Primary Flying School - CFB Portage La Prairie

“A” Flight

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Front Row: Denis Grenier, Claude Wauthier, Jim Sullivan, Serge “Chico” Chicoine, Francois Petit, Roger Roy, Michel Cote, Jean Neron, “Boogie” Fortin, Mark Desjardins, Kevin McCarthy

Back Row: Dave Loveridge, Tom Dressel, Tom Lawson, Ken Glass, Chuck Attwood, “Dr Ray” Mackley, Dave “Farley” Mowat, Scotty “Tree Trunk” Allward

“B” Flight

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Back Row|: Bryon Target, Claude Cormier, Glen Mackay, Doug Gillespie, Jean Letourneau, Marcel Allard, Steve Mozes

Front Row: Luc Maurice, Glen Houston, Dwight Davies, Dave Pullan, Syl Fortier, Richard Parent, Dean Cameron, John Dixon, Jim McNaughton, Lutz Sukstorf

Survival Training (Land) at CFB Edmonton

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Back Row: Luc Maurice, TBC, Glen Mackay, Claude Cormier, Barry Klein, Mike Campbell, Randy Meiklejohn, Rob Slinger, Capt Foster

Front Row: TBC, TBC, Sylvain Faucher, Richard Parent, Tom Dressel, John Dixon, Michel Cote (?), Dave Mowat

Sea Survival Training at CFB Comox/Quadra

after ejecting and landing in the water, there is a serious risk of drowning because the pilot can be dragged upside down by the chute blown by the wind or else can get stuck under the wet parachute itself. This structure at the back of the boat dropped the student in to the water while the boat was moving at a relatively high speed. to survive, the students had to roll on to their back, splay their feet to stay above water and release themselves from the harness.

after ejecting and landing in the water, there is a serious risk of drowning because the pilot can be dragged upside down by the chute blown by the wind or else can get stuck under the wet parachute itself. This structure at the back of the boat dropped the student in to the water while the boat was moving at a relatively high speed. to survive, the students had to roll on to their back, splay their feet to stay above water and release themselves from the harness.

To practice ejections over water, students were required to PARASAIL in full gear and once at 100 feet or so release the chute from the tow and descend in to the water. part of the exercise was to learn how to get out from underneath the parachute (follow seams). an unintentional result of the exercise was a change to the sop because Originally the instruction was to hit the quick release button just above the water. however depth perception over water is poor so some students had released way too early and slammed in to the water.

To practice ejections over water, students were required to PARASAIL in full gear and once at 100 feet or so release the chute from the tow and descend in to the water. part of the exercise was to learn how to get out from underneath the parachute (follow seams). an unintentional result of the exercise was a change to the sop because Originally the instruction was to hit the quick release button just above the water. however depth perception over water is poor so some students had released way too early and slammed in to the water.

Air Operations Branch Orientation (AOBO)

while visiting cfb cold lake, this northrup f-18L was at the aerospace engineering test establishment (aete), well before the cf-18 was chosen as the nfa (new fighter aircraft). however they added cf decals, eg, cf-18l prototype, canadian flag, aircraft number, roundel etc to make it look better to the audience. the govt eventually purchased the mcdonnell-douglas f/a-18 variant.

while visiting cfb cold lake, this northrup f-18L was at the aerospace engineering test establishment (aete), well before the cf-18 was chosen as the nfa (new fighter aircraft). however they added cf decals, eg, cf-18l prototype, canadian flag, aircraft number, roundel etc to make it look better to the audience. the govt eventually purchased the mcdonnell-douglas f/a-18 variant.

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