GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13046 posts, RR: 78
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2758 times:
Let's hope they follow up and replace the Sea Kings with ASW EH-101's, and never mind the embarrassment of cancelling the original order in 1993.
Some utility versions for supporting Canadian ground forces wouldn't be a bad idea either.
B777 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2746 times:
2912n, Comox is indeed the AFB north of Victoria. I don't know anything about the museum though. I agree it was a bad decision to cancel the original EH-101 deal . Canada's present SAR fleet was spending more time in the shop than in the air and there were several well publicized crashes. It's sad to see that Canada is not serious about it's military. If this continues, it wouldn't be surprising to see US or NATO bases IN Canada because Canada can't defend her own.
MD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1329 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2717 times:
I do not know if the museum at Comox is worth a visit, but I know that the strip club in the Courtney Hotel was magnificent! And they would not allow tipping! My last visit was in the late 1980's, but if it is still in operation it is a must see.