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by Pronto
Thu May 23, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted
Replies: 58
Views: 28446

RE: Air Canada Rouge First Plane Painted

On to the Polaris - anyone know the final scheme? Looks like 150-007?

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by Pronto
Wed May 02, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 737 Max Winglet
Replies: 127
Views: 41298

RE: New 737 Max Winglet

Looks great!! Yep, "tiny" bulge up front is probably to accommodate gear growth. From video I see they're sticking with traditional window shades and not tint like 787?

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by Pronto
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Arrives At Toronto (with Pics)
Replies: 47
Views: 18893

RE: 787 Arrives At Toronto (with Pics)

Nice plane. Too bad AC will turn it into a bad flight experience...

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by Pronto
Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter, 2 Others Issued Notices Of Suspension
Replies: 33
Views: 13000

RE: Porter, 2 Others Issued Notices Of Suspension

Surprise, surprise. AC starts up at Billy Bishop, and then Porter gets this...what's the violation? Better service?

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by Pronto
Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EX-UA 744 For Iran Air
Replies: 23
Views: 11132

RE: EX-UA 744 For Iran Air

Wasn't this a British company? I could swear I saw in a past issue of Airliner World a picture of this aircraft with a British reg'n.(G-CEFE); now with Armenian? Could it be a "shadow" name for Iran Air? The mystery continues...

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by Pronto
Wed May 02, 2007 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Liveries - Could CO Be Next?
Replies: 93
Views: 11775

RE: New Liveries - Could CO Be Next?

No!! Please don't change, Continental!! I can't believe how "old" the current livery is - yet it still looks new and "refreshing". No need to change it, so don't!!

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by Pronto
Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern: Don't Use The Lavatories
Replies: 33
Views: 13856

RE: China Southern: Don't Use The Lavatories

Sure, take seats out and strip interior of everything!!(even sound proofing) Canvass fold down seats like on military cargo a/c!! Think of the cost saving!! And the lavatory would just have a curtain around it!! What a plan!! - of course all industries involved in supplying above items wouldn't be h...

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by Pronto
Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AZ Livery: Now In Service
Replies: 49
Views: 12887

RE: New AZ Livery: Now In Service

I thought the "sneek preview" I saw earlier may have just been an aircraft on lease or something, but it was actually the new livery? All I can say is:

**YUCK!!**

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by Pronto
Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is This Airport?
Replies: 43
Views: 11327

RE: What Is This Airport?

Here's what looks like same day, just later. At <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>, of course. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1066910/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/...

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by Pronto
Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada To Spend $15B On Def, May Incl Attack Helos
Replies: 39
Views: 7310

RE: Canada To Spend $15B On Def, May Incl Attack Helos

IMO, having our own C-17s goes with above comment: it's there to perform the mission for Canada, with no second party having to agree/disagree with it. Reliability is a factor, as is availability. (A400 hasn't flown yet, let's not take that one any further...) As for attack helos? I can't see Canada...

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by Pronto
Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Your Favorite Military Transport?
Replies: 70
Views: 7467

RE: Your Favorite Military Transport?

Definitely C-130 - lots of time spent in those - probably some of the CF ones being grounded now...Still love it when I see one fly by. Enjoyed my "ride" on C-5(trans-Atlantic). Can't speak of newer types like C-17 - never been near 'em.

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by Pronto
Mon May 29, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tired Of Those Pesky Police Helicopters?
Replies: 29
Views: 6512

RE: Tired Of Those Pesky Police Helicopters?

I don't see why they should bother you; they're doing more good than the media helos up there...wah, wah, wah,......

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by Pronto
Wed May 17, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Getting A Whole Can Of Coke
Replies: 104
Views: 14223

RE: Getting A Whole Can Of Coke

Last <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> flight I was on, first had to wait until someone else wanted a "cola", then I was given what appeared to be about a 6 oz. cup of it. I'm over 200 lbs, and believe me, a can of "cola" will not be wasted(waisted?) on me!! And yes, I did get th...

