An Ongoing Passion for Flight & Flying Designs
For over a decade, we have actively pursued our perpetual fascination and awe with the ever expanding universe of flight. The following folio reflects this curiosity with the spectacular diversity of airlines, liveries, history, and aircraft.
Reflecting our passion for local photography, this blog has been exclusively captured at Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ), one of the busiest international airports in the Americas by passenger count. By way of reference, this equates to 49.5 million annual passengers, nearly ten million short of New York’s JFK International. Originally named Malton Airport, YYZ received its first passenger service on August 29th, 1939, marking its 80th anniversary last year. Moreover, the modern name change occurred in 1984 to honour Lester B. Pearson, Canada’s 14th Prime Minister and recipient of the 1957 Nobel Peace prize. With two terminals and five active runways, Pearson served close to a whopping half million aircraft movements in 2018; and as a quintessentially Canadian feat, Pearson sports the world’s largest de-icing facility (Canada, eh?).
In keeping with our euthuasiam, our adventure expands beyond the images. We have included a story behind each aircraft that highlights the unique history and set of circumstances which guide the planes to YYZ, completing this voyage of discovery. (Note: these “write ups” and the information they contain is only as up-to-date as the image’s publication date.)
David and Robson
*Note, you can visit our resources page on our site at: Aviation References