CF/18 flyover tomorrow!!

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  1. Stamps Rule

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    The Labour Day game is usually when they do the CF/18 flyover, but I can't find anything on the Stamps site to confirm.

    Fingers crossed!!
     
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    Yup saw them fly into YYC this morning!
     
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    I hope they come over after the anthem, the last 2 years they came by during the anthem. Not the pilots fault, they come over when they are told to.
     
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    I think that they try and get too cute with it when they try to time the flyover with the end o the anthem.

    It should be done right before the opening kickoff, when all the players are on the field and the people are starting to get restless thinking to themselves " just kick the damn ball already", and then out of nowhere - whoosh!
     
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    That would be awesome! At least they go by in full afterburner.
     
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    Fingers crossed.

     
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    I remember seeing the stealth fighter go over at the Rose Bowl Parade one year - didn't know it was there until it was right over us!
     
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    Well I got too see them up front and centre. I was at Edwards Airforce base with a business partner and we were testing our product on one of those babies! Being Canadian I was not allowed to see the inside of the aircraft. But my partner did! Just to think only a little was down from this site is Area 51 Can not wait to see our f35's!
     
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    I would say that our chances of having a B2 flyover today are......not good. :D

    We'll be lucky to get a couple of CF/18's. Not as lucky if we only get one. And not at all lucky if we get a couple of prop trainers.

    But I'll take whatever they give us. ;)
     
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    Sweet.

    I'd love to see a B2 up-close.

    I did get to see a F-117 stealth fighter up close at the Miramar airshow in San Diego, and that was freakin' awesome.
     
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    Greatest flyover ever.

     
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    I was in Abbotsford in '86. Best show I've seen to date. Next best was '89 when the Russians made their first North American showing in Abbotsford.
     
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    Amazing to have seen so many of the greatest planes ever made in person.

    Will still be a great show today - always gives me the chills when they roar over.
     
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    My favourite memory of a fighter fly past at McMahon was at the CFL allstar game in June, 1972.

    The all-stars from the rest of the league squared off against the defending Grey Cup champions (the 1971 Stampeders), and just as the game was to get underway, two CF 104 Starfighters in side by side formation screamed in low from the south, and as they reached the stadium, they literally stood on their tails and went into a vertical climb with all 4 afterburner cans blazing fire until they were just pinpricks of light almost out of sight.

    Their appearance was a surprise and the crowd went wild.

    About 90 minutes later, the air force pilots and their entourage were brought into the stadium at half-time and introduced, to the applause and enthusiastic cheers of the crowd, and then led to their seats which happened to be only a half dozen rows away from where I was.

    Each of the pilots had 2 beers in their hands and as they were finding their way along the row and into their seats, one of them turned suddenly in the wrong direction, stumbled and lost his balance, bumped into his colleague and accidentally knocked both beers out of the hands of the other pilot.

    Beer drenched along with his buddy and a number of the fans around him, the culprit just stood there and helplessly grinned, pointed skyward and said to the crowd, "I guess its a real good thing at least that I didn't do that up there!" :D



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    Beauty.
     
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    For those not in attendance, we actually got two flybys - one just after the anthem and another even lower and faster before kickoff.

    Of the last 3-4 in my somewhat recent memory, these were the best.

    Video incoming.
     
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    Horse flyby @ :17.

    CF/18 flyby @ 1:35.

    Watch in 720p. Filmed on a Samsung S3.

     
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    Awesome, thanks for the vid.
     
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    Stamps Rule, they pretty much did what you wanted them to
     

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