Another sad departure!
The last Boeing 720 in operation around the world will take off for the last time today from the Saint-Hubert airport and land in Trenton, Ontario. After that you'll have to drive down the 401 to Canadian Forces Base Trenton in Ontario to see an important part of our aviation history. The 154th and final Boeing 720 built won't be displayed here where the bulk of Canada's avaition history, achievments and industry resides, instead the Pratt & Whitney Canada aircraft will be loaned to the National Museum of the Canadian Air Force in Trenton "for an indefinite period of time,". Launched in 1959 by Boeing, the 720 version is medium range and lower capacity than the Boeing 707, one of the airliners most successful 20th century. Pratt and Whitney used the jet to test their engine designs. Montreal needs an Air and Space museum, a world class place that would attract tourists and inspire our kids to reach for the sky if not the stars.