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Date: 10th Oct 2013, Thursday

CT-156 200,000 Flying Hours

The NATO Flying Training in Canada program celebrated 200,000 flying hours on the CT-156 Harvard II aircraft at 15 Wing Moose Jaw. This 200,000 hour milestone was attained after 13 years with 24 aircraft at the 15 Wing.

The NATO Flying Training in Canada program is widely recognized as the world’s benchmark pilot training system. Participating countries include Canada, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Italy, Hungary, Austria and the United Arab Emirates. The program combines basic, advanced and fighter lead-in training. The program is offered in Moose Jaw and Cold Lake, Alberta and covers a training air space of over 700,000 kilometres.

Hundreds of people gathered at 15 Wing headquarters to mark the milestone. Captain Charles Barker, a pilot with 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School, and Second Lieutenant Joel Anderson, a student at the school, were officially recognized as the pilots that clocked the 200,000th flying hour on the trainer aircraft.

Updated On: 13.10.29