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by Pronto
Sat May 06, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Hogan Diecast Models
Replies: 8
Views: 9710

RE: Hogan Diecast Models

Hogans are great!! Sure they're not as detailed as a Herpa Premium, but they're a tenth the price!! Can always make your own improvements if you want...I'll add corogard, walkways, antennae, etc....or even change the livery, as I've done with some 757s since they're the best way to get a 1/200 model...

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by Pronto
Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Flying Again In 2009?
Replies: 127
Views: 29656

RE: Concorde Flying Again In 2009?

Oh brother!!...and comments are made about other topics brought up on this forum - how about launching another Saturn V rocket for those who never experienced it...

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by Pronto
Sat May 21, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What's In Goose Bay, Canada?
Replies: 5
Views: 3666

RE: What's In Goose Bay, Canada?

Lots of Honkers!!! HA!! HA!! I always think of the base flight... Smile

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by Pronto
Tue May 10, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A380 As A Troop Transport?
Replies: 12
Views: 4101

RE: A380 As A Troop Transport?

Probably a long shot - it's too expensive to buy as a personnel transport for a country's military and look at the airlines ordering it - not exactly military charter types...

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by Pronto
Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)
Replies: 214
Views: 31110

RE: Final 787 External Look: Sharktail Etc Gone (Pics)

Well, it's different, but now it's practical - the other renderings were just a bit too much, don't you think? (It still has the four piece windscreen!) I think these new ones are too few and too simple to go on making simple criticisms as comparing them to "warmed up 767s". Just a side comment, tha...

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by Pronto
Tue Apr 19, 2005 1:11 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: AirTran Boeing 737-700 Old Colours Wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 3993

RE: AirTran Boeing 737-700 Old Colours Wanted

Now, that looks way better!!

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by Pronto
Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!
Replies: 103
Views: 16704

RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

If it is G-VFAB getting the special paintjob, it should include the namesake character from Gerry Anderson's "Thunderbirds"

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by Pronto
Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Introduces New Gianfranco Ferre Uniform
Replies: 14
Views: 6166

RE: Korean Air Introduces New Gianfranco Ferre Uniform

Come on, it looks better than Asiana - that one's horrible!! Speaking of 2005, what's with the scarves? THAT makes me think of the 70's. Even Fred on Scooby Doo doesn't wear one anymore...

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by Pronto
Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Aviation Your Favourite Hobby?
Replies: 25
Views: 4503

RE: Is Aviation Your Favourite Hobby?

Yes, definitely. I grew up in the first subdivision south of <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>, so all I had to do was look out the back window to see the airport. As I got older, I would ride my bike to the airport to wa...

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by Pronto
Tue Mar 22, 2005 1:12 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Toronto Aviation & Airline Collectables Show?
Replies: 7
Views: 13745

RE: Toronto Aviation & Airline Collectables Show?

Would like to help, but haven't been to one of these for a long, long, long time. I keep meaning to go, but something always comes up, and I miss 'em. I believe they are bigger and better now(they've moved venues quite a few times), but if disappointed you are only a few minutes from Aviation World...

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by Pronto
Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada To Get Jsf In 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 5563

RE: Canada To Get Jsf In 2018

Well, Canada is one of the "risk-sharing" partners in the project...

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by Pronto
Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What Is The Best Fighter The US Ever Had.
Replies: 60
Views: 15017

RE: What Is The Best Fighter The US Ever Had.

It all depends if you're talking kill ratio, performance, or capabilities. Also time frame is an issue. Basically, all the aircraft above deserve mention. WWII - Mustang at altitude would have to be the ultimate, with the P-47 being able to cope at all levels. The Hellcat obviously owned the "Water ...

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by Pronto
Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Puts You Off Flying?
Replies: 19
Views: 3704

RE: What Puts You Off Flying?

mmmm...Sounds like(for the exception of TV screeen) a flight on "Scare Air", a.k.a. Canadian Forces CC-137, back in the eighties!!

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by Pronto
Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Skymark Livery
Replies: 4
Views: 1903

RE: New Skymark Livery

Ah, people visiting my house still like my "Direct TV" model...

