15 Wing Moose Jaw

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"Serving the Future"

15 Wing, headquartered in Moose Jaw, is the centre of Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aircrew training and is comprised of 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (CFFTS) and 431 Air Demonstration Squadron (CF Snowbirds) both located in Moose Jaw, SK, and 3 CFFTS located in Portage la Prairie, MB. The Wing is the principal site of the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) and Contracted Flight Training and Support (CFTS) programs. 15 Wing is responsible for seven different aircraft platforms that include: CT-156 Harvard II, CT-155 Hawk, CT-114 Tutor, CH-139 Jet Ranger, Bell 412 CF, Grob 120A and C90B King Air. 

Of the approximately 130,000 yearly flying hours flown by the RCAF each year, 15 Wing flies approximately 40,000 hours. 30% of the total RCAF annual flying hours. 15 Wing training schools are centres of excellence thanks to the staff and Canadian and NATO Qualified Flying Instructors who dedicate their time to ensuring that students receive every opportunity to develop throughout their training and they successfully produce some of the best aircrew in the world.

The Wing Commander of 15 Wing Moose Jaw also holds the title of Military Director of the NATO Flying Training in Canada program and is responsible for the ab initio training of all RCAF Pilots. 15 Wing graduates on average 110 qualified winged pilots per year between 2 CFFTS and 3 CFFTS. 2 CFFTS produces Jet and Instructor pilots and 3 CFFTS produces Rotary (helicopter) and Multi-Engine pilots.

15 Wing and the NFTC and CFTS programs play a critical role in preparing future aircrew to meet the operational challenges they will face at their units and during deployments. All RCAF pilots pass through these programs on their way to earning their wings. The NFTC program provides Canada with a welcome opportunity to work and train closely with NATO partners to the great benefit of NATO Air Force operations. Currently, there are NATO countries participating in the program as students or instructors from Singapore, United States, Hungary, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. 

The NFTC and CFTS programs are based on the long and proud Canadian tradition of assisting in training and developing pilots of allied countries which dates back to the First World War and continuing with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. As No. 32 Service Flying Training School, Moose Jaw airfield trained over 1,200 pilots for World War Two during the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The plan saw pilots from across the commonwealth come to train in Canada which was ideal for aircrew training due to the distance from Europe and sparsely populated training areas.

All units focus on people, leadership, innovation and cutting edge technology to ensure 15 Wing remains an international Centre of Excellence for military pilot training

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A man wearing a disruptive pattern camouflage uniform stands holding a flagpole with a flag in one hand and a military rifle in the other.

RCAF member takes “top shot” at military shooting competition

Lieutenant Baron Hordo, a member of the Royal Canadian Force, took home the Queen’s Medal for top Regular Force shooter at the 2018 Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Competition held in September in Ottawa.
October 5, 2018

A vintage drop-wing single-engine aircraft flies in front of trees, with a flag in the foreground.

Heroes of the Battle of Britain remembered

The 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was marked on September 16, 2018, with a national ceremony in Gatineau, Québec.
October 1, 2018

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RCAF marks the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

The Royal Canadian Air Force marked the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on September 16 with a ceremony held at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport in Gatineau, Quebec. Royal Canadian Air Force personnel, Veterans, and Royal Canadian Air Cadets, accompanied by the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces, paraded to commemorate Canadian and Allied sacrifices made during the pivotal Second World War battle that took place over southeastern Great Britain and the English Channel.
September 16, 2018

A small single-propeller fighter aircraft rests on grass.

In praise of the Hurricane

In the epic battle of summer 1940 over British skies, much praise was heaped on the “Few”—deservedly so—and the sleek, all-metal Spitfire fighter which was credited with defeating the mighty Luftwaffe. But, wait a minute! What was that other aircraft doing shooting all those bombers down during the Battle of Britain? It was the slower, more maneuverable and steadier gun platform: the Hawker Hurricane.
September 14, 2018

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Military aerospace control community shines at G7 Summit in Charlevoix

Airspace is more than a simple “area of atmosphere.” As part of a nation’s sovereign territory, access can be restricted, as was the airspace around Charlevoix, Québec, during the G7 Summit held June 8–9, 2018.
September 12, 2018

Contact Information

15 Wing Public Affairs officer
15 Wing Moose Jaw
PO Box 5000
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 7Z8

Phone (Base Operator): (306) 694-2222

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: (306) 694-2823
Fax: (306) 694-2880
Email: 15wingpao@forces.gc.ca