lymanm
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Happy Canada Day!

Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:07 pm

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!
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Hardkor
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:18 pm

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
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:41 pm

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!
 
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:58 pm

Lymanm,

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

G
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:01 pm

Happy birthday to our good friends up north -- in my opinion the greatest nation on earth.
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:57 pm

Happy Canada Day....Any Aviation Events planned.
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:04 pm

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
 
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:18 pm

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]
 
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:24 pm

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

Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:32 pm

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.
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:21 pm

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 
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:29 pm

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....
 
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:05 am

Happy Canada Day!!!!!!!!
Come on you gunners......!!!!!
 
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:37 am

Happy Canada Day everyone!!!!!
 
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Sat Jul 02, 2005 2:13 am

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]
 
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:49 am

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
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:08 pm

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

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

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lymanm
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Sat Jul 02, 2005 1:18 pm

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!
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:27 pm

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.


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Canada Day
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upupandaway
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:06 pm

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!
 
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Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:04 pm

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.
 
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:22 pm

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.
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RE: Happy Canada Day!

Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:37 pm

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

Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:23 am

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.

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