The Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet Destroyer Instructor from 4 Wing Cold Lakes, Alberta passes to Kuwait an air traffic control post after the first Iraqi operation to IMPACT 30.10.2014.
The Court's recent report on fighter pilots who left the Canadian Air Force brought a lot of speculation about why this happened.
One of the social media arguments was that the pilots left because the Canadian government did not make progress with the acquisition of new fighters, especially the F-35.
This seems to be a great marketing for F-35 manufacturer Lockheed Martin and F-35 supporters have bought with Glee.
Unfortunately, in reality, it is sometimes wont to shoot down such liars.
RCAF commander on top. Al Meinzinger recently outlined the members of the House with the real reasons for the departure of fighter pilots.
"Surely, feedback received is a question of family, family challenges," Meinzinger explained to the Public Accounts Committee. "Task rate, work balance, predictability of geographic location, and then typically fifth or sixth are comments on financial compensation."
"We find that unless there is a preventative and positive curriculum for that person, we often find individuals who are angry," Meinzinger explained. "They will come to the point where they have not waited for them to move, or ask them to move their family to a place where their spouse can not find a job."
Another factor is that some fighter pilots are not satisfied with being governed by administrative work. They want to continue flying. "We find that many people do not often want to move to headquarters and work in an office on an airplane," the RCAF commander acknowledged. "We know it and we respect it, but this dialogue, which must take place in the margin, before we force the individual to move, is very important."
There is no mention of Canada having no F-35 or other new fighter.
The geographic location aspect has affected the maintenance of other RCAF-supported organizations.
The federal government will create a new center of excellence in Ottawa to support aviation testing that affects the Canadian Army's Aerospace Engineering Test Establishments or AETE, which has been in Cold Lakta Alta. since 1971. According to the new plan, AETE will be transferred to the Ottawa International Airport and in cooperation with the National Research Council's Flight Research Laboratory and Transport Canada Aircraft Services to create a top flight test and assessment.
AETE's mobility saves $ 14 million a year and releases space for the arrival of cold-water jet fighter aircraft.
The defense industry officials, however, were previously told about another move. It has difficulties in attracting civilian researchers and trained support personnel to Kylmäjärvi and keeping the military personnel transferred there. Moving the institution to a wider center that is less isolated and where spouses can find a job is expected to help resolve this organization's recruitment and retention.