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  1. I don’t normally buy helicopters, I am very excited to buy this one.
  2. How did I miss this thread? Aircraft have I flown in? In the RCAF/CAF: CC-138 Twin Otter CC-129 Dakota CC-137 (Boeing 707) CH-147 Chinook Dash 8 CC-130 E&H CH-136 Kiowa CH-135 Twin Huey CH-146 Griffon CF-104 Starfighter CF-18 Hornet CC-115 Buffalo CC-150 Polaris Vintage/Warbirds: Harvard Pitts Stearman Waco P-51D (Ross Grady) B-17G (Sentimental Journey) B-25J (Maid in the Shade) Lancaster (VRA) Airliners 707 727 737 747 767 L1011 Vickers Viscount Q400 Dash 7 Dash 8 A310 A319 A320 A220 DC-9 CR-J I knew I missed a few, how could I forget these: Cessna 150 (first solo) Cessna 172 Air Cadet Schweizer 2-33A glider
  3. Nice work on the Cyclone, and the Regina to of course. The frigates we’re actually designed and built to carry the EH-101. The hangars were initially sized to the Sea King. But the ship was designed to break apart and extend the hangar size for the EH-101. I never understood that design, you’d thing they’d have built the bigger hangar first. I served with a few guys who were involved with the EH-101 purchase (before Chretien cancelled it). I recall the day David Collenette (Minister of National Defence), stated no Sea King would fly past Jan 1, 1999.
  4. Salmon was phased out before the 1A was built. Somewhere just past the 200th airframe. So only very early -1s had salmon. And the main wheel wells were always over-painted with the underside camouflage. This was published in the build technical orders. There were some very early -1 Corsairs that had the tail wheel well left in salmon.
  5. Nice stuff! I served in 416 (Hornets) so clearly any kit in my squadrons markings is a fave of mine.
  6. Stocky was a wonderful person, a true gentleman. Nice build.
  7. Not normally my cup of tea but I’ll be grabbing one for sure.
  8. Did Kotare make any announcements on when they would be shipping pre-orders?
  9. No, the P-63 banked pointing his belly at the B-17, he completely lost situational awareness doing this. He could no longer see the B-17. The P-63 already has terrible blind spots. An aircraft overtaking a slower aircraft is responsible to keep view of that aircraft. This was totally preventable, from the planning, controlling, and the flying. And yes, I trained and I am qualified in Human Factors facilitation in military aviation. There are far too many warbird owners who should not be in the cockpit. The aviation safety net is supposed to prevent these types of accidents.
  10. It’s why it’s called a discussion group.
  11. Wow, I bought Replic back in the day! I have that very article, I should have known I’ve seen you work before! I love your work!
  12. Nice build, I love it. My dad served at Grostenquin too at the same time as your father, before I was born. And I later served in 416, I retired a Lynx after 7 years in the squadron (Hornets).
  13. This was intended as a PM, edited

  14. Fabulous build and nice tribute. I really enjoyed following this build. I have researched Hampton Gray over the years so I knew of Gerald Anderson’s fate that day too. I now plan my own tribute build for Anderson. I knew a former FAA pilot who trained and flew with both. This man owned a camera store in my city. When I was a young teen I brought a roll of film in for developing from an airshow that was accidentally exposed. He felt bad and gave me a framed Avro Arrow print. Over the years I was fortunate to get to know him well (or so I thought). We always spoke aviation and I enjoyed visiting his shop. It wasn’t until about ten years later did I learn he flew Corsairs with the FAA. I was stationed back in my hometown with the RCAF when I read an article on the front page of our paper on Nov 11, about his exploits flying Corsairs. I was shocked, I had no idea, he made no mention of serving, let alone flying Corsairs. I went to visit him the next day. I grew up watching the Black Sheep series and the Corsair was my favorite aircraft. He knew I was an Air Cadet and later joined the Airforce, but this humble man kept his service quiet. After that day he opened up with me, I think I learned more about his time in the war than his two sons did. He was into photography during the war too and shared many of his photos with me. Sadly he passed 5-6 years ago, his sons sold his camera business, which he worked in up to his final days. I tried to find out what his sons did with his photo collection, I don’t think it was preserved. He had a vast amount of photos that he took post war, of FAA Corsairs flying as part of the occupation force. He had images of bomb runs on Japanese carriers that were towed out into the harbor and were used to drop bombs on. Given the fighting was over, he had great shots of this practice. A portion of the hospital I now work in, is named after him (Ross McBain). Through Ross, I also met Don Sheppard, the only FAA Corsair ace and another Canadian FAA Corsair pilot.
  15. I just ordered, I didn’t know the book existed until now.
  16. I flew on them often in Canada. There was a CP Rail too, which evolved into Canadian Pacific who are still in operation.
  17. They were triple what they are in the Academy boxing here in Canada when first released by AM. In fact, they are $35 Cdn here in Canada, which is very low for any 1/48 scale kits on the shelves, let alone a twin engine B-25,
  18. Very nice, spectacular build! I have this on my to-do list.
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