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Hawks from 419 Squadron arrive in El Centro.
Photo: OS Erica Seymour, Wing Imaging

Ex Antler South generates fighter pilots for the RCAF

December 12, 2017 at 3:03 pm

2Lt Camille Dolphin Exercise Antler South, 419 Squadron’s current deployment to El Centro, California, is one step on the long journey to becoming an RCAF fighter pilot. Pilots in the RCAF go through many phases of flight training in the air and on the ground. The training is conducted all across Canada and the United States, ultimately preparing pilots to fly and fight in the CF-18 Hornet. Student pilots start with Primary Flying Training onRead More

419 Squadron and CAE personnel head out for their second flight of the day.
Photo: OS Erica Seymour, Wing Imaging

419 Squadron conducts important training in El Centro, California

December 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

2Lt Camille Dolphin 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron has deployed with their CT-155 Hawk jets to El Centro, California to conduct warm weather training exercises at Exercise Antler South. “The southern deployments give 419 Squadron the ability to escape the snow and ice in northern Alberta, and to continue our fighter lead-in training where the skies are clear,” said LCol Colin Marks, Commanding Officer of 419 Squadron. Composed of pilots, regular force and reserve instructors,Read More