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Old 05-18-2020, 05:44 PM
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thank this guy for cancelling replacements

https://thepostmillennial.com/trudea...planes-in-2018
Thanks for posting the info on the planes, maybe Justin might want to jump into a snow bird jet,
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Old 05-18-2020, 05:48 PM
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thank this guy for cancelling replacements

https://thepostmillennial.com/trudea...planes-in-2018

Ahh bout time we got some politics in on the subject. Lol
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thank this guy for cancelling replacements

https://thepostmillennial.com/trudea...planes-in-2018

Fail ❗❗

Though true ... it's not the Time for this.

Show some Respect[/B] ❗ [/SIZE]

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Old 05-18-2020, 06:18 PM
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Fail ❗❗

Though true ... it's not the Time for this.

Show some Respect[/B] ❗ [/SIZE]

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It was a matter of time before someone brought up the age of jets, why we still fly them etc.

Nothing to do with disrespecting the fallen, its an open forum and being shared on other forums and nobody's attacking each other for it

Grow up and Deal with it

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It was a matter of time before someone brought up the age of jets, why we still fly them etc.

Nothing to do with disrespecting the fallen, its an open forum and being shared on other forums and nobody's attacking each other for it

Grow up and Deal with it
Since you went there, this guy probably knows a thing or two.

https://pressfrom.info/ca/news/canad...-of-plane.html
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Since you went there, this guy probably knows a thing or two.

https://pressfrom.info/ca/news/canad...-of-plane.html
No doubt, that is just 1 mans opinion but theres still people questioning otherwise, says in that article you shared

Like anything, everyone will have opinions
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That confidence has not been unequivocally shared though as reports from Ottawa show a desire for a plan to replace the planes, eventually.

The 1960s-era jets were set to retire in 2010, but that date was extended 10 years, despite an internal 2003 report that warned of escalating technical, safety and financial risks and urged the fleet be replaced "immediately."

A report from the fall of 2014 cleared the fleet as "technically airworthy," but noted "significant" concerns, including some caused by financial restraints.
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In 2016, the Department of National Defence studied the feasibility of keeping the Canadian-built CT-114 Tutors in operation until 2025 and 2030, despite some "significant concerns" about the aircraft.

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"There are planes around that are older, but typically those planes aren't subjected to a lot of vertical forces," he said. "It's a difficult thing to maintain an airplane that's getting older."

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It was a matter of time before someone brought up the age of jets, why we still fly them etc.

Nothing to do with disrespecting the fallen, its an open forum and being shared on other forums and nobody's attacking each other for it

Grow up and Deal with it
Some people’s kids.
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Old 05-18-2020, 10:25 PM
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It was a matter of time before someone brought up the age of jets, why we still fly them etc.

Nothing to do with disrespecting the fallen, its an open forum and being shared on other forums and nobody's attacking each other for it

Grow up and Deal with it
This isn't every other forum. We expect better from the members here. You are the one that needs to grow up if you can't figure out this is inappropriate on a thread focused on condolences to the fallen. Start a different thread if you want to have that conversation.
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Old 05-19-2020, 12:41 AM
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What makes this accident so sad is that the Snowbirds are the last universally beloved institution in what’s left of a tattered Canada, as long ago the rcmp have forsaken their wholesome identity.

That sadness is greatly multiplied given the fact they were on a goodwill mission, trying to bring a bit of joy, awe and tribute to us all.

Also, as someone who was born and raised in N.S., this is just another kick in the nuts. Three members from the helicopter crash were from the province as well. It’s been pretty tough for the good folks there as 2020 has been particularly cruel.

Rest well Captain Casey. Thank you.

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https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canad...cid=spartandhp

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Teared up when I seen this pic.

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Old 05-21-2020, 03:38 PM
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Teared up when I seen this pic.

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Would be a beautiful sentiment if it were true. Old photo. The team is still grounded in YKA. Plus, that's a P3 Oruin I believe, ASW aircraft. I have no doubt when the time comes she'll be escorted home properly. 😥
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Old 05-21-2020, 03:42 PM
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Would be a beautiful sentiment if it were true. Old photo. The team is still grounded in YKA. Plus, that's a P3 Oruin I believe, ASW aircraft. I have no doubt when the time comes she'll be escorted home properly. 😥


Well that's good to know .... never trust Facebook.

