Canadian demo pilot

AFM meets Capt Stefan Porteous, the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CF-18 Demonstration Team pilot. A report by Benoît Denet.


CF-188 serials 188776 and 188731 perform a spectacular break over 4 Wing Cold Lake in Alberta. While serial 188776 is this year’s demo jet, 188731 wears colours celebrating the heritage of 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron, reactivated as a second operational Hornet squadron at 4 Wing, CFB Cold Lake, in 2015.
RCAF/ARC, Mike Reyno

Capt Stefan Porteous is in Europe this summer with the RCAF’s CF-18 Demonstration Team. After a display for Yeovilton Air Day at RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset, he’s scheduled to fly at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire on July 13-15. AFM caught up with the team’s latest pilot as he was preparing for a busy airshow season.

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