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Typhoon Closer to Flight

AviationPosted by Marcus Wed, October 31, 2018 17:05:04

Noticed the other day that Hawker Typhoon RB396 Restoration changed their FB page to Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group.

Now I know why – looks like ARC has their backing

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Alberta Hurri and Mossie

AviationPosted by Marcus Thu, October 18, 2018 22:25:18

Spotted an update with the Calgary Mosquito Society. See the link below. They have a Hurricane being rebuilt just outside my city of Edmonton. Since it’s so close I better get pictures or I’ll hear the wrath of my friends across the pond. The Mossie is down at the Bomber Command Museum in southern Alberta – you may remember I posted some pictures in 2016 of their Lanc which runs.

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Canadian Lancasters Fate

AviationPosted by Marcus Wed, June 20, 2018 23:03:19
When looking up something on Lancasters, I stumbled on this page from Vintage Wings' website. Pierce, Alberta is not too far from Clairsholm, which if you remember I posted some pictures here of the old BCATP base I explored. Such a sad ending as for many warbirds but very interesting article.

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P-51 Forced Landing Duxford

AviationPosted by Marcus Fri, May 25, 2018 17:09:23
I don't recall hearing about this one - but then again my memory. When did this happen? Assuming Legends but 2018 or 2017?

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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.

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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 ... 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 --->

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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 ------->

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