Royal Canadian Air Force

Lockheed Martin is required to deliver the first nine fully operational F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation fighters to Canada before Christmas of 2027

Lockheed Martin is required to deliver the first nine fully operational F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation fighters to Canada before Christmas of 2027

Canadian government documents have disclosed that Lockheed Martin is required to deliver the first nine fully operational F-35 Lightning II… Read More

4 months ago

Chinese Fighter Jets are frequently Buzzing Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140 Aurora taking part in Operation NEON

Chinese fighter aircraft are frequently flying so close that Canadian pilots can make eye contact with the Chinese pilots, and… Read More

4 months ago

Canada will buy 88 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force’s fleet of CF-188 Hornets

The F-35 has been chosen by the Canadian government as its preferred replacement for the Royal Canadian Air Force's four-decade-old… Read More

6 months ago

F-15 Vs F-14 Vs CF-188: the Eagle in Dissimilar Fighting against legendary Tomcat crews and why Eagle Pilots liked the Fake Canopies painted on Canadian Hornets

Much was made of the F-15 Eagle's prowess as an air-to-air fighter, but — at least initially — much of… Read More

7 months ago

Tail Cracks on Royal Canadian Air Force’s CH-148 Cyclone helicopters due to local stresses caused by ESM and Satcom Antenna

The Royal Canadian Air Force has determined that cracks that appeared in the tail booms of its CH-148 fleet were… Read More

8 months ago

High Flight: the story of WW II Anglo-American Royal Canadian Air Force Spitfire pilot John Gillespie Magee and of how The Most Famous Aviation Poem is Born

It was while on a training flight on his Spitfire Mk I to above 30,000 feet that John Gillespie Magee… Read More

9 months ago

19 out of the 23 Royal Canadian Air Force’s CH-148 Cyclone helicopters grounded due to tail cracks

Most of the Royal Canadian Air Force's Maritime fleet of CH-148 Cyclone helicopters are undergoing repairs after cracks were found… Read More

10 months ago

The F/A-18 Super Hornet is out of Canada competition to replace Royal Canadian Air Force’s CF-18 Hornet fleet

The other two aircraft competing for the $19-billion contract — Lockheed Martin’s F-35 and Saab’s JAS-39 Gripen —met the government’s… Read More

10 months ago

Lockheed Martin submits F-35 Proposal to Canada

Canadian industry plays an integral role in the global F-35 supply chain and has gained significant technical expertise over the… Read More

2 years ago

Photo allegedly shows the bird strike that may have caused last May fatal crash of Snowbirds’ CT-114 Tutor

In a preliminary report issued on Jun. 1, investigators say video footage from the crash showed a bird was in… Read More

2 years ago

Snowbirds PAO Capt. Jennifer Casey confirmed dead in the team CT-114 Tutor Crash

The Royal Canadian Air Force has confirmed that Snowbirds Public Affairs Officer Capt. Jennifer Casey has been killed and pilot… Read More

2 years ago

Avro What? Vulcan Was One of Three V-Bombers of the RAF. But Avro Wanted to Call it “Ottawa.”

‘While I am extremely proud to call myself an Ottawan, I am the first person to say, “What were they… Read More

2 years ago

CF-121 Redhawk Program: The True Story Behind Canada’s Purchase of 30 Soviet Built MiG-21 Fishbed Fighters

Variously referred to by American media as “The Stab in the Back-yard”, “The Fishbed Flap” “The Redhawk Incident” or more… Read More

3 years ago

Hornet of RCAF 2020 CF-18 Demo Team will not feature any Special Paint Scheme because of COVID 19 Pandemic

The RCAF also  announced they will not be supporting any airshows or special events until at least Apr. 30. The… Read More

3 years ago

RCAF CC-150 Can Force One damaged During Towing Accident

Airbus and General Electric assessed the damages and determined that the CC-150, known also as Can Force One, could only… Read More

3 years ago

“The Level of Omnipotence of the F-35 is Incomprehensible for a Fourth-Gen Pilot,” Former RCAF Pilot and Now F-35 Test Pilot Says

The video in this post features Billie Flynn, Lockheed Martin Experimental test pilot, explaining some of the key differences between… Read More

3 years ago