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    Discovery Air Defence Services completes first mission for the German Armed Forces

    On January 13, 2015 Discovery Air Defence Services completed its inaugural flight in Wittmund, Germany providing fast jet airborne training services to the German Armed Forces. The successful mission was flown in support of German Ground Controller Intercept training and numerous intercepts were conducted. The Lead Pilot of the DADS German team, with over 2,000 hours experience on the A-4, led the mission and continues to prove that experience matters! Photo Credit: Wouter Haan.

    DA Defence Services completes first mission for the German Armed Forces
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    Air Tindi and Advanced Medical Solutions awarded Medevac Services Contract

    On January 6, 2015 Air Tindi Ltd. (ATL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., announced that the Government of the Northwest Territories awarded ATL and Advanced Medical Solutions the medevac equipped aircraft services contract for the Stanton Territorial Health Authority. This contract is for an 8 year term to 2023, with an option for STHA to extend the contract for an additional 2 years.

    Air Tindi and Advanced Medical Solutions awrded Medevac Services Contract
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    DA Defence Services Exhibited at the 2014 International Fighter Conference

    On November 18- 20, 2014 DA Defence Services exhibited at the 2014 International Fighter Conference in London, UK. The conference was a great platform for the military and defence communities to network with peers and leaders throughout all levels of the military and private sector about current defence issues. DA Defence Services presented at the event about the benefits of Contracted Adversary Support.

    DADS Exhibited at the 2014 International Fighter Conference
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    DA Defence Services' A-4N Aircraft have arrived in Germany

    Discovery Air Defence Services' A-4N aircraft have arrived in Wittmund Germany for the provision of contracted airborne training services in support of the German Armed Forces commencing January 2015. This photo was taken during the transit at Glasgow’s Prestwick Airport by photographer Bob Logan.

    DADS' A-4N have arrived in Germany
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    DA Defence Services Deploys A-4 Aircraft to Germany

    DA Defence Services has begun the deployment of its significantly upgraded, glass cockpit, advanced A-4N fleet to Wittmund, Germany to begin its contract with the German Armed Forces. Under its contract, DA Defence Services will provide fast jet airborne training services to the German Armed Forces for a term of five years, commencing January 2015. This announcement was made at the Ottawa International Airport by senior Discovery Air executives alongside, Member of Parliament for Bruce – Grey – Owen Sound, Larry Miller, Chair of the Government of Canada Transport Committee.

    DADS Deploys A-4 Aircraft to Germany
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    Top Aces USA to Exhibit at Air Force Association Air and Space Conference 2014

    This is a one-of-a-kind event where the AFA brings together Air Force leadership, industry experts, academia, and current aerospace specialists from around the world to discuss the issues and challenges facing America and the aerospace community today.

    Top Aces USA to Exhibit at Air Force Association Air and Space Conference 2014
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    Top Aces USA to Exhibit at 2014 Tailhook Reunion

    Top Aces USA, the leading combat support provider in the world, is exhibiting at the 2014 Tailhook Reunion in Reno, Nevada from September 4-7 2014.  As a corporate sponsor, we are proud to be supporting the Tailhook Association - the premier organization for support of carrier and other sea-based aviation and the current and retired members of the US Navy and Marine Corps.

    Top Aces USA to Exhibit at 2014 Tailhook Reunion
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    Discovery Aviation Academy hosts 2nd Annual K4K Fun Fly Day

    On August 17, 2014 Discovery Aviation Academy (DAA) hosted its second annual K4K Fun Fly Day. The fun-packed event included a BBQ, static displays, children’s’ activities as well as sight-seeing flights over the city of Sudbury in support of the Kicx for Kids Charity. This year, despite the cool weather, we were able to get over 110 people up in the air to raise $2,500. All proceeds from the event are going towards Phase 2 of the Kicx for Kids project, whose goal is to completely renovate the existing Treatment Room in the Pediatric Unit at Health Sciences North in Sudbury.

    DAA hosts 2nd Annual K4K Fun Fly Day
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    DATS obtains Supplemental Type Certificate for Aero Commander Multi-Mission Sensor Port 

    Discovery Air Technical Services is pleased to announce that it has been issued a Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the incorporation of a Multi-Mission Sensor port onto a twin engine Rockwell Aero Commander. The sensor port facilitates the installation of a wide variety of multi spectral, infrared and optical sensors for use on environmental or surveillance missions.

    DATS obtains STC for Aero Commander Multi-Mission Sensor PortDemonstrator
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    GSH AME Will Ward awarded Medal of Bravery

    Congratulations to Will Ward who was awarded the Medal of Bravery on April 24, 2013 for his actions in rescuing 2 Inuit hunters in Nunavut in March 2011. Will, a GSH Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, helped pull both men out of the freezing waters and got them safely to shore.

    GSH AME Will Ward awarded Medal of Bravery

Welcome to Discovery Air

Discovery Air provides safe and reliable aviation and logistics services in challenging environments. We operate over 160 aircraft with our 850 team members, delivering airborne training to international militaries; medevac equipped air services; airborne fire services; helicopter operations; fixed-wing air charter services; expediting and logistics support; and a range of maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, engineering and certification services. 

Did you know?

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    ... that Discovery Aviation Academy provided training in 2013 for the Air Cadet Power Pilot Scholarship Program?

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    ... that Air Tindi’s Jason Pineau placed first in the category “best of the best” in Aviation Week’s 2012 Art and Photography issue? An annual worldwide photo competition, this year there were roughly 900 entries from 108 photographers. Congratulations Jason! Jason’s winning photo was taken in September 2011 on Point Lake, NWT and is a panoramic shot, which means it’s actually 5 photos stitched together.

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    ... the Fighter Weapons Instructor Course (FWIC) is the highly-selective Canadian “Top Gun” course for fighter pilots. Based out of Cold Lake, Alberta, the prestigious five month program accepts up to eight (8) students a year. The “Top Gun” course is designed to train already experienced Fighter Pilots at the Graduate level in all aspects of strike-fighter aircraft employment, which includes tactics, hardware, techniques and the current world threat for air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. Did you know that in addition to employing many FWIC graduates, Discovery Air Defence Services also supports the course today by presenting real-world adversary threats for the current course in locations all across America?

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    ... that GSH added a BK117-D2 to its fleet in 2013? The BK117 joined GSH’s large fleet of aircraft in supporting a variety of missions including natural resource exploration, passenger transportation, wildlife survey and ecological tourism, utility construction and maintenance, and air ambulance and remote medevac response.

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    ... that Discovery Air Defence Services opened a new Engine Test Cell Facility in Bagotville, Quebec in June 2013? Using a LARZAC C6/C20 Engine Test Cell, this Transport Canada Approved facility allows DADS technicians to maintain, repair and overhaul our Alpha Jet engines, ensuring the highest level of safety and serviceability.

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Flightplan - December 2014

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