Thursday, January 06, 2005

I shake my head

Babble on.

This Air Force is now this Air Force. And having worn the blue suit myself for a brief time, it makes me very angry.

Babble off.

4 Comments:

At 2:12 PM, Blogger Chris Taylor said...

Any nation that aspires to have a DART-type force needs strat-lift capability. It would be nice if we had followed through on those initial ideas to purchase or jointly lease C-17s with the USAF. They could even be used in the tac-lift role, although strat-lift is their forte.

 
At 10:52 PM, Blogger Ghost of a flea said...

Shameful.

 
At 12:19 AM, Blogger Rebecca said...

It makes me angry too. My mother served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Nurse and it was one of the best times in her life. To see the "government" treating the men and women who protect us like this is infuriating.

 
At 11:00 AM, Blogger Dr_Funk said...

It's a shame, but its also nothing new. I was visiting Trenton 2 years ago and my hotel room was right under the flight path from the main air field. (for once, it was good to be hearing impaired) Anyways, I was having a few beers with my friend, who happens to be a C-130 technician. And I heard a plane taking off, a large one. I asked: "Herc?" And he said, "No, that's an Antonov moving stuff to Afghanistan for OP Apollo." The Canadian air force has not had strategic airlift for a long time. (nor strategic sealift, remember the MV Katie?) It probably should have it, given the widespread deployments of the Canadian forces..and the fact that US lift is far too busy to be able to help us.
A further problem is that our Hercules are getting far too old for the kind of work that we use them for. http://www.sfu.ca/casr/101-cc130-2.htm has some useful information.

 

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