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RCAF highlights historically low number of flight safety incidents

An item from the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.


July 5, 2019    
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RCAF highlights historically low number of flight safety incidents Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

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

L’ARC souligne le nombre d’accidents aériens liés à la sécurité le plus bas de son histoire Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

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

Air Force Day on Parliament Hill celebrates RCAF members, past and present Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Skies
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

Pilot seriously injured in emergency landing of vintage plane Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ottawa Sun
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

Canada spends more than double for special forces aircraft but the reason why is a mystery so far Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

The Telegram 
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

Defense contractor consolidation a security concern: U.S. Air Force acquisition head Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

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

Refurbished military jet makes return to Winnipeg’s Woodhaven Park Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Global News
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

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Air Force Day: July 6 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

GR Newsletters
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

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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

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RAFBF

Dear Friend,

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

Submit a nomination for Canada’s Volunteer Awards Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Canada.ca
Canada’s Volunteer Awards recognizes the significant contributions of individual volunteers, non-profit organizations and businesses across the country in helping communities.  READ MORE

50th Anniversary Updates Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

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. 
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CANSEC 2019 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

CADSI 
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

Air Cadet League 2019 Campaign Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF 
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

‘I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t been an Air Cadet’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

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

 

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Please submit all news and event listings to the RCAF Association’s Executive Director.

Royal Canadian Air Force Association
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Five-Year Countdown to RCAF100

An item from the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.


Dear Michael Barbour,

  • With the 1st of April, 2019 officially behind us, our RCAF Association’s “Five-Year-Countdown to RCAF100” is very much underway;
  • Five years from now, when the time arrives on 1 April 2024, we hope to be a force front-and-centre, leading the country’s air force-focused commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the creation in 1924 of Canada’s air force;
  • Between now and then, we also hope to learn how you might like to become involved;
  • We need RCAF Association Community Leaders to join our team:
    • If you belong to a Wing, and you are willing to be your Wing’s RCAF100 “Navigator”, please send us your contact information – we need “Navigators” throughout the association, and especially in each of the Wings;
    • We also need RCAF Association “RCAF100 Navigators” in communities across the country, so if you are a member-at-large, and you are willing to be your community’s “Navigator”, please send us your contact information soonest;
    • If you have fun “blogging”, or you are active with social media tools, and you would like to help us with our RCAF Association CMS (Blog-based) website and social media activities, please let us know;
  • A national committee is forming as we speak – members of the National Executive Council have participated in two recent RCAF100 idea-sharing meetings – watch for a report in a future issue of Airforce magazine;
  • We would like to hear from all of our members, about ideas they believe are worthy of consideration, to commemorate this very auspicious anniversary;
  • We also need to hear from our RCAF Association Wing and MAL members who reside in communities wherein an RCAF memorial may be located – part of our commemorations will involve seeking support to have memorials refurbished and renewed, where needed. If you have a memorial in your community, please send us a story and status update about your memorial;
  • Finally, over 200,000 aviators saw service during the Second World War, and tens of thousands have served in Canada’s air force over the past seven decades – help us reach out to surviving families and loved ones, so that we might include them as part of our efforts to remember all of the men and women who defined Canada’s air force, since 1924;
  • We have commissioned a special RCAF Anniversary Membership commemorative coin, and a special membership certificate for any member wishing a multi-year (5-year) membership meaning their membership will be active at the time we commemorate the RCAF Anniversary in 2024. Selling now, the five-year membership is currently discounted from $270 down to $228. You won’t want to miss this special discount offer – every Regular member is eligible – Wing or MAL!
  • If you are already a life-member (Honorary or otherwise) but you would like to receive the coin and certificate, please call or write to Dianne in the kitshop, and we will send you the coin and certificate ($10 + taxes shipping & handling charge applies);
  • If you have already renewed, but you would now like to take advantage of this new and significant discount, give us a call and we will be pleased to include you, and credit what you have already paid toward your membership beyond 1 July 2019;
  • Phone Dianne today 1-866-351-2322 or write to: kitshop@airforce.ca to learn more.

