A military version of the ERJ 145 designed for airborne early warning and control.
“After a year long modernization program, we say goodbye to the first of the Hercs for the Mexico Air Force #C130” Cascade Aerospace Inc.
Cascade Aerospace Inc. announced that it has conducted the first test flight of a foreign military aircraft from its base in Abbotsford, British Columbia. This begins the completion phase of the Mexican Air Force C-130K Maintenance and Modernization program which began in 2014 and marks a significant milestone for the BC Aerospace Industry.
“Over the past year, engineering teams at Cascade Aerospace have designed and installed a complete upgrade to the cockpit avionic system including the integration of the advanced digital Rockwell Collins Flight 2 avionics suite to meet twenty-first century navigation and communication requirements, as well as digital fuel quantity indication and engine instrument display systems
This aircraft, one of two currently in Cascade’s hangar, has also had a new Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) installed and a Wing Availability and Sustainment Program conducted on it.
Operational and technical training for Mexican Air Force personnel was conducted at the company’s facility in Abbotsford, British Columbia using the onsite Rockwell Collins Flight2 procedural training simulator.
These shots were filmed in close formation with the Vectorvision camera system installed in the highly modified Wolfe Air LearJet 25. Cameras used are the Red Epic and Arriflex Alexa.
Wolfe Air Project Coordinator: Beth Miles
Camera Ship Flight Crew: Craig Hosking, Ace Beall, Kevin LaRosa II, Jeff Senour, Kevin LaRosa Sr, Stephen Forte
Camera Department: Doug Holgate, Roger Tonry, Scott Smith, James O’Hara, CJ Roy, Brian Lataille, David Weber
Edited by: Zak Marx / 3DF
Colorist: Arnold Ramm / 3DF
Class 14-07 was given the unique opportunity to fly with GoPro cameras in the cockpit of Euro NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training’s (ENJJPT) T-6A Texan II and T-38C Talon aircraft. The above video chronicles 55 weeks of undergraduate pilot training for 14-07, but is a tribute to all classes past, present, and future. This video or clips within may be used only with the express permission of its creator (may request via private message).
Music used with permission:
“Daybreak” by OVERWERK
Many thanks to:
459, 469, 89, 90, and 97th FTS
82nd TRW Public Affairs
…and all our Instructor Pilots for their tremendous talent, skill, and most importantly: patience.
Lisa Engler, Graphic Assistance
Tyler Brown, Audio Assistance
Tony Lee Glenn, Graphic Assistance
VFA-27s Shoot Em If You Got Em Cruise Video Teaser
The Yakovlev Yak-3 (Як-3) was a World War II Russian fighter. Robust and easy to maintain it was much liked by pilots and crew alike. It was one of the smallest and lightest mainstream combat fighters used during the war. With a high power to weight ratio it had excellent performance and was a formidable dogfighter. Marcel Albert the top scoring WW II French ace who flew the Yak 3 in the USSR with the Normandie Niemen group considered it a superior aircraft to both the P51 Mustang and the Supermarine Spitfire.
The Yak-3 represented the culmination of Alexandr Sergeevich Yakovlev’s development of lightweight fighter types during the Second World War. As such, it was designed as a short range, agile interceptor to gain control of local airspace during the great Soviet offensive operations of the last two years of the war. The Yak-3 entered service in 1944 and had such an impressive rate of roll, turn and climb that German pilots were instructed not to engage these fighters below 5000 m. Overall, 4848 Yak-3s were produced.