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Directorate of Flight Safety releases initial report on CH-148 Cyclone accident

On June 8, 2020, the Department of National Defence’s Airworthiness Investigative Authority issued its From the Investigator report in relation to the accident involving a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone helicopter on Wednesday, 29 April 2020.
June 8, 2020

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Canadian Armed Forces Replaces Two 30-year-old Challenger Aircraft

On June 6, 2020, the Government of Canada announced that it is replacing two Challenger model 601 utility aircraft with two Challenger model 650s for the Canadian Armed Forces to allow for continuation of mission critical roles.
June 6, 2020

A black and white photo of propeller fighter aircraft on a field with a church spire in the background.

D-Day and air power

Air power was critical in the weeks leading up to D-Day, the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. The Allies required total air supremacy, including the ability to provide close air support to the invaders and to disrupt enemy communications and transport.
June 5, 2020

A black and white photo of man sitting in the cockpit of First World War fighter biplane.

Billy Bishop, Canada’s first Air Force Victoria Cross winner

On June 2, 1917, Capt William Avery “Billy” Bishop took off from his home base with No. 60 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, near Arras in northern France, on a daring early morning mission that would win him the Victoria Cross.
June 2, 2020

CT114161 bird in very close proximity to the aircraft right engine

Directorate of Flight Safety releases initial report on CF Snowbirds accident

The Department of National Defence’s Airworthiness Investigative Authority has issued a preliminary From the Investigator report in relation to the Snowbirds accident in Kamloops on May 17, 2020.
June 1, 2020

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HMCS Fredericton personnel and Stalker 22 located

In the early morning of May 27, 2020, a combined Canadian Armed Forces and United States Navy search and recovery team arrived at the CH-148 Cyclone crash site, which is approximately 220 nautical miles east of Catania, Sicily.
May 28, 2020

A large group of people stand in the snow near a large glassed building; a uniformed man gives a certificate to a woman wearing a disruptive patterned uniform.

Royal Canadian Air Force and United States Air Force members honoured for dedication

Members of the RCAF and the USAF have received recognition for their determination to provide the continuity necessary in their work at 1 CAD and NORAD.
May 27, 2020

Captain Jenn Casey

A statement from Lieutenant-Colonel Mike French, Commanding Officer of 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron on the Canadian Forces Snowbirds CT-114 Tutor Crash in Kamloops, British Columbia

At approximately 11:45 am on May 17, 2020, shortly after take-off from Kamloops Airport, Snowbird 11, a Canadian Forces Snowbirds CT-114 Tutor, crashed into a nearby neighbourhood. Prior to the crash, the two person crew of the aircraft ejected. Tragically, Captain Jenn Casey, the team’s Public Affairs Officer, did not survive. The aircraft’s pilot, Captain Rich MacDougall survived with non-life threatening injuries.
May 18, 2020

Captain Jenn Casey

One Canadian military member killed, one injured in CF Snowbirds accident

A member of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatic team died, and another was injured, in a crash near Kamloops, British Columbia, on May 17, 2020.
May 17, 2020

A man wearing a black and red sleeveless shirt participates in a triathlon.

Track and field for Masters Athletes 4: Planning Basics

Athletes cannot expect ready-made programs to meet their needs. Proper planning will greatly impact success: fail to plan, plan to fail!
May 15, 2020

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