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Air Plane Geekery: Tally Plates

A tally plate, or tally, is a label, ticket, or metal plate used for identification or classification or instructions for a piece of equipment or machinery. In this case they are attached to things related to flight. more images in … Continue reading

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Important stuff – Jet Fighters

Some important stuff to have on a jet fighter… © 2012 CKB

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Air Monkey

A cousin of Railway Monkey, Air Monkey can be found hanging around air planes, jets, helicopters and other interesting places that have little to do with places where good monkeys hang around. © 2012 CKB

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What’s the pointy thing on a CF-104?

A visitor recently arrived on my blog by using Google to ask “what’s the pointy thing on the CF104 Starfighter” . Good question, and here’s the answer: it’s a pitot tube. Pitot-Static tubes, which are also called Prandtl tubes, are … 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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Memorial Military Museum

Despite the title of this video, it is actually a look at the Memorial Military Museum in Campbellford Ontario. This gem can be hard to find on the Internet, so the address might come in handy: 230 Albert St, Campbellford, … Continue reading

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And you thought your day was bad…

Traffic got you down? Imagine running into this on the way to work…

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Buffalo 461

On August 9, 1974, UN Flight 51, Canadian Forces Buffalo 115461, was on a scheduled supply flight from Ismailia, Egypt to Damascus, Syria. The flight was crewed by Captain George Gary Foster (Pilot), Captain Keith Mirau (First Officer), Captain Robert … Continue reading

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The big picture – CWH

A series of large panoramic and structured images shot at the Canadian Warplane Heritage museum in Hamilton Ontario. All images are linked to larger versions… Looking at the front of the museum. Looking at the museum from the ramp The … Continue reading

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

I spent the better part of half a day exploring the inside and outside of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton Ontario. I had a blast, especially considering that I was able to walk around and under one of … Continue reading

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