Discovery Air Defence Achieves 50,000 Hours of Air Combat Training Excellence
Discovery Air Defence has recently achieved 50,000 hours of air combat training for the Canadian Armed Forces and other international air forces. This new milestone marks DA Defence’s commitment to achieving a reliable and cost effective training solution and increased operational readiness for our customers - no matter when and where they operate.
Look for Discovery Air Defence at the Bagotville International Air Show
Look for DA Defence at this year’s Bagotville International Air Show, on June 20-21 at CFB Bagotville in Saguenay, QC. Don’t miss this fun-filled event for the whole family.
Discovery Air Defence to exhibit at CANSEC 2015
See how DA Defence is changing the face of air combat training at CANSEC 2015, Booth 408, on May 27-28 at EY Centre in Ottawa.
Discovery Air Defence Services signs agreement with APS for Jet Upset Training
DA Defence and Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), an Arizona-based flight training organization, announced on May 13, 2015, an agreement for high-performance Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT). DA Defence is integrating its A-4 Skyhawks with APS' cutting edge UPRT solutions.
Exporting Expertise and Excellence to International Markets
Did you know that DA Defence Services (DADS) is featured in the March/April edition of Skies Magazine? Skies’ Ken Pole explores how DADS is exporting air combat training with its fighter aircraft to key international markets. Discover more HERE. Photo credit: Craig "Rocco" Richard.
Discovery Air Defence Services completes first mission for the German Armed Forces
On January 13, 2015 Discovery Air Defence Services completed its inaugural flight in Wittmund, Germany providing fast jet airborne training services to the German Armed Forces. The successful mission was flown in support of German Ground Controller Intercept training and numerous intercepts were conducted. The Lead Pilot of the DADS German team, with over 2,000 hours experience on the A-4, led the mission and continues to prove that experience matters! Photo credit: Wouter Haan.
Welcome to Discovery Air Defence
Discovery Air Defence, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air, is the exclusive supplier of combat airborne training services to the Canadian Armed Forces. We provide joint terminal attack controller training to Canadian special operations and ground forces, Red Air and electronic attack training to CF-18 aircrew and navy, as well as live-fire target practice to the Canadian military.
Discovery Air Defence's integrated logistics, maintenance and engineering solutions ensure that the Canadian Forces receives the level of support they require to achieve their objectives.
Since 2005, Discovery Air Defence has been delivering premium quality, realistic and cost effective training to our military and we look forward to being an integral part of Canadian efforts to generate operational ready forces well into the future. Experience Matters.
Did You Know?
... that each Discovery Air Defence Services pilot has a unique call sign? Pilot call signs almost always originate from a member of a pilot's squadron. It's considered bad form to make your own call sign. While the origins of an aviation call sign can be varied, many play reference to the aviator’s surname, personality traits or past feats during the pilot’s career. Check out our own Call Sign Generator to see what your unique call sign would be!
... that Discovery Air Defence Services opened a new Engine Test Cell Facility in Bagotville, Quebec in June 2013? Using a LARZAC C6/C20 Engine Test Cell, this Transport Canada Approved facility allows DADS technicians to maintain, repair and overhaul our Alpha Jet engines, ensuring the highest level of safety and serviceability.
... that according to one of our customers, the excellent services that Discovery Air Defence Services provides “can make the difference in [their] ability to influence the battle space and effectively eliminate a threat to [their] soldiers in theatre, which translates into saving lives?” Check out other customer testimonials here.
... that Discovery Air Defence Services offers rear seat training flights to Forward Air Controllers (FAC)? This is a great training opportunity and certainly brings a very different perspective to the FACs as they can see what the pilot sees as the aircraft flys to the controlled airspace.
... that in September 2014 we surpassed 47,000 combat support hours? This marks a tremendous milestone, and is particularly impresive given the company's 100% accident-free record and ongoing serviceability rates in excess of 98%.
DA Defence Takes Off
Two of Discovery Air Defence's newly painted Alpha Jets take off on a flight between Trois-Rivieres and Bagotville.Video credit: Philippe Palard.