The Dispatch Issue #19, Week of Feb 3, 2013

The Dispatch Issue #19, Week of Feb 3, 2013


Proudly Sponsored for over 70 years by:

The Rotary Club of Oshawa 

Issue 19

Week of Feb 3, 2013


Valentine Dance

This Coming Friday Evening , Feb. 8th,

Time: 7pm-12am. (Cadets should not come before 7pm)

Place: 420 Wing RCAFA, Stevenson Rd. North, South side of the Oshawa Airport.

Cost: 2$ for cadets, 3$ for guests.

Canteen and pizza will be available for purchase.


Attention Skiers!!!

February, 23rd, Ski Day Mount Saint Louis Moonstone

Sign Up Starts This Week


The Squadron is planning a ski day on the 23rd of February at Mount Saint Louis Moonstone.

The Squadron will provide the transport and lunch as well as provide $10.00 per cadet to offset the cost of equipment rentals.

The following is a breakdown of the costs involved.

Costs for youth 13-17 years of age

Lift ticket   $36

Ski or Snowboard Rental (skis, boots & poles or snow board & boots) $34

Helmet with rentals  $6

Helmet without rentals $10

Mandatory Rental Insurance $2


Mess Dinner


The Squadron’s annual cadet mess dinner will be held at the Lviv Ukrainian Hall on Sunday evening March 3rd.

This dinner is one of the high lights of the cadet year and all cadets and their parents are all invited to attend.

Tickets which are $20 for adults and $18 for cadets will be on sale this week.


Staff Mess Dinner

The annual Squadron Staff Mess Dinner was held on Saturday evening in the Officer’s Mess of the Ontario Regiment. While the evening is described as a mess dinner there are no uniforms and even fewer speeches. It is really just a special evening for current staff and alumni to come together for a semi-formal dinner and an evening of friendship with those who spend so many hours supporting the Squadron’s  activities. Although it was not  mentioned at the dinner it was interesting to note that there were no less than five squadron staff and alumni present who have been presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.  An impressive compliment for the devotion and effort that this Squadron provides to the community and our country. 

The evening always concludes with a Karaoke session where staff members can demonstrate their vocal powers (or lack of) by entertaining the group with their rendition of popular songs.



Glassy Boot Award

Honourable Members

F/Cpl Barton, Sgt. Hembruff, Cpl Milne, WO2 Bauer, Sgt. Boyden, Sgt. Katzer, Cpl. Hancock, Sgt. Chandler WO2  Smith

F/Sgt Bliss, Sgt Mogosh, Cpl Hewett, F/Cpl Shaw, Sgt. Keller, Cpl Zdebiak, F/Cpl J. Ehrt, WO2 Neill, Sgt Sheppard, Sgt Sam, F/Cpl Abraham

Cpl C. Swatridge, AC J. Hancock, F/Cpl D. Lloyd, F/Cpl C.Brandow, Cpl M.Achan


Cadet Flying Program

Sometimes cadet flying becomes a  family affair when big brother goes flying and little brother gets a chance to try out a real airplane.



Air Georgian and Air Canada  Offer Pilot Training Program

Air Georgian and Air Canada are introducing an innovative hiring program to help address their needs for the next generation of pilots. On Jan. 14, 2013 Air Georgian and Air Canada, announced the creation of a unique pilot hiring program for high-achieving Canadian youth. The program is designed to encourage young men and women to consider careers in commercial aviation by assisting them with pilot training and offering them a clearer path to rewarding employment opportunities. Candidates must be high school graduates with a strong academic record and have demonstrated leadership ability at school and in their community.  If cadets are interested in learning more about this new aviation imitative click on the following link.


Aviation Photo Of the Week

The Virtual Aircraft Museum

Dobkevicius D.I / Lithuania


Designed by Jurgis Dobkevicius the “D-2″(Dobi-2)two-seat reconnaissance aircraft was

powered by 200 hp “Benz B24” engine and was successfully tested on 13 October 1923.



Visit the Virtual Aircraft Museum

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Check out almost any airplane ever built in the world? Old, new, military or civilian?  Browse this site and you will be amazed at what has been done in aircraft design.

The amount of info available is unbelievable.

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