Captain Paul Faulkner

Biography / November 15, 2016

Captain Paul Faulkner from Fort Erie, Ontario joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1997.  His passion for flight started at a very early age. In 1989, he earned his private pilot license through the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Flying Scholarship program. 

After earning his Canadian Forces wings in 2000, Captain Faulkner was posted to 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (2 CFFTS) on the CT-156 Harvard II where he attained an A2 instructional Category, and taught at the Flight Instructor School (FIS). 

In 2006, he was posted to 435 Squadron in Winnipeg, MB on the CC-130 Hercules as an Air-to-Air refueling pilot.  During this time, he participated in numerous exercises and operations throughout North America, including air sovereignty operations in the High Artic, as well as operation Podium in support of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

In early 2011, Captain Faulkner was deployed to Sicily to fly Air-to-Air refueling missions in support of Operation Mobile, the NATO led action over Libya and the Mediterranean.  Later that same year, Captain Faulkner was posted back to 2CFFTS as a Flight Instructor on the CT-155 Hawk advanced jet trainer.

Captain Faulkner joined the Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds in 2015 and brings over 4,500 hours of military flying experience to the team. He flies the number 11 jet in the Advance and Safety Pilot position and Team Co-ordinator.

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