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CAN FORCE ONE grounded in hangar accident

daftandbarmy

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It's probably a RCAF cry for help, you know, just like the RCN's submarine fender bender with the Corner Brook

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/navy-submarine-damage-severe-internal-report-says-1.1353463

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Colin P said:
Well I think some of these will be available shortly, hey good enough for our servicemen, good enough for the PM

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I could also point out that aircraft associated with the PM, seem to have a habit of getting bent, either the planes or the crews want a break from his "extraordinaryness"

Pffffttt.... he already has two planes of his own:


Federal Election 2019: Trudeau defends having second plane during campaign

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau defended having a second plane during the campaign, saying it was used for cargo, but said they had purchased carbon offsets for planes and buses being used.

https://globalnews.ca/video/5983852/federal-election-2019-trudeau-defends-having-second-plane-during-campaign
 

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I hope somebody (journalists, opposition parties, Chief Electoral Officer?) remembers to check inclusion in the election's financial filings. Carbon offsets are not cheap. Currently, it's about $19.40 per ton of equivalent CO2 in the California/Quebec/B.C. Cap and trade market.

Would be ashamed to forget inclusion in  the election expenses report.
;D
 

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What to take a bet right now?  When that plane emerges from repair the blue strip is gone.
 

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Spencer100 said:
What to take a bet right now?  When that plane emerges from repair the blue strip is gone.

I wouldn’t mind if it does, if they do it by painting it like the 707.  That’s a classic/nice paint job.  “Shamu” was a bit garish, IMO.

Cheers
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I say we take the winning entry for the DM/CDS Christmas card contest and paint it full size on the aircraft!
 

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Planey McPlaneface!
 

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Good2Golf said:
I wouldn’t mind if it does, if they do it by painting it like the 707.  That’s a classic/nice paint job.  “Shamu” was a bit garish, IMO.

Cheers
G2G

Things of beauty:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_CC-137_(707-347C),_Canada_-_Air_Force_AN1064459.jpg

Or the Yukon: http://silverhawkauthor.com/canadian-warplanes-5-the-post-war-piston-era-canadair-cc106-yukon_870.html

 

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Baden Guy said:
Things of beauty:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_CC-137_(707-347C),_Canada_-_Air_Force_AN1064459.jpg

Or the Yukon: http://silverhawkauthor.com/canadian-warplanes-5-the-post-war-piston-era-canadair-cc106-yukon_870.html
I did one transatlantic crossing in a Yukon from Dusseldorf to Trenton as a six year old the year before the 707s came online and I still vividly remember the mind-numbing monotony half a century later
 

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Many years ago as an LAC, I got a ride on a Yukon to London England. At that time you had to dress in civies, with a tie and sport coat or better. Forget the details but we were served breakfast on tables with real cutlery and linen. Remember the passenger sitting across from me asked where I was going. I replied I was an LAC and going to bum around Europe and then get a standby trip back.  :D
 

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A Yukon took me from Trenton to Victoria (or maybe Vancouver - where we landed is a bit hazy to me now) in 1969 to attend Basic Officer training at  CFOCS Venture in Esquimalt. My first plane ride ever and didn't think that the rear-facing seats were anything out of the ordinary at the time.

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The latest CC-150 paint scheme honours the upcoming 75th anniversary of 437 Transport Squadron in 2019. It is a throwback to the red-and-white livery used from 1975 to 1997 on the Boeing CC-137. Galen Burrows Photo

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FJAG said:
A Yukon took me from Trenton to Victoria (or maybe Vancouver - where we landed is a bit hazy to me now) in 1969 to attend Basic Officer training at  CFOCS Venture in Esquimalt. My first plane ride ever and didn't think that the rear-facing seats were anything out of the ordinary at the time.

:cheers:

So you went to "Venture, The Naval Officers Training Centre"?
I went to CFOCS in Chilliwack. Fantastic place to get your initial introduction to the CAF. I flew in the 707 5 or 6 times in the 90's and they really showed their age by then!
 

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Believe it or not. Some CC-137 still flying as JSTARS

"Most of the fleet ended up with the Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint STARS programme either for spare parts or conversion to E-8C standard for the United States Air Force.[6]
Operators" Wikipedia CC-137
 

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The alternate CC150 has some problems and cannot fly the PM home from London. A second CC150 has been sent to pick him up.

https://twitter.com/mikelecouteur/status/1202276215551397889?s=20

Enough with the shenanigans about optics of flying the PM around. Lease or buy a new multi purpose fleet, no serious person is going to ding the government for that unless it’s a bombardier product that is chosen.
There are lots of options available to get this done quickly.
 

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Cloud Cover said:
The alternate CC150 has some problems and cannot fly the PM home from London. A second CC150 has been sent to pick him up.

https://twitter.com/mikelecouteur/status/1202276215551397889?s=20

Enough with the shenanigans about optics of flying the PM around. Lease or buy a new multi purpose fleet, no serious person is going to ding the government for that unless it’s a bombardier product that is chosen.
There are lots of options available to get this done quickly.

To be fair, the Global Express would be a fine replacement for the Challengers...
 

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Bombardier Global Express:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8z2kC7TRHc

I can't judge if it would meet whatever the defined need is but I am impressed.

I have always wondered why the PM or other VIPs need to take a large passenger aircraft to go to such events. Does anyone want to enlighten me?
 

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Baden Guy said:
Bombardier Global Express:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8z2kC7TRHc

I can't judge if it would meet whatever the defined need is but I am impressed.

I have always wondered why the PM or other VIPs need to take a large passenger aircraft to go to such events. Does anyone want to enlighten me?

Sometimes they don't.  There's a fleet of Challenger jets as well for smaller trips.  (Two different variants, one of which is old enough that it will soon require a waiver to operate in airspace - hence the need to replace at least the older Challengers).

However, for trips with larger contingents, sometimes including media (who pay their own way), it can be more convenient to use a larger aircraft to transport more pax / more cargo / some combination of both.  Like it or not, for a major event like a NATO summit there will be a large contingent, including support and security staff.
 
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