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I was a poor munitions and weapons technician on the strength of CEPE/AAED at RCAF Station Cold Lake. I say "poor" because I had purchased a new mobile home and financed it through the only institution an airman in those days could get credit: the Industrial Acceptance...

source: Donald Norrie
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Two military aircraft left Nova Scotia's 14 Wing Greenwood recently to join the mission against ISIS in Iraq. The CP-140 Aurora aircraft are heading to the Middle East to help in the fight over Iraqi skies. A total of 80 pilots and personnel are going; 46 left previously...

source: CBC News

Lockheed Martin and U.S. defense officials have reached agreement on the terms of a contract worth about $4 billion for an eighth batch of 43 F-35 fighter jets, sources familiar with the deal said recently. The contract will lower...

source: Reuters

5 Wing Goose Bay was buzz with activity recently, as more than 30 aircraft and 500 Canadian and American personnel were on site as part of Exercise Vigilant Shield. Canadian and American troops enacted various combat training scenarios over the skies of Labrador with five...

source: The Labradorian

A St. John's-based aerospace company is a step closer to playing a substantial role in the provision of search and rescue services in this country. Provincial Aerospace has signed a so-called "teaming agreement" with aerospace giant...

source: CBC News

She was a temperamental winged star of the Cold War that's now nesting in Calgary. Calgarian Ken Lett flew the CF-104 Starfighter for five years in the 1960s and recalls a much-loved but demanding strike fighter that recalled another era of seemingly endless conflict. "It's...

source: Calgary Sun

"Our pilots cannot do their jobs from 15,000 feet!" the retired Air vice-marshal exclaimed. "We need our Harriers down low where they can see the enemy." It was March, 1999. The Air vice-marshal was speaking at Oxford University; the Harriers were subsonic jets favoured...

source: The Globe and Mail


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