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Cape Bretoner
07-24-2011, 10:00 PM
"Hawk One"



07-24-2011, 10:09 PM
Wow! and Wow!

07-24-2011, 10:48 PM
Wow! and Wow!


Mad Aussie
07-24-2011, 10:51 PM
Both are excellent shots! Interesting colours for the Sabre too.

07-25-2011, 07:13 AM
Both are excellent shots! Interesting colours for the Sabre too.

I can remember in my early to mid-teens watching these perform locally. I even have some old Super 8 movies of them I wish I could get switched over to more modern video files. This aerobatic team was formed in 1959 to celebrate 50 years of aviation in Canada and thus the gold color - the color for 50th anniversaries. They lasted until early 1964 when budget cuts caught up with them and they were disbanded. If you look under the canopy you can see the name displayed above the red and white hawk logo. It wasn't until 1967 that we got a small taste of gold again when the Golden Centennaires came on the scene for Canada's centennial year. These were CT-114 Tutor jets now, painted blue and gold, and the forerunner of the Snowbirds and their brilliant red and white paint scheme displaying the colors of Canada's flag.

07-25-2011, 10:19 AM
excellent captures

07-25-2011, 11:00 AM
I must agree with the WOW comment, great photos.

07-25-2011, 12:09 PM
Sweet shots! What lens is this?

07-25-2011, 02:53 PM
In another aviation forum he said it was a 70 - 200 f/4 Canon lens . . .

07-25-2011, 07:34 PM
WOW excellent shots, love the shapness. That first one is a real keeper.

07-26-2011, 06:33 AM
Both just amazing captures, but that second one with the pilot being seen so well, and the little glint of sun off the canopy, are the kickers for me.

07-26-2011, 03:39 PM
very cool!

07-29-2011, 02:15 PM
These are sweet shots:thumbup: