A Fathers Day Gift

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  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    I was very lucky to get a 17 minute helicopter ride over Toronto to help celebrate Fathrs Day.
    The fist photo shows the helicopter. The lady was another passenger. I was lucky enough to sit in the left seat next to the pilot so could see what he had to do to fly this machine. I also had a view almost straight down through the nose. We took off from Toronto Island Airport.
    The second photo shows taken as we were climbing is of Toronto Union Station.

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    Next photo shows the tracks leading into the station from the east end.

    The second photo shows Toronto east

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  3. Matthyro

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    Another east photo the we turned and the second photo shows us approaching the CN tower.

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    Great shots, and what a great fathers day gift! From up there it looks like one heck of a layout. You just want to scoop it up and take it home with you. What a view!

    Happy fathers day!

    Freelancer

    Oops! Sorry, I didn't realize you weren't finished. Keep em coming!
  5. Matthyro

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    The first photo shows some track running east to west in the middle of the city.
    I took the second photo while we were turning so got it tilted but it shows the city well looking south.

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    The first photo is looking west. The second photo looks east.

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  7. Matthyro

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    The final photo shows us on our landing approach back to Toronto Island Airport.

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    Thanks freelancer. It was a great day to fly. I had hoped we could of gone a bit further north to get to see some CN yard tracks but that would have taken us into the commercial corridor for Toronto's Pearson Airport
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Wow Robin, what a great way to celebrate Father's Day. Those are some tariffic shots, I'm sure you'd have spent the day up there if you could.:D
  10. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Looks like fun Robin!

    Andrew
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    Robin,That's to cool! What a Fathers day gift! :thumb: :D
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Cool gift! :thumb: :thumb: :D :D
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    King for a Day, very thoughtful gift.Looks like you had alot of fun.Nice photos Robin. Looks alot like a really well done Urban N scale layout that was built at about 30-32 inches off the floor in a stadium sized room ;)

    I was hoping for a Time machine ride back to about 1912 . No such luck, maybe next year :D
    I did get one railroady gift however.
    TrainZ simulator.Of course it was late,but it will be here tomorow :)
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    Yup Tileguy we would all hope to get a time machine ride.

    The Trainz simulator is excellent and hope you enjoy it.

    This photo taken by the helitours group was put up on their website.

    It shows my son-in-law Buddy and myself just befor boarding.

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    What a great gift! I would have loved that! (If I wasn't such a white knuckled flyer that is...):eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: You should have seen me flying to Atlanta last week...Xanax is my friend! :D :D
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    Great photos Robin. Is the water one of the lakes? I don't know my geogrophy very well.
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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    :D :D :D :D You & me Both!! Went up once ina plane.... got the T-Shirt..... not going up again, if I can help it!! :D :D :D

    Great Pics Robin!! What a cool Railfanning trip too!! :) :) :)
  18. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Dick. That is Lake Ontario you see in the photos. For those who haven't tried it yet, I found the ride very smooth and comfortable. At times you can look straight down so I imagine that wouldn't suite everyone.
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    I used to have a severe case of acrophobia years ago, but it never stopped me from going on a plane, even heliocopters and I never could figure out why not. I would imagin that even now that I'm over it, looking straight down would be a bit unnearving and hard to take.:eek::eek:
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