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I saw them practicing today from my work.

It was cool.

A jet was flying east, then turned and went back west, then turned again and came back east.

When the jet was coming east, a smaller plane was coming from the east and the jet turned abruptly, chased it and slowed down to the same speed as the smaller plane and 'escorted' it.

It was cool.

It was like the show was just for me.
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No, it didn't bump the smaller aircraft because they both would have crashed.
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Speaking of which, wasn't there an accident many years ago? IIRC, it was over the CNE, two planes collided and one pilot perished. The plane crashed on the lake.
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There have been lots of accidents over the years. I watched the Nimrod go down in 1995 after it stalled in a slow turn.

My father watched the Fairey Firefly (forget what year) go nose-first into the water one year. It was a straight-down dive at full speed.

I tried but was unsuccessful in finding the accident you mention.
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Around 3pm i saw like 6 fly over oakville heading to hamilton.
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I'm hoping they get the Lancaster in the air this weekend. Always a fantastic plane to watch and hear fly. I can only imagine what a 1000 Lancaster bombing raid would look like.
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This is what I saw them practice yesterday.

Did I mention it was cool?

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A World War II Spitfire flying in tight formation with a modern CF-18 jet fighter highlights the CNE air show this weekend.

"This is a first," Spitfire pilot Rick Volker said at Toronto Island airport yesterday in front of his vintage plane, of the mix of old and new. "It's not going to happen anywhere else."

The Spitfire proved the hero of the Battle of Britain, fighting off the German Luftwaffe's sustained push to defeat the Royal Air Force in the summer and fall of 1940.

"This is 65-year-old technology absolutely honed to perfection for that one singular task of being a hunter, killer, defender of your homeland," Volker said. "Nothing is wasted."

In an aerobatic pas de deux, Volker is to take his vintage aircraft solo at first through a series of loops, rolls and turns
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Awwww no F22 this year :(

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Kommander_KornFlakes wrote:
Sep 5th, 2007 9:48 am
We have the ARROW.....oh wait, that idiot of Trudeau killed the project in the 1960's :mad:
Who the heck taught you History...Diefenbaker cancelled the Avro Arrow...not Trudeau
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Can anyone tell me the best place to watch the show without actually entering the CNE grounds or entering Ontario place. I want to bring my kids via the TTC and don't know exactly which bus/streetcar would be best to have the least amount of walking.
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ipassgas wrote:
Aug 30th, 2008 5:54 pm
Can anyone tell me the best place to watch the show without actually entering the CNE grounds or entering Ontario place. I want to bring my kids via the TTC and don't know exactly which bus/streetcar would be best to have the least amount of walking.
Would like to know to.

I was thinking of taking the infamous Dufferin CNE bus.
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gary_tor wrote:
Aug 29th, 2008 8:41 pm
Speaking of which, wasn't there an accident many years ago? IIRC, it was over the CNE, two planes collided and one pilot perished. The plane crashed on the lake.

September of 1989, Captain Shane Antaya of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds died after a midair collision when his Tutor crashed into Lake Ontario. Team commander Major Dan Dempsey safely ejected from his aircraft.
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Kommander_KornFlakes wrote:
Sep 5th, 2007 9:48 am
We have the ARROW.....oh wait, that idiot of Trudeau killed the project in the 1960's :mad:
HAHAHAHAHA

Good one... :D

Go ahead post another one wouldja? I needed this laugh today.
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So in all seriousness, who is going?
I think I'll be there to take some photos.
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