Training

The Royal Canadian Air Force is sharing its expertise with other air forces around the world, offering basic and advanced training of all types. Canada's training provides world-class technology and the opportunity to test new tactics in Canada's vast air space.

In recent years, it has marketed this expertise to military pilots from NATO and other allied countries.

  • Goose Bay Foreign Military Training, located at 5 Wing Goose Bay, provides a key tactical training environment for the combat aircrews of Canada's allies.
  • NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC), is a highly advanced fighter pilot training program which completely integrates international participation into its design.

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Training news

Four women run on a track during a track and field competition.

Track and field for Masters Athletes 5: Planning your training phases

Athletes cannot expect ready-made programs to meet their needs. Proper planning will greatly impact success: fail to plan, plan to fail!
July 17, 2020

A group of people wearing military uniforms stand in a group in front of a large glass building.

Canadian NORAD Region hosts first Arctic Airpower Seminar

Royal Canadian Air Force and United States Air Force personnel gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in November 2019 to discuss training and operations in the Arctic.
December 13, 2019

A composite of two images. One shows a person wearing a disruptive pattern combat uniform and helmet, carrying a rifle. The other shows the same person wearing an air force dress uniform marching in a military parade.

The RCAF Academy: Training non-commissioned leaders for the RCAF of the future

The Royal Canadian Air Force Academy in Borden, Ontario, is the centre of excellence for leadership training and professional development for RCAF non-commissioned members. 
December 9, 2019

Five people wearing Canadian disruptive pattern combat uniforms stand in a row.

Canadian air battle managers train with the “Doghouse”

Students and instructors from 51 Aerospace Control and Warning (Operational Training) Squadron in North Bay enhanced their training as air battle managers at Tyndall Air Force Base in fall 2019.
December 5, 2019

A vintage photo of a person standing beside the fuselage of a large biplane that has its engine mounted on the top wing, with other aircraft and large buildings in the background.

Shearwater: the birthplace of maritime aviation in Canada

The second-oldest military airfield in Canada, the Shearwater air station at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has been home to Canada’s naval or RCAF maritime air squadrons since its inception in 1918.
February 7, 2018

Nine white and red fighter aircraft trail white smoke over the downtown core of a city as they fly past a very tall tower and over a rail yard.

The RCAF in Toronto: A story in photos

A collection of photographs highlights the shared history of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the city of Toronto.
August 31, 2017

Sergeant Caroline Linteau works as a meteorology technician and instructor with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Sergeant Caroline Linteau: Meteorologist ad astra

As a meteorological technician, it is Sergeant Caroline Linteau’s job to track the weather and stay up-to-date to allow the Navy, Army and Air Force to carry out missions safely – and to pass her expertise to the next generation.
March 23, 2016

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