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« Reply #4551 on: October 13, 2021, 03:09:10 AM »
That's interesting -- has Canada signed a secret deal --- 88 F-35A's   ??? ??? ???

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« Reply #4552 on: October 13, 2021, 03:13:52 AM »
No, those numbers are the "Program of Record" - i.e. what the partner nations (and Canada is still one) have stated as their requirements.
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« Reply #4553 on: October 13, 2021, 04:14:00 AM »
Oh! but I thought the present dofus that calls himself a PM, cancelled it ----

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« Reply #4554 on: October 14, 2021, 12:57:36 AM »
Oh! but I thought the present dofus that calls himself a PM, cancelled it ----

Well they are still paying to be part of it...:  https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-spends-another-us-71m-on-f-35-amid-calls-to-cancel-fighter-jet-purchase-1.5517876
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« Reply #4555 on: October 14, 2021, 01:43:46 AM »
Via Twitter

Also from 10-07-2018 this  @RCAF_ARC

Hercules that was at RIAT in support of the Hornet Display Team carried out a low level sortie through LFA7 Wales . These are previously unposted images that I have just come back across while looking through my files.

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« Reply #4556 on: October 14, 2021, 03:27:58 AM »
Oh! but I thought the present dofus that calls himself a PM, cancelled it ----

Well they are still paying to be part of it...:  https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-spends-another-us-71m-on-f-35-amid-calls-to-cancel-fighter-jet-purchase-1.5517876

Yeah! that's the puzzling part of it, I read a couple of months ago, another installment towards the development ran to a few tens of million ---  But maybe not that much of a puzzle, the dofus thinks Canada will keep the part manufacture going that is being done by Canada now even if they buy a competitor's product.
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« Reply #4557 on: October 14, 2021, 03:35:43 AM »
Straying a tad into the political spectrum here mate...
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« Reply #4558 on: October 14, 2021, 03:39:17 AM »
Trying not to Greg ---

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« Reply #4559 on: October 15, 2021, 10:16:57 PM »
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« Reply #4560 on: October 15, 2021, 10:54:26 PM »
That's interesting, the suction relief doors on the 'B' are used to cover the refueling receptacle on the 'A'

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« Reply #4561 on: October 16, 2021, 07:38:24 PM »
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"Early morning preflight" CH147204 aka Black Jack on the KAF ramp back in 2010, that's a Ilyushin IL-76 taking off in the morning sun (my photo)

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« Reply #4562 on: October 17, 2021, 04:40:39 AM »


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« Reply #4563 on: October 17, 2021, 06:45:30 AM »
I read on SPF that the RAF/RN F-35B's have just reach 10,000 hrs flying time.

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« Reply #4564 on: October 18, 2021, 02:38:32 AM »
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« Reply #4565 on: October 19, 2021, 05:43:03 AM »
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« Reply #4566 on: October 20, 2021, 11:15:07 PM »
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« Reply #4567 on: October 21, 2021, 02:48:22 AM »
Sweet!  :-*
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« Reply #4568 on: October 22, 2021, 12:36:08 AM »
Seafire Mk.XVII

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« Reply #4569 on: October 22, 2021, 11:17:28 AM »
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SX336 was getting a major overhaul. Last I heard they were running the engine. Is it flying already?

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« Reply #4570 on: October 22, 2021, 09:46:00 PM »
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SX336 was getting a major overhaul. Last I heard they were running the engine. Is it flying already?

Unsure. I thought this was great photo of this aircraft.
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« Reply #4571 on: October 22, 2021, 09:46:16 PM »
The Handley Page Hastings served the RAF for almost three decades, despite starting as a development of the WW 2 bomber, the Halifax.

Hindered by its tailwheel arrangement (pushing cargo uphill, when loading!), it was a good aircraft, with (apparently) very comfy pilot's seats!

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« Reply #4572 on: October 23, 2021, 12:02:22 AM »
I was thinking of converting my Hastings kit into a Hermes which had nose wheels.

There's a nice article about the MET Hastings in a recent issue of Air-Britain's Aviation World.

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« Reply #4573 on: October 23, 2021, 12:51:29 AM »
Seafire Mk.XVII

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SX336 was getting a major overhaul. Last I heard they were running the engine. Is it flying already?

Unsure. I thought this was great photo of this aircraft.
It is. And it is one of my all time favorite aircraft.
I found some updates on FB. A week ago they were running the engine at low power. https://www.facebook.com/kennetaviation/?ref=page_internal

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« Reply #4574 on: October 23, 2021, 01:33:05 AM »
Vaping is bad kiddies. Unless you are a F-35. Then it's cool.



F-35A Demonstration Team and Stuart Air Show
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