15 Wing Moose Jaw

Wing Badge

"Serving the Future"

15 Wing, headquartered in Moose Jaw, is the centre of Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aircrew training and is comprised of 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (CFFTS) and 431 Air Demonstration Squadron (CF Snowbirds) both located in Moose Jaw, SK, and 3 CFFTS located in Portage la Prairie, MB. The Wing is the principal site of the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) and Contracted Flight Training and Support (CFTS) programs. 15 Wing is responsible for seven different aircraft platforms that include: CT-156 Harvard II, CT-155 Hawk, CT-114 Tutor, CH-139 Jet Ranger, Bell 412 CF, Grob 120A and C90B King Air. 

Of the approximately 130,000 yearly flying hours flown by the RCAF each year, 15 Wing flies approximately 40,000 hours. 30% of the total RCAF annual flying hours. 15 Wing training schools are centres of excellence thanks to the staff and Canadian and NATO Qualified Flying Instructors who dedicate their time to ensuring that students receive every opportunity to develop throughout their training and they successfully produce some of the best aircrew in the world.

The Wing Commander of 15 Wing Moose Jaw also holds the title of Military Director of the NATO Flying Training in Canada program and is responsible for the ab initio training of all RCAF Pilots. 15 Wing graduates on average 110 qualified winged pilots per year between 2 CFFTS and 3 CFFTS. 2 CFFTS produces Jet and Instructor pilots and 3 CFFTS produces Rotary (helicopter) and Multi-Engine pilots.

15 Wing and the NFTC and CFTS programs play a critical role in preparing future aircrew to meet the operational challenges they will face at their units and during deployments. All RCAF pilots pass through these programs on their way to earning their wings. The NFTC program provides Canada with a welcome opportunity to work and train closely with NATO partners to the great benefit of NATO Air Force operations. Currently, there are NATO countries participating in the program as students or instructors from Singapore, United States, Hungary, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. 

The NFTC and CFTS programs are based on the long and proud Canadian tradition of assisting in training and developing pilots of allied countries which dates back to the First World War and continuing with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. As No. 32 Service Flying Training School, Moose Jaw airfield trained over 1,200 pilots for World War Two during the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The plan saw pilots from across the commonwealth come to train in Canada which was ideal for aircrew training due to the distance from Europe and sparsely populated training areas.

All units focus on people, leadership, innovation and cutting edge technology to ensure 15 Wing remains an international Centre of Excellence for military pilot training

Command Team

Chief Warrant Officer

News

A group of men stand in rows in front of an aircraft and a building.

A 1963 snapshot of 1 Air Division Europe

The history of Canada’s 1 Air Division Europe is outlined in an extract from a 1963 publication.
April 23, 2018

In a cockpit, three men in khaki t-shirts fly an aircraft over a sea port.

Managed Shortfall

The RCAF is addressing staffing shortages through targeted and creative retention and recruitment strategies.
April 20, 2018

Four men in sports clothes stand in line with their arms around each other’s shoulders; two hold a baton.

RCAF runners bring home silver, new Canadian record

RCAF brothers Serge and Claude Faucher achieved excellent results at the recent Canadian Masters Indoor Championships.
April 19, 2018

A group of people in military combat uniforms stand on a tarmac outdoors with aircraft behind them.

Royal Air Force celebrates 100th anniversary

As the Royal Air Force celebrates 100 years of service to the UK, the Royal Canadian Air Force revisits its long and interwoven history of training, war-fighting, and mutual respect with the RAF.
April 18, 2018

Two men in military uniforms sit at a table covered in tartan cloth and a group of military personnel stand behind them.

RCAF school renamed in honour of Wing Commander William Barker, VC

The Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies was renamed in honour of Wing Commander William Barker, VC on April 12, 2018.
April 17, 2018

Contact Information

15 Wing Public Affairs officer
15 Wing Moose Jaw
PO Box 5000
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 7Z8

Phone (Base Operator): (306) 694-2222

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: (306) 694-2823
Fax: (306) 694-2880
Email: 15wingpao@forces.gc.ca