Im­por­tant exer­cises in New Or­leans

Fe­brua­ry and March were ve­ry bu­sy for the Alouettes and Ti- Pics, whose squa­drons took part in two ma­jor exer­cises in New Or­leans from Fe­brua­ry 9th to March 30th.

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In all, near­ly 150 sol­diers from Ba­got­ville par­ti­ci­pa­ted in the Ti- Pic Sau­vage and Alouette Mo­bile exer­cises.

The main ob­jec­tive of these exer­cises, which were near­ly a month long each, was to al­low the mem­bers of the two figh­ter squa­drons of Ba­got­ville to re­fine their pre­pa­ra­tion for mis­sions abroad and to de­vote them­selves en­ti­re­ly to their mis­sion, as would be the case du­ring a real mis­sion abroad.

Thanks to the sup­port pro­vi­ded by the US Air Force, the other im­por­tant ad­van­tage of such a de­ploy­ment is the pre­sence of a large num­ber of dif­ferent types of air­crafts.

The Royal Ca­na­dian Air Force al­so took ad­van­tage of these exer­cises to com­plete the trai­ning of three of its Figh­ter Wea­pons Ins­truc­tor Course ( FWIC) pi­lots, the hi­ghest le­vel of trai­ning a figh­ter pi­lot can achieve in Ca­na­da. This course is of­ten com­pa­red to the "Top Gun" trai­ning of Ame­ri­can figh­ter pi­lots.

The last mem­bers ta­king part in these exer­cises re­tur­ned home on Eas­ter wee­kend af­ter a full se­ven- week de­ploy­ment.

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