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Re: RCAF History Forum

#576 Post by Pop n Fresh » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:23 am

palmer wrote:There sems to be a great deal of confusion about the fields in South Calgary. I believe Currie Barracks and Lincolin Park were one and the same. The runways East of Dewinton are shown some maps as RCAF Dewinton,and others show it as South Calgary. Yes, a flying school tried to operate at Dewinton,and really tried to buy the land but failed. Last time I set down there it was a Drag Race facility.
Calgary International Raceway sometimes called "Shepard" was ran from sometime in the sixties until the mid eighties. I had heared it was a former air base. It was located near Deerfoot and 130ave SE.
It closed when they opened the part of Deerfoot that cut off the shut down area of the track.

So if it was a triangle at some time part of it probably would have went right under what is now Deerfoot trail.

Here is a link to info about the track. http://www.dragracealberta.com/Calgary_Shepard.html

It makes sense to me that after it disappeared before Home oil bought the former Dewinton BCATP base someone, possibly Nav Canada renamed it "South Calgary" since the original South Calgary would then have become a drag strip and industrial area.

Ah, here is a wiki link. About Shepard "Sattalite" or "Relief" field.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCAF_Station_Calgary
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#577 Post by palmer » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:16 pm

What am I doing wrong? everytime I try to reply I hit submit, and get a page cannot display message. Palmer
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#578 Post by palmer » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:02 pm

Chris..

Thanks for the info on the kits, Unfortunatly no luck on either,however PH Hobby in YYc found what they said was the very last Revell. It is very nice, even to old RCAF colors

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#579 Post by palmer » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:12 pm

To, PopN Fresh,, thanks for the to very nice links to South Calgary Very useful. A note,,,a friend (un named) was asked to land his vintage,restored plane at the raceway as some promotional deal. He did and was to be led in by a small Follow-Me car. Story goes, car made a sudden unannounced stop, plane did not, Should be some photos of that around.

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#580 Post by beech 18 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:52 am

March 01, 2017

Canadian Vickers / Northrop Delta

This aircraft was lost in an accident in the Queen Charlotte Islands area.

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#581 Post by Old Dog Flying » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:50 pm

Heres one for you...a 443 Sqn City of New Westminster P-51 serial 9600 VC-GYB..in 1:32 scale.

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This is 1:1 scale at Jericho Beach awaiting a tow through Vancouver to the PNE.

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#582 Post by Moose47 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:40 pm

G`day Beechy

Great photo, thanks for posting it. Please sir, I want more!

This Northrop Delta Mk. II was being operated by No. 120 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron based at R.C.A.F. Station Patricia Bay. The squadron, part of Northwest Air Command, was under the commanded by Wing Commander R. A. Delhaye DFC.

The accident occurred on the 14th of August, 1940. The aircraft was being flown from R.C.A.F. Station Patricia Bay to R.C.A.F. Station Alliford Bay and return. The pilot made a descending turn from 1,500 feet above the water while circling a yacht. He then made a slow medium right-hand turn while a 100 feet while still in a descent. The aircraft struck the water, bounced once, struck the water a second time, overturned and sank at Race Point, Seymour Narrows, British Columbia at 15:00 hours. All four onboard were killed. The Accident Investigation Board deemed the cause of this Category A crash to be obscure.

Pilot – C1527 Flying Officer J. G. H. Desbiens
Crewman – 12029A Corporal R. G. Brown
Passenger – C180 Squadron Leader R. C. Proctor
Passenger – C1864 Flying Officer H. L. Gordon

The aircraft behind the ill-fated Delta is a Junkers W 33/34 with Canadian Airways Limited. This aircraft was lost on the 10th of August, 1959 while in service with Skyway Air Services. It stalled on take-off on Kootenay Lake while trying to avoid power lines.

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#583 Post by Antique Pilot » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:55 pm

Moose47 wrote:G`day Beechy

Great photo, thanks for posting it. Please sir, I want more!

This Northrop Delta Mk. II was being operated by No. 120 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron based at R.C.A.F. Station Patricia Bay. The squadron, part of Northwest Air Command, was under the commanded by Wing Commander R. A. Delhaye DFC.

The accident occurred on the 14th of August, 1940. The aircraft was being flown from R.C.A.F. Station Patricia Bay to R.C.A.F. Station Alliford Bay and return. The pilot made a descending turn from 1,500 feet above the water while circling a yacht. He then made a slow medium right-hand turn while a 100 feet while still in a descent. The aircraft struck the water, bounced once, struck the water a second time, overturned and sank at Race Point, Seymour Narrows, British Columbia at 15:00 hours. All four onboard were killed. The Accident Investigation Board deemed the cause of this Category A crash to be obscure.

Pilot – C1527 Flying Officer J. G. H. Desbiens
Crewman – 12029A Corporal R. G. Brown
Passenger – C180 Squadron Leader R. C. Proctor
Passenger – C1864 Flying Officer H. L. Gordon



The aircraft behind the ill-fated Delta is a Junkers W 33/34 with Canadian Airways Limited. This aircraft was lost on the 10th of August, 1959 while in service with Skyway Air Services. It stalled on take-off on Kootenay Lake while trying to avoid power lines.

Cheers...Chris
The Junkers AQW went in 5 miles west of Nelson BC. Pilot was a chap named Bob Deck. I have been trying to figure out if the aircraft sank or was salvaged for parts. Perhaps it is still there.

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#584 Post by Moose47 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:08 am

G'day AP

I forgot to include the rego CF-AQW, thanks.

I read that the aircraft was written off as it was too badly damaged. CF-AQW was also made up of parts from another aircraft.

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#585 Post by Old Dog Flying » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:00 pm

Hurricane MkXII at Boundary Bay

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And again in 1:48 scale

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#586 Post by Old Dog Flying » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:54 am

A B-25D at Boundary Bay, 5 Operational Training Unit:

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The replica in 1:48 scale

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#587 Post by Moose47 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:17 pm

G'day Barney

Outstanding Hurricane model. This is the quality we have come to expect from you.

The Hurricane Mk. XII's in the photo are from No. 133 'Falcon' (F) Squadron. The squadron was stationed at Boundary Bay from the 5th of October, 1942 until the 30th of June, 1943. The aircraft in the forefront is s/n 5397. It was later transferred to No. 135 'Bulldog' (F) Squadron. The aircraft crashed into the sea about ½ mile south-east of Beaver Point, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia on the 2nd of May, 1944. The cause was engine failure after the oil pump failed. The pilot, Flying Officer K. R. Brown, successfully bailed out at 3,500 over the water

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Re: RCAF History Forum

#588 Post by beech 18 » Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:18 am

April 08, 2017

Photo found on the internet.
Information provided stated it was taken in North Bay, Ontario.
CF-100 crews scrambled during training exercise.

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#589 Post by Old Dog Flying » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:48 pm

Just discovered something interesting about the model photos and old ZBB 5 OTU photos posted here...click on the pic and you can view the whole album on Photobucket.

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#590 Post by beech 18 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:14 am

January 09, 2018

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RCAF CF-104 aircraft.

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Re: RCAF History Forum

#591 Post by '97 Tercel » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:58 pm

Looks a bit like Inuvik...though I'm not sure it had that much pavement back then!
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#592 Post by flaps78 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:42 pm

It's not Inuvik. Clearing is too big and the trees are too far away .
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#593 Post by beech 18 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:08 pm

January 27, 2018

CF-104 in formation.
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