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Happy Canada Day!  
User currently offlineLymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1140 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

For those Canuck a.net members, you all know that this is our day; for non-Cancuck members, this is Canada's anniversary of Confederation in 1867. This post is intended to highlight Canada's contribution to civil aviation:

-manufacturer of the first revolutionary Regional Jet
-DeHavilland products: the Beaver, Otter, Caribou, Twin Otter, Dash-7 and Dash-8 family of aircraft
-Avro Airliner (unknown to most a.net members: 2nd commercial jet airliner built, after the Comet & before the DC-8 & 707)
-Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engines (tens of thousands built)
-Canadair: the Challenger & Global Express

And of course, most recently, Air Canada's pilots rejecting their company's 777/787 order! (the source of the a.net #1 and #2 discussions; obviously, we all paid attention!)

Feel free to add/correct info & add pictures.

Happy Canada Day!


buhh bye
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User currently offlineHardkor From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2644 times:

Happy Canada Day!
Yeah I'm choked about the cancellation, I'd love to get on an AC 777, I'm still holding on to hope though,
From Tofino to St. Johns,
Cheers
Kory


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6939 posts, RR: 63
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

Quoting Lymanm (Thread starter):
DeHavilland products: the Beaver, Otter, Caribou, Twin Otter, Dash-7 and Dash-8 family of aircraft

What about the Chipmunk?!

I'll be celebrating at the High Commissioner's residence this evening and drinking wine paid for by all you Canadian taxpayers. Thank you! Merci!


User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

Lymanm,

Figures you would post this... buy Happy Canada Day,

G



Drive it like you stole it!
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

Happy birthday to our good friends up north -- in my opinion the greatest nation on earth.


Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

Happy Canada Day....Any Aviation Events planned.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

O Canada! Our home and native land,
True patriot love, in all thy sons command....

Happy Canada Day. Just got back from Toronto a few days ago...truly a great place, and I was extremely impressed with YYZ.



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

Happy Dominion Day!

(yes, I'm an old-fashioned git...   )

EDIT - add one more Canadian accomplishment - NavCanada, a model for ATC privitization that the US needs to emulate.

[Edited 2005-07-01 15:38:53]

User currently offlineAC345 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

Happy Canada Day to all the Canadian members! And let's pray that AC will get the 777's, hopefully sooner than later.

User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

I am sure that when departing YYZ on a DC10, the captain on our Wardair flight mentioned that we passing the factory that built the wings for the plane.

Am I mistaken? If not, this should be added to Canada's contribution to civil aviation.



MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlineBA777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 674 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2385 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 9):
I am sure that when departing YYZ on a DC10, the captain on our Wardair flight mentioned that we passing the factory that built the wings for the plane.

Indeed, he was correct. The Boeing/MCD factory, over the years, has made wings for the DC-10, MD-11, MD-8X and recently the 717.

Sadly it will be closed soon, as the end of the 717 production comes closer  brokenheart   frown 



I like British Airways! I'm not sure why, but I do! ;-)
User currently offlineAirbusCanada From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

Snowbirds will perform over parliament-hill in Ottawa and
paratroopers will land across the river in Hull Simultaneously
at 11:30 pm EST. IT will be broadcast live on CBC in Canada.

Why do they have to do it Simultaneously , which one should i pic!!!
only an hour left....


User currently offlineLH477 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 584 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Happy Canada Day!!!!!!!!


Come on you gunners......!!!!!
User currently offlineCXYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Happy Canada Day everyone!!!!!

User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2221 times:

Quoting Lymanm (Thread starter):
-Avro Airliner (unknown to most a.net members: 2nd commercial jet airliner built, after the Comet & before the DC-8 & 707)

It was actually called the Avro Jetliner.

Quoting AirbusCanada (Reply 11):
Snowbirds will perform over parliament-hill in Ottawa and paratroopers will land across the river in Hull Simultaneously
at 11:30 pm EST. IT will be broadcast live on CBC in Canada.

11:30 PM?
Happy Canada Day.
John

[Edited 2005-07-01 19:15:49]

User currently offline320tech From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined May 2004, 491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

A few more Canadian contributions to aviation:

The Royal Canadian Flying Clubs Association (now defunct) - setting up flying clubs across the country, allowing hundreds of people to learn to fly, starting in 1927

British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (not entirely Canadian, of course) - trained 131,000 aircrew during the Second World War

The Royal Canadian Air Cadets - a free programme that has introduced hundreds of thousands of Canadian teenagers to aviation, since 1941, and has sponsored thousands of them, including me, to get pilots' licences

And why has no one mentioned the Avro Arrow, the greatest aviation cancellation in history? It almost wiped out the Canadian aviation industry, and led directly to NASA's success in launching the moon programme



The primary function of the design engineer is to make things difficult for the manufacturer and impossible for the AME.
User currently offlineWJA73G From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2041 times:

Its also my first Day at Westjet... Hoooray for me! (YYC-TAC)

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

WJA73G


User currently offlineLymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1140 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2022 times:

WJA73G, so you're telling us that WJ has been a great contributor to aviation? As a resident of Montreal for the last 4 years, I have to strongly oppose you!

j/k, just giving you a hard time!



buhh bye
User currently offlineBaw716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2028 posts, RR: 27
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

To our good friends and neighbors to the north, we wish you a very Happy Canada Day!

