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by WJflyer
Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time to at Least Upgrade the Aurora's?
Replies: 18
Views: 1423

Re: Time to at Least Upgrade the Aurora's?

Can we blame the liberal bogeyman, or should we blame harper the guy actually running the country? I blame both; the Liberals for dragging their feet with the AIMP, and the Conservatives for failing to line up a replacement. AIMP (well, the upgrades at least) needed to happen a decade ago, along wi...
by WJflyer
Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time to at Least Upgrade the Aurora's?
Replies: 18
Views: 1423

Re: Time to at Least Upgrade the Aurora's?

Essentially what happens when we operate a orphan fleet again... the Aurora's are essentially P-3 Orion's but fitted with the sensor suite of the S-3 Viking... while everyone else has benefited from the various USN updates to their P-3's, we have to develop our upgrades ourselves. At the time, it ki...
by WJflyer
Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Two charged after raising WWII bomber from lake
Replies: 13
Views: 5446

Re: Two charged after raising WWII bomber from lake

Any politician who states that decaying wrecks laying around are the property of the government and are heritage pieces makes me wonder what they are going to do about all the car wrecks that are laying on the side of the road and in the bush. I don't see the Heritage Minister making plans on remov...
by WJflyer
Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadians urged to send fighter jets to Afghanistan
Replies: 41
Views: 1371

Re: Canadians urged to send fighter jets to Afghanistan

I could see this happening when our ground commitment winds down. However, I do remember that the major coalition airfields in Afghanistan are very clogged with air traffic anyways, and usually, if someone is arriving with their jets, someone else is packing to go home. Most likely they will be base...
by WJflyer
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Mazda RX8 controlled by Ipod Touch
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Mazda RX8 controlled by Ipod Touch

I believe James Bond had a similar car controlled by his cell phone in Die Another Day...
by WJflyer
Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: BC Ferries Union Inspector says TC Inspection Negligent
Replies: 12
Views: 451

Re: BC Ferries Union Inspector says TC Inspection Negligent

North Shore wrote:...Tried those already. Bought for $500 mill, sold a few years later for $30 :rolleyes:
Not the fault of the ship mind you... just really bad specifications. You can build the best damned ship in the world, but if the specifications are shoddy, the end result is a shoddy ship.
by WJflyer
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Tell me again why we are in Afghanistan....
Replies: 74
Views: 1923

Re: Tell me again why we are in Afghanistan....

Wow, Mr. Harper has finally said something I agree with - must be an election coming.... This is not a winnable situation, nor has it ever been, nor was it ever really meant to be. Obama's strategy of a troop increase will only serve to escalate the fighting, that much is even obvious to me, so it ...
by WJflyer
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CF-18s intercepted plane on eve of Obama visit
Replies: 49
Views: 2845

Re: CF-18s intercepted plane on eve of Obama visit

I do have to say this: McKay played the media very well... I'm having a good chuckle at how well McKay managed to create such a buzz.
by WJflyer
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Nuclear subs collide in Atlantic
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Nuclear subs collide in Atlantic

What ever happened to Canada's white elephant subs? If memory serves one was called Chicoutimi and had a fire that tragically killed an officer. I've asked myself the same question, to add further to your question; Why the hell did we buy those subs from the UK (assuming that they knew that they we...
by WJflyer
Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: This has to be expensive...C-17 Gear up-Bagram
Replies: 12
Views: 2506

Re: This has to be expensive...C-17 Gear up-Bagram

They don't know if there was a problem with the landing gear or it was pilot error. But I can tell you this airplane will be repaired and put back into service, as the C-17 has seen mishaps far more severe than this one and are still flying today after repairs. This bird is built tough.
by WJflyer
Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Feds consider $3-billion search plane buy
Replies: 41
Views: 2261

Re: Feds consider $3-billion search plane buy

For those who believe the C-27J has "as low stall speed as the Buffalo", Google "EASA certification C-27J", and you will find out that VMCA is 105 Knots. You might want to rethink that statement about flying around at 80-90 knots. Civilian certification and military certification are two totally di...
by WJflyer
Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Feds consider $3-billion search plane buy
Replies: 41
Views: 2261

Re: Feds consider $3-billion search plane buy

The Dash-8 would not be ideal in the mountains. But don't forget that the C-27J is a 40 year old cargo plane (the G.222) with new engines and avionics, that is designed to cruise 60 knots faster than the Dash, and far faster than the Buff. The C-27J was not originally designed to be a SAR airplane,...
by WJflyer
Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Viking Proposes Resurrection Of DHC-5 Buffalo
Replies: 48
Views: 6435

Re: Viking Proposes Resurrection Of DHC-5 Buffalo

As said before, the Buffalo is too slow, getting too cramped, not pressurized, and is too dated. I doubt that a new build Buffalo would be a major success (or even break even for Viking Air), so we would again end up with strategic orphans... I would rate their proposal to be high risk, non-complian...
by WJflyer
Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada signs deal for CP-140 Aurora life extension
Replies: 27
Views: 1413

Re: Canada signs deal for CP-140 Aurora life extension

Doc wrote:
Spokes wrote:You might want to tell these guys that.

Image

They have been operating jets low level for alot of years.
Is this a Comet?
Heavily modified Comet airframe.
by WJflyer
Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada signs deal for CP-140 Aurora life extension
Replies: 27
Views: 1413

Re: Canada signs deal for CP-140 Aurora life extension

. wrote:How about this the Japanese built

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Japan--- ... 1448517/M/
Japan does not export their military hardware... would take a ton of arm twisting to get them to even consider to sell to us.
by WJflyer
Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Excel Air and GOL Airlines
Replies: 31
Views: 2993

Re:

I still fail to believe that neither aircraft had a TCAS advisory. That's almost impossible. The Legacy's Transponder was in standby, you can't have a TCAS resolution or even an advisory without a Transponder. Read up on the accident before making a post like that. Wow you must be some kind of geni...
by WJflyer
Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Feds consider $3-billion search plane buy
Replies: 41
Views: 2261

Re: Feds consider $3-billion search plane buy

415 MP Strength and Versatility Flexibility and ruggedness are the hallmarks of the Bombardier 415MP amphibious aircraft. This versatile mission-specific aircraft combines a state-of-the-art surveillance suite with direct water intervention capabilities. It offers exceptional low-level, low-speed m...
by WJflyer
Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Canadian Election Poll
Replies: 66
Views: 1761

Re: Canadian Election Poll

yes i agree he should have kept in Canada for sure, even his GF says that, but for anyone to have to spend 5 years or life in prison for anything like that is still beyond comprehension and logic and it doesnt matter what party is in power, the one in power should do something to rectify the situat...
by WJflyer
Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Canadian Election Poll
Replies: 66
Views: 1761

Re: Canadian Election Poll

Conservative, as the Liberals are a lame duck as they have a incompetent leader and zero money in their war chest to even fight a election, the NDP is a bunch of unelectable idiots, and the Greens are a single issue party.

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