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Discussion in 'Canada' started by Emmbeedee, Nov 27, 2010.
Yup. F-86 Sabre.
A Korean War veteran.
Canadair F-86 Sabre 5 built in 1954, retired from the RCAF in 1968. This one didn't see Korean action.
Beg your pardon. I meant the type saw action in the Korean War if not that particular example.
CF-86. Absolute all-time favourite. Saw the Golden Hawks as a kid up in Sudbury. Believe one of them lit some tall trees up on a low pass. Big Canadian engine. Beautiful aircraft.
In my gear I have a team postcard of the Golden Hawks signed by all the crew for my dad to give to me.
He was at a mess party for them. I was 10 yrs old I think.
Still the best looking jet paint job ever IMO.
A little bump for this thread. A 172 on something, an old Ford I think.
But not really why I stopped there. This is why:
Buffalo Air, of Ice Pilots NWT fame.I tought I could hear them Pratts and hung around a while, no luck,they never started them up.
I had seen them in action in Oshkosh as Catalinas doing aerobatics, probably still have 8mm films of that in my dad's stuff. Love that sound.
Cansos and me....first got doused by one at an air show my dad organised in the 70s, had to hit the ditch fast.Also worked out of the old seaplane base in Sidney for years, the hangar is still there. Then we found the one at the bottom of Saanich Inlet that crashed there in 1945, the story is here, can't find any pics (it is at 160 meters or so) but I was amongst the first few to ever see it.:eek1
There is also that wreckage near Tofino, been there, cool site.
Hey, is that a glider?
Hey, an Airedale! Nice plane too!
Thanks for posting the pics, and the Tofino ones as well...
I have some shots of a Canso too.
I think this one lives in Hamilton?
Very nice, yep Hamilton, maybe I should go see it and also find some of my long lost family out there.
This machine was refurbished by Flying Colours located at the Peterborough airport. It was in tough shape before they did it after sitting on the pole for a lot of years.
Near Falkland, BC
How the heck did Goose Bay get a Vulcan? What's the story!
That's an interesting scheme! Has the Canada Flag on the tail, but also "RCAF"; after the red-ensign but still before unification of the CF.
Goose Bay Vulcan Story.
"During December 1981 XL361, based at Waddington, was on its way to Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. En route she developed a fault necessitating landing at Goose Bay. During final approach fire warning lights displayed in the cockpit It landed safely and it taxied in to a dispersal pan, accompanied by the emergency services.
After shut down it was discovered that there had indeed been a fire in the fuselage which had burnt out a few cable looms which caused a lot of the warning lights in the cockpit. She was actually quite lucky to get down safely. She sat in the hangar for ages waiting for a decision on her future, and with the Vulcan fleet being scrapped the obvious decision was taken to not spend time and effort trying to repair her. Thus the stricken aircraft was struck off charge.
Goose Bay has long had (and still has) close links to the RAF. Many low level exercises are carried out from this base, and so when the Happy Valley townsfolk requested that XL361 be given to them to use as a symbol of friendship the decision was taken to present the Vulcan to the community as a gift."
I'm surprised no one has a pic of the DC-3 in Whitehorse. Not only is it on a stick BUT it's free to spin in the wind. Makes it the biggest (and coolest) wind vane that I know of!
This post is useless without pictures, or better yet, a video of the thing.
I have the TV movie about that plane recorded on DVD.
Thought it was a great but kind of sad story.
My shitty African internet connection is useless for uploading pics to my flckr account so here are some links.
Even made it to wikipedia for a definition of a "weather vane" !
I thought this sounded familiar - it's already been reported in post 49 but we'll forgive you for not reading the whole thread first.
Ah shit sorry. I guess I was browsing though the pictures and didn't SEE it.
Just wasting others time while racking up my post count i guess...
Anyway I've seen it in person and it's pretty cool. Good excuse as any to ride in the mountains to Whitehorse... maybe as a stop on the way to the Canol Trail.