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by frosti
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 42
Views: 3975

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

I got the same message as above from a recruiter. The recruiter was a Navy petty officer. When looking into CEOTP the navy PO said... “ you will have absolutely no clue how to fly our aircraft and we’ll need to start training you from scratch.” - I found this a bit odd. Probably because the Navy PO...
by frosti
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6821

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

Correct me if I am wrong, I hear that the F35 has a few issues, primarily in range? And maybe a few others? From a stupid "bus" driver. You know, the kind you see at big airports. :lol: https://www.defensenews.com/smr/hidden-troubles-f35/ Even limited research turns up nothing but problems. You mea...
by frosti
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6821

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

Saying Canada will never before threatened by an invasion of any merit is kinda shortsighted. What if a significant amount of oil is discovered in the arctic region of Canadian territory and in a few years time, when resources are perhaps getting scarcer, Russia decides it wants it. Look at what ha...
by frosti
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6821

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

reactivate the VooDoo's from all our museums and put a couple of new engines on em…. DONE. Everything else is a HUGE waste of tax dollars that ---- I and you ---- could spend elsewhere. Pretty much the dumbest idea I've heard yet. Nice try though. :lol: Our convoluted fighter procurement program is...
by frosti
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6821

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

I'll post the same thing again since some didn't get it.... In my opinion the rational for picking an aircraft that patrols primarily sparsely settled expanse of countryside like Canada is: does it have one engine or two? If you lose an engine in a single engine plane no matter how fantastically mar...
by frosti
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6821

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

Despite all the local fanboyism, the eventual winner will be the F-35 unless it loses by some political interference. It blows the competition out the water in every aspect. There are a dozen threads in this section discussing this very thing, try searching before you re-hash the same argument over ...
by frosti
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 60
Views: 6613

Re: Twin otter on the ice

The techs from the vampire sqn have enough man-power and skills to fix that thing on-site, but the recovery was ordered by a team of officers in Winnipeg whom have likely never even seen a twin-otter in real life. That's the problem with the military, some fat guy in uniform with thick glasses has m...
by frosti
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 38338

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

phillyfan wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:28 am
I'm buying Boeing stock this morning. "Buy the Fear" They have orders for 5000 of these things. They are not going anywhere. Shares dropped 12% after the Lion Air crash and bounced back. This is an easy 12 to 15% moneymaker.
How did that stock workout for you? :lol:
by frosti
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airbus vying for fighter contract with Quebec jobs
Replies: 10
Views: 1320

Re: Airbus vying for fighter contract with Quebec jobs

I have a BIG problem with it being a single engine aircraft for our territory. Oh christ, the single engine crap again. :roll: The amount of engines has never been a requirement, not now and not when the CF-18 was chosen. Here are two engines saving you... https://theaviationist.com/2015/12/29/supe...
by frosti
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Maple Flag Canceled
Replies: 23
Views: 2881

Re: Maple Flag Canceled

Never mind the infrastructure on CLAWR, the entire accommodation side of the base hasn't been addressed since the end of WWII. Their answer to improving living conditions on base were sea containers that I wouldn't house cadets in. All the barracks on base are just disgusting along with those traile...
by frosti
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tourist killed at St. Maarten Jet Blast Hotspot
Replies: 31
Views: 5000

Re: Tourist killed at St. Maarten Jet Blast Hotspot

Addicted4life wrote:Frosti, it is attitudes like yours that have no business in our gene pool.
Go hang onto a fence.
by frosti
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tourist killed at St. Maarten Jet Blast Hotspot
Replies: 31
Views: 5000

Re: Tourist killed at St. Maarten Jet Blast Hotspot

As someone who works around blowing jets, standing behind one at full power is the last thing I want to do. I hope every one of those idiots gets their head cracked open on those cement blocks. We don't need those morons in the gene pool. Yeah and I'm sure they'd probably like to see you run down b...
by frosti
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tourist killed at St. Maarten Jet Blast Hotspot
Replies: 31
Views: 5000

Re: Tourist killed at St. Maarten Jet Blast Hotspot

As someone who works around blowing jets, standing behind one at full power is the last thing I want to do. I hope every one of those idiots gets their head cracked open on those cement blocks. We don't need those morons in the gene pool.
by frosti
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Review Of F-35 Fighter Likely To Yield Lower Price, Faster Production
Replies: 38
Views: 2042

Re: Review Of F-35 Fighter Likely To Yield Lower Price, Faster Production

Is there any significant savings in a similar airframe? i.e... aircraft support equipment, tooling, training, crew and maintenance familiarity? This was probably already discussed but I must have missed it. Most of our equipment is just as old as the Cf18s, so we'll need updates regardless. AFAIK i...
by frosti
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23538

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

Maybe it's not such a bad idea after all.... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3998314/U-S-Navy-aims-buy-Boeing-F-A-18E-F-Super-Hornets-source.html Navy is waiting for the F35C. While we are screwing around with the Super Hornet, the F35 will be flying in serious numbers around the world in t...
by frosti
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23538

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

2R wrote:If we spent anywhere close to the two percent of GNP suggested by NATO obligations we would have enough in the budget for lots of new toys and noisemakers .
They would be a useful tool to deter those pesky oil pipeline protesters. 8)
by frosti
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: CF18 crash @ Cold Lake
Replies: 33
Views: 9217

Re: CF18 crash @ Cold Lake

I assume this was a single seat, but does anybody know for sure if it was single or dual...if so, did the other crewman eject? Apparently it was a single seat jet according to a pr type for the airforce. Single Seat. Good chute reported, found deceased on SAR arrival. Lets not jump to conclusions b...
by frosti
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23538

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

This is the same government that pulled the fighters back from bombing ISIS, but now extremely committed to NATO deployments. The irony is delicious.
by frosti
Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23538

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

Is NORAD going to scramble jets from Cold Lake every time they spot a Russian bomber in its home base circuit? Question, is it possible to retrofit existing 4th generation fighters with the data linked information you mentioned in your previous post? Or failing that, is it possible for a 4th genera...
by frosti
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23538

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

My opinion on the single engine is not emotional, it is based on physics you should understand well: - Lift opposes gravity - Lift requires speed - Drag opposes speed - Thrust opposes drag Ergo, no thrust = smoking hole in the ground. Simple physics. Your thinking is obsolete and no one else who op...
by frosti
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23538

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

Looks like Lt-Gen. Hood has other thoughts...

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/ ... out-cf-18s

We must be the laughing stock of NATO.
by frosti
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23538

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-s-cf-18-fighter-jets-can-all-fly-past-2025-rcaf-commander-says-1.3177134 Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's office says Hood's comments don't address a "capability gap" that has been created from many CF-18s being out of service on any given day because of mainte...
by frosti
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23538

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

Still have no idea why everyone has a hard-on for the Super Hornet... It's just a 1975-era aircraft with some lipstick. Two words. Dual Engine. People are so completely delusional regarding this they can't see the big picture. If we are serious about saving NATO by increasing spending to 2 percent ...
by frosti
Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23538

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

.......the USAF will operate the F35 in Alaska...... How long have they been operating and how many have they lost? Denmark, USA, Sweden and Norway are all operators of single engine fighters in the Arctic and have been for decades. They aren't concerned and our situation isn't that special. We don...
by frosti
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23538

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

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