KF Defence Programs
KF Defence Programs, a division of KF Aerospace, operates the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) Training Centre located at Portage la Prairie/Southport Airport in Southport, Manitoba, Canada. KF Aerospace leads a joint partnership that includes Canadian Helicopters, Bluedrop Performance Learning, and Canadian Base Operators. The main building is named The Hilly Brown Building after Wing Commander Mark Henry Brown who was the first Canadian flying ace of the Second World War.
Through the partnership, it provides aircraft and training services to the Royal Canadian Air Force for training pilots and air navigators.
Phase I - Primary Flying Training
The contractor provides the aircraft, flying instructors, facilities, accommodations and courseware for the 1st phase of pilot training in Canada. This training includes both classroom instruction along with basic flight training on the Grob G120A.
Phase II (Grob) - Basic Flying Training
The contractor provides the aircraft, flying instructors, facilities, accommodations and courseware. Basic Flight training provided on the Grob G120A. This course is planned as an alternative to Basic Flying Training at CFB Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
Phase III - Advanced Flying Training Multi-Engine
The contractor provides the aircraft, facilities, accommodations and courseware. The RCAF provides the instructor pilots for training students on the King Air C90B.
Phase III - Advanced Flying Training Helicopter
Lead-in Navigator Training
The contractor provides the aircraft (Grob G120A), facilities, accommodations, flight instructors and courseware used to initiate air navigators in their flying training.
The following 42 aircraft are owned and maintained by KF Defence Programs as of 16 December 2016:
|7||Beechcraft King Air C90B (upgraded from C90A)|
|13||Bell B206B-3 Jet Ranger|
- Contracted Flying Training and Support
- All aircraft are still registered to Allied Wings and not KF Defence Programs, "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for Allied Wings". Transport Canada. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
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