8-9 months. But there is typically training on the Hawk in Cold Lake too beforehand (although we have been sending people at ENJJPT and FPC is their only stint in Cold Lake). Probably 1.5 years on the ground for someone who goes through 419 TF(T)S first. I know how many sorties are required for both the F-35 experienced fighter pilot course and the ab-initio fighter pilot course but I don’t know how it translate in calendar days.SSM, how long is the FPC then? Just wondering.
Back in the late '80s I was with 419 Sqn and in Feb the Sqn would down to Arizona for a couple weeks of training (once in El Paso and second time in Luke AFB). Arizona in Feb is like June in Canada, very pleasant. However, we were told by the locals that summers were very, very hot!"RCAF fighter pilots will undergo CF-18 to F-35A transition training at Luke AFB’s F-35A Pilot Training Center"
No surprise there. They will enjoy the posting a lot. Great area, lower cost of living and the traditional American respect for the military. Nice Winters.
Always had them flying over our residence on the way to the trg area.
Damn it. You've just triggered unpleasant memories of staff school."Bloggins" Is reserved for NCMs. Officers are "Smart" as in IM Smrt
Let’s just say the Eurasian Times isn’t exactly Reuters-level reporting accuracy.
F35 Deal: Protests In Canada Over Payment Of $74 Billion For F-35 Fighters Instead Of 'Initially Agreed' $19BSeveral months after Canada signed a deal with Lockheed Martin to purchase 88 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets, a Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) report has predicted severe price escalation that could cost the Canadian taxpayer billions of dollars more than was initially agreed upon. Spain...www.eurasiantimes.com
I don't recall anybody really protesting per se...
And yet it's the "apparently not news" that shows up in my phone, with the "apparently not Google" search bar across the topYeah I can’t find out anything about them whatsoever.
Definitely looks dodgy AF.