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Old 05-21-2020, 09:23 PM
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Default Former Snowbird commander gives his take

A former snowbird commander gives his take on the accident. The video captured on cell phone shows a possible bird strike and he touches on that in this video. Only a couple of minutes long and interesting.

https://youtu.be/OGS3dmuPlPo
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Old 05-22-2020, 06:31 AM
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Teared up when I seen this pic.

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I guess with the investigation still on going they would be still grounded. For those in the know, would they bring her home in that form of transport if the investigation wasn’t too much longer? Have they ever brought a deceased team member back home in this fashion?
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Old 05-23-2020, 09:30 AM
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Have they ever brought a deceased team member back home in this fashion?
Snowbirds no but yes in a similar fashion with CF188 and CC150 Polaris when Canada suffered there first casualties of war in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan in 2002. Subsequently this lead to the formation of theHighway to Hero's. The highway’s name was coined unofficially in 2002, after the first of Canada’s soldiers killed in Afghanistan were repatriated. The remains were flown into Canadian Forces Base Trenton,It was 2007 when the Canadian government renamed the freeway stretching from Trenton, Ontario, to the city of Toronto the Highway of Heroes. Also known as Macdonald-Cartier Freeway or Highway 401, it meanders more than 100 miles, most of it along Lake Ontario.

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Old 05-23-2020, 03:09 PM
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Default Captain Jenn Casey Memorial Tomorrow

https://www.ckom.com/2020/05/21/snow...amed-memorial/
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Would be a beautiful sentiment if it were true. Old photo. The team is still grounded in YKA. Plus, that's a P3 Oruin I believe, ASW aircraft. I have no doubt when the time comes she'll be escorted home properly. 😥
Aurora (CP140). Greenwood and Comox fly them.
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:40 PM
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Aurora (CP140). Greenwood and Comox fly them.
Drawing on my US roots I guess with the Orion reference, ha.
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:48 PM
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A little bit further info on this.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds
12 hrs ·
Captain Jennifer Casey will arrive in Halifax on Sunday, May 24 at 5:00 p.m. ADT. There will be a motorcade to honour her final trip home starting shortly after her arrival at the airport. If you would like to pay your respects as the motorcade passes, please adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. Capt Casey’s family encourages you to wear red and white (the Snowbird colours) in her honour.
Update: Please note that the procession will not exit the Halifax Airport via Bell Blvd, but will instead proceed from the Shell Aerocentre onto Barnes Drive, right onto Baldwin Drive, left onto Pratt & Whitney Drive, right onto Aerotech Dr and then left onto the exit for Highway 102 Southbound to Halifax.
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Teared up when I seen this pic.

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That photo is from 2019.
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That photo is from 2019.
Already determined, keep reading. Great picture nonetheless.
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Canadian Forces Snowbirds
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Early this morning, our friend and teammate, Captain Jennifer Casey, lifted off from Abbotsford on a CC-130J Hercules for her journey home to Halifax. In a private ceremony, we honoured and bid final farewell to our fallen comrade. In the face of this tragedy, the tremendous love and support of people from across Canada, but particularly Kamloops and local First Nations, has been a light in the darkness. From Legion tributes to Drumming Circles to neighborhood support, it has been overwhelmingly encouraging during a very difficult time. We want Canadians, but particularly the people of Kamloops, to know that all the love you have shown for Jenn, Captain Rich MacDougall and the Snowbirds is deeply appreciated, and will never be forgotten. Thank you.
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Default Bird strike possible cause

The May 17 crash that killed a member of the Snowbirds team and injured a pilot may have been caused by a bird, an investigator revealed Monday.

"A detailed analysis of video footage recovered for the investigation revealed one bird in very close proximity to the aircraft right engine intake during the critical phase of take-off," the investigator with the Department of National Defence’s Airworthiness Investigative Authority said in a brief statement.

Both occupants of the CT-114 Tutor aircraft ejected and the plane was destroyed after it crashed into a residential neighbourhood in Kamloops, B.C.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/snowbi...oF46Laygb82Sxg
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