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Government needs to Purchase additional C-17 for RCAF
The Ottawa Citizen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
last year's posting reported that the RCAF looked at acquiring another C-17 transport aircraft but decided that such a purchase was not feasible at this time because of funding issues. The Air Force Association of Canada has submitted to Defence Watch its views on the subject. The policy paper below was developed by the association's Airpower Advocacy Committee. More

RADARSAT Constellation mission going ahead
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Federal Industry Minister Christian Paradis will be in Montreal to announce that the controversial RADARSAT Constellation Mission is going ahead. There have been reports the projected costs of the three satellite program have jumped to more than $1 billion from $600 million. The program began in 2005. More

The case for a Canadian Forces Gripen Fighter: Part 2
The Ottawa Citizen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The F-35A's claim to be a stealth aircraft is illusionary. No aircraft is invisible to radar and the F-35A is no exception. For example, the F-117 Nighthawk was supposed to be a stealth aircraft and yet one was shot down over Serbia using Cold War era radar guided surface to air missiles. Boeing's new F/A-18G Growler was able to shoot down the advanced F-22A Raptor stealth fighter during an exercise. More

Canada's F-35 program problems multiply    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Canada's problems with its planned purchase of F-35 Lightning Joint Strike Fighter aircraft seem to be multiplying, with the latest controversy surrounding the jets capacity for in flight refueling. With Canada's confirmation of the purchase still months away, and continuing uncertainty over the numbers Ottawa may eventually buy, questions are being raised about how the F-35 Joint Strike Fighters will refuel when deployed by the Canadian air force. More

Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of RCAF Association News, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of RCAF, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics and payment. More

Flight advice for another Lanc
Hamilton Spectator    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Suppose you have an old Lancaster bomber and you want to fix it up. Who you gonna call? Well, one of the only places in the world with any experience in that kind of work is Hamilton's own Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. More

Walk for Memories to honour the life of veteran Duke Warren    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Let's get walking North Island for Duke Warren and the more than 70,000 individuals and families in B.C. who are living with dementia. Duke and his wife, Melba, both developed Alzheimer's disease. Melba passed away in 2010 and Duke in 2011. They had two children, Bruce and Wendy. Duke Warren was a Spitfire pilot during World War II and continued his career in the Royal Canadian Air Force until he retired in 1973. His last posting was to Canadian Forces Base Comox. More

89-year-old Alberta pilot still enjoys the freedom of flight
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Gordon Jones is a licenced pilot who still loves to fly his vintage Tiger Moth plane. The main thing is the freedom of it, you can just go anywhere you want, he said. Nearing his 90th birthday, Gordon Jones still takes his bright yellow biplane out for a spin when he can. More

Minister Blaney announces 2013 as the year of the Korean War veteran
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The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs announced that 2013 will mark the Year of the Korean War Veteran. Minister Blaney made the announcement at a special event held at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. He was joined by Senator Yonah Martin, representatives from the Royal Canadian Legion, the Korea Veterans Association of Canada, and Korean Veterans. More


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