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#21 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 09:15 AM

TODAY - SEE the Snowbirds on the ground, take a $35 scenic flight (in a Cessna 172, not the Snowbird Tutor). 11am - 3pm TODAY.

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Invite your Friends and Family! Everyone is Welcome! Stop by our office for Burgers and Drinks, and talk to our experienced pilots! Our whole fleet will be out for the event, so feel free to check them out! Additionally, the Snowbirds will be on display in our Hanger!

Scenic Flights in our Cessna 172's only $35 per person!! TODAY - August 12 only!

 

 


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#22 Mike K.

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 09:50 AM

Do the Snowbirds do anything different from year to year? I mean, is their gig the same it's always been with fly-bys, loop de loops and the Canadian flag thingy?


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#23 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 09:55 AM

Do the Snowbirds do anything different from year to year? I mean, is their gig the same it's always been with fly-bys, loop de loops and the Canadian flag thingy?

 

I don't believe it changes much.

 

Ha ha, I like how they create the smoke.  They just spray a mist of diesel fuel from tanks, into their exhaust, and that makes it white.


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#24 Mike K.

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 10:08 AM

So ...if climate change is due to man's activities, I'm going to assume that anyone who believes in reducing carbon emissions will boycott this event, right?

 

 

Right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

...crickets...


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#25 Nparker

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 10:18 AM

So ...if climate change is due to man's activities, I'm going to assume that anyone who believes in reducing carbon emissions will boycott this event, right?

If it makes you feel better, I won't be there.



#26 Mike K.

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 10:19 AM

Good. Sticking to your guns. I can appreciate and respect that.

Now what about the rest of you?
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#27 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 10:25 AM

Well, I'm off the hook, since I'm a denier.


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#28 nagel

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 10:32 AM

I'll bite.  It's going to get a couple thousand cars off the road for a few hours so it's a net win if you want to keep score.



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Posted 12 August 2015 - 10:33 AM

I'll bite.  It's going to get a couple thousand cars off the road for a few hours so it's a net win if you want to keep score.

 

No way. Without this event, most of these people would probably stay home, not taking their cars out in the first place.



#30 nagel

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 10:41 AM

No way. Without this event, most of these people would probably stay home, not taking their cars out in the first place.

Maybe, but anyone who tries to drive tonight is going to be in for a bad time.  Hopefully the big no-go zone will deter most people from trying it.



#31 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 10:43 AM

Hopefully the big no-go zone will deter most people from trying it.

 

Oh, don't count on it, I predict a fairly big news item tomorrow will be the gridlock going in.  Exiting will be easy.


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#32 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 11:04 AM

Carbon Emissions
Fuel statistics on the Snowbirds suggests that each plane burns an estimated 1000 liters of fuel per hour. If each liter produces 3.1kg of CO2 then each plane creates 3.1 tons of CO2 per hour. If there are 9 planes, each producing 3.1 tons of CO2 per hour, the result is an estimated 27.9 tons of CO2 in just one hour.

The Snowbirds have more than 65 scheduled appearances in 2008. If each performance is only one hour in duration (excluding practice and flying to and from the event), 65 performances at an estimated 27.9 tons of CO2 per hour = 1,813.5 tons of CO2 generated in 2008 alone.

 

http://archives-2001...node/30950.html


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#33 Mike K.

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 11:06 AM

So that explains why there's a temperature and sea level rise with every Snowbirds performance.


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#34 GaryRanson

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 12:16 PM

For those with the equipment and inclination to monitor their radio comms, frequencies used are 272.10000 MHz, 116.00000 MHz and 333.30000 MHz. 



#35 Mike K.

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 12:45 PM

Hmm, that'd be pretty cool, actually.

 

Hi, GaryRanson.


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#36 Bingo

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 12:56 PM

Carbon Emissions
Fuel statistics on the Snowbirds suggests that each plane burns an estimated 1000 liters of fuel per hour. If each liter produces 3.1kg of CO2 then each plane creates 3.1 tons of CO2 per hour. If there are 9 planes, each producing 3.1 tons of CO2 per hour, the result is an estimated 27.9 tons of CO2 in just one hour.

The Snowbirds have more than 65 scheduled appearances in 2008. If each performance is only one hour in duration (excluding practice and flying to and from the event), 65 performances at an estimated 27.9 tons of CO2 per hour = 1,813.5 tons of CO2 generated in 2008 alone.

 

http://archives-2001...node/30950.html

 

I think it is safe to say that all of the forest fires in BC this year have already generated 600 million tons* of CO2 into the atmosphere this year, so what the Snowbirds generate is just a "snowflake in a snowman" in comparison.

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#37 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 01:39 PM

All the more reason to call off the show, no?
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#38 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 05:01 PM

Lotta people did not plan! Gridlock around town. Buses trapped with cars. Oh the chaos!
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#39 todd

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 05:02 PM

Can hear the air show starting wonder if it will scare the cougar out of the woods in Uplands Park?
 
Going to head out to try and get a better view.


#40 Nparker

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 05:19 PM

Have seen a couple of overhead flybys from my place.



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