This e-mail was sent from Royal Canadian Air Force Association (rcaf_list@airforce.ca)

Royal Canadian Air Force Association, 405-222 Somerset St. West Ottawa ON K2P 2G3 CANADA, Phone Number:(613) 232-4281, Fax Number: (613) 232-2156, Email Address: director@airforce.ca, Website : http://rcafassociation.ca

RCAF Association D-Day Commemorative Lapel Pin – 75th Anniversary Commemoration

From the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.


On 6 June 2019 Canada will mark the 75th Anniversary since the Normandy Invasion. The RCAF Association members and RCAF supporters are invited to commemorate this auspicious event, wearing a lapel pin suitable for the occasion.

Royal Canadian Air Force Association,405-222 Somerset St. West Ottawa ON K2P 2G3 CANADA, Phone Number:(613) 232-4281, Fax Number: (613) 232-2156, Email Address: director@airforce.ca, Website : http://rcafassociation.ca

Update National Defence – Research & Development Canada – Aircrew Survey

We encourage any members of the Royal Canadian Legion that are eligible for this research to participate.


Comrades,

The researchers behind the recent survey on the signs and symptoms of mild hypoxia are extremely grateful for your high response rate to their survey. In fact, having initially expected to collect data from only 150 responders, the online tool automatically stopped collecting data after 200 surveys had been completed (by generating an error message). They have now rectified this problem, and can collect data from an additional 350 responders until 31 March 2019 at which point the link will be closed permanently. Please feel free to complete the survey at your convenience. The researchers are truly grateful for your support, and apologize for any inconvenience. The link to the survey appears below (two spaces have been added after the https: in the first link to help avoid it being stripped by the DWAN (military-government) servers; copy and paste into your browser and delete the two spaces to make it work):

https://caehf.limequery.com/618468?lang=en

This e-mail was sent from Royal Canadian Air Force Association.

Royal Canadian Air Force Association,405-222 Somerset St. West Ottawa ON K2P 2G3 CANADA, Phone Number:(613) 232-4281, Fax Number: (613) 232-2156, Email Address: director@airforce.ca, Website : http://rcafassociation.ca

National Defence – Research & Development Canada – Aircrew Survey

We aren’t sure if any of our members qualify to participate in this research.


Dear Member,

The Department of National Defence (DND) Research & Development Canada (DRDC) is conducting a survey specifically for (all) aircrew, on the signs and symptoms of Mild Hypoxic Hypoxia. The link to the survey is here: https://caehf.limequery.com/618468?lang=en . Please share this link with all of your aircrew colleagues and friends who may wish to contribute to this important scientific flight-focused research.

Please note that the online survey can be completed using any internet browser running on a computer or a smartphone. The survey is expected to 10-15 minutes to complete, for which the responder will receive $13.37 in stress remuneration. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely, Fethi and Oshin
Fethi Bouak, PhD
Defence Scientist, Toronto Research Centre Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) / Government of Canada fethi.bouak@forces.gc.ca / Tel: 416-635-2079

Scientifique de la défense, Centre de recherches de Toronto Recherche et développement pour la défense Canada (RDDC) / Gouvernement du Canada fethi.bouak@forces.gc.ca / Tél. : 416-635-2079

DRDC is an agency of the Department of National Defence / RDDC est une agence du ministère de la Défense nationale

This e-mail was sent from Royal Canadian Air Force Association (rcaf_list@airforce.ca).

RCAF working toward new sniper pod placement on CF-188 Hornet

From the RCAF Association.


