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Jets – the pointy end

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A different view

I often have a slightly different view of things – a blessing and a curse at the same time as people tend to get stuck in the ‘stand Billy in front of the jet’ mode while Mom takes a crappy … Continue reading

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They fly

I had a bit of time before a flight so I did what I normally do – no, not head for the bar and snork back a few shots of scotch… more images in a Facebook album Images by Katherine … Continue reading

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Jets and stuff

I stopped for a burger at a Wendy’s across from Pearson International – the burger was damn awful, but across the road the nice view of jets and other flying things landing and taking off sort of made up for … Continue reading

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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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