Discovery Air Defence Achieves 55,000 Hours of Air Combat Training Excellence
Discovery Air Defence Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., has recently achieved 55,000 hours of airborne training services for the Canadian Armed Forces, German Armed Forces and other air forces worldwide. This new milestone marks DA Defence’s continuous commitment as a trusted and proven provider of air combat training to Canadian and international customers.
Discovery Air Defence Services signs agreement with APS for Jet Upset Training
DA Defence and Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), an Arizona-based flight training organization, announced on May 13, 2015, an agreement for high-performance Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT). DA Defence is integrating its A-4 Skyhawks with APS' cutting edge UPRT solutions.
Discovery Air Fire Services awarded 7 year contract with Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
On April 2, 2015 Discovery Air Fire Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air, announced that they signed a new agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) to provide Birddog Aircraft Services and Detection Aircraft Services (including Detection Observers) in support of the OMNRF’s forest fire management requirements.
Exporting Expertise and Excellence to International Markets
Did you know that DA Defence Services (DADS) is featured in the March/April edition of Skies Magazine? Skies’ Ken Pole explores how DADS is exporting air combat training with its fighter aircraft to key international markets. Discover more HERE. Photo credit: Craig "Rocco" Richard.
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.
Welcome to Discovery Air
Discovery Air is a global leader in specialty aviation services. We deliver exceptional air combat training, medevac equipped aircraft services, airborne fire services, air charter services, helicopter operations, and transport and logistics support to ensure operational readiness, health, safety, and vital lifelines for our clients and the communities we serve.
Did you know?
... that Discovery Aviation Academy provided training in 2013 for the Air Cadet Power Pilot Scholarship Program?
... 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.
... 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 also supports the course today by presenting real-world adversary threats for the current course in locations all across America?
... 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.
... that Discovery Air Defence 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.
DA Defence Takes Off
Two of DA Defence's Alpha Jets take off on a flight between Trois-Rivieres and Bagotville.