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Re: Canadian Airshows - Dates/Pictures/News
« Reply #25 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 #26 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 #27 on: June 26, 2017, 15:16:19 »
Thanks for the link G2G.

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Re: Canadian Airshows - Dates/Pictures/News
« Reply #28 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 #29 on: May 16, 2018, 12:19:55 »
Anyone got a list for 2018?
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Re: Canadian Airshows - Dates/Pictures/News
« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2018, 11:47:43 »
Tanks Mario.
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Re: Canadian Airshows - Dates/Pictures/News
« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2018, 13:02:01 »
My pleasure, RG.  :)