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Re: 2016 Canadian Airshow Dates
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2017, 10:47:23 »
Not 2016, but another season of whininess has begun....
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CF-18 flyby spooks Montrealers
Event was organized for Alouettes' home opener, but not everyone was au courant


"It scared the heck out of me," he said.

Peters's wife and two young children were on their way home during the flyby. He said the noise caused her to let go of the stroller with the 22-month-old inside, so she could move over and protect the three-year-old. The stroller rolled away and hit a Bixi stand, then toppled over. ::)

Everyone is fine, Peters said, save for a few tears shed in the aftermath. But Peters plans to call the city and possibly contact the Alouettes to put an end to these kinds of events.

"It shouldn't be happening, not with people in town with PTSD, refugees coming from war zones, it could trigger all sorts of trauma," he said.
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Re: Canadian Airshows - Dates/Pictures/News
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2017, 15:38:11 »
Some of those refugees probably look up and think, "Where were those planes when our villages were being razed?"
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Re: Canadian Airshows - Dates/Pictures/News
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2017, 16:32:58 »
https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,123590.msg1493320/topicseen.html#new

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Straight from the UN page on Peacekeeping:

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UN Peacekeeping is guided by three basic principles:

Consent of the parties;
Impartiality;
Non-use of force except in self-defence and defence of the mandate.

http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/operations/peacekeeping.shtml

As Loachman says, blue-helmet peacekeeping cannot be like Afghanistan, as we definitely did NOT have the consent of the Taliban and we used force for more than just self-defence.

Perhaps we should paint our CF-18's baby blue with UN markings for the interdiction of hostile aircraft. Our pilots could wag a finger and shout "STOP" over 121.5 MHz.

The pilots would have to wear blue helmets also to give credibility to their polite request.
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Re: Canadian Airshows - Dates/Pictures/News
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2017, 17:23:33 »
At ACS they gave a calendar of the QIAS featuring all the performers of 2016 as part of the welcome package. In the back of my mind I mentally said I was going to attend in June, in hopes of seeing a Raptor. At the end May I realized that there would be no show in 2017 and that they were planning to host it every other year. :(

Anyway, looking at the photos on this forum I wonder how USAF pilots get trained on the F22. I mean I don't recall there being a 2 seat Raptor. Do they go from jet trainer (USAF equivalent of the hawk) to something like F18 and then Raptor?
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Re: Canadian Airshows - Dates/Pictures/News
« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2017, 10:31:08 »
At ACS they gave a calendar of the QIAS featuring all the performers of 2016 as part of the welcome package. In the back of my mind I mentally said I was going to attend in June, in hopes of seeing a Raptor. At the end May I realized that there would be no show in 2017 and that they were planning to host it every other year. :(

Anyway, looking at the photos on this forum I wonder how USAF pilots get trained on the F22. I mean I don't recall there being a 2 seat Raptor. Do they go from jet trainer (USAF equivalent of the hawk) to something like F18 and then Raptor?

T-6 to T-38 to FSim to F-22.  See Euro-NATO's Joint (USAF-NATO) Jet Pilot Training.

T-38 Talon's can be unforgiving, so they make excellent 'physical' training aircraft.  The FSim will be where a potential Raptor pilot will learn to fight the "data/info/knowledge kill-chain." 

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Re: Canadian Airshows - Dates/Pictures/News
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2017, 15:16:19 »
Thanks for the link G2G.

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Re: Canadian Airshows - Dates/Pictures/News
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2018, 22:49:15 »
Very random question here...

Was there some sort of display of either a C-130 or an A400M over Edmonton yesterday?

Very low & slow flying aircraft right over the middle of the city.  At first I thought it was a C-130, but the more I looked at it, the more it seemed to be something else?  Very low, but not quite low enough for me to make a definite conclusion.  I'd like to say it was a C-130, and perhaps it was just my eyes playing tricks on me...but it really looked like something else?

Any info?  Any displays or demonstrations?
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Re: Canadian Airshows - Dates/Pictures/News
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2018, 12:19:55 »
Anyone got a list for 2018?
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Re: Canadian Airshows - Dates/Pictures/News
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2018, 11:47:43 »
Tanks Mario.
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Re: Air Shows
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2019, 12:45:58 »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INcWJYFvSkQ

Best of 2018 in the Mach-loop, Low-Level Flying

Near the end the RCAF CF-18 Demo Tm.


One of the best. In 4K

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiAW6u4Yt1w

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Re: Air Shows
« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2019, 20:21:07 »
Awesome! 5 Commercial Jets Flying in Formation Sep 2014

Five Airbus A350-900s took to the skies for a formation flight, if you love aviation this is just beautiful to watch.

https://www.chonday.com/16377/fivebujawe2/
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Re: Air Shows
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2019, 09:21:06 »
Following attachment has all the 2019 Canadian Airshow dates. Source: Scramble. The Scramble webpage has links for some of the airshows and also all US airshow dates.  Feel free to add any shows that I may have missed.

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Toronto CNE "About the 2019 Air Show"
« Reply #38 on: Yesterday at 13:58:47 »
A F-18 passed over our location near Toronto Pearson Airport this morning around 0930 local. Probably something to do with this.  :D


The Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) (August 31 to September 2) celebrates its 70th anniversary this year with a spectacular new show.

Confirmed Performances (to date):

The Royal Air Force Red Arrows
Canadian Forces Snowbirds
Canadian veteran Gord Price in the Russian-built Yak 50
USAF A-10
USAF Black Hawk Helicopter SAR Demonstration
MiG 15
Brent Handy in a Pitts Special
RAF A400M
More acts to come - Stay tuned!

https://theex.com/main/entertainment/canadian-international-air-show/air-show


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Re: Toronto CNE "About the 2019 Air Show"
« Reply #39 on: Yesterday at 15:29:09 »
Time of year when many complain about that awesome noise.

London Airshow is worth the travel with their lineup + display aircraft.

Check out their site for the full list.

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Re: Toronto CNE "About the 2019 Air Show"
« Reply #40 on: Yesterday at 17:54:02 »
My wife was SCUBA diving in Lake Ontario a couple of weeks ago. I was on the Etobicoke shore. The Lancaster flew over where I was standing. Awesome.


 

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Re: Air Shows
« Reply #41 on: Yesterday at 18:52:57 »
A few years ago we had a B-17 spend a few days out our local airport and it did some runs above town. It was several hundred feet up (probably even over 1000ft) and still quite loud, but my favourite memory has to be heading to work morning, sitting at an intersection and seeing it flying low (maybe 100 or 200 feet) over the farmland parallel to the highway before banking left and following the road back to the airport. Quite impressive.
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