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RCAF setting stage for enhanced pilot training program

The Canadian government is setting the stage for a multibillion-dollar training program for its military pilots that will see them receive instruction not just on basic skills but also on flying a new fighter jet and other future aircraft.


January 6, 2016
By The Ottawa Citizen

The work is underway even though at this point the Liberal government doesn’t know how it will proceed on buying a new aircraft to replace the aging CF-18s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said Canada will not purchase the F-35 stealth fighter, instead opening up competition to cheaper aircraft.

The Royal Canadian Air Force has been making plans for a number of years to determine the best way to train new pilots beyond 2021. | READ MORE