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Experts: Canada's money-saving move will delay CF-18 replacement
Defense News
The Canadian government's decision to hold back spending $3.1 billion on defense procurements over the next four years will further delay major aircraft purchases, including a next-generation fighter jet, industry representatives and defense analysts said. The move is designed to help the federal government close its budget deficit and defer spending the funds between 2014 and 2017-18.
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U.S. general's comment further clouds viability of F-35 fighter for the RCAF
Yahoo News Canada
The suitability of the controversial F-35 jet fighter as a replacement for the Royal Canadian Air Force's aging CF-18s is getting even murkier, if that's possible. The fighter-replacement program has been thrown into limbo already over cost issues and development delays, with Ottawa considering whether to abandon the U.S.-sourced F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and reboot the search for another candidate.
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Top Gun veterans learn to fly RAAF's F-35 Joint Strike Fighters
Daily Telegraph
The two Squadron Leaders, based at RAAF base Williamtown near Newcastle, will be the first Australians to fly the multi-billion dollar machine, billed as the most tech-heavy fighter plane on the planet. They will spend four years at Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix, AZ, first learning how to fly the fifth-generation fighters. They will then instruct other Aussie pilots as they filter through in the lead-up to the F-35's gradual deployment here from 2018.
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Experts: Canada's money-saving move will delay CF-18 replacement
Defense News
The Canadian government's decision to hold back spending $3.1 billion on defense procurements over the next four years will further delay major aircraft purchases, including a next-generation fighter jet, industry representatives and defense analysts said. The move is designed to help the federal government close its budget deficit and defer spending the funds between 2014 and 2017-18.

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RCAF training flight ends with ejection
Flying
Air Force (RCAF) instructor pilot and student now have an uneven number of takeoffs and landings in their logbooks. Both qualified for membership in the Caterpillar Club by ejecting from their Beechcraft CT-156 Harvard II trainer during a routine training mission.

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Hanover native named to Royal Canadian Air Force demonstration team
Black Burn News
A Hanover native has been named to the Royal Canadian Air Force's CF-18 demonstration team. Adam Runge will fly a specially painted CF-18 commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force through 2014.

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U.K. to spend $2.5 billion on F-35 fighters
BBC News
The U.K. is about to commit to the F-35 fighter project, a U.S.-led effort to produce 3,000 aircraft which is set to cost more than $600 billion globally. The initial U.K. order for 14 F-35Bs will, with support costs added, cost about $2.5 billion, Newsnight has learned. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said the F-35B was an expensive plane, but one with an "incredible capability".
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High flying event encourages girls to soar
Global News
Hundreds of women and girls are being given the chance to learn about aviation in an event that organizers hope will change perceptions and encourage more of them to enter the field. The Sky's No Limit – Girls Fly Too! is a free event that took place at the Langley Regional Airport during Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, and on International Women's Day.
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Canadian Olympian and air force vet Andrew Gilpin dead at 93
Toronto Sun
Canadian veteran and Olympic gold medalist Andrew (Andy) Gilpin died from a heart attack. He was 93. Gilpin always went ice skating on Mondays at a local arena. He could be found skillfully gliding across the ice, taking breaks to show wide-eyed youngsters the medal he won as part of the 1948 men's hockey team.
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Bob Hoover to receive the 5th annual Outstanding Aviator Award
Digital Journal
The Wings Club, recognized as the most premier aviation club in the world, and IAWA (International Aviation Women's Association) will honor Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, former Air Show Pilot and United States Air Force Test Pilot with the fifth annual Outstanding Aviator Award. Created to recognize airmen and airwomen whose actions have made major contributions to aviation and/or security and serve as leadership role models, the presentation of this year's Award will take place at The Wings Club's Annual Meeting.
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2014 Security Outlook
Defence and Security
A key challenge for industry in the public safety and national security marketplace is getting insight into the short-, medium- and long-term strategies and plans that are informing the known buys and prospective buys of security providers, particularly government. CADSI's Security Outlook brings together decision-makers who will help inform the way ahead in the sector as it relates to the domestic, U.S., and international markets.
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RCAF St-Hubert Reunion
RCAF
The bi-annual Junior Ranks Reunion is held for those who were stationed at RCAF Station St. Hubert - including but not limited to those who worked with the 401 & 438 Reserve Sqn’s, 104 KU, 426 Sqn, ADCHQ, and all other units. Today St. Hubert has so much less activity that we hold our reunion at RCAF Base Trenton. Our 9th bi-annual reunion will be held in the WOs' & SGTs' Mess at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario between June 20th – 22nd, 2014.
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75th anniversary of the Harvard in Canada
Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association
2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the Harvard in Canada. The Harvard Mark II saw service with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan from 1939 to 1945. The Harvard Mark IV saw service as an advanced trainer during the 1950s and 60s. The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association invites anyone who flew, trained with or serviced this magnificent aircraft to join us on the weekend of 20-22 June, 2014 as we celebrate 75 years of the Harvard with “The Gathering of Harvards and Heroes”. We have invited all currently flying Harvard aircraft to join us at the Tillsonburg airport, and we will have presentations, aircraft flying, contests and a banquet on the Saturday night. On Sunday we will attempt to put into the air the largest formation of Harvards since they were in service. More information for accommodations, program of events and participating aircraft can be found at our website and on Facebook. This will be a wonderful opportunity to see, touch and even fly in these historic aircraft. Please join us as we continue the legend.
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