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CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by Strega » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:26 pm

Does anyone know why there are 2 CF-18s at an airshow in Medellin Colombia?

Seems like a colossal waste of taxpayer $$$ to me....
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Post by Beefitarian » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:26 pm

Two high ranking government officials needed a fast ride down, so they figured they would make some money putting them in the show since they would be there anyway?
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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by MikeAndHike » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:54 pm

Cover up for a Tim Hortons coffee war?
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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by CFR » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:51 pm

It is scheduled on the RCAF CF-18 demo team site - http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/v2/cf1 ... sp?id=1863, but as to why, well ...
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Post by DHC-1 Jockey » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:16 am

I worked an airshow recently and heard the crew talking about this. They were going down there anyways for joint military exercises I believe and decided to be part of the show as part of a goodwill exercise to help foster better relations with the Colombian government.
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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by frosti » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:44 pm

Strega wrote:Seems like a colossal waste of taxpayer $$$ to me....
Sour grapes over a non-issue.
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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by Gravol » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:37 pm

Yet it's perfectly acceptable for them to fly in US airshows?

Colombia also had a presence during maple flag this year I believe ...
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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by Strega » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:58 pm

Sour grapes over a non-issue.
Maybe one day when you pay tax, you will understand.....
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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by Shiny Side Up » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:34 pm

Strega wrote:Does anyone know why there are 2 CF-18s at an airshow in Medellin Colombia?
Is a fair question, of the top of my head there might be a multitude of reasons, some good, some maybe not so much. The boys and girls need to fly the airplanes anyways, they might as well show the flag and make some people happy. I'd suspect it send the message that Canada is doing not bad economically, especially since there's been a lack of American military jets in airshows as of late. Personally the government has already spent my tax dollars on CF-18s, they might as well spend some and put some fuel through them.
Seems like a colossal waste of taxpayer $$$ to me....
Which is sour grapes for no reason since you've clearly stated you have no idea why they're there. You're extra bitchy these days, you fighting with Larry again?
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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by Strega » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:53 pm

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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by frosti » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:56 pm

Strega wrote:
Sour grapes over a non-issue.
Maybe one day when you pay tax, you will understand.....
Sour grapes, indeed. :lol:
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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by Expat » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:26 pm

frosti wrote:
Strega wrote:
Sour grapes over a non-issue.
Maybe one day when you pay tax, you will understand.....
Sour grapes, indeed. :lol:
I hope to never pay taxes. Bribes are cheaper. :smt040
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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by dave_091 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:58 pm

Just part of the airshow tour.
Last year was Brazil and a couple other countries down South.
Perhaps were looking for potential buyers when we do decide to get rid of them?

The states has completely eliminated their jet airshow tour due to cutbacks (correct me if I am wrong AVCAN experts). We will pick up the slack with our single show bird... one CF-18 and one small crew to keep it flying.
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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by Strega » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:31 pm

There was actually 2 in Medellin.
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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by Gravol » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:09 pm

Strega wrote:
Sour grapes over a non-issue.
Maybe one day when you pay tax, you will understand.....
Confess what you do. I'm sure someone will be able to match your level ignorance.

As for two being there, there is often a second jet which flies along.

Frivolous / ignorant criticisms often provide a nice chuckle. Reminds me of the lot who choose air travel these days. Someone purchases a pass for $79 one way and they believe their opinion, self importance, satisfaction, etc trumps every other factor known to man. Oh and the best part, they're "never" wrong.
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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by Strega » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:52 pm

Gravol..

Keep living in your special little "Utopia" where "the government" pays for all......

BTW the US is just a tad bit closer to Canada than Colombia... Just sayin..

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Post by Strega » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:52 pm

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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by sparky99 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:11 pm

A CC-150 is down there as well.
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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by Skyhunter » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:15 am

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/v2/nr- ... p?id=14027

Strega agree with the expense of not here is the reason.

Oh, and Frosti does pay tax as did I when in the RCAF. You might disagree with us but don't insult us.
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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by Rockie » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:08 am

Strega wrote:Seems like a colossal waste of taxpayer $$$ to me....
The Treasury Board President owes Canadians $50 million and I'd much rather it went toward CF-18 flight time than a fake lake and Gazebo's in his riding. Ask him.
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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by Gravol » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:53 pm

Strega wrote:Gravol..

Keep living in your special little "Utopia" where "the government" pays for all......

BTW the US is just a tad bit closer to Canada than Colombia... Just sayin..

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Once again, please inform us what parasitic industry you work in.

//Personal attack removed by Sulako. Play nice, please.

They're supporting an airshow on Colombian soil shortly thereafter maple flag (with Colombians) and you lose your shit. They need not run every single proposed air show stopover by you. Get over yourself.
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Post by Beefitarian » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:31 pm

I like to see those planes fly but don't see a problem with questioning it either. Certainly sounds expensive.
dave_091 wrote: Perhaps were looking for potential buyers when we do decide to get rid of them?
That might be a good thing.
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Re: CF-18s in Colombia?

Post by Cat Driver » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:19 pm

I hope to never pay taxes. Bribes are cheaper. :smt040
Not only are bribes cheaper you get things done with bribes and the people who take them have more integrity than a lot of politicians here.
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