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Re: FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities
« Reply #1850 on: October 10, 2019, 13:45:39 »
I thought I read somewhere that this new bird has a better radar and EO/IR than the Aurora.

I'm finding out that "newer" doesn't always = "better"...
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Re: FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities
« Reply #1851 on: October 10, 2019, 19:19:38 »
Is there a Buffalo “retirement party” planned?


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Re: FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities
« Reply #1852 on: October 10, 2019, 20:51:11 »
Is there a Buffalo “retirement party” planned?


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Re: FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities
« Reply #1853 on: October 10, 2019, 22:42:31 »
Is there a Buffalo “retirement party” planned?


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If sustainment costs aren't crazy I would hope they keep it as a training aircraft. Either for pilot training or technical training
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Re: FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities
« Reply #1854 on: October 10, 2019, 22:57:32 »
If sustainment costs aren't crazy I would hope they keep it as a training aircraft. Either for pilot training or technical training

No.  We have training platforms already.  We don't need more that are different.

The CAF need to stop being hoarders, keeping everything.
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Re: FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities
« Reply #1855 on: October 11, 2019, 02:09:49 »
The Buffalo will be retired/removed from RCAF inventory by 2021.  Some museums will receive a few for display, the others will be disposed of through standard practices.

The Sea King had a retirement gala last year, I imagine we should start planning something similar for the Buffalo. 
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Re: FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities
« Reply #1856 on: October 11, 2019, 05:51:39 »
The Buffalo will be retired/removed from RCAF inventory by 2021.  Some museums will receive a few for display, the others will be disposed of through standard practices.

The Sea King had a retirement gala last year, I imagine we should start planning something similar for the Buffalo.

Some (one?) Of the Sea Kings went to Borden for a training aid, which is appropriate.

That should be the closest a 40 year old airplane comes to being used for training.

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Re: FWSAR (CC130H, Buffalo, C27J, V22): Status & Possibilities
« Reply #1857 on: October 11, 2019, 14:14:51 »
The Buffalo will be retired/removed from RCAF inventory by 2021.  Some museums will receive a few for display, the others will be disposed of through standard practices.

The Sea King had a retirement gala last year, I imagine we should start planning something similar for the Buffalo.

If you do, plan for it to be held in a football stadium.... and then land everyone there for the party in Buffaloes :)
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