RCAF Association News
Jul. 18, 2014

Upgrades to Aurora aircraft puts RCAF on cutting edge of anti-submarine warfare
The StarPhoenix
Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean — Gotcha! The silhouette of a nuclear-powered U.S. navy Los Angeles class attack submarine, its periscope slashing through the surface, was quickly spotted by the crew of a Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140 Aurora maritime patrol aircraft during a five-hour mission south of the Hawaiian Islands recently.More

CC-150 Polaris aircraft upgraded by L-3 MAS
Ottawa Citizen
L-3 MAS announced recently at the Farnborough exhibition in the United Kingdom that it has completed the installation and certification of a Wi-Fi telecommunications system and the delivery of patient transfer units (PTUs) on the CC-150 Polaris aircraft for the Canadian Department of National Defence.More

Why a single failing grounded the F-35
The Globe and Mail
The F-35 and its powerful single engine were supposed to be the highlight of the recent Farnborough International Airshow, the world's coming out party for new models of aircraft. Instead, the aprons at this executive airport near London are occupied by the F-35's twin-engine competitors, all of them proven and ready to fly.More

Flight Fest brings Flying Fortress
Blackburn News
A Flying Fortress B-17 arrived at the Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport recently, kicking off the first Flight Fest. The event includes tethered hot air balloon rides, radio controlled flight demonstrations and co-organizer Bruce Davidson says a number of other air craft are on the ground.More

A Red Knight passes: A tribute to Bob Hallowell
B.C. Local News
Wing Commander (Retd.) Bob Hallowell passed away last month at St. Joseph's Hospital, ending a significant chapter in Canadian military aviation. As the first official "Red Knight," in aerobatic performances across Canada, Bob flew a red T-33 jet fighter and trainer, emblazoned with a helmeted figure of a knight in armour on the nose, (Bob's own design) in dozens of air shows from coast to coast from 1959 to 1961. More

Video: Fighter pilot lands jet with no front landing gear onto stool
Global News
It was a normal flight day for U.S. Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney recently when he took off from the deck of the USS Bataan in his AV-8B Harrier jet. But, shortly after take-off, Mahoney realized his front landing gear had malfunctioned, he says in the above video. After confirming with crew on-board the ship that his landing gear was not down, Mahoney had only one option. More

Air Force veteran returns to the skies
Devon Dispatch
During World War II, Pilot Officer Alex Frame served in the Allied Forces as a radar operator onboard a B-25 bomber, bravely flying missions over Europe. Recently, Frame had the opportunity to once again take to the skies and fly on a B-25. "It was a trip down memory lane, some good some bad, it was a long time ago — 70 years ago — I did all my operations in that particular aircraft," he said, in an interview.More

Danforth Tech air cadet accepted to prestigious international program
Inside Toronto
Warrant Officer Second Class Jenny Lau of Squadron 330 Danforth Tech will be representing the Royal Canadian Air Cadets at a international program this summer. The 17-year-old will be one of 25 cadets representing Canada in the International Air Cadet Exchange Course, which takes place in 12 countries this year. More

Former Colchester man soars to new heights in air force career
Truro Daily News
If the image of a proud father could be converted into a military medal, Fred Madower's face would make a shining example of how it would look. "Exuberation. Very proud," the Truro resident says, in reference to his reaction to his son John's recent promotion to Major-General and Chief of Programme at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) in Ottawa. "He did well."More

Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE) — August 7-8, 2014 in Abbotsford, B.C.
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) has taken the lead in organizing this year's Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE) in Abbotsford. This high profile industry event has been in operation for three years and has developed a stellar reputation as a world class aerospace expo. It is the only event of its kind in western Canada and is scheduled for August 7-8, 2014, immediately ahead of the Abbotsford International Airshow that takes place on August 8-10.More

70th anniversary of the founding of the RCAF's first three squadrons dedicated to air transport operations
The National Air Force Museum of Canada's Ad Astra stone program has proven very successful both at raising funds for the museum and providing a modest but poignant means of recognizing those who have served, or are serving, with Canada's Air Force. As the program was implemented in 1995, five decades after the end of the Second World War, it is unsurprising that those most deserving of recognition — those who gave their lives during the war... are least represented amongst the over 10,500 stones in the RCAF Memorial Air Park.More