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Retiring pilot chooses Castlegar to celebrate his final flight

Castlegar Source
By Castlegar Source
April 4th, 2015

Earlier this week, Air Canada Jazz pilot Captain Rob Gordon retired after 27 years of service.

Fire Chief and airport manager Gerry Rempel said Gordon’s last flight was a special one, met with fanfare here in town.

“His goal was to make the last flight of his career into Castlegar,” Rempel said. “With his family onboard  to share his experience, he made a beautiful landing on the runway and taxied the aircraft in to the main apron under a water arch provided by the Castlegar Fire Department.

“There, he was welcomed by a reception held by the local Air Canada Jazz employees,  Mayor Lawrence Chernoff and other airport employees.”

Chernoff presented Gordon with a gift from the city and a cake was enjoyed courtesy of the airport’s Pie in the Sky.

“He said he chose Castlegar as his last run as he thoroughly enjoyed the approach into our airport and this is where he first met his wife, also an airline employee at the time,” Rempel said.

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