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Watch the Day that WestJet Buzzed the Tower Before They Retired Their 737-200 Fleet


What’s it like to fly a low pass in the old Boeing 737-200?  This WestJet pilot shares his exhilarating story.

Back in 2006, WestJet was a much smaller airline that was in a full-fledged transition process to the airline it has become today.  While most major north american airlines had retired their 737-200s in the first half of last decade, WestJet held on to them a little longer while they waited for 737-600 and 737-700s to arrive.

When the time finally came to retire the -200 fleet, WestJet authorized a crew to do a final flyby for a photo opportunity.  After coordination with tower, they did two flybys followed by an impressive unrestricted climb before entering a pattern for a final approach.