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 Post subject: Canadian aircraft
PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:56 pm 
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Well, I asked for it, so I guess I'll get the ball rolling!

This year we attended a free airshow put on by the Canadian Armed Forces. Here are a few pictures from that.

First we have a DH DASH-8 (dont remember the military designation right now). These are used in navigation training. I love that dark glossy blue colour.

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And a close up. The City of Winnipeg Squadron!

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Here we have an Aurora...the Canadian version of the Orion.

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The CF-18 in this years "Demo Team" colours. Nice.

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Here is a Canadian Tudor jet in a very interesting colour scheme that I haddnt seen before.

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And finaly, what Canadian Airshow would be complete without the Snowbirds?

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All the pictures were from my rather cheap digital camera. I forgot to bring my 35mm camera in the rush to get the kids out the door...so the pictures are not as high-res as they could have been. Still interesting tho.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:16 am 
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Amazing Tim! Looks like a nice day to watch planes streak by :D
Thanks for sharing


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 Post subject: Western Canada Aviation Meuseum
PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:17 am 
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Here are some recent pictures (well, within the last 3-4 months) from the WCAM: I try to get out to it at least once a year.

First two pics of my favorite bird, the JU 52M1. Only a handful of these single engined beasted were made, and one ended up flying in as a heavy freight bush plane in Manitoba.

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Next up, a couple of close-ups of a Beaver. (get yer minds outta the gutter, yew miserable maggots!)

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I have more of the Beav...I had planned on trying to repaint the FG Beaver for the Meuseum, but I'm still not good enough at that.

Next up, the CF-101 Voodoo and its nuke; a Genie unguided nuclear air-to-air rocket. Who needs guidence? Just lob it in the general direction of the bombers and Run!

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I"m ashamed to say I now can't remember what this one is...can anyone tell me what this one is?

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Here is a nice looking glider. Again, I know FG has this one, but the name of it escapes me right now. Hey wadoya want? Its late and I need coffee...

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And finaly, anther mystery "plane". OK, I must admit that I actually do know what this one is, as its another one of my favorites. Its a 1-1 scale replica of the Avrocar flying saucer, which never got more than 4 feet off the ground. They were trying to build a super sonic vertical launch jet, what they did build was a hovercraft...only they didnt know thats what it was (they hadnt been invented yet). They kept trying to get it to fly, never realizing what they had created. Funny.

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whoa! that JU 52M1 is one creepy lookin' bird! kinda cool though.
as for the twin engine "mystry" plane looks to be a Douglas attack plane of some sort, maybe an A-26? but, I could be wrong.

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Very nice shots Tim! I agree with WII. The first Mystery plane is indeed a Douglas A-26. It's a very cool plane. As for the glider, I think it's a Schweizer, but not the 1-26 which is the closet thing FG has.


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thanks for the pics Tim.. :D

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After some research, I can almost say with confidence that the glider in question is a Schweizer TG-1.


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Thanks for the info, guys. An A-26, yes that sounds right. And a Schweizer.

Like most aviation museums, the WCAM is simply crammed full of interesting stuff. I"ll post more pics if I can find them.


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