Discovery Air Defence Participates in Exercise Cutlass Fury 16 over the Atlantic
DA Defence recently participated in Exercise CUTLASS FURY 16, a multinational anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise led by the Royal Canadian Navy. DA Defence’s fleet of Alpha Jets and Westwind special mission aircraft join Canadian and allied ships and aircraft conducting ASW training off the coast of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. As a highly-experienced combat support provider to the Canadian Armed Forces, DA Defence aircraft and crews flew more than 180 sorties on various missions including anti-ship warfare training, electronic warfare, threat replication and target tow.
Yellowknife Community Foundation receives $19K donation after GSH Anniversary Event
On April 2, 2016, GSH hosted their 32nd Anniversary event in Yellowknife, NT. An estimated 1,100 people were at the event and many were provided flights around the city as part of the event. A total of $9,671 was raised from these flights and Discovery Air matched the donation, giving a total of $19,342 to the Yellowknife Community Foundation. Photo credit: Yellowknife Community Foundation.
DA Defence Completes Successful Deployment in Support of Royal Canadian Navy and the Florida Air National Guard
DA Defence recently deployed its Dornier Alpha Jets and Westwind Special Mission Aircraft with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the Florida Air National Guard to Exercise Eagle Claw 2016 off the coast of Florida.
DA Defence Completes Successful Deployment in Support of RCAF at Exercise Combat Archer
DA Defence, the world’s largest provider of tactical adversary services, recently deployed with Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18s to Exercise Combat Archer at Tyndall Air Force Base. A Discovery Air Defence Alpha Jet taxis with CF-18 and F-15 at Tyndall AFB, on Exercise Combat Archer. Photo by DA Defence.
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.
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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.