Cold Lake Air Show 2020

Static Displays

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Civilian Static Aircraft Ground Display

Private plane owners wishing to be a part of the ground static display for the 2020 Cold Lake Air Show may submit their request by clicking here. Limited spots are available and all applications will be reviewed by the Air Show Committee to select a broad range of aircraft types. The owners of the selected aircraft will receive four free tickets to the Air Show.

CC-115 Buffalo

Length: 24 m
Wingspan: 29.25 m
Height: 8.53 m
Weight: 2,0454 kg
Power: Two 3,060 hp General Electric CT64-820-3 turbine engines
Speed: 416 km/h
Range: 22,40 km

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The agile CC-115 Buffalo search and rescue (SAR) aircrafts can take off and land on even the most rugged terrain and in areas as short as a soccer field.

At 24 m long, the Buffalo is small enough to service the rough and mountainous terrain on Canada’s West Coast.

CC-130J Hercules

Length: 112 ft 9 in. / 34.37 m
Height: 38 ft 9 in. / 11.81 m
Wingspan: 132 ft 7 in. / 40.38 m
Horizontal tail span: 52 ft 8 in. / 16.05 m
Power Plant: Four Rolls-Royce AE2100D3 4,591 SHP (shaft horsepower) turboprop engines; Dowty R391, 6-blade propellers (all composite)
Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): 164,000 lb / 74,389 kg
Maximum payload: 48,000 lb / 21,772 kg
Maximum cruise speed: 355 KTAS / 660 km / hr

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The CC-130J Hercules is a four-engine, fixed-wing turboprop aircraft that can carry up to 92 combat troops or 128 non-combat passengers. It is used for a wide range of missions, including troop transport, tactical airlift and aircrew training.

While on the outside the CC-130J looks almost identical to the older Hercules, on the inside the J-model is a completely new aircraft. The new “Hercs” fly faster, higher and farther, and can carry heavier loads while burning less fuel. They can use shorter landing and take-off fields and their climb time is reduced by up to 50 per cent compared to the older models. They deliver cutting edge technology to provide the Forces with a modern, cost-effective, operationally-proven tactical airlift capability.

CC-138 Twin Otter

Length: 15.1 m
Wingspan: 19.81 m
Height: 5.66 m
Maximum Gross Weight: 6,350 kg
Power: Two Pratt & Whitney PT6A-27 turbo-prop engines
Speed: 337 km/h
Range: 1,250 km

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The highly adaptable CC-138 Twin Otter is well suited for Canada’s ever-changing northern climate and terrain. This short takeoff and landing (STOL) utility transport aircraft can land on water, land, snow and ice.

Powered by twin turboprop engines, the Twin Otter is highly manoeuvrable and has a service ceiling of over 8,000 metres. It can be outfitted with wheels or skis to land on virtually any surface.

CC-144 Challenger

Length: 20.85 m
Wingspan: 18.84 m
Height: 5.84 m
Maximum Gross Weight: 18,779 kg
Power: Two General Electric CF34 engines
Speed: Mach .83
Range: 2,200–3,200 nm

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The CC-144 Challenger is a twin-engine, long-range executive jet. It is used for the rapid transportation of Canadian and international VIPs. With a range of up to 5,930 km and a maximum speed of Mach 0.83, the Challenger can quickly deliver passengers almost anywhere in the world.

There are four aircraft in the Air Force’s Challenger fleet. All four can be used in either a utility or an administrative role. The administrative crew consists of two pilots, one flight engineer and one flight steward to tend to government officials and foreign dignitaries. Three of the aircraft can be used in a medevac role.

As a VIP transport, the Challenger has supported many humanitarian and diplomatic efforts.

CC-150 Polaris

Length: 46.66 m (153 ft)
Wingspan: 43.9 m (144 ft)
Height: 15.8 m (51.8 ft)
Empty Weight: 80,000 kg (176, 400 lbs)
Maximum Gross Weight: 157,000 kg (346, 200 lbs)
Power: Two GE CF6-80C2A2 jet engines
Speed: Normal Cruise: Mach 0.80 (990 km/h), Max: Mach 0.84 (1029 km/h)
Range: 9,600 km (5,965 mi)

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The CC-150 Polaris is a multi-purpose, twin-engine, long-range jet aircraft. It can be used for passenger, freight or medical transport and air-to-air refueling. The Polaris can reach a speed of up to 1029 km/h carrying a load of up to 32,000 kilograms. It can carry up to 194 passengers, depending on the particular aircraft tail number and configuration.