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by Pronto
Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetsgo Ceases Operations
Replies: 171
Views: 18011

RE: Jetsgo Ceases Operations

Ya, I feel sorry for the employees of Jetsgo, but an airline in Canada(or any country!!) is risky business. Add in some of the problems they were having, and you're playing with a loaded gun. I especially feel sorry for the March-breakers who booked their flights with Jetsgo - not everyone does rese...

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by Pronto
Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fin Logo Meanings
Replies: 13
Views: 2619

RE: Fin Logo Meanings

Air Canada - Maple Leaf, self explanatory Air China - Phoenix, to bring good luck Air Algerie - 2 letter code 'AH', in the shape of a bird Air Malta - Maltese Cross, of course Air Mauritius - Paille en Queu (tropical bird) Garuda - namesake, sacred bird of Hinduism Icelandair - flowing 'F' for Flugl...

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by Pronto
Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: Official Airline Of The 77th Acadamy Awards
Replies: 16
Views: 4411

RE: UA: Official Airline Of The 77th Acadamy Awards

Are you sure the "stars" pay $$$$ as it seems everyone wants to kiss their a$$ and let them ride for free, or at least discounted...info from some airline people? It's ironic, the more money some people make, the more freebies they get(and most don't care about the little guy - not all, but most)......

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by Pronto
Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:18 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Who Builds Model Aircraft?
Replies: 51
Views: 19315

RE: Who Builds Model Aircraft?

I sure do!! Have listed passenger types on here before - too many to repeat that again!! All Hasegawa 1/200 except for about 4 or 5. Around 350 and counting. Even the Hogans I get I'm adding detail to. Military aircraft is over 200 - Mostly build 1/72 for these types. Size is good and can have plent...

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by Pronto
Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jato Still Used These Days?
Replies: 13
Views: 9355

RE: Jato Still Used These Days?

I believe the Hercs used in the Arctic and Antarctic(NY ANG, no?) still use them

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by Pronto
Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated American A300 Is Here
Replies: 44
Views: 9547

RE: Updated American A300 Is Here

It was brought up during the comments, so here goes! If you can't pee(into the toilet) standing up, SIT DOWN!! This isn't just aimed(no pun!!) at the women, but obviously some of the men too!! It doesn't help if so many members of the public are such pigs these days...

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by Pronto
Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Need Help With Aircraft Identity.
Replies: 11
Views: 8146

RE: Need Help With Aircraft Identity.

Definitely nose section of a U-2. Explanation of this combo? Who knows? Maybe a deception from the Cold War? Park this in a hangar with just the nose hanging out for recon fooling? After all, this is a Norwegian base.

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by Pronto
Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:52 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What Scale Model Kit Is Best?
Replies: 5
Views: 10402

RE: What Scale Model Kit Is Best?

It all depends on what you're building, and how many!! I ended up doing 1/200 because of the size - I have around 400!! I know more airliner options are available in 1/144, but that's just the way it worked out!! I did start with that scale, but space was filling up fast. I build the occasional one ...

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by Pronto
Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Planes Get Dirty?
Replies: 24
Views: 16437

RE: Why Do Planes Get Dirty?

Obvious reasons comparable to what gets your car dirty. Plus, there is exhaust, toilets, jetways - the list goes on. Also, just a note about aircraft like the <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-25s - Yes, they are probably cleaned immaculately on a regular basis - when I was drivin...

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by Pronto
Sat Oct 16, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did The New AC Livery Just Go Past My Window?
Replies: 16
Views: 13529

RE: Did The New AC Livery Just Go Past My Window?

Just to add - it isn't Oct 19th and you're not in Toronto or Montreal and it wasn't a 767 - so, no

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by Pronto
Sat Oct 09, 2004 9:39 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your Airplane Models
Replies: 72
Views: 34319

RE: Your Airplane Models

Euro, As I stated at begining of post, these are 1/200 plastic models that I assemble out of the box, from Japanese model company Hasegawa. Decals are from numerous companies, for example Ryanair are from Jetdecal, the British Airways Utopia markings are from Draw Decal. Now back to the list: Boeing...

