVD, a period CAF promo film explains the workings of a trans-Atlantic CF-5 refueling flight across the pond. We then fly from Kai Tak to YVR on a Vietnamese refugee flight in 1979.
Then we join troops boarding their CC-137 at Quebec City for their flight to Andoya for military exercises, along with a tanker CC-137 escorting CF-5s across the pond. There’s ample footage of all the action at Andoya airfield with lots of noisy & smokey 707 footage.
The CC-137s were based at CFB Trenton where we then soak up some winter cold weather operations. Finally, we join a sked-run military passenger flight between Ottawa and CFB Trenton.
Chapter 1) Introduction (DC-3/C-47, Yukon, Cosmo)
Chapter 2) Armed Forces Refueling promo film
Chapter 3) Vietnamese boat people airlift from Hong Kong to Vancouver 1979
Chapter 4) Quebec City troop departure for Andoya
Chapter 5) CC-137 tanker departure take-off for Andoya
Chapter 6) Landing Andoya (707 and CF-5s)
Chapter 7) Andoya ground operations
Chapter 8) Andoya winter operations
Chapter 9) CFB Trenton winter operations with Boeing 707 and Cosmo
Chapter 10) CFB Lahr arrival of Canadian Armed Forces 707
Chapter 11) Ottawa passenger flight passengers boarding
Chapter 12) Ottawa pre-flight and departure
Chapter 13) Armed Forces Boeing 707 cockpit landing at CFB Trenton
Chapter 14) DVD previews
Total running time: 60 minutes
This DVD is available in NTSC region-free format (which will work on all current European DVD players)