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The RCAF's Next Generation Fighter (CF-188 Replacement)

I want to be a fly on the wall when they announce to what ever Civil Servants that have sign off on this.
When you announce that you're going to allow part time amateur pilots carrying live ordinance to fly mach 1.5 fighter bombers over urban areas .
Those noisy sonic booming death carrying death machines. ....that are currently held together with gun tape and staples ( you wondered what happened to the office stapler , didn't you?)
And you know, that's the way it will probably be described .
Then you have to clear it with the politicians.
Good luck.
Part time amateurs?! These folks are the most experienced fighter pilots in Canada. They already fly with us part time.
 
Part time amateurs?! These folks are the most experienced fighter pilots in Canada. They already fly with us part time.
You know that, I know that .
But I am telling you that's how it will used to shut down the use of reserve pilots.
I am would love to see the use of reserve pilots.
It actually frightens me as to how little depth we have right across the board throughout the the Forces.
This is country is utterly unprepared to face an increasingly dark and unpredictable future.
There one two bright spots of course. We have a public that may finally actually starting to wakeup to that there's actually a world that exists outside our borders. And not not all the people in it are nice.
We have some Journalists who are aware of that and are equally frustrated with the situation and are speaking up .
I just hope we can avoid any crises in the mean time .
Sorry , I'm rambling here.
 
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Looks south of the border

Lots of USAF Reserve and Air National Guard folks who fly for Delta/United/AA for their day job, and fighters/bombers/tankers as their “side gig”…
Have you known a time when any Canadian Government of any stripe allowed reality to interfere with their plans ?
 
Good point , but why did it actually take that for them do what was actually necessary in the first place .
It's a shame it actually takes something like that however.
 
I want to be a fly on the wall when they announce to what ever Civil Servants that have sign off on this.
When you announce that you're going to allow part time amateur pilots carrying live ordinance to fly mach 1.5 fighter bombers over urban areas .
Those noisy sonic booming death carrying death machines. ....that are currently held together with gun tape and staples ( you wondered what happened to the office stapler , didn't you?)
And you know, that's the way it will probably be described .
Then you have to clear it with the politicians.
Good luck.
They can always dust off this one:
 
Afghanistan?

I’m guessing the Chretien and Harper govts weren’t planning on investing more into the CAF, but ramp ceremonies on the news tend to change their COAs.

Solution: Don't go to Afghanistan.
 
We’ve allowed laser eye surgery for years now. Prob over a decade, if not longer, at this point.
You just made me realize how fast time really does fly...holy s**t...

"I remember the whole laser eye surgery thing being an obstacle for potential pilot applicants like it was yesterday"... Said in my shrivelled up old man voice
 
They are an Indian owned online news organization that, in the past, has been fairly pro Putin and Pro-Russian.

Can’t think of any reason any of that would lead to a hit piece on F35 procurement in Canada…
In all fairness, I don't think any news agency - regardless of their affiliations or affections - really needs to do an intentional hit piece on Canadian military procurement...

We write that material ourselves
 
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