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This RCAF CF-18 Hornet features kill marks for broken refueling probes.
Although we don’t know exactly the story behind this photo, a “broken probe” is not an uncommon incident. The unusual photo in this post shows a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornet featuring kill markings for broken refueling probes. Although we don’t know exactly the story behind this photo,...
Canada to launch a new fighter competition again in May
Saab will compete with its JAS-39E Gripen. Lockheed Martin will again pitch its F-35 stealth fighter. Boeing is in line to offer the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Airbus Military plans to offer its Eurofighter Typhoon. Canadian government will be calling for a tender to buy new fighters by the end of next month.
Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18B Hornet on the road
The CF-18B Hornet was damaged in a hard landing during a 410 Tactical Fighter Squadron training exercise at MCAS Miramar in early December 2018. A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18B Hornet, which was damaged during an exercise at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar (CA), is making its way to the...
First Two Australian F/A-18A “interim fighters” for RCAF arrived in Cold Lake
Canada is procuring 18 F/A-18A fighter aircraft and parts from the Government of Australia to rapidly increase availability of the CF-18 fleet On Feb. 17, 2019, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) received the first two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18 interim fighter aircraft, an important milestone and investment in sustaining...
RCAF fighter pilots are forbidden from dropping bombs below 1,000 feet
RCAF fighter pilot from 4 Wing Cold Lake was given a $2000 fine by a military court for flying below that altitude during a training mission to drop inert bombs An investigation into the crash of a CF-18 on Nov. 28, 2016 has revealed that according to the National Defence Flying Orders...
Awesome photos show RCAF CF-18 Demonstration Hornet flying with Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Lancaster is one of only 2 flying Lancaster bombers in the world Taken on Aug. 29, 2018 the awesome photos in this post feature Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Demonstration Hornet flying with the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster. Noteworthy Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Lancaster is one of only 2 flying Lancasters in the world. The Museum's...
Cool video shows RCAF CF-18 strike fighters passing for the very first time through Mach Loop
The RCAF 2018 CF-18 Demonstration Hornet too has taken part in low level training in Mach Loop Here's another cool clip filmed by Dafydd Philips. The video features not only U.S. Navy Boeing F/A-18 Legacy and Super Hornet strike fighters thundering through Star Wars Canyon, California but also for the very first time Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18s passing...
Remembering the Canadian Aircraft Altitude Record set by Bud White's CF-104 Starfighter
'On December 14, 1967, when I managed to reach 100,110 feet and authenticate it, we wisely decided to call it a day. Interestingly, that record still stands today as a Canadian national altitude record,' Bud White, RCAF CF-104 pilot who set the Canadian Aircraft Altitude Record Designed as a supersonic air superiority fighter, the F-104 Starfighter was a technological marvel when it...
Life raft falls from RCAF CH-146 helicopter and crashes through Miami home injuring woman
The CH-146 raft is back in the RCAF possession as the investigation continues. A spokesperson said they will help the residents with accommodations and other support As you can see in the following video an inflatable life raft fell out of Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-146 Griffon helicopter and crashed through the roof of a house in Miami last...
RCAF CF-18s recently conducted DACT engagement against Holloman's F-16s
“We were able to take the F-16 (Fighting Falcons) and CF-18 (Hornets) and fly against each other in an environment where we normally do not get to do that,” Capt. Joseph Gagnon, 54th Fighter Group IP Holloman Air Force Base (AFB) hosted dissimilar aircraft training and integration with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from Jan. 22 to Feb. 15,...

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