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CF-18 Demo Jet transformation is underway

CF-18 Demo Jet transformation is underway

March 6, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Jeff Gaye A typical grey CF-18 Hornet jet went into the paint bay at 4 Wing’s refinishing shop last week. The jet that comes out will dazzle crowds at air shows across North America this summer, including the Cold Lake Air Show July 21 and 22. Capt Jeff Chester designed the CF-18 Demonstration Hornet’s paint scheme in consultation with Jim Belliveau, who has completed dozens of custom designs on RCAF aircraft. “The aircraft celebrates theRead More

Capt Nigel Mills prepares to take off for his last flight of FPC 59. Capt Mills is one of eight graduates of the course.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Eight new fighter pilots graduate from FPC 59

February 13, 2018 at 3:13 pm

Jeff Gaye 410 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron wrapped up Fighter Pilot Course 59 on Friday with two flypasts and a traditional mess dinner. The FPC takes RCAF pilots who have graduated from Fighter Lead-In Training on the CT-155 Hawk jet at 419 Squadron, and trains them to fly the CF-18 Hornet in RCAF fighter operations. The course also graduated one candidate in the Experienced Fighter Pilot Course (EFPC). Four of the newly-minted fighter pilots willRead More

More than 20 members of Search and Rescue Alberta got a close look at a 409 Squadron CF-18 Hornet last Friday as part of a tour that also included 417 Squadron and the survival kit maintenance shop. The group had participated in Exercise Frosted Flyer earlier in the week. 
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Search and Rescue Alberta trains at 4 Wing

January 30, 2018 at 2:05 pm
A 409 Squadron CF-18 on the runway in Romania.
Photo: Sgt Daren Kraus

ATF – Romania deployment “a true victory,” commander says

January 9, 2018 at 2:06 pm

Jeff Gaye Canada’s Air Task Force (ATF) in Romania completed its four-month mission in support of Operation Reassurance and Block 45 of NATO enhanced air policing (EAP) on December 31. EAP is a peacetime collective defence mission that defends the alliance’s airspace. The members of ATF-Romania were mainly from 2 Air Expeditionary Wing, Bagotville, and 4 Wing Cold Lake. They were supported by personnel from other Canadian Armed Forces bases. In addition to the EAPRead More