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Gotta ask

#1 Post by Old fella » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:56 pm

Saw the AC A319 charter aircraft for Harper and his lot(decked out in the usual slogans).Is this the type of flying many would be keen on, are there advantages/perks/unusual situations when flying the Party leaders and their groupies around. I would assume the Dippers and Grits will have their A319/20 painted in the colors.............

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/harper- ... -1.3212624
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#2 Post by Waldo Peppar » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:55 pm

In the past, this type of flying was done by supervisory type pilots and not available to line pilots...if I remember correctly
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#3 Post by gasbag1 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:10 pm

Or well connected pilots. Same in the past for the Lib's and NDP.
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#4 Post by Old fella » Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:28 pm

gasbag1 wrote:Or well connected pilots. Same in the past for the Lib's and NDP.
Partisan Pilots ya think
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#5 Post by ogopogo » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:27 am

I though the dude was using Flair
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#6 Post by upintheair_ » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:58 pm

Flair was before the official election started. All parties use AC during the official election.
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#7 Post by Bandit07 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:43 pm

Not quite correct, the Liberals hired AT for their traveling.
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#8 Post by av8ts » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:51 am

Is their call sign con-air
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#9 Post by altiplano » Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:01 pm

Since the pilots require an extra layer of security clearance flying the government types only a few are selected/cleared, but since the flying awards belong to ACPA pilots not just those selected you may still choose to get awarded the flying and then be subsequently displaced and paid the better...
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#11 Post by av8ts » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:39 am

Who's it operated by?
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#13 Post by Cadismack » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:41 pm

Anyone else catch the irony in Mulcair's Aerospace announcement this morning; promoting a plan to boast Canadian aerospace manufacturing jobs, while posing in front of a French manufactured campaign plane?

Not 'pro' or 'anti' anybody at this point.... just an observation
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#14 Post by altiplano » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:03 pm

What would you suggest? That he should have rented a Q400?

I doubt there is a Canadian made plane currently available and configured to suit the list and range needs of a National campaign plus haul all the media...
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#15 Post by Bajan Pilot » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:40 pm

There was a Q400 in the background as well...call it Canadian content I guess.
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#16 Post by DanJ » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:58 pm

I remember one of Martin's campaigns used a 727 from Cargojet (Starjet). I think Dionne's campaign had an old 737-200 from First Air or Canadian North.
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#17 Post by TrailerParkBoy » Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:37 am

I believe Air Canada operates a Bombardier CRJ705 with 75 seats including 10 Business Class. It could look good for a Party to chose this aircraft for their travels across Canada!
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#18 Post by altiplano » Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:37 am

The key is availability...

Should they pull an RJ off the line and stop serving scheduled destinations for the the next 6 weeks?

The aircraft being used are dedicated charter aircraft.
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#19 Post by leftoftrack » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:54 pm

TrailerParkBoy wrote:I believe Air Canada operates a Bombardier CRJ705 with 75 seats including 10 Business Class. It could look good for a Party to chose this aircraft for their travels across Canada!
altiplano wrote:The key is availability...

Should they pull an RJ off the line and stop serving scheduled destinations for the the next 6 weeks?

The aircraft being used are dedicated charter aircraft.
Air Canada does not operate any Canadian built aircraft
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#20 Post by altiplano » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:04 am

Semantics.

CRJs, Q400s, -8s...

Like it or not those are Air Canada machines.

The organisational structure may be CPA - but AC dictates what those aircraft do. Who operates them. Where they go. Etc. They even paint "Air Canada" on the side.
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#21 Post by AirMail » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:33 am

I think you all are giving our "politicians" too much credit for even knowing what plane they're using. At least it isn't a wet leased TFW aircraft.
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#22 Post by complexintentions » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:00 pm

Not to mention, it would be giving the general public too much credit to think they would even give a millisecond's thought to what aircraft some politician is flying on, let alone where it was manufactured.

Most are too preoccupied with hairstyles and who's peeing in who's cup.
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