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Arctic survival and search and rescue

The most recent session of NORAD's Joint Agile Basing Airpower Seminar focused on Arctic survival and search and rescue.
February 23, 2021

Two orange twin-propeller aircraft equipped with skis on snow in the Arctic.

Twin Otters transport United States Navy scientists in Alaska

Two, ski-equipped CC-138 Twin Otters from 440 Sqn took part in “ARCEX 21” near Deadhorse, Alaska, assisting the United States Navy with transport support for arctic ice floe studies.
February 22, 2021

In a black-and-white photograph, two young men in uniform sit on the leading edge of the wing of a vintage propeller aircraft, and two more stand in front of the wing.

Junius Lyman Edward Hokan: An extraordinary RCAF officer

Pilot Officer Hokan broke the race barrier barring Black-Canadians from serving in the RCAF, was an accomplished fighter pilot, and invented a navigation device that drew the attention of Great Britain’s air ministry.
February 17, 2021

A montage comprising seven photos of grey, red and gold metal aviation badges forming two superposed rows.

The future of the Air Force is built upon the service and sacrifices of the past

With its new metal flying badges made from metal recovered from a downed Second World War bomber, RCAF’s past merges with the present.
February 12, 2021

A black and white photo of a black man wearing a shirt and tie, and a uniform jacket with wings.

Eric Watts, a natural leader

When Eric Victor Watts enlisted in the RCAF on May 10, 1939, technically, he should not have been allowed to join. Nevertheless, he proved to be a natural leader.
February 11, 2021

A bare-chested man stands beside a football field.

Track and field for Masters Athletes 9: Sports nutrition, part 1

This is the ninth in a series of articles covering all aspects of Masters athletes’ training and nutrition for track and field events. In this article, we examine sports nutrition.
February 5, 2021

A bare-chested man stands beside a football field.

Track and field for Masters athletes 9: Sports nutrition, part 1

This is the ninth in a series of articles covering all aspects of Masters athletes’ training and nutrition for track and field events. In this article, we examine sports nutrition.
February 5, 2021

A news clipping with the headline “Carty family has enviable war record”, showing head-and-shoulders photos of five men.

Regulation? What regulation?

During the early years of the Second World War, Black Canadians were, for the most part, barred from joining the Royal Canadian Air Force. But it’s clear that some recruiting officers deliberately ignored the regulation.
February 4, 2021

A man wearing a camouflage uniform and a black cap stands, arms crossed, in front of a grey jet fighter aircraft.

Enhanced air policing in a COVID world

Master Corporal Bryan Christie, an Air Traffic Controller, talks about his recent deployment on Operation Reassurance supporting NATO’s Enhanced Air Policing mission in Romania.
February 3, 2021

Three people wearing purple medical uniforms, ear protection equipment and masks perform medical tasks on board an aircraft.

RCAF implements new bio-containment capability to transport infectious patients

The RCAF is procuring Aeromedical Single Isolation Bio-containment Units, a new capability that allows safe isolation of patients thought to be contagious and direct treatment.
February 1, 2021

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