RCAF Association News
Jul. 31, 2014

Photos: U.S. fighter jets gas up courtesy of RCAF Polaris refueller
Ottawa Citizen
Two United States Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets are shown in these photos during refuelling by a 437 Transport Squadron CC-150T Polaris strategic air-to-air refueller from CFB Trenton, ON. This was taking place during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. 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

Alberta unveils new Canadian Armed Forces licence plate
CTV News
Officials with the provincial government unveiled their design for the Canadian Armed Forces new licence plate, which will be available soon. The new plates, that complement existing veterans' licence plates featuring a poppy in honour of former and current members of the Canadian Armed Forces, bear artwork called "Fallen Comrades of the PPCLI." More

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

Could Canada lease P-8 maritime patrol aircraft?
Ottawa Citizen
The Conservative government has delayed the purchase of a new maritime patrol aircraft to replace the current Aurora fleet. It won't be until 2027-2030 until that replacement gets underway. Lack of money was the culprit. The RCAF had its eye on the P-8 patrol aircraft but had deemed it too expensive. Is Britain on the road to a solution to buy the aircraft?More