May 18, 2018    
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RCAF working toward new sniper pod placement on CF-188 Hornet Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Skies 
In a two-by-three metre wind tunnel at the National Research Council of Canada’s (NRC) aerospace research centre in Ottawa, aerospace engineers are gathering data for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) to validate the placement of the sniper pod on the centreline station of the CF-188 Hornet. READ MORE

Canadians and the legendary Dambusters Raid Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada
2018 marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Chastise, the legendary Dambusters Raid, which occurred on the night of 16/17 May, 1943. Seventy-five years ago, 19 Avro Lancaster bombers, with British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand crews, departed from England on a daring nighttime bombing mission code named “Operation Chastise.” Their goal was to strike river dams, with the result of disrupting water supplies and industrial production and diverting resources from other aspects of the German war effort.  READ MORE

Les Canadiens et le légendaire raid des Briseurs de barrages Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Gouvernement du Canada
L’année 2018 marque le 75e anniversaire de l’opération Chastise, le légendaire raid des Briseurs de barrages, qui a eu lieu pendant la nuit du 16 au 17 mai 1943. Il y a soixante-quinze ans, 19 bombardiers Avro Lancaster et leurs équipages constitués d’aviateurs britanniques, canadiens, australiens et néo-zélandais décollaient d’Angleterre pour mener une audacieuse mission de bombardement nocturne baptisée « opération Chastise ». La mission visait à endommager des barrages afin de nuire à l’approvisionnement en eau et à la production industrielle allemande, de même qu’à détourner des ressources d’autres pans de l’effort de guerre allemand.LIRE PLUS

UN Command names Canadian to key post in South Korea for the first time Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Globe and Mail 
A Canadian soldier has been appointed deputy commander at the United Nations Command in South Korea, a post that will place Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre at the centre of deliberations over the future of the Asian Peninsula. The United Nations Command is the multinational force that was created in response to North Korean aggression more than half a century ago and which defended South Korea during the Korean War.  READ MORE

‘People, Policy, Program and Posture’ will be the RCAF’s anchor points Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Skies 
On May 4, 2018, LGen Al Meinzinger assumed command of the Royal Canadian Air Force from LGen Mike Hood, who has retired from the Canadian Armed Forces. Following are Meinzinger’s remarks from the change of command ceremony, held at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.  READ MORE

NORAD’s struggle for relevance on its 60th birthday Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

iPolitics 
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. On May 12, 1958, the United States and Canada, recognizing that it made more sense to defend the airspace of North America together rather than separately, signed the first NORAD agreement.  READ MORE

Aircraft used by Snowbirds aerobatic team, on the go since 1963, will be kept flying until 2030 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

National Post 
The 55-year-old planes used by the Canadian military’s iconic Snowbirds aerobatic team will be kept flying until 2030. Aircraft avionics will be modernized on the CT-114 Tutors to comply with upcoming aviation regulations and the life of the aircraft extended for another 12 years, according to April 2018 Royal Canadian Air Force documents obtained by Postmedia. The avionics upgrade is required if the planes are to continue flying in North American airspace. It is unclear at this point what other work will also be needed to be done on the aging aircraft. READ MORE

 UPCOMING EVENTS

Biennial General Meeting Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF
Notice is hereby given, as required by the Constitution and By-Laws, that the 2nd Biennial General Meeting of the RCAF Association will be held in Calgary, Alberta, 12 to 14 October 2018, with convention headquarters located at the Hotel Arts as described below.  READ MORE

100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force now includes a third airshow — the Shuttleworth Collection’s ‘military pageant’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Ian Allan Travel 
On Aug. 17, 1917, South African General Jan Smuts presented a report to the British government’s War Council setting out his ideas on the future of air power. The report was duly approved and led to the formation of the world’s first air force being born on the April 1, 1918. The Royal Air Force (RAF) was formed by the amalgamation of the squadrons and military personnel of the British Army’s “Royal Flying Corps” (RFC) with the Royal Navy’s “Royal Naval Air Service” (RNAS).  READ MORE

Air Cadet League 2018 Campaign Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

RCAF 
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

‘I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t been an Air Cadet’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

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

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Radek Meljon, MultiView Canada, Vice-President and General Manager, 289-695-5394 | Media kit
Oliver Kirby, Senior Content Editor, 289-695-5401 

Please submit all news and event listings to the RCAF Association’s Executive Director.

Royal Canadian Air Force Association
222 Somerset St. W., 4th Floor, Suite 405 | Ottawa, ON, K2P 2G3 | 613-232-2303 | Contact Us