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The Hercules

CC-130 Hercules at the National Air Force Museum of Canada

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The mask

Not “The Mask” as in the movie, but “the mask” as in the oxygen mask that might at some point come in handy. This one is in the cockpit of an RCAF CC-130 Hercules. Images by Katherine © 2013 CKB

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Arrivals and departures

  Above and below, a CC-130 H model Hercules from 424 Squadron heading toward RCAF Road on final approach to 8 Wing/CFB Trenton.   Above, a 437 Squadron CC-150 Polaris preparing to depart from 8 Wing/CFB Trenton. All images © … Continue reading

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A fine day for flying

Some people get used to the sight and sound of a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130 Hercules flying around – I suppose I might fall into that category, however, I appreciate the beauty of these marvellous aircraft and never take … 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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Wet, grey and yellow

A wet day as a CC-130 Hercules and a CH-146 Griffon helicopter from 424 (Tiger) Squadron wait to be called out to perform search and rescue tasks.

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A wet, gray day

A very wet day – there was so much rain that the entire ramp was a lake, making the wings of a Hercules. A Polaris or a Globe Master III great places to be. While many people would say to … Continue reading

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And now you know – inside a Hercules

If you have ever wondered what it looks like to fly in a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130 Hercules en route to Thule Greenland, well, now you know. Between take off and landing, there’s a lot of room to move … Continue reading

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And now you know – wing edge vapour

You may have seen twirling tendrils of white vapour on the rear edges of wings of a jet fighter, jet airplane or even on the propellers of some air craft. The visible vapour is actually the result of vortices that … Continue reading

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Off to Alert–via Thule

A few pictures for today and then off to bed.

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