Post Tagged with: "RCAF"

JAM to Honor Voodoo’s Last Flight Anniversary

JAM to Honor Voodoo’s Last Flight Anniversary

By Austin Hancock London, Ontario – The Canada based Jet Aircraft Museum plans to “keep doing that Voodoo that they do, so well.” To be exact, the JAM will host an event to commemorate 30 years since the iconic McDonnell CF-101 “Voodoo” last took wind under her wings. The “Voodoo” served the RCAF honorably, between 1961 and 1984, as an[Read More…]

Red Canoe, a Brand Born From Passion for Aviation

Red Canoe, a Brand Born From Passion for Aviation

It is a well known that most aviation enthusiasts collect aviation-themed items of one sort or another.  Who hasn’t gone to an air show or museum without coming away with a special memento or three? Whether it be t-shirts, hats, patches, or other aviation-related ephemera, there is usually something for every wallet range.  However, finding high-quality items for a reasonable[Read More…]

The 29(R) Squadron Typhoon II painted to represent James Nicholson's Hawker Hurricane from his Victoria Cross-winning combat during the Battle of Britain. (photo by Gary Parsons via Global Aviation Resource)

Battle of Britain – RAF/RCAF 75th Anniversary Schemes

With the official 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain approaching this September, the Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force have decided to commemorate “The Few” by painting some of their aircraft in celebratory schemes. The RAF have chosen to mark a 29 Squadron Eurofighter Typhoon with colors mimicking the Hawker Hurricane Mk.I that James Nicolson flew during his time with 249 Squadron[Read More…]

Two members of 8 Wing Trenton inspect the recovered tail section of Northrop Nomad aircraft #3521 on October 28, 2014 after it was successfully raised from Lake Muskoka in Ontario. 

Photo: MCpl Roy MacLellan, 8 Wing Imaging
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Northrop Nomad (A-17A) Recovered in Canada

An ultra-rare Northrop Nomad is slowly emerging from the frigid waters of Lake Muskoka near Bracebridge, Ontario. The Nomad was an export version of a US Army Air Corps A-17A, a small number of which ended up with the Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII instead of their original customer in France, following that country’s seizure by Germany. None of the[Read More…]