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Santa meets CASA

Santa meets CASA
The ever dreaded CASA, scourge of pilots everywhere, with toxic mix of lawyers and enforcers, they would scare the roughest, toughest top-gun – he really would have cursed – but when they took on Santa, then they really did their worst.   As Santa’s sleigh touched down to ground, upon the Christmas eve, the first […]

Spitfire Glider Tugs

Spitfire Glider Tugs
Interesting story from Vintage Wings of Canada Spitfire Glider Tugs

Economy seating

Economy seating
Next time you feel squashed in economy, think of this photo taken on-board a US Airforce C-17 evacuation trip from Tacloban to Manila. Bet they were glad to be there…    

How S-L-O-W would that Mach 3 SR-71 Blackbird go?

How S-L-O-W would that Mach 3 SR-71 Blackbird go?
Brian Shul, Retired SR-71 Blackbird Pilot via Plane and Pilot Magazine As a former SR-71 pilot and keynote speaker, the question I’m most often asked is : ‘ How fast would that SR-71 fly ? ‘ I can be assured of hearing that question several times at any event I attend. It’s an interesting question, […]

Vulcan and RV8’s

Vulcan and RV8’s
  Sue Ball sent in this link to photos and video of RV8’s flying with the Avro Vulcan XH558 at the RAF Cosworth Airshow on 2 July 2013

1/4 Scale Hercules

1/4 Scale Hercules
1/4 scale Hercules with 4 VW engines (see page 22) See other Great articles in the Canadian RAA Magazine Or RAA Canada Homepage

Behind the Barr

The Edgar Pickles Story by Geoff Constantine