Air Force Chief's Bluff is Called

Acouple of weeks ago, it was reported in the national press that the Air Force had used one of their C-17 strategic airlift cargo planes to transport a privately owned vintage aircraft from New Zealand.

DND Photo: Cpl. Kristen K. Gunner
Air Force chief Lt.-Gen. Angus Watt (right) joins former chief of defence staff Rick Hillier in the group of generals who approved spending more than $200,000 on a personal cause on their way out of the Canadian Forces.
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 05/27/2009 12:00 am EDT

Acouple of weeks ago, it was reported in the national press that the Air Force had used one of their C-17 strategic airlift cargo planes to transport a privately owned vintage aircraft from New Zealand. It was Ottawa Citizen reporter David Pugliese who first got wind of the story and began asking questions. The puzzler was why the admittedly cash-strapped Air Force would provide such an expensive service for the private company that took possession of the World War II-era P-40 Kittyhawk.

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