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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2007, 13:42:40 »
Hi Globe...Question regarding training.

is the training going to continue at Atus AFB or is the new Sqn going to pick up the training responsibility.

701 is looking great!  Can't wait to see it in Cdn Airspace

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2007, 18:40:28 »
Altus until further notice.

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #52 on: June 26, 2007, 22:29:47 »
GS - above I asked when the first flight would be.  I did not mean to ask when the first mission is but rather when is the first time that this aircraft will "slip the surly bonds of earth?"
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2007, 00:16:16 »

....... it is still scheduled for arrival on 9 August.



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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #54 on: June 28, 2007, 04:42:36 »
LLLLLoooovvveeelllyyyy! Is it just me or does the word Canada and the flag look great on the side of that grey painted fuselage :)
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #55 on: June 28, 2007, 16:51:17 »
Our first jet came out of the paint barn today ....

It's done.

It'll now start the long process of the "Acceptance Test Flight" protocols ........








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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #56 on: June 28, 2007, 16:52:29 »
And a couple more shots .................










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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #57 on: June 28, 2007, 16:54:07 »
INCH:

Once again I stand corrected.  :P
The tail numbers will be 6 digits after all.
Sorry about that ......
As we can see, the first one is 177701
Then we'll see:
177702
177703
177704

First it was 6, then back to 5 now back to 6.  ::)

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #58 on: June 28, 2007, 17:34:35 »
WOW.


WOW.

That is one sleek, sexy plane. And I never thought I would say that about any jet, let alone a strategic airlifter. I guess the Mapleleaf makes all the difference.  :cdn:
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #59 on: June 28, 2007, 17:39:12 »
INCH:

Once again I stand corrected.  :P
The tail numbers will be 6 digits after all.
Sorry about that ......
As we can see, the first one is 177701
Then we'll see:
177702
177703
177704

First it was 6, then back to 5 now back to 6.  ::)

Nice, 6 seems to be the standard, but AFIK, Cyclone 01 will be 14801. Until they're painted though, who knows. At least you're getting your new ride soon, ours is still a few years off.  :'(
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #60 on: June 28, 2007, 17:50:12 »
will any of our C177's have the extra center wing fuel tank or all they all  the standard model ?

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #61 on: June 28, 2007, 18:18:45 »
Haletown:

They're all extended range [ER] tank aircraft.
Boeing stopped making the "non-ER" tanks on fuselage 71.
The first 70 were non-ER and then every aircraft from then on have been ER jets.

So, we'll have a 245,000 lb fuel capacity.
Plenty of gas to get to where we need to go ..... I hope.  :)

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #62 on: June 28, 2007, 18:33:46 »
GS will you be one of the select few to fly the unfriendly skies in one of those babies?
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #63 on: June 28, 2007, 18:39:49 »
Yup.   ;D

Very happy about that.

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #64 on: June 28, 2007, 18:42:02 »
Congrats
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #65 on: June 28, 2007, 19:17:26 »
Haletown:

They're all extended range [ER] tank aircraft.
Boeing stopped making the "non-ER" tanks on fuselage 71.
The first 70 were non-ER and then every aircraft from then on have been ER jets.

So, we'll have a 245,000 lb fuel capacity.
Plenty of gas to get to where we need to go ..... I hope.  :)

thnx . .   appreciate the info.  Hard to keep up all with the news :)

Will you be / are you qualified for in-flight refueling ?   Would be a very useful qual when operating with Allies.

I am really happy you guys are finally getting some really good kit.  You deserve it and I know you'll put it to good use. 

Congrats and good luck.  You make us "older" guys proud.


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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #66 on: June 28, 2007, 19:39:38 »

Will you be / are you qualified for in-flight refueling ?   Would be a very useful qual when operating with Allies.


HT:

I used to be qualified for AR when I was flying this thing with the USAF from 2001-2004.
But not any longer.

We're not going to bother with AR.

With the ER tanks we'll have plenty of gas to do what we need within our crew duty days.
Also, since the CF does not possess any "boom" tankers (KC-135 or KC-10) it will be very problematic to keep our crews current in AR skills.
Scheduling will be a nightmare.
Also, that fuel that comes down that boom to the receiver in-flight .... very expensive.
Once you factor in all the costs, that gas that the receiver takes on in-flight costs 9 times what it costs to pump it out of the ground.

We can't afford that .......  :'(

245,000 lbs of gas - that's gives me about 10 - 11 hours of cruise time (probably a bit more) doing 400-500 miles per hour depending on winds and weight.
That'll do us nicely .....  :)

I'm not a big fan of being Snowbird #4 and flying line astern 18' away from a KC-10 trying to pass highly flammable fuel down a nozzle under high pressure at me at 25,000' in the air ........ it takes about 20 minutes to take on about 60-70,000 lbs of fuel.  No fun at all.

There but for the grace of God ......

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #67 on: June 28, 2007, 20:11:13 »
GS,

  thanks for the pics; the combination of seeing what that thing can do at an airshow this past weekend and seeing 'Canada' on the side of one actually took my breath away... Such a proud moment; I can't wait to hopefully one day get my hands on one!
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #68 on: July 02, 2007, 12:20:51 »
WOW.


WOW.

That is one sleek, sexy plane. And I never thought I would say that about any jet, let alone a strategic airlifter. I guess the Mapleleaf makes all the difference.  :cdn:

Let me add...

WOW

WOW

WOW!!!!!!!

Thanks for the great pictures!!!!

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #69 on: July 02, 2007, 16:45:22 »
I bet you can't wait GS...

I understand what you mean about the AR...I was lucky for most of the time being blissfully unaware during the AR process in the back end of the E-3.  The few times I was up front, I wished I wasn't watching!  On the other hand, I got some great naps durning the 20-30 minutes it took for the AR to take place.

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #70 on: July 08, 2007, 21:57:30 »
Insert disclaimer statement here....

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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #71 on: July 08, 2007, 22:10:54 »
what exactly
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Re: Canada's First CC177 gets painted
« Reply #72 on: July 09, 2007, 10:04:55 »
Interesting pamphlet from Boeing.

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/acaps/bc17-c17a-brochure.pdf

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Well this will help Microsoft to build a virtual model for their flight sim.

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First Canadian C-17 Out of paint shop
« Reply #73 on: July 17, 2007, 19:14:05 »
I guess its going to be called Canada One, looks pretty good!

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=1235185

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Re: First Canadian C-17 Out of paint shop
« Reply #74 on: July 17, 2007, 19:28:20 »
Lookin' good...!    :cdn: