Current Issue

Volume 34, No. 1. Spring 2010, mailing 25 June 2010. Our cover features the talents of Helene Girard, of Gatineau, QC. The spring 2010 issue of Airforce magazine will focus on Canada’s air force in the North. Features include an interview with BGen David Millar, commander of Joint Task Force North; a biographical sketch of the recently deceased Brigadier-General Keith Greenaway, the acknowledged “Father of Arctic Navigation;” an account of a 1952 “summer camp” at Watson Lake, NWT, with P-51-equipped 402 Squadron. Other articles include Part II of a critical look at the much vaunted Avro Arrow interceptor and the reasons for its demise; a story about Grace MacEachern, one of the RCAF’s first para-rescue nurses; a gripping account of a CF-104 Starfighter test flight which almost ended in disaster; and a story on Canadian aeronautical engineer and 1930’s RCAF pilot Beverly Shenstone who designed the revolutionary elliptical wing used on the iconic Spitfire fighter.
All of this, plus our regular four-page Air Force Update; Guest Editorial; Association News; Of Interest items; Reviews; Airmail or letters to the editor and; Last Postings or death notices of Air Force Association members.