CC-177 Globemaster III

Length: 53.04 m (174 ft)
Height: 16.79 m (55.1 ft)
Wingspan: 51.74 m (169.8 ft)
Empty Weight: 125,645 kg (277,000 lb)
Maximum Gross Weight: 265,350 kg (585,000 lb)
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.74 – 0.77

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The CC-177 Globemaster III transports troops, cargo and oversized combat equipment from coast to coast and around the world. Its ability to fly long distances and land in remote airfields makes it a premier transporter for military, humanitarian and peacekeeping missions.

Rapid, reliable and flexible, the strategic and tactical CC-177 is equipped with advanced digital avionics. It has a maximum range of approximately 5,500 nautical miles and can carry up to 72,727 kilograms. Its four engines (Pratt & Whitney 2040 series) can produce 18,343 kilograms of thrust.

To illustrate the power of these aircraft, one CC-177 can haul three CH-146 Griffon helicopters with refuelling tanks, one Leopard 2 tank, or as many as 102 paratroopers.

CF-188 Hornet

Length: 17.07 m
Wingspan: 12.31 m
Height: 4.66 m
Weight: 10,455 kg
Power: 2 General Electric F404 low bypass turbofan engines
Thrust: Standard: 4,850 kg (10,700 lbs.), Afterburner: 7,290 kg (16,000 lbs.)
Max. Speed: Mach 1.8
Range: 3,700 km

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The supersonic CF-188 Hornet, popularly known as the CF-18, can engage both ground and aerial targets. Its twin engines generate enough thrust to lift 24 full-size pick-up trucks off the ground.

As the Royal Canadian Air Force’s frontline multi-role fighter, the modernized CF-188 is used for:

• air defence
• air superiority
• tactical support 
• training 
• aerobatic demonstration 
• aerospace testing and evaluation

The CF-188 went through a phased modernization program to ensure that the Canadian Armed Forces have a modern and interoperable fighter fleet.  

Because of its power, speed and target tracking capabilities, the CF-188 has had great success in many military operations at home and abroad.

As a significant contribution to NORAD, Canada’s fighter force is committed to protecting North America from airborne threats. As part of Operation NOBLE EAGLE, our CF-188s maintain a constant state of alert to safeguard North American skies.

CH-139 Jet Ranger

Length: 39 feet, 1 inch
Rotor span: 33 feet, 4 inches
Height: 11 feet, 7 inches
Empty Weight: 1,850 lb
Maximum Gross Weight: 3,200 lb
Power: Allison 250-C20B
Speed: 130 knots
Service Ceiling: 20,000 feet

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Canada’s helicopter pilots wouldn’t get off the ground without the CH-139 Jet Ranger. This single-engine trainer is currently used to help Royal Canadian Air Force helicopter trainees earn their wings.

The Jet Ranger is powered by a gas-turbine engine and can fly at 240 km/h. Originally purchased for training in 1981, today’s Jet Rangers feature air conditioning and upgraded avionics.

Side-by-side pilot seating makes the CH-139 ideal for training. Flight controls and doors are fitted at both positions, making them easily accessible to pilot and trainer alike. The passenger/cargo compartment is located immediately behind the cockpit, providing seating for three passengers or space for cargo.

CH-146 Griffon

Length: 17.1 m
Rotor span: 14 m
Height: 4.6 m
Empty Weight: 3,500 kg
Maximum Weight: 5,400 kg
Power: Pratt & Whitney’s PT6T 3D engine
Max. Speed: 260 km/h
Range: 656 km

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The CH‑146 Griffon is a Utility Transport Tactical Helicopter (UTTH) used primarily for tactical transport of troops and material. It can also be used for search and rescue (SAR) missions, and humanitarian relief operations. The Griffon features GPS satellite navigation and Doppler radar systems. It can be equipped with a hoist that enables it to extract people and cargo from almost any terrain.

