426 Transport Training Squadron

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Significance: The thunderbird is a mythical bird, the sight of which is supposed to cause havoc and death to those who perceive it. It was the name given by certain Natives to the first aeroplane they saw. The thunderbird signifies disaster to those on the ground who have incurred its displeasure.

426 Transport Training Squadron (TTS) carries out between 80 and 125 serials of 25 different courses every year to generate operationally effective Air Mobility aircrew and technicians in support of Canadian Forces operations. The squadron also has dedicated personnel assigned to provide operational test and evaluation and system support to Air Mobility fleets. 426 TTS graduates approximately 420 personnel annually.

In 1995, the school underwent extensive renovations and acquired state-of-the-art computerized training aides and automated data processing equipment. The school became an extremely well equipped training facility.

In spring 2000, the Squadron completed an upgrade to its OFS-130H flight simulator. The changes included a new motion base, new visual system and upgraded avionics equipment. The Squadron also opened a new building housing the Cargo Compartment Trainer for the CC-130H.

Anticipating the future needs of the Air Mobility community and the newly procured CC-130J Hercules, the school expanded its facilities in 2012. The Air Mobility Training Centre (AMTC) was designed and built to accommodate the latest in aircrew and technician simulation, making it one of the most advanced training facilities in the world. The building serves as the home of 426 TTS staff, whose job it is to train and prepare aircrew, technicians and aeromedical personnel for the exigencies of their employment on the CC-130J, CC-130H, and CC-150 airframes.

Motto

ON WINGS OF FIRE

History

The complete squadron history can be found on the Department of National Defence's Directorate of History and Heritage webpage.

Our Contact Details

426 Transport Training Squadron
8 Wing / CFB Trenton
P.O. Box 1000 Station Forces
Astra, Ontario
Canada K0K 3W0

426 Transport Trg Squadron (orderly room) commercial telephone number is (613) 392-2811 ext 3311.