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A welcome sight

A Bell CH-146 Griffon from 424 (Tiger) Search and Rescue/Transport Squadron flying over Lake Ontario enroute to 8 Wing/CFB Trenton. In service in Canada since 1995, the Griffon is used primarily to support Army training, and other tasks including search … Continue reading

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Grey days

A Royal Canadian Air Force Polaris flying circuits over the Bay of Quinte as it approaches CFB Trenton. Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2011

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The not an air show air show

The air show held by 8 wing at CFB Trenton was officially not an air show – okay. We had static displays, good, flying and a chance to see some awesome military equipment close up. Being the home of Canada’s … Continue reading

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RCAF Memorial Gates

Scenes from the 2009 rededication ceremony marking the 60th Anniversary of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Memorial Gates. In the early morning hours of 17 December 1939, the Agreement creating the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) was signed. … Continue reading

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Parachute eating tree

This SAR tech from 424 Search and Rescue Squadron at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton was ambushed by a tree – a vicious tree! I think that he looks like Ed Robertson of Ed’s Up and the Bare Naked Ladies? Lloyd Edward … Continue reading

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Mighty Argus

The Canadair CP-107 As early as 1952 the RCAF issued requirements for a new long-range patrol Aircraft to replace the wartime Lancaster. By 1958, less than three years from contract start, the first Argus was airborne and on 1 May … Continue reading

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Nav Canada Flight Inspection De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102

I heard and saw this Dash 8 flying patterns and being me, I had to check out what it was all about. It’s a Nav Canada Flight Operations (NCFO) Flight Inspection De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8. According to Nav … Continue reading

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A Hawk by day and by night

One of the Golden Hawk Sabres – to my mind it looks magnificent at night. Initially a six-plane team was envisioned as performing for only one year with the Canadair Sabre, but the Golden Hawks were so popular after their … Continue reading

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Homecoming

A Royal Canadian Air Force CC-150 Polaris (Airbus A-310 passes over the Bay of Quinte on final approach to 8 Wing/CFB Trenton. Underneath the line of approach you can clearly see the landing gear and flaps down – as the … Continue reading

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Outside again

I had previously written about T-33 jets, one that crashed on take off and another that was being restored at the National Air Force Museum Of Canada. Here’s the restored jet that is once again outside. The T-Bird began service … Continue reading

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