CH-147F Chinook

Length: 15.9 m (fuselage), 30.18 m (rotor tip to rotor tip)
Rotor Span: 18.28 m
Height: 5.77 m 
Maximum Gross Weight: 24,494 kg
Power (engines): Two Honeywell 55-GA-714A engines, 3,529 kW (4,733 shp)
Speed: 315 km/hr (at sea level)
Range: 1,100+ km operational range with internal fuel

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The CH-147F Chinook is an advanced, multi-mission, medium to heavy-lift helicopter. It is used to transport equipment and personnel during domestic or deployed operations. Since its most recent upgrade, the CH-147F has increased its internal fuel capacity, allowing it to fly twice as far as previous models.

At home, the F-model Chinooks provide logistical and mobility support to the Canadian Army and the Special Operations Forces. They have also been used to support other Government departments, law enforcement agencies and civil authorities.

The Chinook can also provide humanitarian aid and disasters relief. The versatility, capacity and extended range of the Chinook make it ideal for operating in challenging environments.

They have an enhanced self-protection capability, including:

• advanced anti-missile protection systems
• radar and laser warning systems
• ballistic protection
• self-defence machine guns
• advanced electro-optical and infra-red sensors

CH-148 Cyclone

Length: 17.22 m
Length (folded configuration): 14.78 m
Rotor span: 17.48 m
Height: 5.44 m
Weight: 9,934 kg
Maximum Gross Weight: 13,000 kg
Power: General Electric CT7-8A7 turboshaft engines
Max. Speed: 287 km/h (155 knots)

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The state-of-the-art CH-148 Cyclone replaced the CH-124 Sea King as Canada’s main ship-borne maritime helicopter, providing air support to the Royal Canadian Navy. This new fleet of aircraft is at the forefront of modern technology and one of the most capable maritime helicopters in the world. Well equipped, the CH-148 can excel in all the missions it is designed to undertake.

The Cyclone serves a number of key roles and participates in a variety of activities. It conducts Surface and Subsurface Surveillance and Control, utility and search and rescue missions. It also provides tactical transport for national and international security efforts. This twin-engine helicopter is compatible with the latest high-tech naval frigates and includes several new safety features. Its aluminum and composite airframe is built with lightning-strike and high-intensity radio frequency pulse protection. The aircraft also incorporates flaw tolerance and engine burst containment.

The versatile Cyclone can conduct its operations day and night, and in most weather conditions. The CH-148 is approximately 10% faster than a Sea King.

CH-149 Cormorant

Length: 22.8 m
Rotor span: 18.5 m
Height: 6.5 m
Maximum gross weight: 14,600 kg
Power: Three General Electric T700-T6A1 Turbines
Speed: 278 km/h
Range: 1,018 km

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The CH-149 Cormorant is dedicated to search and rescue (SAR). It can operate in some of the most severe conditions, making it ideal for Canada’s challenging geography and climate. The Cormorant has been used to help Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue Technicians rescue injured mountain climbers, lost hikers and ship’s’ crews in distress, among other challenging rescues.

Powered by three engines, the CH-149 Cormorant has exceptional long-range capability. It can fly for over 1000 km without refueling. With its ample cargo space and rear-ramp access, the helicopter can carry up to 12 stretchers or a load of 5000 kg.

Its shaped rotor blades are strengthened by titanium strips along the leading edge. This design gives the CH-149 superior lift and speed, and significantly less vibration than many other helicopters. The Cormorant can also start and stop its rotors in very windy conditions reaching over 50 knots. Its advanced systems help to provide a stable hover for critical hoisting operations.

Equipped with a full ice protection system, the Cormorant routinely conducts rescues that would have been impossible for its predecessor, the CH-113 Labrador.

CP-140 Aurora

Length: 35.61 m
Wingspan: 30.37 m
Height: 10.30 m
Empty weight: 27,892 kg
Maximum gross weight: 64,410 kg
Power: 4 Alison T-56-A-14-LFE turboprop engines
Maximum speed: 750 km per hour
Range: 7,400 km

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The CP-140 is a long-range patrol aircraft. Its long endurance and 7,400 kilometre range make it ideal for a variety of missions.

The Royal Canadian Air Force received its fleet of CP-140 Aurora in the early 1980s, primarily for maritime patrol/anti-submarine warfare (ASW).

