Friday, February 27, 2009


The Canadian government revealed today that a Russian Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear" bomber tested our northern border a week ago. As per normal procedure, two CF-18 fighter jets were scrambled to intercept and tell the imposing Russian pilots (through easily understood hand signals known to airmen the world over) to "take off, eh".

This is just like the old days. Obviously, the act was symbolic since U.S. president Barack Obama was visiting Ottawa (the Canadian capital) the same day.

Toronto Star...

Wikipedia entry on the Tu-95...

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