We here in America sometimes forget that this day exists, for many reasons not the least of which the fact it falls so close to our Independence Day, but believe me, America remembers that you are our closest neighbor, ally and friend; and imho, that Canada is perhaps the most magnificently beautiful place on this earth.

So on this day, we honor Canada and sing your national anthem, and pledge that we Americans too shall stand on guard for thee.


O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

www.pch.gc.ca/progs/cpsc-ccsp/sc-cs/o-cda.ra

You will need Real Player to hear the recording.


baw716
July 1, 2005
Canada Day



David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998
User currently offlineUpupandaway From New Zealand, joined Sep 2004, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

You will be pleased (surprised?) to know that the Canadian flag flew on the top of the Auckland harbour bridge to celebrate Canada's national day ( which was yesterday for us.
Happy Canada Day!


User currently offlineMark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

I like how folks earlier on have tried rather gamely to 'aviation-ify' this thread right there, so's it maybe doesn't get the heave-ho from this category or something  Smile


But yeah it seems to have been for the most part a happy Canada Day. A line of T-stormy weather moved through southern Ontario and Quebec where about two thirds of the people in the country live but in Ottawa and Montréal regions anyway it was fortunately timed right before and just after dinnertime so as not to mess up too much of the either daytime festivities or the after-dusk fireworks.

The CBC-Radio Canada nationally-televised noontime shows from Parliament Hill Ottawa helped get started with the usual Snowbirds flyover and apparently there was supposed to be a Spitfire flyover of sorts around the end -- in keeping with the WWII Veterans theme of the latter part of the show-- but for some reason that particular maneuver was called off. At 7pm CBC aired their Snowbirds documentary from previous years.


Still a ridiculously-young country --this year just the 40th anniversary of the Maple Leaf flag and even (officially anyway) just the 25th anniversary of O Canada as National Anthem. Which I still think sounds way cooler completely in French particularly since that's how it was originally penned and all:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Canada
http://www.pch.gc.ca/progs/cpsc-ccsp/sc-cs/anthem_f.cfm )


And the demographics really changing enormously of late too , of course. Montréal-area in just the past five to seven years becoming like a mini-NYC or Toronto, some kind of huge kaleidoscope of people from every corner of the Planet. Which sure was evident at the Montréal Old Port tonight for the fireworks where it seemed nearly a hundred thousand turned out after the weather got pleasant again once the storms had moved through. Could've been anywhere in the world since there were so many visibly different-origin and different language-speaking people and yet, lots of little kids with flags and fashion accessories gave away both the country's identity and the particular occasion, including a number of the parents as well which often was a bit humourous in itself. And a number of the young couple set --one member or the other, but in a few cases both-- even going so far as to drape big Canadian flags lenthwise sort of as capes across their backs. Now there's something you sure don't see everyday in Montréal Smile Old Port bistros and eateries handling the crowd after the fireworks also sporting lots of red-and-white décor --and good business sense--fittingly for the occasion.


Country still has a loads of work ahead but it's getting there, maybe slowly but surely. Let's hope it continues -- hopefully even aviation stuff majorly included as part of the deal.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

Quoting 320tech (Reply 15):
The Royal Canadian Air Cadets - a free programme that has introduced hundreds of thousands of Canadian teenagers to aviation, since 1941, and has sponsored thousands of them, including me, to get pilots' licences

Oh Lord, those were the days ... such memories!

Red Lion Squadron #223. I only stuck around until I made corporal, but I had lot's of fun.



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineBushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

Hey as an Alaskan, thanks for the otter and beaver. Two great bush planes we still see flying today. Should be proud of yourselves.

User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

Quoting Baw716 (Reply 18):
To our good friends and neighbors to the north, we wish you a very Happy Canada Day!

Your post reminded me of why our countries are so closely tied together. Your post should remind all the cynical Canadians that not *all* American's are close-minded and rude, as some people here portray them to be.

Thank you for your post Baw716!

Quoting Upupandaway (Reply 19):
You will be pleased (surprised?) to know that the Canadian flag flew on the top of the Auckland harbour bridge to celebrate Canada's national day ( which was yesterday for us.
Happy Canada Day!

Again, a symbol of gratitude and appreciation for a Nation of people who like to be peaceful and peace-promoting. Thank you!

As a nation, one thing that does bother me is how Canadians want to always "prove" that we are independant and can think on our own -- These two posts by both of the above individuals show that we ARE thought of as a independant country, as well as a country that commands respect across the globe.

Thanks to everyone for their positive words and kindness  Smile

BTW, my vote goes to the Avro Arrow as the best Canadian aviation development.

Had the Arrow not been scrapped, there may never have been a Concorde. It is commonly known that many of the US and British aviation companies were standing outside the gates of A.V. Roe and Company when it went bankrupt, eager to hire the talented and unique individuals that worked for this company. Many of them went on to help develop technologies for NASA, for the Concorde, and for *numerous* American military applications.

It also represented a moment in time that Canada turned from a Military Contender (albeit on a much smaller scale than some of our counterparts) to a Peace-promoting country. The pressure by the American institution at the time to use BOMARC missles versus building our own fleet of (potentially sellable) aircraft, altered the course of this country forever, to what I believe was a positive change.

1011yyz aka mike



Pack your bags, we're going on a sympathy trip!
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