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VF-19
09-19-2004, 09:48 AM
Well, today (Sept 19, 2004), my local aviation museum had their Battle of Britain ceremony, and one VERY nice thing about living nearby is that: I had a lancaster, 2 CF-18s, and a few other unidentified planes (one a very bright yellow trainer, another a 2 or 3 engined jet with invasion stripes on the wings) fly overhead. Sorry no photos, as my camera was AWOL...

The lancaster sounded quite nice, a real low drone that could be heard well before the planes flew into view. And the CF-18s... Well, if it weren't for the fact that my hearing is already damaged (birth defect), I WOULD be deaf, man are they ever LOUD. They were close enough to the ground that you could pick out some medium details, and the false canopy on the bottom was clearly visible.

I love living near the Canada Aviation Museum in Ottawa!

VF-19
09-19-2004, 09:48 AM
Well, today (Sept 19, 2004), my local aviation museum had their Battle of Britain ceremony, and one VERY nice thing about living nearby is that: I had a lancaster, 2 CF-18s, and a few other unidentified planes (one a very bright yellow trainer, another a 2 or 3 engined jet with invasion stripes on the wings) fly overhead. Sorry no photos, as my camera was AWOL...

The lancaster sounded quite nice, a real low drone that could be heard well before the planes flew into view. And the CF-18s... Well, if it weren't for the fact that my hearing is already damaged (birth defect), I WOULD be deaf, man are they ever LOUD. They were close enough to the ground that you could pick out some medium details, and the false canopy on the bottom was clearly visible.

I love living near the Canada Aviation Museum in Ottawa!

p1ngu666
09-19-2004, 10:29 AM
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VF-19
09-19-2004, 12:03 PM
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It was pretty low too, but not low enough to make out any numbers sadly... But low enough to hear the nice merlin sound loud and clear.

What would have been spiffy is if the CF-18s could have gone supersonic over my house, but I doubt that would be a good idea, especially at the height they were at.

VW-IceFire
09-19-2004, 01:35 PM
Beauties all of them. The CF-18's I've seen over my university a few times recently. Quite a sight with two of them in tight formation banking over the main campus.

The Lancaster too...always a nice thing to see.

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Daiichidoku
09-19-2004, 02:42 PM
Have yolu guys ever been to rockcliffe? if no t GO there....if yo uhave, then GO again, lol

they have some real germs in there....a mossie, me 163 komet, an authentic gotha bomber from wwI, tons o stuff there

Im jealous of those who live near the Canadian Warplane Heritage museum outside of Hamilton, Ontario...they get to see and hear the At6 Harvard, the Lanc, the Fairy Firefly, etc...

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jensenpark
09-19-2004, 07:04 PM
was there with my two kids today - was fortunate enough to sit in the front reserved row with all the vets... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

...got a couple pics of the Lanc then my camera broke...

Will try to get them posted soon.

Had some drinks Friday with Col (ret) Cy Yerman, who served two tours with the RCAF. Had some great stories that I will share when I have the pics up.

Bearcat: he even had a good story about a flight with some Tuskegee Airmen that I'll post up.

Col. Yerman is 84 years old, has a better head of hair than me at 40 and is sharp as a bloody tack. He recited off High Flight from memory over wine as well as at the memorial today. Told stories from the war as if it was from yesterday. An amazing man.

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