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The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has selected ViaSat's small tactical terminal (STT) for use on its CP-140 Aurora aircraft fleet.
ViaSat's STT, KOR-24A, enables network interoperability across Link 16 enabled platforms between Canadian Armed Forces and coalition/allied forces.
Using this two-channel radio, tactical warfighters such as ground vehicles, helicopters, UAVs, small boats, and light ISR aircraft will have access to both air and ground situation data and can provide secure and reliable target data to the network.
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Cascade Aerospace is in the process of delivering Lockheed Martin CC-130J Hercules to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) following upgrade to the latest Block 7.0 configuration.
All 17 of the RCAF's fleet are undergoing the modification.
The first was completed by Cascade this past winter to become the first Block 7.0 modification to be completed outside of an OEM or government facility. The final upgraded aircraft should be back in service by the fall, at which time Canada will have become the first nation to fully upgrade its fleet.
As a Royal Air Force pilot flying almost daily missions against Nazi targets in Europe, Dr. Peter Roper never really expected to live past his early 20s.
It didn't help that he flew Typhoons, the RAF's lethal ground attack fighter-bomber with a grim habit of trapping pilots as they tried to bail out.
Roper said the life expectancy for young pilots in some Typhoon squadrons was about three weeks. "We knew it was going to happen to all of us, at least we expected it to," he recalled recently.
Canadian Skies Magazine
Ricardo Traven, chief test pilot on the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, brings an obvious bias to the table when the question arises about how many engines Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fighters should have.
Super Hornets, like the RCAF's current fleet of "legacy" CF-188 Hornets, have two engines. Critics of its main rival for the next generation of RCAF fighters say the single-engine Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is unsuitable for long-range missions into regions such as the Arctic despite the improved reliability of modern turbines.
Cold Lake Sun
Several air force squadrons are celebrating a milestone this year.
2016 is the 75th anniversary of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCAT, which led to the formation of most of the Canadian Air Force's current 400-series squadrons.
The plan was drafted during World War II to combat the air power of Nazi Germany.
"The BCATP came into being during the darkest days of World War II," said 4 Wing graphic designer Jim Beliveau, who is well-versed on the history of the plan and heavily involved in 75th anniversary celebration activities.
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Hastings County is throwing its support behind the upcoming Quinte International Air Show to the tune of a $20,000 corporate sponsorship.
Hastings County chief administrative officer Jim Pine said the support for the event is "critically important."
"It shows the importance of the relationship between Hastings County and the military community itself, but it's also a tremendous opportunity to showcase Hastings County to the 100,000 plus people who will be coming to our community. It's got that two-barrelled benefit to it."
When cadets of the 848 Royal Roads Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron form up, they will hear from a third-generation fighter pilot and lifelong airplane lover.
Retired lieutenant-colonel Rob (Scratch) Mitchell, who attended Esquimalt High and the University of Victoria, will address the cadets at their 39th annual review.
Mitchell, 46, is a 20-year-veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force, a fighter pilot who flew the CF-18 and spent six years with the force's aerobatics team, the Snowbirds. He is also the son of a fighter pilot and the grandson of another.
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408 Goose Squadron Association
Come out and celebrate the 75th anniversary of 408 Squadron!
The 408 Goose Squadron Association is proud to celebrate the 75th Anniversary and Reunion of the formation of 408 Squadron on the weekend of June 24-26, 2016.
MAIL-IN REGISTRATION CLOSES BY JUNE 10, 2016
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES BY JUNE 12, 2016
Click here to view the event poster.
Click here to learn more about the event.
419 'Moose' Squadron
December 1941 saw the creation of 419 (Bomber) Squadron at Mildenhall, England. This year, after a rich history flying many types of aircraft in numerous roles, 419 Tac F (T) Squadron is celebrating its 75th Anniversary. As "The City of Kamloops" Squadron, 419 continues its tremendous association with that city with a reunion weekend planned July 8-10, 2016, in Kamloops, B.C. A revival of the "Moose" Fulton Club, history book release, Freedom of the City Parade, flypast and static aircraft display, will all take place over the weekend; culminating with a formal Gala Dinner Saturday night.
More information can be found on our Facebook page: Moose Squadron. Or email us at 419TacFTSqn@gmail.com.
The New Brunswick Aviation Museum is hosting a reunion from July 8-10, 2016 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the opening of Royal Canadian Air Force Station/Canadian Forces Base Chatham. The reunion is open to anyone who ever worked or trained there from 1941 until 1996, including former military and civilian personnel and their families. The reunion is also open to anyone who served at St. Margaret's or Tracadie Air Range.
We are extending the registration cut-off to June 16th, however, hotel rooms MUST be booked no later than June 7th as the rooms we have reserved will be returned to the hotels for regular distribution.
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
Proudly hosted by AIAC Pacific, the 2016 Aerospace, Defence & Security Expo (ADSE) is a must-attend event for any company or organization with ties to Canadian aerospace, defence and security industries.
• Market specific research
• Key federal and provincial cabinet ministers, government officials, commercial and military aerospace industry leaders in attendance
• Network and meet with industry partners
To become a Sponsor or Exhibitor, contact Bill Yetman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is now open!
11th Reunion for Fighter Control Operators, Air Defence Techs, Air Weapons Controllers and Aerospace Controllers
Meet and Greet Thursday Evening, Golf Friday Morning, Chief Commanda Cruise Friday Afternoon, Clarion BBQ Supper Friday Night, David L. Pitcher Complex Tour Saturday, The Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence Tour Saturday, Lunch at CFB North Bay Mess on Saturday, Clarion Dinner and Dance Saturday Night, Buffet Breakfast on Sunday Morning.
$200 per person — It does not include Golf ($45) or Cruise Cost ($35)
PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION FOR THE 2016 REUNION IS LIMITED TO 300 PEOPLE.
A waiting list will be prepared after 300 registrations.
Canadian Military Flight Engineer Association
Every two years since 1988, the Canadian Military Flight Engineer Association has held a reunion somewhere across the country, and this year we are having the last of our bi-annual reunions in Trenton from Sept. 9-11, 2016. All current and former Flight Engineers are invited to attend. The deadline for registration is Aug. 25, 2016.
Further details are available on our website at www.cmfea.ca, or you can contact us at email@example.com.
Sabre Pilots Association of the Air Division Squadrons
Sept. 15-18, 2016
Delta City Centre Hotel, Ottawa
The Ottawa members of SPAADS look forward to, again, welcoming our fellow members as our guests to join us in your nation's capital for the 2016 reunion. Our SPAADS 2016 website has just been activated. Here you will find information helpful for you to register for the reunion, make your hotel reservations, and assist you with your stay here in Ottawa.
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
Nov. 15-16, 2016
The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada has announced that Vice Admiral William Landay (USN, Ret.) will speak the Canadian Aerospace Summit's opening ceremonies on Nov. 15, 2016.
Registration opens June 8th, mark your calendars!
Halifax International Security Forum
The Halifax International Security Forum announced recently that the 8th Halifax International Security Forum will take place from Nov. 18-20, 2016 in Halifax, N.S.
The annual Forum brings together democratic security leaders from more than 60 countries to address the most pressing international security challenges.
"As local communities deal with the consequences of global security threats, I am proud that Halifax provides an important venue for people with shared values to come together and build strategies for working more closely together," said Peter Van Praagh, President of the Halifax International Security Forum.
Invitations to the Nov. 18-20, 2016 Forum will be issued in the spring.
For more information about the Halifax International Security Forum, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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