Government of Canada
Hosted by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), the 147th meeting of the Air Forces Flight Safety Committee (Europe) (AFFSC(E)) took place in Ottawa from June 23 to 28, 2019. The conference offered RCAF Director of Flight Safety, Colonel John Alexander, an opportunity to highlight the historically low number of flight safety incidents in which Canadian military aircraft have been involved. READ MORE
Gouvernement du Canada
La 147e conférence du Air Forces Flight Safety Committee (Europe), organisée par l’Aviation royale canadienne (ARC), a eu lieu à Ottawa, du 23 au 28 juin 2019. La conférence a permis au colonel John Alexander, directeur – Sécurité des vols de l’ARC, de souligner le plus bas nombre jamais enregistré d’accidents aériens liés à la sécurité mettant en jeu des aéronefs militaires canadiens. LIRE PLUS
Every day, there are many reasons to celebrate, honour and commemorate our military members. Recently, there was an opportunity to pay special recognition to those members who wear light blue as part of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). READ MORE
One of Canada’s most revered pilots was injured when his vintage aircraft was recently forced to make an emergency landing at Gatineau Executive Airport. John Aitken, a veteran fighter pilot of the RCAF and former head of the test flight program for the NRC, is in the hospital following the incident. READ MORE
Canadian special forces will receive three new surveillance aircraft from the U.S. with the planes expected to arrive in 2022. But the cost is substantially more than what the U.S. Air Force spends to buy the same or similar aircraft. READ MORE
The Chronicle Herald
The number of major U.S. defense contractors has shrunk to the point of becoming a national security concern, according to the U.S. Air Force’s acquisition head, who said his service needed to have more frequent competitions to benefit smaller companies. The comment came after U.S. President Donald Trump this month expressed concern that United Technologies Corp’s plan to combine its aerospace business with that of Raytheon Co could harm competition and make it more difficult to negotiate defense contracts. The $121 billion deal would be the sector’s biggest-ever merger. READ MORE
A bright red Canadian military plane is soaring over Woodhaven Park in St. James once again. The Royal Canadian Air Force T-33 jet was gifted to the city of St. James in 1967. READ MORE
Meet current members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, see their aircraft up close on the ground and learn the many roles performed by Canada’s air force. Visitors will have a chance to view 50+ military aircraft on the ground close up. READ MORE
We’ve extended the Call for Nominations deadline!
We know that people are especially busy at this time of year, and we want to make sure that everyone had an opportunity to submit a nomination. Following our previous reminder message about the coming end of the CVA Call for Nominations, we now have a revised date: the call will be open until July 31, 2019. There are now six additional weeks for interested nominators to assemble a nomination for consideration for a Canada’s Volunteer Award. Please take this time to consider the people and organisations around you doing amazing volunteer work that lifts up their communities.
Thank you for helping us support and recognize the significant contributions of individual volunteers, non-profit organizations, businesses and social enterprises across the country!
~the CVA team
The RAF Benevolent Fund has today launched a major new campaign in its centenary year. We are urging the public to help us repay the debt we all owe to our RAF veterans and their families who are in need of help. In particular, we need to reach out to the National Service and World War Two veterans, before it’s too late. They put on the uniform of our country when we needed them to, the least we can do is be there for them when they themselves need our help. READ MORE
Canada’s Volunteer Awards recognizes the significant contributions of individual volunteers, non-profit organizations and businesses across the country in helping communities. READ MORE
Snowbirds Alumni Association
Dear Alumni – Honoraries – Associates.
We are pleased to pass along that the 50th Anniversary planning is proceeding nicely on many fronts. Still a lot of work to be done! At this time we are happy to send along some of the local hotels that will be offering blocked rooms and/or discounts for the Reunion — scheduled for 15-18 October 2020. More hotels/motels to follow as we proceed. READ MORE
CANSEC is North America’s largest tri-lateral defence event. As the event has evolved over its 20 year history, CANSEC has been established as the platform for defence and security companies operating in Canada to come together with key decision-makers from military and government, both national and international. Held annually in Ottawa since 1998, CANSEC 2019 will once again showcase leading-edge technology, products and services for land-based, naval, aerospace and joint forces military units. READ MORE
Envisioned as Canada’s premier and world class youth development movement, the Air Cadet program seeks to encourage and enhance the development of well-adjusted, civic minded youth in undertaking leadership roles in a great Canada and a better world. The Air Cadet League of Canada’s mission is to promote Canadian youth to develop an interest in aviation and aerospace and to provide opportunities to engage in enriching program elements such as physical education, music and public speaking. Since 1941, the Air Cadet League of Canada has supported the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, both financially and through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, to ensure that Canada’s Supporting Air Cadets makes a difference in the lives of young people. Let’s work together to make sure that every Cadet has the opportunities — donate today! READ MORE
Air Cadet League of Canada
Were you an Air Cadet? The Air Cadet League wants to know where being an Air Cadet has taken you; join the Air Cadet Alumni and share your “Cadet Story” with us. READ MORE