Skimming waves near the heart of the city

This looks like a scene from some lonely outpost in the north, but it was actually shot in Toronto harbour with the City Centre airport in the background. The plane is a Bombardier Q400 in service with Porter Airlines.

Porter flies to Montreal, Ottawa, Newark and Halifax, primarily for the convenience of business travelers who work in the downtown area. Local residents don't like it much, saying the daily turboprop flights create congestion in the area and are too noisy. When Porter was first licenced, residents also feared that private jet traffic would soon follow in and out of the downtown airport. So far, that hasn't happened.

For aviation enthusiasts, meanwhile, the sleek planes are an interesting attraction along the waterfront.

Here's one on final approach:

The photographs are from my dad, Duilio.
Grazie mille!

For more info:
>A video introduction to Porter service is located here.
>Bombardier Q400
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