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CAF Firsts: Military female test pilot

– In recognition of International Women’s Day, the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment is proud to highlight Major Catherine Blais – the first and only military female test pilot in the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Artifacts belonging to Lieutenant Barry Troy returning to Canada

– Following hurricanes in the Florida area, a parachute and accompanying items were retrieved from a beach near Naval Station Mayport, near Jacksonville.

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Junior RCAF member commended for innovative concept

– Aviator Malins’ presentation is designed to elicit emotion from the viewer. It is a great example of innovation from the lowest ranks resonating at the highest levels of the RCAF and CAF.

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The RCAF Flyers stunned the world by winning Olympic gold

– By Joanna Calder February 8, 2018, is the 70th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force Flyers’ historic Olympic win. The hastily-assembled hockey team came from nowhere to defeat the world favourites at the 1948 Olympic Winter Games and bring home the gold medal. It was September 8, 1947, and Squadron Leader Alexander “Sandy” Watson, …

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Survey says – Opportunities in the new drafting and survey technician occupation

– As part of the Military Engineering Branch, drafting and survey technicians employ leading-edge electronic and satellite equipment to gather precise survey data.

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Record-setting flight test engineer retires

– Only a few Flight Test Engineers have reached the milestone of 500 flight test hours, and there is only one who can proudly wear the 1 000 hours badge on his flight suit.

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