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  • Canadian Forces Snowbird plane crashes in B.C.

    05/17/2020 2:40:25 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 21 replies
    CP24 News ^ | May 17, 2020 | Canadian Press
    KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A Canadian Forces Snowbirds plane crashed in a residential area of Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday, sending neighbours pouring onto the street where they said debris was scattered and a house was on fire. The Kamloops Airport said emergency crews were responding to the crash as defence officials were scrambling for details about the incident, the second crash involving the military's famed aerobatic team in less than a year. British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix said one person was in hospital after paramedics and air ambulances responded to the crash.
  • Victims pleaded for lives before being murdered (Canadian AF Col Williams)

    10/20/2010 5:08:50 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 55 replies
    BELLEVILLE, Ontario -- The commander of Canada's largest air force base stalked, repeatedly raped and killed two women as they pleaded for their lives, prosecutors said Tuesday at the colonel's sentencing hearing.
  • Russian bombers conduct another Pacific patrol mission

    04/09/2010 10:46:42 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 531+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 4/10/2010 | RIA Novosti
    Two Russian Tu-95MS Bear strategic bombers have carried out a routine patrol flight over the Pacific Ocean, the Defense Ministry said on Friday. "Two Tu-95MS strategic bombers took off from Ukrainka Airbase on April 8 and carried out patrols over neutral waters in the Pacific Ocean and near the Aleutian Islands," Lt. Col. Vladimir Drik said. During the 15-hour mission, the crews practiced instrumental guidance flights and in-flight refueling. All flights by Russian aircraft are performed in strict compliance with international law on the use of airspace over neutral waters, without intruding in the airspace of other states. However, the...
  • The Great Escape (March 25, 1944)

    04/21/2009 8:00:40 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 435+ views
    Canadian Air Force ^ | April 7, 2009
    April 7, 2009 The history of Canada's Air Force is the story of the men and women who had the guts, determination and vision to serve their country in the aviation arm of the Canadian Forces. Here's a glimpse of that history. Celebrated in film, the "Great Escape" remains a tribute to Allied heroism, resourcefulness and tenacity. As well, it has a huge Canadian connection. It was not an easy feat to escape from a German prisoner of war (POW) camp but RCAF Flight Lieutenant Wally Floody was put in charge of digging tunnels to do just that. The camp...
  • Silver Stars Forever ... Last Canadian T-33 Retires

    04/13/2005 7:46:38 AM PDT · by NorthOf45 · 39 replies · 1,010+ views
    Royal Canadian Air Force ^ | March 31, 2005 | Capt Greg Castagner
    Silver Stars Foreverby Capt Greg Castagner, AETE Cold Lake; research by MWO Keith Christensen, AETE Cold Lake. March 31, 2005 4 WING COLD LAKE – The sun will soon set for the final time on the venerable T-33; officially the CT-133AN "Silver Star" Mark III but more commonly known as the T-Bird. This august airframe, the longest serving aircraft in the history of the CF or RCAF, will cease flying operations on March 31, 2005. The T-Bird is a two-seat derivative of the Lockheed-designed P-80 "Shooting Star", the world's first full-production jet fighter! The RCAF acquired 20 USAF T-33As in...