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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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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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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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The Harvard trainer

This one is being reassembled and restored – If I get a chance I’ll take a large image set of this beautiful airplane so those who enjoy beautiful airplanes can enjoy it…

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And you thought your day was bad

A moment shared with a member of 424 (Tiger) Search and Rescue/Transport Squadron This was one of those moments that can be summed up as ne being the right place at the right time to take these pictures of a … Continue reading

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