Join the SkyHawks!

Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden hosted the 2018 Canadian Armed Forces Day and Air Show (CAFD18) in June 2018. Photo: Corporal Stuart Evans

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By Master Corporal Antoine Collette, SkyHawks demonstrator

As a busy 2018 season winds down for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Parachute Team, the team is recruiting for next year!

The SkyHawks travel from coast to coast each summer putting on thrilling parachute performances and meeting with Canadians as ambassadors of the CAF. Being a member of the team is a great opportunity to nationally represent your unit, your element, the CAF, and Canada.

The team is open to any trade across the CAF: all elements, Reserve Force or Regular Force. Applicants must be either a Second Lieutenant or a trade-qualified Non-Commissioned Member.

In order to apply for the team, you must have skydiving experience. Candidates must be qualified as a military freefall parachutist or have a U.S./Canadian Sport Parachuting Association “A” license with a minimum of 50 freefall jumps.

Finally, each applicant must be recommended by their unit Commanding Officer. As SkyHawks members are representatives of the CAF, it is expected they uphold a high standard of dress, deportment, physical fitness, and personal conduct.

So, if you’re an outgoing CAF member that is interested in joining this tight-knit team for the 2019 season, ensure you apply by email before November 30.

For more details visit our website, email us or contact us on social media today!

Check out videos and photos from an amazing 2018 season on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter by searching for @SkyHawksCanada.

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