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Canada’s new fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft will be in service by 2020.
Photo: The Maple Leaf

Delivery to start for Canada’s 16 new CC-295s

May 14, 2019 at 10:48 am

The Maple Leaf The first Canada’s 16 new CC-295 fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft rolled off the assembly line in Spain, bringing us one step closer to first delivery. This aircraft is the first of 16 to be built following a contract award in December 2016 to Airbus Defence and Space. The CC-295, as it has been designated by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), will replace the Buffalo and H-model Hercules fleets in theRead More

4 Wing Commander Colonel Paul Doyle, Sergeant Major Paul McKenna Command Senior Enlisted Leader for Headquarters, NORAD Command Force, NORAD Command Commander General Terrence O’Shaughnessy, United States Air Force and 4 Operations Support Squadron Lieutenant-Colonel Seane Doell walk towards “Green Hanger” during a visit to Forward Operating Location Inuvik, Northwest Territories on April 23.
Photo: AB Justin Spinello

RCAF shows the flag in the North

May 14, 2019 at 9:30 am

Cliff Kenyon Inuvik isn’t a place you think of visiting. Or think about at all. It’s cold and distant, about 3,700 driving kilometres northwest of Cold Lake on the edge of the chilly Beaufort Sea. With a population of only about 3,500 there’s not much going on. It’s not a tourist hot spot. Although it seems quite insignificant, it isn’t and enjoys a solid link with Cold Lake, its distant southern cousin. Inuvik, with ColdRead More

On May 1, 2015, Flight Engineer Sergeant Greg Marchand performs the start-up of a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147F Chinook Helicopter from 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, based out of Garrison Petawawa, Ontario.
Photo: Master Corporal Melissa Spence

Join Flight Engineers at the leading edge of Air Operations

April 30, 2019 at 9:58 am

RCAF The Flight Engineer (Flt Engr) occupation is currently seeking motivated men and women to join its ranks. For eligible candidates from the Aviation (AVN) and Avionics (AVS) Technician trades, this is an excellent opportunity to expand your role and responsibilities into air operations, building upon your existing technical skills. As a Flight Engineer, you will have an active role in air operations as an essential member of the flight crew and as a respectedRead More

Search and Rescue Technician Sergeant Jeff Connors (left) serves as anchor for SAR Tech Master Corporal Ashley Barker as she prepares to climb down the rocky shoreline to Comox Lake, British Columbia, as part of a mountain rescue scenario during National Search and Rescue Exercise 2015 (SAREX15). 
Photo: Sergeant Halina Folfas

Do you have what it takes to be a SAR Tech?

April 30, 2019 at 9:46 am

RCAF The RCAF is looking for motivated candidates to become Search and Rescue Technicians (SAR Techs). As members of the highly trained and world-renowned RCAF SAR aircrew team, SAR Techs help save hundreds of Canadian lives every year, from coast to coast to coast. It is the SAR Tech’s calling to push beyond limits by being mentally tough, physically strong, and totally committed to helping those in distress. In doing so, SAR Techs proudly embodyRead More

Sapphire (foreground), Canada’s first military satellite, is designed to track, identify and catalogue objects in space, including satellites and debris, within a range of 5,500 to 55,000 kilometres from Earth, and to then beam these observations to the US Space Surveillance Network. 
Photo: Submitted

RCAF leads Canadian Armed Forces space initiatives

April 9, 2019 at 1:51 pm

Sarah Pacey Space is an important and growing element of the global security environment, and space-based capabilities are crucial to the day-to-day activities of all Canadians. The Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) space-related activities are an essential component of the defence of Canada and North America, and provide support to operations worldwide. The CAF employs space-based capabilities for a range of activities including all-domain awareness, weather information, surveillance, intelligence gathering and reconnaissance, search and rescue, navigation,Read More

Official head and shoulders portrait without headdress of Captain Sarah Graves taken for a sports award in the 1 Hangar Studio on March 28, 2018  at 4 Wing, Cold Lake, Alberta.

Photo:  OS Justin Spinello, 4 Wing Imaging

RCAF sweeps national sports awards

October 30, 2018 at 10:43 am

RCAF public affairs Air Force blue was the colour of the evening during the 30th annual Canadian Armed Forces Sports Awards presentation held October 18, 2018, in Ottawa. The Royal Canadian Air Force’s Major Serge Faucher was inducted into the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Sports Honour Roll and RCAF personnel took home five out of five of the sports achievement awards. “I am tremendously proud of our RCAF athletes, who ‘cleaned the table’ at theRead More