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xx Army.ca Wiki Editors Wanted

September 22, 2020, 08:31:57 by Mike Bobbitt
All,

A few years back, we added a Wiki to Army.ca, and many members contributed to its content: https://army.ca/wiki

Recent changes in the forum and mediawiki software packages have made seamless login from one to the other impossible, and so the Wiki contents have stagnated. I am looking for a handful of editors who would be  willing to update and expand the information in the Wiki. For those who are able, I can manually create accounts and set you loose to make updates. Please let me know via PM or reply to this thread if you are interested, and thanks for helping to make Army.ca a better place!

Cheers
Mike
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xx Air Operations Officer

September 28, 2020, 14:27:04 by Thinkingofenlisting
Does anyone have any info/insight into this new trade aside from the website? Considering applying, but would love to hear more about what to expect. Thanks.
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xx The Case for AEW&C Aircraft

August 16, 2020, 17:48:37 by Calvillo
Major air powers in the world - including the naval aviation of certain navies - operate Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft. Notably absent from those air powers is the Royal Canadian Air Force. All G7 countries except Canada; China, Russia, Brazil, India, Australia, even Singapore whose territory is smaller than Calgary, operate AEW&C. Would operating those kind of aircraft not increase the capability of the RCAF? During peace time, I think those can be used to patrol our territories in the North, to ensure the integrity of Canadian sovereignty. Canada is such a vast and scarcely populated country. Surely we can use early warning that the aircraft provides.

From what I see, there are five platforms currently available that are not produced by Russia or China. Boeing E-767, Boeing E-7, Grumman E-2, Embraer R-99 and Gulfstream G550 AEW. E-3 AWACS is no longer in production and while CP-140 does surveillance, it is not an AEW&C platform.

To discuss, does the RCAF have the need for AEW&C platform, or is it content with AWACS that NATO provides? If yes, which one among the five platforms above that most fit into RCAF missions and requirements?
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xx No Sky Too High - Video by HCol Terry Kelly and WO Jeff Campbell

July 20, 2020, 16:00:14 by Eye In The Sky
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14 Wing Greenwood hosting first public screening of ‘No Sky Too High’

GREENWOOD, N.S. — It’s the first public screening of a music video celebrating the past and present of Royal Canadian Air Force.

“No Sky Too High” is an original song written by 14 Wing Greenwood Honorary Colonel Terry Kelly and 14 Wing Bandmaster Warrant Officer Jeff Campbell. The song and video celebrate the heritage, current roles and people of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

14 Wing Greenwood Commander Colonel Brendan Cook is hosting the first public screening of the video in 14 Wing Greenwood’s Birchall Theatre on July 14 at 2 p.m.
Kelly is a celebrated singer, songwriter and professional speaker who has served as the honorary colonel of 14 Wing since 2015. He is well known in military circles for his song “A Pittance of Time.”
A native of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia resident, Kelly has released seven full-length recordings. He has been the recipient of seven East Coast Music Awards, four Canadian Country Music Award nominations and a JUNO award.

Campbell, a native of Alberta and Nova Scotia resident, is the co-writer, arranger and project manager of “No Sky Too High.” A member of the Canadian Armed Forces since 1999, Campbell has served as the 14 Wing bandmaster since 2015. He has also served with the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy in Halifax and the Royal Canadian Artillery Band in Edmonton.

No Sky Too High - Video Link  (nice view of The Look Off with the Corm hovering over the dropoff)
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xx RCAF Happy Canada Day

July 01, 2020, 09:41:18 by Baden Guy
Happy #CanadaDay everyone! From coast to coast to coast, we're #RCAFProud to serve our true north, strong and free. Check out this video highlighting what we do for #Canada. #RCAF

https://twitter.com/RCAF_ARC/status/1278282203189800961

What can I say... Just love anything that flies.  :D
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xx Snowbird Jet Crashes Into House in Kamloops- May 17 2020

May 17, 2020, 16:20:22 by RomeoJuliet
Reports of Snowbird crash in Kamloops. MTF.


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