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by ThePointblank
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-295 Canada FWSAR News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 15764

Re: C-295 Canada FWSAR News and Discussion Thread

Looks like the 2nd and 3rd have been accepted and the 4th is undergoing testing and evaluation, per this post: https://www.facebook.com/CanadianForces/photos/a.1524483394445524/2954139781479871/?type=3&theater Look at those shiny new planes! ✈️ Canada just accepted delivery of the 2nd and 3rd CC...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TikTok
Replies: 81
Views: 3004

Re: TikTok

Also it should be noted that separate from all this, Bytedance has been moving for months to separate TikTok from China. They have moved a most of its data and support needs to the USA already and were looking to reset up here. They understand the problems being Chinese creates for them in countrie...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 18750

Re: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread

The Canadians are also looking to replace their Hawk fleet as well, though the training fleet is contractor managed under the NATO Flying Training Canada (NFTC) and the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS). The current arrangement under NFTC expires in 2023, with a possible 1 year extension...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The F16 and Mach 2
Replies: 19
Views: 1944

Re: The F16 and Mach 2

But can the F-16 actually reach Mach 2 operationally or just on test flights in clean configuration and with tanks half full? I´ve always read Mach 2,0 reported as max speed for the F-16 but that probably means theoretical in clean configuration, right? I know the ability to reach Mach 2 is not rea...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed
Replies: 57
Views: 2696

Re: US State Dept orders Chinese consulate in Houston closed

There's a lot more going on that's driving the decision by the US government to have the Chinese Consulate in Houston closed, namely allegations of spying, illegally transferring medical research and other sensitive information from institutions in the area, and coercion & blackmail of Chinese n...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 83
Views: 14133

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire

USS Bonhomme Richard is effectively gutted, with 11 out of 14 decks suffering from fire and water damage, encompassing the entire length and width of the ship: https://breakingdefense.com/2020/07/fire-gutted-much-of-uss-bonhomme-richard-cno-gilday/ WASHINGTON: The USS Bonhomme Richard suffered fire ...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 83
Views: 14133

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire

Are you aware, that in my last post named the parts, which will likely to have to replaced? Sorry, but for your 250 to 500 million $, in best case you can replace the island structure and with 500 million, fitted with all the needed equipment inside. Something like this is expensive and the whole i...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 19115

Re: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread

Getting to 108 will take a decade, assuming it happens. We can't afford a huge wave of deliveries. Especially after this pandemic. But I don't see getting to 108 as out of the realm of possibility despite the short-medium term financial outlook. Brazil couldn't even afford to maintain and operate t...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 19115

Re: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread

Getting to 108 will take a decade, assuming it happens. We can't afford a huge wave of deliveries. Especially after this pandemic. But I don't see getting to 108 as out of the realm of possibility despite the short-medium term financial outlook. Brazil couldn't even afford to maintain and operate t...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Mythbuster Grant Imahara Dead at 49
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Former Mythbuster Grant Imahara Dead at 49

Being announced that Grant Imahara, one of the former co-hosts of Mythbusters and on Netflix's White Rabbit Project is dead at 49 due to a brain aneurysm: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/grant-imahara-dead-mythbusters-host-was-49-1303101 Grant Imahara, an electrical engineer and roboticist wh...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 83
Views: 14133

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire

If only wood/paper e.g. is burning, there will be only temperatures of less than 500°C, this will not destroy the steel and the flight deck. Question will be as example, if there was also a fire below the bridge tower, because than big amount of cables and pipes e.g. will have been destroyed. As sh...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 128
Views: 18406

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Independent review of Boeing's Starliner complete, with a total of 80 recommendations: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-and-boeing-complete-orbital-flight-test-reviews/ 21 of these recommendations pertain to improving testing and ground simulations, including the notable addition of an end-to-end t...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 18750

Re: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk

Looks like the USAF is looking to lease one of the jets that lost the T-X competition as a interim aircraft to plug the gap: https://www.defensenews.com/2020/06/25/air-force-considers-leasing-losing-t-x-training-jets/ WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force wants to lease advanced trainers as early as next ...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 89
Views: 5017

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

Also, the US Coast Guard Hercs are not in any way similarly outfitted to what a P-8/true MPA would be, from either a sensor suite or weapons perspective. Yes, but the USCG HC-130J's are already equipped with a EO/IR turret, and a belly-mounted multi-mode radar (the IAI EL/M-2022A). The radar is fit...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 89
Views: 5017

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

Well, it’s only ever a matter of time before keesje turns a thread into a ‘bash any American aircraft mentioned’ one. The Luftwaffe of course already is scheduled to get 6 of the J model Hercs over the next year or so (not sure of the delivery status). The truth of the program’s survival is probabl...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 89
Views: 5017

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

As I mentioned earlier in the thread in this context UUVs will also play a big role. They have the persistence that can assist the MPA role and I expect some decent technological movements in this area in coming years. This is where a larger platform with more operators can be an advantage. You can...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 89
Views: 5017

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

Another alternative is the proposed Lockheed Martin SC-130J Sea Hercules, a MPA version of the C-130J. The most recent news about it was it became a roll-on, roll-off retrofit kit for existing C-130J's, and could be armed as well.

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1485
Views: 209134

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

It sounds like to me there maybe issues with the CAPTOR-E which is causing both the British and Germans to take pause. Otherwise, if the radar did perform as advertised and was superior to the current radar, they would be less hesitant to fund the upgrades.

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RNZAF chooses C130Js to replace its C130Hs
Replies: 36
Views: 5451

Re: RNZAF chooses C130Js to replace its C130Hs

Or maybe asking RAAF to feed the fuel in on their way to/from Antarctica? :stirthepot: :stirthepot: Michael Refueling carries a risk of its own; I highly doubt that NZ is willing to go that route. Also, the pilots would need regular flight training for a capability that would be used rarely, if eve...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian C-148 Helicopter missing presumed crashed
Replies: 19
Views: 2953

Re: Canadian C-148 Helicopter missing presumed crashed

What about putting in an anti-crash law instead of allowing the helo to plunge to its demise ? The helicopter's flight director was placed into a mode where it was supposed to maintain a certain altitude and speed. The CH-148 doesn't have a terrain following ability, so this isn't feasible, along w...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian C-148 Helicopter missing presumed crashed
Replies: 19
Views: 2953

Re: Canadian C-148 Helicopter missing presumed crashed

So they're saying this is normal behaviour ? From the description it looks like MCAS... The way that's being described to me is that the modes in which control input biases are applied, particularly in complex manoeuvres, were not immediately apparent to the pilot in time for him to take alternativ...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian Prime Ministers VIP Airplane Damaged
Replies: 21
Views: 3664

Re: Canadian Prime Ministers VIP Airplane Damaged

The government needs the passenger capacity of the Polaris for the entire entourage of the PM, plus the accompanying press. In that sense, the Polaris is barely adequate for the task, being limited in both range and capacity. That requirement for the media to be at the PM 's side all the time perpl...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: France and the CH-47
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: France and the CH-47

With the US putting tariffs on French wines, now might not be the best time to buy US hardware. Also, if the situation means we are helped in that mess by other countries, it's not necessarily a bad thing... Doesn't have to be American built CH-47's, it could be Italian-built CH-47's. Leonardo has ...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian Prime Ministers VIP Airplane Damaged
Replies: 21
Views: 3664

Re: Canadian Prime Ministers VIP Airplane Damaged

The Polaris is used when a large passenger capacity is needed. It will have to be replaced by something equally large later this decade. It just occurred to me that the PM might feel 'slighted' that other officials would be flying on brand new jets while he and his entourage travel in a 'refurbishe...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement
Replies: 89
Views: 5017

Re: Germany cancels P-3C modernisation; looking for replacement

[ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thedefensepost.com/2019/01/26/boeing-contract-19-p-8a-poseidon-us-navy-norway-uk/amp/ This second article gives a better sense if how much more a FMS sale would cost compared to a US buy. bt That is for a modification to a previous contract, it is not the actual &...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex 767 Goes Off The Taxiway at YVR
Replies: 2
Views: 2220

Fedex 767 Goes Off The Taxiway at YVR

A Fedex 767 taxing to the gate went off the taxiway and into the grass earlier today, per reporting. Nobody was hurt, but the cause is under investigation. There is a photo of the stuck bird showing where the aircraft ended up at the link below: https://westernaviationnews.com/2020/06/18/exclusive-p...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 210
Views: 71408

