Flightline scenes at RCAF Station Comox in British Columbia, Canada circa 1963. No. 409 All Weather Fighter Interceptor Squadron had traded their CF-100’s for the CF-101 Voodoo and these aircraft would remain a familiar sight in Canadian skies for decades to come.
Passengers on the liner S.S. Olympia wave hello to the crew of an HO4S-3 (55875) of the Royal Canadian Navy in the autumn of 1963. The vessel, bound from New York to Europe, has now entered Canadian waters thus entitling the boys of the RCN to drop down for a look-see.
This airframe, 133398, lives on today at the Canadian Air Land and Sea Museum in Markham, Ontario. Hopefully, it will return to the condition seen here. “Canadair” – one of the more nifty sounding names in aviation history.
Now an ex-RCAF Sabre, 23096 was purchased by Boeing and has just arrived for its new life as a chase plane in their flight test division.
Internet sources giving varying dates when Boeing took delivery – 1962 or December 1967. For two reasons I say ’62: The Canadian Red Ensign on the tail was replaced by the Maple Leaf in 1965. Okay, maybe they were slow in adding the new flag, but there is more… In the background of photo 2 there is no I-5 freeway. By Dec. 1967, this highway had been completed for almost a year. In 1962, the construction had yet to begin.
RF-101C 56-0167, 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, was part of the record-breaking “Sun Run” flight, November 27, 1957. The aircraft has just pulled in to the chocks. CF-101B 101014 of No. 425 Squadron. Ex-USAF 57-0298 of the 445th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, it was transferred to Canada in 1970.F-101B, 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. 58-0273 is now on display in South Carolina.NF-101B of Air Research and Development Command. Obviously it was used for, among other things, ejection seat tests. It is now a display aircraft at the Yankee Air Force Museum.