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To the Canadian Air Force

BKells

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Last week I flew back home after 7 months in Afghanistan. When our Airbus entered Canadian air space, we looked outside our window and were startled to see our plane being flanked by two CF-18 fighter jets. They were matching speed and baring and flying one on each side. We all went to the windows and took pictures, a little confused what was going on. Then the fighter pilot came on the speaker system on our plane and said that they were there to show appreciation for our service in Afghanistan and that they were going to escort us all the way back to Ottawa.

To have those jets flying right on our side was really something special, and it felt like they were saying, "Rest easy boys.. We've got you now."

So to the Canadian Air Force: thank you. That really made my year.
 

Scoobie Newbie

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I wouldn't surprise me if they did it for most flights.  They did if for mine in Feb 07 as well.  It was nice to see though.
 

PuckChaser

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They escorted my plane into Quebec City (Roto 4 from 3 R22R), and even piped in a message from the flight lead. Very touching moment, however it was a shame it was near 11 PM when we got to see them, just a few friendly blinking lights on either wingtip.
 

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Yeah, my chalk got that too. Pretty cool. They flew us all the way in to Ottawa, peeled off on afterburner as we made our final approach to the runway. Awesome.
 

benny88

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Nice to hear the people in Fast Air are making the effort and that it's appreciated. Welcome home, you deserve the escort. Cheers.
 

Franko

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Same thing happened to our flight as well...at sunset.

It was nice to see.

Now if we could only get them to Afghanistan...    ;D

Regards
 

benny88

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Der Panzerkommandant.... said:
Now if we could only get them to Afghanistan...    ;D

Regards

For Der Panzerkommandant only:

      Remove lid of can of worms by numbers! Squaaaaad One!
 

Loachman

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Der Panzerkommandant.... said:
Now if we could only get them to Afghanistan...

They are most likely thing the same thing.
 

Lil_T

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That was so great to hear.  :D

Dammit, now I'm getting all emotional. 
 
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