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

RFP's being published for base infrastructure at CFB Cold Lake and Bagotville to support the upcoming replacement fighters: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/maple-leaf/defence/2020/06/defence-team-pushes-ahead-on-key-infrastructure-for-caf-personnel.html The Defence Team has been...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian Prime Ministers VIP Airplane Damaged
Replies: 21
Views: 3664

Re: Canadian Prime Ministers VIP Airplane Damaged

Directorate of Flight Safety has published a final report on the accident, and they blame the contracted ground crew for not verifying the brakes were properly set, and not properly chocking the aircraft for the entire mess: http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/flight-safety/article-template-flight-s...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian C-148 Helicopter missing presumed crashed
Replies: 19
Views: 2953

Re: Canadian C-148 Helicopter missing presumed crashed

Interesting turn of events per what the Directorate of Flight Safety revealed in regards to the CH-148 crash: http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/flight-safety/article-template-flight-safety.page?doc=ch148822-cyclone-from-the-investigator/kae63jt8 During the return for recovery, the aircraft made a ...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: France and the CH-47
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: France and the CH-47

I believe there are a number of CH-47 airframes available, as a result of the US Army getting brand-new CH-47F's, allowing them to retire older CH-47D's. The older airframes can be re-manufactured into the later standard, and there are a number of US Army airframes that have gone through that proces...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian C-148 Helicopter missing presumed crashed
Replies: 19
Views: 2953

Re: Canadian C-148 Helicopter missing presumed crashed

And by extension what impact this may have on the VH-92 program and other less high profile operators. My understanding is that the military -92's are different from the civilian birds in having a fly-by-wire flight control system, while the civilian S-92's are mechanical. You also got more powerfu...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian C-148 Helicopter missing presumed crashed
Replies: 19
Views: 2953

Re: Canadian C-148 Helicopter missing presumed crashed

Well that's not great. Is the fleet grounded again ? If it's a defect in the design of the flight control systems, I wonder what the repercussions will be for Sikorsky... I would suspect that the Canadian government will want additional compensation from Sikorsky for the loss of an aircraft plus it...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian C-148 Helicopter missing presumed crashed
Replies: 19
Views: 2953

Re: Canadian C-148 Helicopter missing presumed crashed

Operational pause is being lifted per this press briefing notice: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2020/06/brief-lifting-of-the-operational-pause-on-the-ch-148-cyclone-helicopter-fleet.html Media advisory June 15, 2020 – Ottawa – Department of National Defence / Canadian Arm...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canadian C-148 Helicopter missing presumed crashed
Replies: 19
Views: 2953

Re: Canadian C-148 Helicopter missing presumed crashed

Well that's not great. Is the fleet grounded again ? If it's a defect in the design of the flight control systems, I wonder what the repercussions will be for Sikorsky... I would suspect that the Canadian government will want additional compensation from Sikorsky for the loss of an aircraft plus it...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 210
Views: 71408

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

The RCAF posted a number of pictures on Twitter, and an ex-RAAF Hornet is featured flying alongside a CC-150 Polaris tanker heading to CFB Cold Lake, coming from from Mirabel, Quebec: https://twitter.com/RCAF_ARC/status/1271472388044185601 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EaUtKWgXYAY6pQ0?format=jpg&n...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 4146

Re: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement

By the time you have a situation where a carrier aircraft can't land automatically, the pilot probably has already been trained to do so as part of their type qualifications. Landing on a carrier is a perishable skill. Unless it is practiced pilots will loose proficiency at it. That's why squadrons...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier lays off 2,500 as business jets sales drop
Replies: 10
Views: 1670

Re: Bombardier lays off 2,500 as business jets sales drop

Should be noted that a day after Bombardier announced the layoffs, the Canadian government purchases a pair of Challenger 650's for delivery this summer to replace the older Challenger 601's.

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by ThePointblank
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: P-8 Poseidon, fighter escorts needed?
Replies: 38
Views: 3621

Re: P-8 Poseidon, fighter escorts needed?

bikerthai wrote:
Ozair wrote:
I'm not aware of an aft radar for the P-8, A or I.


