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xx Posting of Articles & Other Gentle Reminders

July 31, 2020, 10:38:27 by BeyondTheNow
Good day all,

This is a quick thank you again for the efforts most of you have been making in keeping topics/threads civil and constructive over the last months. Times are still disruptive, and it’s easy for issues to bleed into each other through our keyboard at times. Keep it up. It makes for much easier reading by DS, and the user-base in general.

That said, there are a couple of points which need mentioning.

1) While encourages the posting of news articles and other sources of info which help support thread interaction, it’s important that a few personal remarks are accompanying the added information.

Going forward, we ask that all articles are prefaced somehow (with the exception of the “Editorial Cartoon” thread) Posting an article (partial or in full) with no frame of context, or focus outlining specifically which idea, quote, opinion, etc the poster is hoping to convey and/or debate does little to engage other users, and isn’t viewed as a valuable contribution in helping to move the discussion forward. The comments don’t need to be involved. They can be something as simple as a quick sentence outlining why one is choosing to include the article in the discussion.

2) There are a couple of threads that DS have purposely been more lenient with simply because of the conditions under which they were created. (ie “All Things Coronavirus...” is the easiest and most current to refer to.) It’s expected that small deviations from the main topic of discussion will occur from time to time, and DS will typically wait and see whether the comments circle back to the original content—Usually they do without intervention.

But please maintain the practice of beginning a new thread within the appropriate board (and/or searching for one related) for tackling ideas and/or questions that are clearly separate from the main purpose of an already existing thread. It makes moderating a bit easier, and also helps keep comments categorized appropriately for those searching for specific information.

Thank you in advance,
BTN Staff
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xx No Sky Too High - Video by HCol Terry Kelly and WO Jeff Campbell

July 20, 2020, 16:00:14 by Eye In The Sky
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14 Wing Greenwood hosting first public screening of ‘No Sky Too High’

GREENWOOD, N.S. — It’s the first public screening of a music video celebrating the past and present of Royal Canadian Air Force.

“No Sky Too High” is an original song written by 14 Wing Greenwood Honorary Colonel Terry Kelly and 14 Wing Bandmaster Warrant Officer Jeff Campbell. The song and video celebrate the heritage, current roles and people of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

14 Wing Greenwood Commander Colonel Brendan Cook is hosting the first public screening of the video in 14 Wing Greenwood’s Birchall Theatre on July 14 at 2 p.m.
Kelly is a celebrated singer, songwriter and professional speaker who has served as the honorary colonel of 14 Wing since 2015. He is well known in military circles for his song “A Pittance of Time.”
A native of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia resident, Kelly has released seven full-length recordings. He has been the recipient of seven East Coast Music Awards, four Canadian Country Music Award nominations and a JUNO award.

Campbell, a native of Alberta and Nova Scotia resident, is the co-writer, arranger and project manager of “No Sky Too High.” A member of the Canadian Armed Forces since 1999, Campbell has served as the 14 Wing bandmaster since 2015. He has also served with the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy in Halifax and the Royal Canadian Artillery Band in Edmonton.

No Sky Too High - Video Link  (nice view of The Look Off with the Corm hovering over the dropoff)
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xx RCAF Happy Canada Day

July 01, 2020, 09:41:18 by Baden Guy
Happy #CanadaDay everyone! From coast to coast to coast, we're #RCAFProud to serve our true north, strong and free. Check out this video highlighting what we do for #Canada. #RCAF

What can I say... Just love anything that flies.  :D
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xx Snowbird Jet Crashes Into House in Kamloops- May 17 2020

May 17, 2020, 16:20:22 by RomeoJuliet
Reports of Snowbird crash in Kamloops. MTF.

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xx Opportunity to update the CC-150 fleet?

April 29, 2020, 18:30:52 by KawarthaCruiser
In spite of current government spending on Covid-19 and other military priorities like the fighter replacement or shipbuilding, wouldn’t this be an excellent time to pick up a half dozen used Airbus A-330’s on the civilian market to replace the aging CC-150 fleet?  With airlines grounding massive numbers of aircraft it would seem likely that good deals on used civilian airframes/powerplants could be made.  I seem to remember that the CC-150's were purchased on the used market from a bankrupt Canadian airline.  Is it time to replace the Polaris with something more modern and easier to maintain?
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