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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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And there I was

A look back in my journal to September 27, 2008: I was providing support at the Ad Adstra ceremony this afternoon – a solemn occasion at best as thousands of people gather to dedicate granite bricks engraved with the name … Continue reading

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The coolest of things

I do encounter the coolest of things, including these water jugs that were dropped in by parachute. The jugs are resting on a cardboard base that is designed to absorb a lot of the impact by collapsing. Pretty cool, no?

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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.

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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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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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The field

A beautiful field of corn, images from a fall day, and images that will soon be lost as a way of life comes to an end for the farmers who are being displaced to make way for the new Joint … Continue reading

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