Snipers over Comox

The live weapons phase of the Canadian 2017 Fighter Weapons Instructor Course was hosted by 19 Wing CFB Comox, located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Stuart Sanders reports.

EXERCISE REPORT Fighter Weapons Instructor Course

Clutching a brace of AIM-7 Sparrow missiles and a Sniper targeting pod, CF‑188 serial 188758 heads out for live-fire training over Vancouver Island. All photos Stuart Sanders

THE GROUP of eight Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-188 Hornets on deployment comprised jets from 410 Tactical Fighter (Operational Training) Squadron (TF(OT)S) ‘Cougars’, based at 4 Wing CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) ‘Nighthawks’ also from 4 Wing CFB Cold Lake, and 433 TFS ‘Porcupines’ based at 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec.

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