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by Pronto
Sat Oct 09, 2004 5:32 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your Airplane Models
Replies: 72
Views: 34319

RE: Your Airplane Models

Too many!! Mostly 1/200 plastic models from Hasegawa - most with aftermarket decals Here goes: 1/200 Airbus A300 - American, Air Afrique, Garuda, Iberia, JAS, Korean, TDA, Saudi(o/c) - Converted to A310 - Air Jamaica, Canadian Forces A320 - Air Canada, ANA, Ansett, Canada 3000, Canadian, Croatia, je...

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by Pronto
Wed Sep 29, 2004 11:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Die-Cast Model Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 7624

RE: Die-Cast Model Questions

Just for your info a 752 in 1/200 is 9 inches. Diecasts in this scale are pretty expensive, but the plastic ones in this scale are sturdy and are nicely detailed(and priced). For example, Starjets(757s) are around $36, and Hogans $22

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by Pronto
Wed Sep 08, 2004 2:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Heavy-lift Transport To Replace The C-5?
Replies: 13
Views: 6377

RE: New Heavy-lift Transport To Replace The C-5?

I doubt anything for now - the avionics replacement is happening and the engine replacement is about to start...

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by Pronto
Fri Aug 27, 2004 1:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nimrod MRA4 First Flight?
Replies: 17
Views: 8568

RE: Nimrod MRA4 First Flight?

Pictures look great - no smoke!! How did it sound? Extreme difference?
Great to see, after all the delays in the program, this bird in the air

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by Pronto
Fri Aug 27, 2004 1:38 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What Was It That Got You Interested In Aviation?
Replies: 25
Views: 8560

RE: What Was It That Got You Interested In Aviation?

I grew up in the first subdivision south of <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> and as far back as I can remember, I had an interest in aviation. I always had a longing to work in the industry, but fate steered me in other ...

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by Pronto
Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your First Model Plane
Replies: 20
Views: 8530

RE: Your First Model Plane

Holy cow, that's a hard one!! I think back and I can remember quite a few kits...I remember having an off-scale Comet and Tu-104 - also some of those Monogram kits...I had quite a few of those Gorgi metal planes with retractable landing gear - of course through time they didn't stay up any more...th...

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by Pronto
Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL's Fleet - Why So Old?
Replies: 39
Views: 7084

RE: JAL's Fleet - Why So Old?

Just adding to what others have said - in some cases the fleet still has "time" left on it(they use wide-bodies for domestic flights, don't forget). Also, the fleet from JAS is pretty young(MD-90s and A300-600). Perhaps we could see a JAL order for 7E7s to replace their older 767s(I believe they hav...

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by Pronto
Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project (MHP)
Replies: 16
Views: 4715

RE: Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project (MHP)

It's supposed to be annouced this Thursday, 22 July. It will look pretty stupid on the Liberals if they select the EH101, even if it would give some commonality with the Cormorants.

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by Pronto
Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Other F/A-18 Nations Crosstraining On US Carriers?
Replies: 14
Views: 5699

RE: Other F/A-18 Nations Crosstraining On US Carriers?

No, none of them do, or are equiped, but that would be pretty nice if they were and they did!! It would bring a new light to "Joint Exercises"

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by Pronto
Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Moon Landing 35th Anniversary
Replies: 6
Views: 2171

RE: Moon Landing 35th Anniversary

Don't forget, one of the main reasons the moon missions were done was due to the Cold War - I've heard somewhere that it cost about one million dollars a minute(1969 dollars!) during each mission - that's alot of greenbacks - and don't forget the U.S. was in Vietnam at the time as well. Ultimately i...

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by Pronto
Sat Jul 17, 2004 5:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last Flight Of The Labrador/Voyageur
Replies: 1
Views: 4045

RE: Last Flight Of The Labrador/Voyageur

Is that why a got a VERY low flypast of one the other day? (I live in east-end Toronto) I was wondering when that day is coming...Hope I get the same "show" from a Cormorant!!

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by Pronto
Sat Jul 17, 2004 4:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Iroquois Replacement ..
Replies: 10
Views: 3015

RE: Iroquois Replacement ..

I would say the Griffon - just to relate to the Canadian Forces who replaced 3 types(Kiowa, Iroquois and Twin Huey) with it.

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