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No. The USAF F-35 Demonstration team is coming for a demo. This was planned about a year and a half ago.
Spencer100 said:And it has nothing to do with marketing the plane? Right!
The RAF Red Arrows will be touring around North America, I wonder what their agenda is?
How about our CF-18 demo team?
It’s nothing more than a demo squad showing off their bird. Maybe some of us want to see the latest and greatest. As much as I love antiques, it’s always nice to see something new flying around.
Why does everything have to be so political?
Big Snowbird fan here. Rumint is Tutors are to be retired in next 5 years. Zoomies: Would the Hawks be able to be a demo Sqn?Spencer100 said:Well it is very political...sorry it just is.
Plus those examples are very much marketing too The Snowbirds are pure marketing for the CAF and RCAF to public and for recruiting. Showing the taxpayer what they get. One of my friends was a Snowbird and his job was PR and marketing when not flying. The Red Arrows market the Global Great Britain brand and the RAF.
Sorry to argue but I'm a little jaded. Most things modern life are "marketing" I as a do anything my first thought is "who is market for?" "who's paying for it?"
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Spencer100 said:We would have to buy new ones. We only have 18? Or so at NATO training and the other school. Need about that for the snowbirds. And if we have to buy new we have to a bid competition so that will take 10 plus years.
PARIS: Leonardo on target with M-345 trainer
Although Rome is the sole customer for the M-345 to date, Leonardo is pursuing several campaigns with the type, including Canada and Spain, as well as undisclosed countries in Africa.
Madrid could acquire as many as 35 examples, as it replaces its fleet of 64 CASA C-101s, while Ottawa's Future Aircrew Training programme is seeking a successor to its 18 BAE Systems Hawk 115s in the 2023-2024 timeframe.
In addition, Leonardo intends to develop an armed variant of the M-345 once the trainer is qualified.
Future Aircrew Training
Leonardo promotes the M-345 for the Canadian aerobatic team Snowbirds
RomeoJuliet said:Big Snowbird fan here. Rumint is Tutors are to be retired in next 5 years. Zoomies: Would the Hawks be able to be a demo Sqn?
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Quirky said:The tutors are set to retire in 2030. Once this fighter jet replacement circus gets sorted out the snowbirds are next in the zoom zoom world.
My hunch is a hard no on standing down Snowbirds.Spencer100 said:The snowbird's are most likely done after the Tutors are retired. I would say the best is a smaller Harvard (or similar trainer) team. I could see a flight of five part time.
Spencer100 said:The snowbird's are most likely done after the Tutors are retired. I would say the best is a smaller Harvard (or similar trainer) team. I could see a flight of five part time.