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Poppy - The Rolling Foothills, Alberta, Canada

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  1. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    From: The Rolling Foothills, Alberta, Canada

    The third Forces Postal Service submission arrived today and holds the distinction of the very first international entry, coming from beautiful Alberta, Canada. The card includes a friendly message to all the members of this site. Thanks for the support Poppy!

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    Beautiful country Poppy. We have our mild winters tempered by the arctic blast coming down through the Fraser Canyon.
    They aren't "snow eaters" like the Chinooks-- we have another name but being a respectable forum I won't go into that.
    Love Canada, we visit a lot- ski, sightsee, fish.
     
  3. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    Otto: Mine is in the mail today.

    Tourism Alberta "Remember to Breathe"
    - keep the video rolling, it goes on to the next video(s) in their series. Just as good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThFCg0tBDck
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Did somebody say "Chinook"?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laYw9YFRZa8
     
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    Poppy grasshopper

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    Yes, they have served us well...What a great pilot...I'd be passing some warm wind if was onboard.
    They are really long of tooth, and should be upgraded at least.
    Thanks for that Tommy.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Several years ago, I used to work near Winter Park, the Minnesota Vikings practice facility. One day I was driving down the street that goes past Winter Park and heard a helicopter overhead and looked out the driver's side window. There was a Chinook flying low above me. I slowed and pulled over to watch as it suddenly nosed up and made a sharp turn to the right rolling while banking almost 90 degrees. It disappeared over the top of the large roof of the indoor practice facility and I was expecting to hear a crash and see a fireball. I later found out that some of the players and coaches had been flown up to Camp Ripley for an event with the 34th ID. On the return trip, they were shown some of the "capabilities" of the Chinook. For example, it's ability to make passengers loose their lunch. ;)
     
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    It looks like Hobbit country.
     
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    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    As a kid I got hauled out in one to fight Forest Fires.
    No place to land. Found a replanted cut block full of young trees, landed in it anyhow.
    Tops of the trees getting chopped up like Carrots. (Yeah, just topped a few, we had to jump.)

    Timely XMAS off topic bit...
    Check out how professional (no time wasting) this pilot and crew are.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08K_aEajzNA
     
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    Poppy grasshopper

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    Was surprised to learn that they can force you to go with them to fight fire...Did they pay well Fred?
     
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    Edit- my computer says the old link had a redirect in it. Deleting original video and replacing with a newer version.
    Hope y'all listen to it. Corb Lund is pretty much Alberta personified, in my books.
    Chinook Wind
    Corb Lund
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnHWiA1Cr_E

    Heard from old timers, the chinook could drive some insane. Wether it was the continuous wind, or the high pressure. Some say it gives them terrible headaches.
    Thankful for that wind. Today it gave us rain and plus 10c.
     
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    Looking East...Chevy Got Stuck...based on a true story...notice the Hutterites didn't help. Good folk- sometimes not.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDY6bWT5oTM
     
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    this is interesting chinook weather. id encourage peeps to read the whole wikipedia, maybe make a small wiki donation.
    the snow eater can consume as much as 30cm per day.
    look at the health bit. have been having headaches. my new location simply howls all day and night. have to wear earplugs when sleeping.
    weather says it will be plus 11c Friday Saturday. ill take it.
    Chinook wind - Wikipedia
     
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    I was up visiting Canmore this Fall (October). Lovely area.

    But I'm quite familiar with the Chinook.
     
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    canmore, jasper, banff- all very nice.
    you may want to visit waterton, which was a favourite spot for one of our departed members. Burndirt.
    it has some great history with old hollywood stars.
     

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