19 WING, COMOX – Cheers echoed across the airfield as 12 teams at 19 Wing Comox competed to pull a 35-ton CC-115 Buffalo Search and Rescue airplane across the tarmac during a United Way charity event on Wednesday, Nov 13.
November 14th, 2013 by admin, Comments Off on Members of 19 Wing Comox Pull (An Airplane) for United Way
August 31st, 2013 by admin, Comments Off on RCAF Search and Rescue Crews Medevac Injured Horseback Rider
19 WING COMOX, B.C.— RCAF Search and Rescue crews from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron provided assistance to Provincial Ground Search and Rescue crews to evacuate a man who had been thrown from his horse in a wooded area 70 miles west of Quesnel, B.C.
July 2nd, 2013 by admin, Comments Off on Comox Air Traffic Controllers Mark End Of Era For Radar system
19 WING COMOX, B.C. – Friday, June 28, 2013, marked the end of an era for air traffic control at 19 Wing Comox as a CF-18 from 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron became the last aircraft to be guided to a safe landing using the airfield’s Precision Approach Radar system.
December 5th, 2012 by admin, Comments Off on Sikorsky Delivers First CH-53K Prototype Heavy Lift Helicopter to Flight Test Team
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Sikorsky team developing the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps has delivered the first prototype aircraft — the Ground Test Vehicle — from the assembly line to the flight test team.
September 23rd, 2012 by admin, Comments Off on 442 Squadron Responds to Paraglider Crash near Chilliwack B.C.
19 WING COMOX, B.C. — Search and Rescue crews from 442 Squadron responded to a paraglider crash on Mount Cheam, near Chilliwack, B.C. Sunday, September 23rd.
RCAF Search and Rescue Technicians were hoisted almost 300 feet from a hovering Cormorant helicopter to the injured paraglider early morning on Sunday.
April 20th, 2011 by admin, Comments Off on NTSB Investigating Loss of Separation Involving Aircraft Carrying Michelle Obama
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into an air traffic control incident on Monday in which the airplane carrying First Lady Michelle Obama aborted a landing attempt at Andrews Air Force Base
April 12th, 2011 by admin, Comments Off on New Helicopter Delivered to Coast Guard
HONOLULU – Coast Guard aircrews at Air Station Barbers Point received the second of four new multi-mission helicopters Saturday.
April 8th, 2011 by admin, Comments Off on CF-18 Demo Team Arrives in Comox Sunday
COMOX, B.C. – The CF-18 National Demonstration Team will commence preparations for the 2011 air show season when it arrives in Comox on Sunday to begin its annual training.
March 28th, 2011 by admin, Comments Off on Coast Guard Responds to Downed Helicopter 20 Miles off Miami
MIAMI – The Coast Guard responded to a downed helicopter about 20 miles east of Miami Sunday.
The Coast Guard received notification Sunday afternoon that a privately owned helicopter with one male passenger aboard made an emergency water landing between Miami and The Bahamas.
March 23rd, 2011 by admin, Comments Off on Cormorant Helicopter Evacuates Injured Skier Near Whistler
19 WING COMOX – A Cormorant helicopter from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, at 19 Wing Comox, was tasked late Tuesday night to evacuate an injured skier out of the back country on Whistler Mountain.