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History Canada: April 1, 1924, The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed

When the First World War began in 1914 aviation was still in its earliest infancy. War has a way however of driving technological advances and soon aircraft became a major factor in the war. At first, Canadian aviators became members» 

International, Politics

Canadian fighter jets intercept Russian Su-27 off Romania’s coast

A pair of Canadian CF-18 Hornets had a close but polite encounter in October with a Russian Su-27 Flanker fighter jet in the international airspace off Romania’s Black Sea coast, according to the Canadian military. Canada has dispatched five CF-18» 


Canada postpones major international air force exercise

Canada’s air force is postponing a major international exercise next year to upgrade its facilities at the air combat range in the western province of Alberta, officials announced Wednesday. The annual air force training exercise Maple Flag is usually conducted» 


History Canada: Oct. 5, 1944 – RCAF downs the first German jet

The D-Day invasion of Europe was months past but the fighting in and over Europe was increasingly bitter and deadly. In the skies, the Germans had introduced an astounding new weapon, the jet fighter, far faster than any Allied plane,» 

Health, Politics, Society

Canada’s air force: We need pilots, technicians

A recent internal report by the Department of Defence stated the Royal Canadian Air Force was in need of about 275 more pilots, along with a need for more navigators, onboard sensor operators, mechanics, and other specialists. This comes in» 

International, Society

Canadian air force guards Queen

For the first time in its history, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is helping guard Queen Elizabeth in London, England. Over 120 members of the RCAF are part of the first non-infantry contingent from Canada to take part in» 

International, Politics, Society

Canadian fighters finish Romanian mission

Not a “show of force”, a Canadian contingent of jet fighters was more a demonstration of NATO co-operation as well as being visible response to Russian aggression in Ukraine. The mission by Canadian planes and personnel, which is now ended, involved» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Canadian fighter jet purchase: still hanging in the air

The former Conservative government in Canada announced it would purchase 65 of the controversial Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to replace the now ageing fleet of Boeing CF-18 Hornets The incoming Liberal government said it would not go» 


History July 17, 1944- The Canadian who changed the course of WWII

July 17, 1944 in Normandy France was a beautiful summer day. To the west, the Allies were in a bitter struggle but continuing to push inward from the beaches and coastal towns against determined resistance from German forces. Since January» 

International, Society

KB-882: Who will save this war veteran?

Will our Canadian heritage Lancaster KB-882 be left to crumble and die in Canada, or be taken out of the country? While it appeared that last year an aviation museum in Edmonton, Alberta, would move the plane and begin restoration,»