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Cold Blue

AviationPosted by Marcus Fri, May 11, 2018 16:52:08
Spotted this on B-17 Desert Rat's FB page - thought it was worthy of sharing. No mention on a release date.
https://vimeo.com/261342249

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Edmonton Airshow

AviationPosted by Marcus Sun, August 20, 2017 22:37:36
Third year in a row - keeps getting better although I would have taken Bernard in a second compared to the music and commentary for this one *sigh*. Peter, you'll note a certain orange and green big bird that you reported on this site a couple of times. The Erickson Collection brought their P-38 and Corsair again and also their P-51, P-40 and P-47. Sadly the P-47 was nowhere to be seen - no idea why, The Snowbirds put on a great show as they always do.

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Pearl Harbour Car

AviationPosted by Marcus Sat, December 10, 2016 20:03:32
Thought this would interest you Gents.

Pearl Harbour Car


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Better Than Spitfires Buried in Burma

AviationPosted by Marcus Mon, October 17, 2016 00:15:52

How bout FW-190s buried in Turkey? ;)

Article Here

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Open Cockpit Day

AviationPosted by Marcus Fri, October 14, 2016 04:58:43
Our local museum had an open cockpit event. A great morning for me. Managed to sit in the F-104 Starfighter, the B-25 Mitchell and the F-86 Sabre. No luck for the Mossie :(


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Edmonton Air Show 2016

AviationPosted by Marcus Mon, August 08, 2016 01:11:26
Much improved from it's inaugural year last year, the F-16 Viper Team from our neighbours to the South came up and wowed the crowd. The Erikson Collection brought up their P-38L "Tangerine" and F4U-7 Corsair. The Canadian Air Force brought in their CF-18 Hornet and Harvard II painted in bright yellow BCATP colours. Quite a few aerobatic acts rounded out the day. Quite a nice day all in all. Have some video that I will share at a later date.

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Edmonton Air Show 2016

AviationPosted by Marcus Sat, July 02, 2016 19:10:34

After the “so so” inaugural show last year, things are shaping up much better for round two of the Edmonton Airshow. This year’s edition already has lined up Erickson Aircraft Collection’s P-38 Tangerine and F4U-7 Corsair plus a P-51 (they’re saying the USAF is bringing one – not sure exactly which aircraft) and T-28 Trojan rounds out the warbird representation. The CF18 Hornet demo team will be there, as well as the F16 Viper team to represent the jet side. Looks like fun!

On a sad note, I will not make eight in a row for Legends – too many scheduling conflicts this year unfortunately.



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Incredible Collection of RAF and SAAF Colour Pictures

AviationPosted by Marcus Mon, May 23, 2016 00:34:21

https://www.flickr.com/photos/8270787@N ... 6717/page1

Found this on WIX today - had to share the link with you gentlemen.

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Canadian Ghostfield Escort

AviationPosted by Marcus Fri, May 13, 2016 22:41:14

Going back to Gary's Feb. 8/16 post about a new "ghostfield escort", we now have a new addition to our family - Rhea. Here she is in the backyard - and I'm not kidding here - watching her first plane fly over.



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The 2016 Canadian Forces Demo Hornet Revealed

AviationPosted by Marcus Sat, April 09, 2016 05:24:57

In honour of BCATP, the RCAF has revealed the CF-18 demo team's new paint scheme for 2016. Details here --->
http://allthingsaero.com/military-aviation/video-the-2016-canadian-forces-demo-hornet-revealed


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Edmonton Air Show

AviationPosted by Marcus Sat, March 19, 2016 22:13:11
Another overdue post for my friends across the pond. My daughter, her friend and I attended the first airshow in my city this past summer. First airshow since 2002 when the Concorde came a callin'. Historic Flight brought up a P-51B... and a B-25 that you might recognize - unfortunately only for static display. Flying aircraft consisted of a couple of jets, several aerobatic aircraft including Harvards and a wingwalker. All and all a good showing.

Pictures here -------> https://www.flickr.com/photos/lightjug/albums


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Bomber Command Museum of Canada

AviationPosted by Marcus Sat, November 14, 2015 21:21:42
Long overdue, some pictures I took last fall of the Bomber Command Museum of Canada in Nanton, Alberta. HD pictures can be viewed here -----> https://www.flickr.com/photos/lightjug/albums/72157661142418926





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FL2015 - Marcus' Take

AviationPosted by Marcus Tue, July 14, 2015 03:54:19
I rolled up my favourites here and on Flickr for your viewing pleasure at https://www.flickr.com/photos/lightjug/sets/72157655437994468




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Edmonton Air Show

AviationPosted by Marcus Tue, July 07, 2015 05:30:00
After a long hiatus, my fair city is finally hosting an air show this August. Last one was at YEG (Edmonton International Airport) in 2002. The last one before that was 1996 at the old Namao airbase just outside the city. Namao has since become an Army base and buildings now occupy the runways. Runways so long that it was an alternate landing strip for the shuttle.

You guys will get a chuckle out of their latest addition. Grumpy B is making an appearance. Last time I saw her was my first Legends in 2009.

http://www.edmontonairshow.com/


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Clairesholm Airport

AviationPosted by Marcus Mon, June 22, 2015 01:00:18

A long overdue post for you guys. My boss sent me down to Claresholm in Southern Alberta to see how our Fish and Wildlife Officers do their EVOC training. I got quite excited when I realized they were doing their training on the abandoned runways at Claresholm airport. This airfield was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). I finally got to experience what you have done so many time Peter. To look upon the old runways and imagining the aircraft and the men who were learning how to fly them. Two of five hangers are in use, one is gone, the other two are in poor shape.

Pictures here


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From Wiki: At its height of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, 131,533 Allied pilots and aircrew were trained in Canada, 72,835 of which were Canadian. At the plan's high point in late 1943, an organisation of over 100,000 administrative personnel operated 107 schools and 184 other supporting units at 231 locations all across Canada.

The airport opened in 1941 as RCAF Station Claresholm as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and closed in 1945. In 1951 it was reopened as a NATO training centre and closed again in 1958 when the centre was moved. The airport was later reopened as Claresholm Industrial Airport.
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Oh. There was a museum I passed on the way... The Bomber Command Museum of Canada in Nanton, Alberta. Took some pictures, they had one big four engined thingy there... but you guys wouldn't be interested in those would you? smiley







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