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Re: CAN FORCE ONE grounded in hangar accident
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2019, 22:40:17 »
A330 MRTT

https://www.airbus.com/defence/a330mrtt.html

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Re: CAN FORCE ONE grounded in hangar accident
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2019, 22:45:49 »
A330 MRTT

Boeing KC-76 Pegasus, with a MOU with Air Canada to maintain Reserve 767 pilots.  Let them fly 10 months a year for Air Canada; we guarantee two months a year of military employment. 

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Re: CAN FORCE ONE grounded in hangar accident
« Reply #52 on: December 05, 2019, 06:19:01 »
By 1969, Venture was no longer a Navel Officers Training Centre but a tri-service CF Officers' Candidate School. We were either the last or second last platoon to go through there as Chilliwack had already opened and Venture closed down for BOTC shortly after I left there.

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Re: CAN FORCE ONE grounded in hangar accident
« Reply #54 on: December 05, 2019, 15:35:51 »
Bad optics if they replace the VIP fleet before concluding the F18 replacement competition.  The opposition would have a field day with that one.  Granted the 150's are used for a whole lot more than flying the bosses around but that little fact is not what is thought of when the fleet is mentioned. Add the airbus ailments to the need to replace the challengers and you have the basis for another bad hair day

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Re: CAN FORCE ONE grounded in hangar accident
« Reply #55 on: December 05, 2019, 15:56:16 »
Bad optics if they replace the VIP fleet before concluding the F18 replacement competition.
True, but there would also be merit in some non-partisan consideration because it won't always be one team or another in power, so it's really an issue for both the winning team and the next winning team as the government in waiting (of sorts).

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Re: CAN FORCE ONE grounded in hangar accident
« Reply #56 on: December 05, 2019, 17:01:40 »
Flew in the Governor General's Cosmo once.



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Re: CAN FORCE ONE grounded in hangar accident
« Reply #57 on: December 05, 2019, 19:29:19 »
If I remember correctly.... In the Cosmo we sat on a couch pushed against the wall/fuselage. Had seat belt on but still leaned sideways on landing.  ;)

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Re: CAN FORCE ONE grounded in hangar accident
« Reply #58 on: December 05, 2019, 21:15:53 »
If I remember correctly.... In the Cosmo we sat on a couch pushed against the wall/fuselage. Had seat belt on but still leaned sideways on landing.  ;)

In the Cosmo in Freddie, we sat on couch sized cougar on Saturday nights before the lights came on at 2am... because: Infantry :)
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Re: CAN FORCE ONE grounded in hangar accident
« Reply #59 on: December 05, 2019, 21:20:03 »
If I remember correctly.... In the Cosmo we sat on a couch pushed against the wall/fuselage. Had seat belt on but still leaned sideways on landing.  ;)

Yup. And I seem to remember a table with an inlaid map of Canada.

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Re: CAN FORCE ONE grounded in hangar accident
« Reply #60 on: December 06, 2019, 00:04:16 »
Flew in the Governor General's Cosmo once.



Maybe we can get them back.  ;D

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Re: CAN FORCE ONE grounded in hangar accident
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Re: CAN FORCE ONE grounded in hangar accident
« Reply #62 on: June 18, 2020, 17:16:33 »
Improper chocks, improper training, $11M in repairs that just started last month, not flying again before January 2021... and DND is asking L3 to pay, since the aircraft was under their control at the time. 

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/flight-safety/article-template-flight-safety.page?doc=cc15001-airbus-epilogue/k35u6unt

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