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xx Yes, we are getting chat

April 25, 2016, 15:30:49 by Mike Bobbitt
As some of you may notice, we are now getting a "Facebook style" chat added to the site. As it is still early days, I have not rolled this option out to everyone yet, but have started with Staff, Subscribers, Donors, and senior site members. Basically, most of the folks we can thank for assisting us with the recent site renewal. :)

If things good smoothly I plan to open it up to all users in time (days to maybe a couple of weeks if things go poorly).

There are some issues, but please report anything broken or unpleasant here. In a nutshell, when you are online here, you will be online for chat, but you can mark yourself offline by clicking the gear icon. There are a couple of chat rooms by default, with more to come. You can manage who is on your "friend" or blocked list within your profile:;area=lists

Users from your buddy list will be listed in chat automatically. I'm sure there will be more questions as we move forward, please post your questions here - or in the chat rooms! :D

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xx AEC - Space Operations?

May 25, 2016, 05:23:09 by GHG
Hey All!

Quick question - I've seen it mentioned on these boards (as well as very briefly on the AEC recruiting page) but I was wondering if anyone had any information on the Space Operations side of things in regards to an AEC?  From what I've seen, postings seem to be extremely limited and responsibilities right now are mainly monitoring satellites, assisting with GPS etc. but I don't know if that's the extent of it or if there are other operations going on as well.

I understand that you don't really have a choice (just a preference  :) ) between doing the VFR/IFR or Weapons as an AEC but if someone wanted to get involved in the Space Operations responsibilities, would that be doing IFR? Or Weapons? Or maybe not even AEC but another trade like ACSO?

Any and all additional info is appreciated - space is just plain cool and being able to work in a related capacity would be amazing - thanks!
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xx Personal Safety Glasses

May 14, 2016, 16:33:24 by messupdude
I was wondering if it was possible if I could bring my own pair of CSA approved safety glasses to the hangar to work on the planes? I'm not a big fan of using the safety goggles that go over top my glasses or using the ballistic that was issued to us. Having a pair of Rx safety glasses would be so much more convenient.
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Air-Forceca-Ico Air Force Appreciation Day

April 12, 2016, 16:23:41 by Baden Guy
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In honour of Air Force Appreciation Day on the Hill, check out our new RCAF Operations video - showcasing our personnel hard at work for Canada!

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xx Canadian Built Aeroplane From Seen Photos in 1913 by Gordon K. Hood Sr.

March 12, 2016, 00:36:15 by Chispa
While Curtiss and the Wright company were immersed in the patent wars, some Canadians built flying machines.

First practical Airplane built in Canada is shown in this 1913 picture. At the controls is Gordon K. Hood Sr. who; at the age of 19;
built the machine with the help of another youth from pictures without ever having seen a real airplane. Hood; a native of Toronto
and a pioneer flier; retired from aviation Dec. 31 after 20 years with Bell Aircraft Corporation; of Buffalo; N.Y.


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xx The Tale of Glenn Curtiss’ Last Aviation Invention, Has no Tail.”

March 12, 2016, 00:20:50 by Chispa
I’m presently tying loose ends on a study paper compiled decades ago, from 20, now at 100 pages decided I’ll split into 3 separate papers, first styled: “The Canadian Aviation Corps, First Contingent CEF Air Farce, Sept., 1914.” Although you also have the Subfonds SF71, Holliday 2004 set the benchmark, parts are questionable and painted 1915-16 with a wide brush, as 2 public calls, supported by a portion of  MP’s, &c., on the formation of a “Canadian Aviation Corps.” Only in December 1914 the formation of a “Canadian Aviation Corps” at Salisbury, was printed owing too “chin wagging Janney” hidden agendas.

While looking for photos in the Toronto archives on Long Branch Aerodrome, Curtiss Flying School, noted all accounts of the day was Styled as, McCurdy Aviation School.

The tale is it has no tail. The last invention of the late Glenn Curtiss; pioneer aviator; makes its first flight. It is a paradox in design; having no tail.
It has a landing speed of 90 miles an hour and cannot dive; spin or loop. Mr. Curtiss looked upon it as the Ford of the air and expected to market
it at $1,000, 14 January 1931.


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