Primary Flying School - CFB Portage La Prairie

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Survival Training (Land) at CFB Edmonton

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Sea Survival Training at CFB Comox/Quadra

PFS – “A” Flight

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

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

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

PFS – “B” Flight

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

Back Row
Luc Maurice
TBC
Glen Mackay
Claude Cormier
Barry Klein
Mike Campbell
Randy Meiklejohn
Rob Slinger
Capt Foster (CD)

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

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

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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