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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, October 25, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERA10 _ 49 million riding on each flight of Canadian forces aircraft By KEN POLE MOOSS JAW, Sask. (CP) Every lime a Canadian Forces CF-1M Startighlcr takes off somewhere in Can- ada or Europe, where it's ful- filling our commitment to NATO, some million is rid- ing on the torch screaming out of the aircraft's tailpipe. About million of that Is machinery. The rest of the money is invested in the man at the controls. The figure evokes howls of outrage from critics but Col. 0. D. PMlp, commander of Canadian Forces Base Moose Jaw, feels it's money well spent. Hie base, four miles south of tliis Saskatchewan city, is where Canada's military pi- lots are introduced to jets. Be- fore they come here, they've had bosii training on UHJ sim- ple, propeller-driven Muskcl- eer at CFIi Portage in Mani- toba. But the fledgling pilots learn in the sleek Slaughters used iii 439, 44t and 421 squad- rons which make up One Combat Air Group Europe. Jn- Etead, they're taught in the Canadian-uiiilt Tulor with the help of four Sl-inillion simula- tors which do just about ev- erything except get oft the ground. Built by Canadair In Mont- real, the Tutor is a single-en- giiral two-sealer introduced in I9C4 and capable oi just under SCO miles an hour. They cost each but this, like the Slaughter's price, includes nil research and design costs and support equipment for the aircralt. COLD LAKE NEXT the time pilots leave Moose Jaw, they'll have put in about 155 hours of actual tlying in the Tutor as well as seemingly endless hours in the simulators and in class- rooms. From here, they go to CFB Cold Lake in northwestern Al- Irerta where they're intro- duced to the T-33, also called the T-Bird and the Shooiing Star, the Clr-5 Freedom Fighter and then the CF-1C4. Col. Ptiilp, a fit-looking 48 who manages lo fly 15 to 20 hours a week in Tutors and T-33s "just to keep these fel- lows has about hours of flying experience. It began with medium bombers and transport in the Second World War and he switched over lo fighters in a testing capacity after the war. He said he finds training pilots an "interesting business" and ho lias teen commander here for three years. "1 think you'H find Cana- dian Forces personnel are very responsible people who know their business, whether it's land, sea or he said in an interview in his memen- to-decorated office. "More and more, and I think it's a good thing to a large extent, all of us in the Forces are being required to put out more in terms of what you can do in a day. The Forces have been reduced In manpower, part of which has been offset by Irctler equip- ment and a good part of which has been offset by bct- ler-qualified and better- trained people. Conscquenlly, every one of us has far more rc..oousibilily anri I tliink this L good. "The calibre of people we get (a university degree Is a prerequisite for Hying school) is very high. People are very well qualified when Ihey come into our system." SUfTAHLK SITE The base was established during the war when it was a training centre for Royal Air Force pilots under a Common- wealth air training agree- ment. It was chosen because it offers some square miles of relatively flat land with good weather and no re- slriclions because of commer- cial or private flights. "For said Don Williams, in charge of the ground school, "we had a large base at Portage la Prai- rie but it got so restricted be- cause of the airways going into Winnipeg that it became unfeasible to operate with all the restrictions that were going to have to he imposed. "So that base has been re- duced primarily to a helicop- ter-training base. It doesn't need the high-altitude capabil- ity." As an airport, CFB Moose Jaw is the busiest in Canada in terms of. aircraft move- ments, said Col. Philp. Moro than movements a year arc normal. "We have the capability here to schedule 300 missions a day. We often gel 210 and that's a lot of flying." SOME DROP OUT Despite the stringent aca- demic and physical require- ments for pilot training, (here usually are a couple of drop- outs from every Tutor course. Some develop medical prob- lems but Col. Philp said some have "two left none of Ihe co-ordination required to operate high-performance jet aircraft. As well as being a basic training facility, the base also teaches pilots how to become flying instructors, handles re- fresher courses, serves u I stop-over for aircraft In transit, runs the air, sea and land cadet operation for entire province, does search and rescue work and even, It specially requesled, will help in the search for escapen from penitentiaries or Jails. BARNSLEY, England (CF) Ray Wilde made a trouserltss protest when his tailor failed to supply the bottom hall of made-to-measure suit. Ray walked boldly through this Yorkshire town to the clothler'i the suit jacket, his best shirt and little else underpants. After a heated row with tho tailor, Ray emerged wearing a smile and a new pair of matching trousers. big Dollar Bargains for i When this Scotch lassie appears, you can be sure a lot of th-r-r-ifty values are ready for you in every department at Safeway. If you've never been to a Dollar Day Sale L at Safeway, don't miss this one. Now's the time to stock up on food needs for weeks to come. You'll be making real savings... and that's for sure. Dollar Da y Specials TULIP ROLLS 3 Safeway Lucerne, Orange or Crape it. carton Taste Tells Sliced, Crushed, Tidbits 14 fl. oz. tin Forty Pride yellow ......................................2-lb. cello bag Sun-Rype Appl. 19 fl. Hii WHiTE FLOUR "urity All Purpose, paper bag More Specials v Sora Lee blueberry or FrQZ6n PIGS cherry 24-oz. net wt. size I Swiss Inslont Hot CHOKOlate 14-l-or.r.etwt.pkgs i Golden Honeys 00 Coffee Break oleo csand'wthhoy' CQ Christie'! Biscuits 15W-16 oz. net wt. pkg. n II Mrs. Willraan's soft, 1 Dinner Rolls Cinnamon Rolls Prices effective In telhbridge stores Oct. 25-28 Doles 14 fl. oz. tin Jacks, lOVi-oz. net wt. pkg. or Parly Pack Mixed Nuts, 59c pkg. Perky Sfifaway Prices fROZEN BROCCOLI, McCains in boi- ler sauce 10-07. net wl. pka....... T'Jv SHREDDED WHEAT Nabisco n-r, 10.07. net wt. pko....... FROZEN VEGS. McCains Mixed in Cream Sauce 35c 10-ez. net wt. nVq........ wJU IASAGNA DINNER Chef Boy-Ar-Da ret wt. pkq............. PINEAPPLE Dole sliced TJr 14 fl. 07. tin PIZZA MIX Chef 8oy-Ar-Dee Pepper- ont Sausage QQr T654.07. net wl. pkg...... INSTANT COFFEE Maxwell QJ House. 10-07. net wl. jar OVALTINE Swiss or Plain R7r 12-07. net wt. iar........ C MUFFIN MIX Belly Crocker, 3 AQp or. net wl. pkg. PIZZA MIX Chef Boy-Ar-Oee Meat Sausage ftllf 16Ta-oz. ncl wt. pkg..... OJv MIDGET SNAPS Christia'i A-7f 14-07. net wl. pkg....... CHOC. DRINK litllo Dipper yftf Initanl 2-lb. cello bag NOODLES Catelli Egg, fino or broarl 12-07. net wt. O F 1 bcin for Jl v IS oi. net wt. tin Tasfe Tells in Tomato Sauce 14-fl. oz. tin Special GW> i Jt. Light U I 40, 60, 100 watt Pkg. of 2....... ,09 Monday's Ad for Biq Florida Fresh Red or White Size 48's, Special for FRESH TOMATOES GEKl POTATOES MAC. APPLES Canada No. 1 Vine-ripened Special or Red, Canada No. 2, washed, cello bag Special Ibs. B.C. Canada Coe Grade. Ideal for Hollowcen handouts 14-lb. box Special ;