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DND issues final report on 2016 crash

April 10, 2018 at 2:42 pm

Jeff Gaye The Airworthiness Investigative Authority has issued its final report into the November 2016 CF-18 crash that killed Capt Thomas McQueen. The report outlines several contributing factors, but ruled out “a mechanical failure, bird strike or pilot incapacitation scenario.” Capt McQueen had dropped a laser-guided training round just before the accident. According to the report, “Circumstantial evidence suggests that the pilot may have been distracted from the critical task of terrain clearance while attemptingRead More

April is the Month of the Military Child

April 10, 2018 at 2:39 pm

National Defence/ Canadian Armed Forces Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan and Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Seamus O’Regan issued the following statement last week to recognize the children of military families: “April is the Month of the Military Child. This gives us a special opportunity to recognize the children of military families, and the children of veterans, for their resilience and sacrifice. “The children of our Canadian women and menRead More

The RCAF rolled out this year’s CF-18 demo jet last week.
Photo: Cpl Justin Roy, Wing Imaging

CF-18 Demo Team unveils its 2018 Hornet

April 10, 2018 at 2:34 pm

Jeff Gaye It’s a thing of beauty. The specially-painted CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team aircraft made its first appearance in AETE’s hangar last Tuesday. Its design celebrates the 60th anniversary of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Speaking at the unveiling, 1 Canadian Air Division Deputy Commander BGen Sean Boyle described NORAD, a joint command of Canada and the United States, as “a unique example of the depth and breadth of the Canadian and US partnershipRead More