Pressure increases on [Canada] to stay or leave F-35 program

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Unread post31 Jan 2019, 05:21

He's principled in all the wrong ways :doh:
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Unread post11 Feb 2019, 17:24

So buying second hand planes twice the age of prospective pilots isn’t making potential RCAF pilot recruits beat a path to sign up?

Well who knew?
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Unread post12 Feb 2019, 03:30

luke_sandoz wrote:So buying second hand planes twice the age of prospective pilots isn’t making potential RCAF pilot recruits beat a path to sign up?

Well who knew?


Who knew that a total cuck of a PM would seriously handicap the military?
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Unread post16 Feb 2019, 09:25

First two used Australian fighter jets arrive in Canada on Sunday
15 Feb 2019 David Pugliese

"The Royal Canadian Air Force will be showing off its first two used Australian fighter jets on Sunday at 4 Wing Cold Lake in Alberta. Representatives from the Royal Australian Air Force and the RCAF will mark the arrival of the F-18 jets that morning. Only local media have been invited to cover the event....

...A second group of planes would arrive later this year. Eighteen of the Australian F-18 aircraft will eventually be flying for the Canadian Forces, while another seven will be used for testing and spare parts.

Canada is paying Australia $90 million for the aircraft. The federal government originally estimated the purchase of the Australian jets would cost around $500 million, but Finn said that price reflected every aspect of the associated deal, not just the cost of purchasing the jets. Canada is also acquiring extra spare parts, the Australian jets will have to be outfitted with specific Canadian equipment and software and testing will be needed.

The $500-million project estimate also included $50 million in contingency funds to cover any problems and another $35 million for the salaries of all civilian and military personnel involved over the life of the project. An additional $30 million will be spent on new infrastructure needed to accommodate the aircraft.

Those costs add up to $360 million, Finn said. But DND also plans to upgrade its existing fleet of CF-18s with new communications gear and equipment required to meet regulations to operate in civilian airspace, improvements which the Australian jets will also eventually receive at a cost of around $110 million, an amount that brought the original estimate to nearly $500 million....

...The Canadian Forces says it is bringing in new initiatives to boost the numbers of pilots and maintenance staff."

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Unread post16 Feb 2019, 12:30

Canada goes retro, circa 1982 for used Hornets!

New regulations require all pilots to wear mullets and be able to solve a Rubix cube in less than 10 minutes. Maintainers must be wearing Reebok hi tops and parachute pants at all times.
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Unread post16 Feb 2019, 14:10

So sad, but LOL :mrgreen: :doh:
A 4th/4.5th gen fighter aircraft stands about as much chance against a F-35 as a guns-only Sabre has against a Viper.
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Unread post16 Feb 2019, 18:33

mixelflick wrote:New regulations require all pilots to wear mullets and be able to solve a Rubix cube in less than 10 minutes. Maintainers must be wearing Reebok hi tops and parachute pants at all times.


LOL. It's impossible to solve a Rubix cube in less than 10 minutes.
Take an F-16, stir in A-7, dollop of F-117, gob of F-22, dash of F/A-18, sprinkle with AV-8B, stir well + bake. Whaddya get? F-35.
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Unread post16 Feb 2019, 20:25

steve2267 wrote:
mixelflick wrote:New regulations require all pilots to wear mullets and be able to solve a Rubix cube in less than 10 minutes...

LOL. It's impossible to solve a Rubix cube in less than 10 minutes.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NevGDFBfQGw

FWIW in case anyone wonders :devil:
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Unread post16 Feb 2019, 21:25

blindpilot wrote:
steve2267 wrote:
mixelflick wrote:New regulations require all pilots to wear mullets and be able to solve a Rubix cube in less than 10 minutes...

LOL. It's impossible to solve a Rubix cube in less than 10 minutes.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NevGDFBfQGw

FWIW in case anyone wonders :devil:
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He solved a Rubik's cube. As responded to the original post... it is impossible to solve a Rubix cube.

Details matter.
Take an F-16, stir in A-7, dollop of F-117, gob of F-22, dash of F/A-18, sprinkle with AV-8B, stir well + bake. Whaddya get? F-35.
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Unread post18 Feb 2019, 01:58

Canada receives first two RAAF classic Hornets
18 Feb 2019 AustAviation

"...two F/A-18A single-seat classic Hornets, RAAF tail numbers A21-53 and A21-55, arrived at Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake in Alberta on February 16, following their deployment to Exercise Red Flag 19-1 in Nevada...."

Source: http://australianaviation.com.au/2019/0 ... c-hornets/


Official F/A-18 Hornet Hand Over at Cold Lake Canada 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMkERR4Ptw4

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Unread post18 Feb 2019, 02:03

First two Australian F-18s for the RCAF arrive in Cold Lake – here are the photos
17 Feb 2019 David Pugliese

"...The first two aircraft are the F/A-18A model, which means they are single seat aircraft. The aircraft were flown to Cold Lake, Alberta, from Nellis, Nevada, where they were participating in Exercise RED FLAG. The aircraft will be employed at 3 Wing Bagotville and 4 Wing Cold Lake. The jets arrived on Saturday and an official welcome ceremony was held Sunday.

Deliveries of the Australian jets will continue at regular intervals for the next three years, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-18 fleet as modifications are completed, according to the RCAF. The final aircraft are expected to arrive by the end of 2021...."

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Unread post18 Feb 2019, 02:10

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Unread post18 Feb 2019, 09:16

Sweet,,,They will be able to do vintage displays at airshows now. It's great to see planes of yesteryear flying around.
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Unread post19 Feb 2019, 03:57

optimist wrote:Sweet,,,They will be able to do vintage displays at airshows now. It's great to see planes of yesteryear flying around.


We got another fifty years of flying a obsolete aircraft in front of us.
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Unread post19 Feb 2019, 15:11

So Canada is sending all 6 of its jets?

Maybe they can mount a few as gate guards, just for Red Flag?
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