Under normal circumstances I would be saying "ROAD TRIP!" alas, the destination is Saskatoon and I wouldn't even travel there to pee on Harper's head.
Not even if I pay for the gas???
I think security would have us even as we unzipped.
Ottywaw's closer, but he's covered in ArseyMP there.
Aw well...........................outhouse will have to do.
Jeez, now ya got me THINKIN about it. Not good.
(in spite of Steve)
The day of the manned interceptor was over so we sold out and went to American-made Bomarcs - then had to replace our AVRO CF-100's with American-made Voo Doos. Methinks the Yanks didn't want to be outshone - and we've been polishing their boots ever since. Figures.... Dief was a Tory!
Yeah ... today's Canadore College flight school - a place I've been to many times - sits on the site of 28 empty Bomarc bunkers.
From John A and his attempt to sell off a nearly-complete CPR to the USA, through Dief's destruction of the Canadian aerospace industry and Mulroney's trade-away of a lot of the rest, to Harper doing to us whatever Uncle Sam wants, name me one Tory who actually looked out for Canadian interests.
#juan, that's pretty cool that you flew the F-86. Amazing stuff.
Speaking of aircraft, remember when the Vulcan was a staple at the Abbotsford Airshow? I use to love watching that pig, especially when the pilot would tilt the nose up and put the pedal to the metal. It sounded like it got about an inch to the gallon of gas. The sound would rattle fillings.
...and how am I so green? The Canadair-built F-86 (under licence from North American) with its Orenda engine out-performed even the final version Uncle Sam's own Sabres. The Arrow was head-and-shoulders above the best you had.
Yeah the final version which was most likely obsolete. Basically you took an obsolete aircraft, put a stronger engine in it and said...
"Hey... our version is a lot better than yours!"
Very interesting #juan. Now that you point out the similarities I can see it. I was at that airshow when the Concord flew over. I attended airshows religiously before moving out to the Island.
I grew up just across the valley from Biggin Hill (external - login to view), and went to the airshows regularly. I also went to some larger shows around the UK... I love them. I saw concorde too, and one memorable occasion I saw the SR-71 blackbird (external - login to view).