15 Wing Moose jaw is the home of the NATO Flying Training in Canada program (NFTC) This southern Saskatchewan city is also home to the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, Canada's celebrated air demonstration team.
15 Wing: Air Vice-Marshal C.M. McEwen Airfield Moose Jaw is undoubtedly the "Home of Military Pilot Training" and for good reason.
The Wing is the principle site of the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program and is the home of both 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (The Big 2) and the world-famous Canadian Forces Snowbirds military air demonstration team.
The Wing's operations are a team effort between the Canadian Forces and civilian industry. The military provides headquarters staff, military flying instructors, air traffic controllers, medical, dental and military police services. Industry provides all other support, including aircraft maintenance, emergency services, grounds upkeep, airfield maintenance, food services, flight simulator and ground school instruction.
Since July 2000 a period of intense construction similar to that experienced during the heady days of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan have again changed the face of the Wing. Pilot trainees from around the globe have joined their Canadian counterparts in the skies over southern Saskatchewan.
15 Wing focuses on people, leadership, innovation and cutting edge technology to uphold itself as an international Centre of Excellence for military pilot training.