Military

Commercial March 8, 2022 Breaking the bias for women in aviation

On International Women's Day 2022, Nisha Venkatesh, an RCAF Communication Electronics Engineering Officer who also volunteers with the Canadian Women in Aviation Association, sat with Skies to share her personal experiences as well as her insights on some of the challenges that women in aviation continue to face. 

Military February 22, 2022 Meet Jameel Janjua: Virgin Galactic test pilot

Former RCAF fighter pilot and fighter weapons instructor Jameel Janjua has engineered a career path most only dream of. Yet, when asked how it feels to be a trailblazer, the current Virgin Galactic test pilot will tell you that he's not even close to slowing down.

Military February 16, 2022 Behind the final operational flight of the CC-115 Buffalo

At the start of the year, the Royal Canadian Air Force said goodbye to the venerable CC-115 Buffalo fixed-wing search-and-rescue aircraft, after 55 years of service. We talk to the crew of the final operational flight; it was a day they’ll never forget.

Military February 14, 2022 The Demons of 407 Squadron defend anti-submarine warfare title

Operating over a training range near the island of Guam in the Western Pacific, 407 Squadron's CP-140 Aurora aircrew edged out teams from the U.S. Navy, RAAF, Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and Republic of Korea Navy in an anti-submarine warfare exercise known as Sea Dragon.