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  • a78jumper
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    Originally posted by Leftseat86
    I remember seeing an Atlantique come by TLS one day and thinking "wow I could picture that in one of the old James Bond movies...aren't we in 2004?? "
    Some of those are quite new, wasn't there a second build in the 80s/90s?? Nouveau Atlantique? Au secours Alain!

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  • Leftseat86
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    Originally posted by uy707
    they contracted one of Armée de l'Air 1964 built C.135FRs ...
    Alain

    I remember seeing an Atlantique come by TLS one day and thinking "wow I could picture that in one of the old James Bond movies...aren't we in 2004?? "

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  • a78jumper
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    Come on now, some of the B-52s are only 44, the last one I believe delivered just in time for the Cuban missile crisis! LOL I remember being stuck in Ft Fumble on the Rideau aka NDHQ in 1987-89 and one of my initial provisioning projects was the C130E rewiring project(which had time expiry 25 year wiring in them), which was supposed to be a stop gap measure until we got a whole new fleet of C130s in the 1990s. A pipe dream, along with Perrin Beatty's nuke subs.

    Originally posted by eagle334
    You guys still flying VooDoo's up there too?
    Not since the retirement of the "electric bird" an EF101 that was flown by 414 Sqn in North Bay as a target up 'til '88. Believe it was the last F/CF 101 flying in the world if you exclude unmanned drones. Mind you the CF18s are now almost as old as most the CF104s and CF101s were when they were retired.

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  • uy707
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    they contracted one of Armée de l'Air 1964 built C.135FRs ...
    Alain

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  • eagle334
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    Originally posted by a78jumper
    Sure that wasn't one of the 42 year old E model Hercs??
    Don't forget our 45 year old B-52s.

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  • a78jumper
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    Sure that wasn't one of the 42 year old E model Hercs??

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  • Cam
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    Originally posted by avro_arrow_25206
    I think I saw a biplane flying out of Trenton the other day...
    ROFLMAO!!!!!

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  • avro_arrow_25206
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    Originally posted by eagle334
    You guys still flying VooDoo's up there too?
    I think I saw a biplane flying out of Trenton the other day...

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  • eagle334
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    Originally posted by ptbodale
    Only 27 of the original order of 50 remain. They may be all gone before 2011. Hey maybe the Conservatives will buy new helicopters before the next change in government.
    You guys still flying VooDoo's up there too?

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  • Chris@YYZ
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    Originally posted by ptbodale
    Only 27 of the original order of 50 remain. They may be all gone before 2011. Hey maybe the Conservatives will buy new helicopters before the next change in government.
    dont get your hopes up

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  • uy707
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    Across the Atlantic, here we more or less get the same story from our airforce which would almost look pitiful if not somewhat funny by keeping
    - the SA 330 Pumas mid size choppers
    - the C.160 Transalls, twin turbo mid size transports
    Not to mention the Navy now finishing off the Frelons (Hornets) tri-turbine heavy choppers. Out of an original 24 commissioned in 1962, only 6 still remain in service.
    The latter also entertained us with the Chance Vought Crusaders, in service from 1964 until 1998 with their number dwindling from 40 to 12 as time ran !!!
    Alain

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  • ptbodale
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    Only 27 of the original order of 50 remain. They may be all gone before 2011. Hey maybe the Conservatives will buy new helicopters before the next change in government.

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  • Cam
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    Well it's sad that they have to keep flying those untill 2011. I feel bad for the pilots.

    Marine One was probably maintaned with a budget that was the size of our entire military one, so there is no worry of it crashing.

    I was talking one to a Navy guy, and he told me the Sea King was one of the best helicopters for naval work, back in the 60's.

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  • YYZPICS
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    And they wont be replaced intill 2011!

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  • a78jumper
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    Fiberals strike again. Jean Chretien is wholly to blame for the current mess. One of the few promises he did keep, unlike scrapping the GST and quashing free trade, which were embraced once in power. I would be interested in seeing the stats as to how military members voted this past election!!! Amazing how he found the cash to buy two Canadair jets to replace ones the Air Force said did not need replacing though. Even GWB now flies in an EH 101, prior Chretien used to point out Marine One was a Sea King(probably not built in 1963!!) as if to qualify his decision.

    I did have to laud the Chief of Defence Staff who told off the departing regime two days ago for using the military as an election scare tactic on their website, their spin doctors conveniently forgetting that the last PM to put armed soldiers in the streets was Trudeau in 1970. I think the population as a whole was glad to see soldiers, albeit unarmed, in 1998 during the Ice Storm, and again the following winter in TO when Mel panicked.

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