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Mon, Aug 15, 2022

Royal Canadian Air Force Welcomes New Commander

Lieutenant-General Kenny Takes Command As The 21st Commander Of The RCAF

Lieutenant-General Eric Kenny assumed command of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger. The ceremony was presided over by General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Ontario. Lieutenant-General Kenny takes command as the 21st Commander of the RCAF. He has served in a myriad of roles throughout his career, on the flight line, in staff and command roles, and while deployed on operations.

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Mon, Aug 15, 2022

Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center Begins E-F Model F/A-18 Extensions

Modifications to Super Hornets Increase Lifetime Limit From 6,000 to 10,000 Hours

The Navy has begun work on extending the lifespan of its more recent model Super Hornets, putting a number of F/A-18s, all E and F variants, into the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) for a Service Life Modification (SLM). The move follows the Center’s completion of similar modifications to older legacy fighters, addressing wear and tear from decades of use for A, B, C, and D models. The Service Life Modification has been integral to the continued utility of the model, allowing an airframe to extend its service life beyond the original 6,000 hour limitation.

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Fri, Aug 12, 2022

Classic Aero-TV: 'No Other Options' -- The Israeli Air Force's Danny Shapira

From 2017 (YouTube Version): Remembrances Of An Israeli Air Force Test Pilot

Early in 2016, ANN contributor Maxine Scheer traveled to Israel, where she had the opportunity to sit down with retired Israeli Air Force Col. Danny Shapira, who served 25 years in the Israeli Air Force. Shapira was among the first pilots for the Israeli Air Force, which was formed shortly after the State of Israel was established in 1948. He and several others, including some Americans and pilots from other countries, went to Czechoslovakia to train in Avia S-199 aircraft, a variant of the Bf 109. The pilots and the aircraft brought back from Czechoslovakia were instrumental in holding off Arab attacks and cementing Israel as a sovereign state.

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