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    Gliders on Google Maps!

    Google's satellite picked the absolute PERFECT time to hover over Mountain View and snap a shot.

    2 gliders on the ground and a tow plane landing
    , a glider on tow over the water, and the last one in the practice area.

    Took me forever to find the last one...

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    Cool stuff. You must have a lot of time on your hands checking every inch of the world.
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    Some great shots, folks!
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    Glider preparing for take off and glider on final at The North Battleford Gliding Center (hear)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjhp View Post
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    POTD!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjhp View Post
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    It's not easy being a superhero...

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    Quote Originally Posted by commando View Post



    POTD!!!!
    What do I win?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebele View Post
    It's not easy being a superhero...



    you can be that guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sebele View Post
    Google's satellite picked the absolute PERFECT time to hover over Mountain View and snap a shot.

    2 gliders on the ground and a tow plane landing
    ,
    Are those tutors sitting in a row just to the right?
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    From what I recall, you should be seeing Tutors, T-33's, a some CF-5's. Some with no wings too. Not like they ever had much of a wing anyways...
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    The T-33s have been there for at least a couple of years. I was in Belleville in 2006 for something and decided to take the bridge over to the island and visit Picton/Mountain View. It was a bit of a shock to see all the remaining T-33s lined up in a row, that airplane had been a big part of our military for (at the time) 51 years. My dad flew them in Gimli, MB, in '59 before going on to the Sabre. When I was a kid you'd always see a T-bird at any airshow, and usually at any airbase.

    The airplane was used for jet training, courier purposes, VIP transport, electronic warfare, target towing, aerobatic displays, instrument check rides. It wore every paint scheme of the post-war RCAF and CAF, from bare metal to NATO camos to EW black to CAF low-viz grey, and special paint schemes too, like the Golden Hawks ...and the Red Knight. The RCN even had some T-birds. A Navy T-bird held the cross-Canada speed record in the fifties until some RCAF Sabres flew from Vancouver to Halifax in just over 5 hours.

    If an airplane could talk, the T-33 could tell a very long, detailed history of our post-WWII air force. She's seen everything and been everywhere! Sad to finally see her go to pasture.

    Not to totally hijack the thread, there's another glider at Mountain View, SE of Crofton, in the practice area. Between the gas station at the intersection and the swampy area to the SE.
    Cheers!

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    Some of you may have the pleasure of meeting ... or even greater pleasure of flying with Mr. Rex Sutcliff (spelling?). (Central Region)

    Rex lived through some interesting times ... and flew through some interesting times.

    When asked "What is your favourite aircraft and why?"
    He would reply "The T-33, because it can do a figure 8"
    "But Rex .... can't most planes do a figure 8?"
    Rex: " Ahh ... but the T-33 does a wonderful vertical figure 8...rudder only..."

    If only I lived his life.
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