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To: isthisnickcool

They are great pilots - now they just need some real planes. ;)


4 posted on 11/03/2005 12:44:16 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (Speaking several languages is an asset; keeping your mouth shut in one is priceless.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I have no problem with the size, speed and manoeuverability of the planes. It's their age and reliability that concerns me. I'm also afraid that when it comes time to retire the current planes, the Snowbirds may be mothballed rather than provided with new hardware.


6 posted on 11/03/2005 12:55:40 PM PST by NorthOf45
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To: Mr. Jeeves

But that will cost real money, which the Liberals are not going to hand out.


8 posted on 11/03/2005 1:00:25 PM PST by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves; Valin; alfa6; Iris7; SAMWolf
They are great pilots - now they just need some real planes. ;)

ROFLOL

10 posted on 11/03/2005 1:09:00 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Get off the phone you big dope!)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Actually, those planes are unique suited to the type of aerobatics they do. I don't know what they will do when they must finally retire them all - no particular reason they must, I guess.


12 posted on 11/03/2005 1:30:21 PM PST by -YYZ-
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Mr. Jeeves:

I heard a rumor from a Canadian Air Force crewchief (about 2 years ago during joint manuevers at Zaragoza Airbase, Spain) that the Snowbirds were eventually going to replace their Tutor aircraft with this:

http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/equip/grfx/equip_gallery/hawk/wallpaper/NFTCHawk-3.jpg


22 posted on 11/04/2005 7:52:27 AM PST by Levante
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