Journeyman fighter force technicians graduate


After intensive training, studying and on-the-job training, 12 aviation system (AVN) technicians, five aircraft structures (ACS) technicians, and four air weapons systems (AWS) technicians have returned to their home units at Cold Lake, Alberta, as qualified journeymen, ready to work on the CF-188 Hornet fighter aircraft.

The newly-qualified technicians graduated from 10 Field Technical Training Squadron (10 FTTS), located at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, on December 6, 2018.

Over the past year, in an effort to reduce the backlog of CF-188 AWS technicians requiring their on-type CF-188 course, reduce overall training costs and improve training efficiency, 10 FTTS made the decision to double its efforts and teach the AWS course at both the main campus in Cold Lake as well as at the detachment at 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec. For the previous 10 years, the course was taught only at 3 Wing.

The squadron has also increased its throughput at the Bagotville detachment to include Aviation Systems Technicians (AVS), AVN and ACS, on-type CF-188 courses as well as increasing the number of other courses taught at both locations for all fighter technician trades . . . Read the rest of the article . . .