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The Final Day: Progress Air


 

While we await results (or at least the opportunity to report results), would you like to hear about the final leg of the Liberal tour? Don’t answer that.

First, despite fears that we might have to stop to refuel in Regina, the tail winds were properly aligned and our Air Inuit plane managed to go the whole trip on a single tank of gas. Before boarding there were photos with staff and reporters on the tarmac. Once on board, someone cranked the volume on the stereo and something of a dance party broke out to the strains of Stay (Just A Little Bit Longer).

Breakfast included eggs, potatoes, sausage, fruit and an apple danish. There was another raffle (I won a coffee table book to go with yesterday’s prize, an Air Inuit duffle bag). And then Mr. Dion came to the back of the plane to offer a few final words on his appreciation for freedom of the press.

Before we landed, there was a bit of a pillow fight in the rear cabin. The landing was typically adventurous (to any pilots who may be reading this, is it normal to accelerate into the landing?).

Mr. Dion spent some of the ride going back-and-forth with his top aides, at work on tonight’s speech. (I’m told there are multiple versions in play, or least various sections that may or may not appear depending on tonight’s exact result.)


 

The Final Day: Progress Air

  1. Funny, the NDP also had an airplane pillow fight. A strange ritual of Canadian politics?

  2. If the pilot accelerated prior to touching down, then yes, that can be normal if he didn’t feel he was going to make his target (presumably the runway). If he accelerated *after* touching down, then that’s just plain crazy.

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