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    Cpl Michael Abinoja (centre) was presented his wings and course certificate for successfully completing the Tactical Loadmaster Course by LCol Adams and CWO Riutta, CD (left). (Image by Sgt Deidre Sine, 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, All rights reserved 2017)

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    Cpl Marilyn Poliquin (centre) was presented her wings and course certificate for successfully completing the Tactical Flight Engineer Course by LCol Adams (right) and CWO Riutta (left). (Image by Sgt Deidre Sine, 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, All rights reserved 2017)

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    MCpl Michael Nesbitt, CD (centre) was presented his course certificate for successfully completing the Tactical Flight Engineer Course by Commanding Officer of 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, LCol Darryl Adams, MSM, CD (right) and Squadron Chief Warrant Officer, CWO Tim Riutta, CD (left).  It should be noted that MCpl Nesbitt was selected as the top candidate for the course. (Image by Sgt Deidre Sine, 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, All rights reserved 2017)

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    MCpl Tyson Samson (centre) was presented his wings and course certificate for successfully completing the Tactical Loadmaster Course by LCol Adams (right) and CWO Riutta (left). (Image by Sgt Deidre Sine, 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, All rights reserved 2017)


 

 


450 THS congratulates graduates of Flight Engineer, Loadmaster courses

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Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2017


On Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 members of 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron gathered to celebrate the recent graduates of Flight Engineer Course Serial 1701 and Loadmaster Course Serial 1701.  The short ceremony marked a milestone in the graduates’ careers after eight months of hard work that began in January 2017.  For the new Flight Engineer and Loadmaster graduates, the ceremony marked a particularly special day, as they received their trade specific trade wings.  A symbol of pride and recognition for their hard work; they will wear them daily on their uniform.  One graduate, MCpl Michael Nesbitt, had previously qualified as a Flight Engineer on the CC-138 Twin Otter.

All of the graduates have shown they have a solid grasp of the aircraft as they progressed through the various phases of the course. Their training included: six weeks of ground school followed by a flying phase with a combination of simulator and air time on the aircraft. The graduates’ skill and knowledge was gained not only through countless training lessons, but through their hard work and perseverance.  Course Serial 1701, was the fourth type of course for Flight Engineers and Loadmasters given in house by OTF in collaboration with its training partner CAE.