If you look carefully at the large dome faring near the main landing gear, you may see the difference in shape between the A an the I configuration.

bt

That dome houses the ESM scanner and the onboard inert gas generator.

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by ThePointblank
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada Might Need New Executive Jets
Replies: 31
Views: 4689

Re: Canada Might Need New Executive Jets

A sole source contract has been inked with Bombardier for a pair of Challenger 650's to replace the Challenger 601's: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2020/06/canadian-armed-forces-replaces-two-30-year-old-challenger-aircraft.html?utm_source=miragenews&utm_medium=miragen...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 18750

Re: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk

The only other weapon is a BDU-33 which is a practice bomb. That is it for weapons. And that's exactly what I'm talking about. That's my whole point. There is nothing in the design requirement saying that the T-7 has to carry more than that. A BDU-33 is a 25lb bomb, which only has a small spotting ...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 4146

Re: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement

The Navy is testing and implementing the Maritime Augmented Guidance with Integrated Controls for Carrier Approach and Recovery Precision Enabling Technologies (Magic Carpet) across their entire strike fleet, which should make carrier landings as routine and easy as landing on shore-based runway. B...

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by ThePointblank
Sun May 31, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 4146

Re: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement

I don't understand the Navy's thinking in regard to non-carrier capable aircraft. To me this makes no sense. to me. It will be cheaper to practice carrier landings in trainer aircraft than would be in a strike fighter. But it's even cheaper to practice landings in trainer aircraft on shore-based ba...

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by ThePointblank
Tue May 26, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2850

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

Your Health UK link had this update. In Spain and Italy, peaks of over 100% increase in deaths were also observed. The peak week and subsequent decrease in excess deaths were 2 weeks ahead of England and Wales. The peak week figures for France and Sweden were much lower, at 55% and 46%, respectivel...

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by ThePointblank
Sat May 23, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement
Replies: 43
Views: 4146

Re: USN Begins Process to Select New Jet Trainer/T-45 Replacement

I don't understand the Navy's thinking in regard to non-carrier capable aircraft. To me this makes no sense. to me. It will be cheaper to practice carrier landings in trainer aircraft than would be in a strike fighter. I don't think your first carrier landing or cat shot should be in a strike fight...

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by ThePointblank
Thu May 21, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)
Replies: 39
Views: 4218

Re: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)

I wonder if one outcome of this is that the Snowbirds finally get a support aircraft to transport the tech's & equipment instead of carrying them in the Tutor's? Knowing what knee jerkers the politicians are I say the more likely scenario is they try & shut the team down. During the air sho...

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by ThePointblank
Wed May 20, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)
Replies: 39
Views: 4218

Re: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)

I wonder if one outcome of this is that the Snowbirds finally get a support aircraft to transport the tech's & equipment instead of carrying them in the Tutor's? Knowing what knee jerkers the politicians are I say the more likely scenario is they try & shut the team down. During the air sho...

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by ThePointblank
Tue May 19, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)
Replies: 39
Views: 4218

Re: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)

A memorial has been created along the chain link fence at Kamloops Airport to remember Jenn Casey, and there's a petition to have Airport Road, which leads into Kamloops Airport renamed after her: https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/05/18/rcaf-grieves-tireless-and-energetic-officer-as-kamloops-memoria...

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by ThePointblank
Mon May 18, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)
Replies: 39
Views: 4218

Re: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)

Statement from Lieutenant-Colonel Mike French, commander of the Snowbirds: https://www.facebook.com/notes/canadian-forces-snowbirds/lieutenant-colonel-mike-french-431-air-demonstration-squadron-commanding-officer/3118929211479091/?amp%3B__tn__=-R Lieutenant-Colonel Mike French, 431 (Air Demonstratio...

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by ThePointblank
Mon May 18, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)
Replies: 39
Views: 4218

Re: Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds Cross Canada tour (Operation Inspiration)

The general aviation community is stepping up, conducting a fly past over Vancouver as a memorial, termed Operation Backup Inspiration: https://www.bcaviation.ca/bcga-news/operation-backup-inspiration-snowbirds-memorial?fbclid=IwAR0HZ3Zyv6Kr1E3piOEfe0iA3kpVNTu-875Cl4QBJB4FyJZtOafsA5T-CZU 35 aircraft...

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