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Canadian "Air Force One" Getting New Paint  
User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4905 posts, RR: 15
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 13382 times:

Apparently one of the 310s is getting a face lift. Any idea which one it is exactly? Do we know if the same colours are being kept? I've always thought the scheme to be cool but a little too stealthy looking for the PM.

http://www.torontosun.com/News/Colum...ton_Joe/2007/12/18/4730082-sun.php


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User currently onlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 13319 times:



Quoting YOWza (Thread starter):
I've always thought the scheme to be cool but a little too stealthy looking for the PM.

Looks much more like something of a military transport or tanker aircraft when compared to the U.S. counterpart with the color scheme used since President Kennedy incorporated it back in 1962:

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User currently offlineEXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 13282 times:

You don't have to have a head of state aircraft at all. The PM uses BA or sometimes a VC10 VIP transport. The queen has her 146, but it is knackered and she only rarely uses it anyway.


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User currently offlineSSTsomeday From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 1276 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 13242 times:

Well, that paint scheme makes Canada seem pretty dreary. The A/C looks like it's owned by the government of a Soviet-era, East-block country...

P.S. I preferred Air Canada's bright and assertive red and white livery to their present high tech and watered down offering.

Come on Canada, show your true colors.



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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1207 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 13227 times:
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Quoting SSTsomeday (Reply 3):
Come on Canada, show your true colors.

Whatever it might ending up looking like, the painters will make it special -since it might be their last job.....

and by the way, Canada has no "Air Force" -it's "Canadian Forces"


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 13211 times:

Wouldn't be that unusual that Canada's Air Force One would get a new colourscheme. There seems to be a trend in some AFs to have a dedicated aircraft for use by the Chief Executive and/or his cabinet painted in a special colourscheme. In our case, Germany's Air Force One aircraft (10+21 and 10+22) were painted in the White-Blue-Grey VIP colourschme of the Luftwaffe before they got the new "Bundesrepublik Deutschland" colours back around 2003 or 2004.

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AFAIK, of all other VIP configured aircraft in the GAF, excluding 10+21 and 10+22, only 10+23 has gotten the now standard grey colours.

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User currently offlineBoeingfixer From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 13161 times:



Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 4):
and by the way, Canada has no "Air Force" -it's "Canadian Forces"

Actually we have an "Air Force" command within the Canadian Forces.

http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/home_e.asp

As for the CC-150, there isn't a dedicated aircraft for VIP use. All five of the aircraft can be reconfigured for troop, cargo, medical or VIP use. The Toronto Sun article is short on facts regarding the CC-150 and is mainly bashing AC for closing down the paint shop. They just spun in the PM for dramatic effect in regards to the CC-150 being repainted.

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12173 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 13025 times:



Quoting Boeingfixer (Reply 6):
As for the CC-150, there isn't a dedicated aircraft for VIP use. All five of the aircraft can be reconfigured for troop, cargo, medical or VIP use.

Isn't the CC-150 also used as a tanker, too. I believe the CC-150s actually replaced the CC-137 tankers (B-707-320Cs, or KC-707s?) the RCAF flew, when it was the RCAF.


User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 913 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 12987 times:

Canada has 5 CC-150. 1 VIP, 2 MRTT, and 2 Combi.

I really like the CC-150 paint as it is now. It is a tactical colour, modern looking, but retains the classic lightening bolt layout of the CC-137. I was really dissapointed when pics of our first CC-17 didnt have a variation lightening bolt on it. IMO Canada has the best paint jobs on its aircraft, esp the special occasion CF-188s.


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User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 12947 times:



Quoting SSTsomeday (Reply 3):
Well, that paint scheme makes Canada seem pretty dreary. The A/C looks like it's owned by the government of a Soviet-era, East-block country...

A not too bad hybrid between a real tactical color scheme and a representational color scheme. It's practical. I like it.

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 5):
In our case, Germany's Air Force One aircraft (10+21 and 10+22) were painted in the White-Blue-Grey VIP colourschme of the Luftwaffe before they got the new "Bundesrepublik Deutschland" colours back around 2003 or 2004.

Which they had better never done. The "new" scheme is plain ugly. I hope the Global Expresses and ACJs next year come with a new color scheme that reflects what Germany really is or what it stands for ... the current paint scheme looks like a bad performance of the The Dying Swan (while Anna Pavlova would turn over in her grave)


User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 12820 times:

I have heard the Polaris aircraft often referred to as the “a sheep in a wolf’s skin” because of its unique colour scheme. I hope the new paint job will still be based on darker colours as the CC-150s are primarily used for military ops.

Kindly post any pics of the new scheme, thanks!

Quoting Boeingfixer (Reply 6):
As for the CC-150, there isn't a dedicated aircraft for VIP use. All five of the aircraft can be reconfigured for troop, cargo, medical or VIP use.

I understand that there is no designated aircraft, but is 001 used most often as CanForce 1 ?

Thanks,

KrisYYZ


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4905 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 12294 times:

Any updates gents?

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User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12239 times:



Quoting SSTsomeday (Reply 3):
Well, that paint scheme makes Canada seem pretty dreary. The A/C looks like it's owned by the government of a Soviet-era, East-block country...

I don't know, I actually think it make it look stealthy, and well, "cool". Can't wait to see the new scheme though!



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12173 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 12176 times:

The gray color on the CC-150s looks like a much darker shade than that on the CC-177s. Is that true, or isw it just the lighting effects of the camera?

User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 12159 times:



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 13):
The gray color on the CC-150s looks like a much darker shade than that on the CC-177s. Is that true, or isw it just the lighting effects of the camera?

The CC150 has a finish that is closer to Gloss than the Matt of the CC177, I don't have access to the Mil Spec right now but I will try and find out.

WrenchBender



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