Canadian Air Force Flight Training


Holy smokes you guys! We are up in the air right now with Major
Andrew Faith of 15 Wing in Moose Jaw. 15 Wing is home of NATO Flight Training in Canada. Providing premier flight training for the
Canadian Armed Forces and for pilots all over the world. Before taking to the sky you must first undergo
the basic training that every Canadian Forces member goes through. From there you must go to Trenton, Ontario
to prove you have the skills to become a pilot. Once you’ve demonstrated your ability, you may then be selected to enter phase 1 of the pilot selection program in Portage la Prairie,
Manitoba. If you’re successful there, that’s when you
come to Moose Jaw, where you begin Phase 2 involving classrooms, simulators, and eventually,
real life flight training. Now lets head down to the base, walk through
a day in the life of a pilot in training and chat with a few students to find out what
is is they love about flying that makes them so committed to such a challenging career
path. Well I live just on base here so I wake up,
come in to work here, grab some coffee, watch the met brief and see what the weather is
going to do for the day, how thats going to effect the mission, then start planning from
there. Once you know what sort of mission you’re
going to fly and what the weather do you can make a plan. Once you come up with that you set up a briefing
room. Your instructor comes in and you brief him on your plan. He makes any amendments that might work a
little better. Then you walk out to the airplane, do a little
pre flight. Go fly for a hour and a half. Come back down and get debriefed on the ground
about all the things that went well and all the things that you could improve on and you
take that moving forward, maybe fly another mission that day or you take it for tomorrow
and make a plan for the next one. My favourite part about flying is just going
fast. My favourite part about flying is definitely
low level navigation. My favourite part about flying is the challenge
and the opportunity to do something not a lot of people get to do. My favourite part about flying is the freedom. I guess my favourite thing about flying is
that no matter how much I do it I still love my job everyday and I have fun. What I like about flying is that I haven’t
found anything else that’s so demanding academically and physically. You’re constantly evolving, you’re never the
best pilot. You can alway do something better. It’s a whole new world! There is always room for improvement. You’re never perfect, you can do better every
single time.


15 Responses

  1. megacanucksrule

    June 17, 2017 2:09 am

    what kind of test do they do at Trenton? im 15 and id really love to be a pilot in the rcaf

  2. vteckkkkk

    April 2, 2018 10:24 am

    Hi, great video! Is flying as a passenger in one of these jets open to the public? I'd love to try it while I'm in Moose Jaw!

  3. Subarina Imp

    October 5, 2018 5:57 pm

    I have a question so if I am wanting to be a pilot as a reserve, do I still have to go to bmq in Quebec and Ontario?

  4. Chad Thaddeus

    November 19, 2019 5:51 am

    This video makes it look easier than what it actually takes to become an RCAF pilot. I mean, has anyone from outside of the Interior spent an extended amount of time in Moose Jaw, SK? In the winter?

    Nice vid.

  5. Jennifer Castillo

    December 10, 2019 9:58 pm

    Pour Some on Sugar on Me-Orders looking for a REAL ROYAL Canadian Officer that CAN be ann officer and gentleman bros professionals ONLY RaG8faaFUMM Any which way sand wiches of Canada!

  6. KaiDK young

    February 4, 2020 7:19 pm

    do you have links where to apply for this program? will the air force hire you right away after finished training program?


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