As a “command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance” (C4ISR) platform, the Aurora can perform a variety of operations at home and abroad. It has conducted: 

• the surveillance of Canada’s coastal waters
• anti-surface warfare
• maritime and overland intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
• strike coordination
• search and rescue (SAR) missions
• disaster relief missions 

It also provides vital support to other government agencies in combating:

• illegal immigration
• illegal fishing
• pollution
• drug trafficking

With its latest upgrades, the CP-140 is able to detect and destroy the latest generation of stealth submarines. It has also been equipped with air-droppable survival pods.

CT-114 Tutor

Length: 9.75 m
Wingspan: 11.12 m
Height: 2.84 m
Weight: 2,575 kg (Empty)
Power: General Electric J85-CAN-40 turbo jet
Thrust: Reaches 18,000 feet in less than 6 mins, can do sustained 2G turns at 25,000 feet
Speed: 741 km/h (Maximum)
Range: 648 km

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The distinctive roar of its turbojet engine announces that the celebrated CT-114 Tutor is passing overhead. As the aircraft flown by the Snowbirds—Canada’s famed Air Demonstration team—the nimble Tutor is a Canadian Air Force icon.

The Tutor was originally procured in the mid-1960s to train student pilots. It was replaced in 2000 by the CT-156 Harvard II and CT-155 Hawk. Today, the Tutor is flown primarily by 431 Squadron’s Snowbirds. However, it is also used in aircraft testing at the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) in Cold Lake, Alberta.

The Tutors flown by the Snowbirds are slightly modified from the training version. In addition to show features, the modified version has a more highly-tuned engine to enhance performance during low-level aerobatic flying.

CT-142 Dash-8

Length: 23.63 m
Wingspan: 25.89 m
Height: 7.44 m
Empty Weight: 15,740 kg
Maximum Gross Weight: 19,260 kg
Power: Two Pratt & Whitney turbo-propellers
Speed: 500 km/h
Range: 2,400 km

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Designed and produced in Canada, the CT-142 is a conversion of the popular twin turboprop Dash-8 airliner. It was adapted for navigation training by Bombardier Inc. in the late 1980s.

Air Combat Systems Officers and Airborne Electronic Sensor Operators from the Royal Canadian Air Force and from other Air Forces around the world are trained on this turboprop aircraft flown by 402 Squadron. Navigation, Tactics, Surveillance, and Search and Rescue are some of the instructed capabilities. The CT-142 employs a suite of on-board training computers, as well as a large radar system that is housed in its long nose, earning this aircraft the nickname “Gonzo”.

CT-155 Hawk

Length: 12.42 m
Wingspan: 9.08 m
Height: 3.98 m
Empty Weight: 4,300 kg
Maximum Gross Weight: 9,100 kg
Power: Rolls-Royce Mk.871 Adour turbofan
Max. Speed: Mach 1.2
Range: 2,622 km

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The CT-155 Hawk was selected for the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program because of its similarities to frontline fighter aircraft. Student pilots graduate from the CT-156 Harvard II to this highly advanced jet trainer. Its Rolls-Royce turbofan engine generates more than 6000lbs of thrust and powers the jet to supersonic speeds.

The Hawk’s sophisticated glass cockpit features:

• a heads-up display (HUD)
• hands-on throttle and stick (HOTAS) controls
• integrated navigation and targeting systems

With its superior technology, the jet can perform a wide range of high performance training missions.

CT-156 Harvard II

Length: 10.18 m
Wingspan: 10.21 m
Height: 3.25 m
Empty Weight: 2,971 kg
Power: Pratt & Whitney PT6A-68 turboprop plant
Thrust: Reaches 18000 feet in less than 6 mins: can do sustained 2G turns at 25,000 feet
Maximum Speed: 575 km/h
Range: 834 km

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Canada’s student pilots prove their mettle in the CT-156 Harvard II. This agile turboprop trainer is the aircraft of choice for the early stages of the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program.

Boasting an impressive thrust-to-weight ratio, the CT-156 has an initial climb rate of about 1 km per minute. It can handle sustained 2G turns at an altitude of 7,500 metres. The Harvard II’s fully pressurized cockpit features an Electronic Flight Instrumentation System (EFIS) and a Global Positioning System (GPS).

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