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Hornet (CF-188) (Canadian: 166 )

McDonnell Douglas Hornet CF-188/A/B CF-18/A/B

CF-188 Hornet
(Source RCAF Web Page)

The CF-188 Hornet, commonly called the CF-18, is a multi-role fighter aircraft. It is used for air defence, air superiority, ground attack, tactical support, training, aerobatic demonstration, and aerospace testing and evaluation.

The Hornet is a fast, light and manoeuvrable aircraft. Because of its power, speed and target-tracking capabilities, it has had great success in many military operations in Canada and around the world.

CF-18s have supported North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) air sovereignty patrols and participated in combat during the Gulf War in 1991, the Kosovo War in the late 1990s, and as part of the Canadian contribution to the international Libyan no-fly zone in 2011. CF-18s were also part of the Canadian contribution to the military intervention against ISIL, Operation Impact. RCAF Web Page and Wikipedia



YouTube Hornet

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Hornet

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

Kestrek Publications CF-188 - Kestrel Publications

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (143), RCAF 400 Squadron (41), Canadian Aircraft Losses (13)
last update: 2021-11-18 15:50:31

Hornet (CF‑188) 921C

s/n
 921C
inst
 921 C

Known Squadron Assignments:

No record of previous airframe identity, probably a purpose built training aid. last update: 2024-February-19
   1998-May-14 Classified Instructional 921 C 2020-06-19
   1998-May-14 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 233

Hornet (CF‑188) 922C

s/n
 922C
inst
 922 C

Known Squadron Assignments:

No record of previous airframe identity, probably a purpose built training aid. last update: 2024-February-19
   1998-May-14 Classified Instructional CA 922 C 2020-06-19
   1998-May-14 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 233

Hornet (CF‑188) 923C

s/n
 923C
inst
 923 C

Known Squadron Assignments:

No record of previous airframe identity, probably a purpose built training aid. last update: 2024-February-19
   1998-June-03 Classified Instructional 923 C 2020-06-19
   1998-June-03 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 233

Hornet (CF‑188) 924C

s/n
 924C
inst
 924 C

Known Squadron Assignments:

No record of previous airframe identity, probably a purpose built training aid. last update: 2024-February-19
   1998-June-03 Classified Instructional 924 C Classified as an Instructional Airframe 2020-06-19
   1998-June-03 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 233

Hornet (CF‑188) 925C

s/n
 925C
inst
 925 C

Known Squadron Assignments:

No record of previous airframe identity, probably a purpose built training aid. last update: 2024-February-19
   1998-June-03 Classified Instructional 925 C Classified as an Instructional Airframe 2020-06-19
   1998-June-03 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 233

Hornet (CF‑188) 164269

s/n
 164269
m/d
 F‑18

Known Squadron Assignments: VMFA-122

General Aviation Safety Network

Owner/operator: United States Marine Corps (USMC) Registration: 164269 Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair) Location: MCAS Beaufort, SC - United States of America Phase: Landing Departure airport: Karup, Denmark Departed runway on landing after fishtailed, came to rest in wooded area overturned and destroyed. Canadian Forces exchange pilot Captain Derek Nichols did not eject and died in hospital at 20:10.

last update: 2024-March-11
2004-June-28 KIFA RCAF Captain Derek Russell Nichols CD 2021-10-26

Hornet (CF‑188) 188001

s/n
 188001
as/n
 A21-1
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 228

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-11
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188011

s/n
 188011
as/n
 A21-11
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 334

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188015

s/n
 188015
as/n
 A21-15
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 361

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188025

s/n
 188025
as/n
 A21-25
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 496

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188027

s/n
 188027
as/n
 A21-27
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 514

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188030

s/n
 188030
as/n
 A21-30
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 535

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188035

s/n
 188035
as/n
 A21-35
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 588

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188045

s/n
 188045
as/n
 A21-45
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 722

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188047

s/n
 188047
as/n
 A21-47
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 741

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188048

s/n
 188048
as/n
 A21-48
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 750

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188051

s/n
 188051
as/n
 A21-51
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 773

Known Squadron Assignments:

Scramble Magazine has knowledge of eighteen known serials out of the 25 that have been procured. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   2019-February-16 Accept from other Air Force Acceptance date to be confirmed 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188053

s/n
 188053
as/n
 A21-53
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 794

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered Nov 1981. Built as a Block 26, F/A-18A. Delivered to RAAF on 13 Dec 1989. Collided with a Malasian F-5 during an air to air exercise on 14 Oct 1994 about 64 km south west of Butterworth, Malaysia. Pilot of the F/A-18 was FltLt A. Gillespie. The pilot of the F-5 ejected. In service with 3 Sqn 01 Jan 1999. In service with 75 Sqn in 2000. In service with 3 Sqn as of 16 Jun 2006. Fuselage Centre Barrel replaced under Project Air 5376 Phase 3.2. Participated in 'Red
Flag 1/19' at Nellis AFB. Did not return to Australia. Handed over to CF at CFB Cold Lake, AB on 16 Feb 2019 last update: 2024-March-12
   2019-February-16 Accept from other Air Force AU 2021-11-13

Hornet (CF‑188) 188054

s/n
 188054
as/n
 A21-54
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 807

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188055

s/n
 188055
as/n
 A21-55
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 814

Known Squadron Assignments:

Ordered Nov 1981. Built as a Block 27, F/A-18A. Delivered to RAAF on 22 Mar 1990. Displayed by
3 Sqn at the Avalon Airshow 1997. In service with 3 Sqn as of 01 Jan 1999. Seen again at the
Avalon Airshow 2001, painted in 3 Sqn Centenary colours, Deployed to the Gulf (based in Qatar)
on operations Bastille and Falconer with 75 Sqn (or a composite unit based on 75 Sqn) from 08
Feb 2003 until 15 May 2003, while in 3 Sqn markings. Noted in a photograph as having markings which indicated 8 bombing missions. Upgraded to HUG Phase 2. Participated in Jamestown
Airshow 2006. Still In service with 3 Sqn as of 15 Oct 2006. Returned from Darwin to Williamtown
on 27 Jun 2008, wearing 3 Sqn markings. Participated in 'Red Flag 1/19' at Nellis Air Force Base. Did not return to Australia. Handed over to CF at CFB Cold Lake, AB on 16 Feb 2019. last update: 2024-March-12
   2019-February-16 Accept from other Air Force AU 2021-11-13

Hornet (CF‑188) 188057

s/n
 188057
as/n
 A21-57
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 834

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188102

s/n
 188102
as/n
 A21-102
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 214

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021.. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188105

s/n
 188105
as/n
 A21-105
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 217

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188107

s/n
 188107
as/n
 A21-107
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 235

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188112

s/n
 188112
as/n
 A21-112
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 427

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188113

s/n
 188113
as/n
 A21-113
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 436

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188114

s/n
 188114
as/n
 A21-114
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 443

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188115

s/n
 188115
as/n
 A21-115
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 604

Known Squadron Assignments:

From RAAF. After inspection at Mirabel, it is decided which aircraft will be selected for operational use. The deliveries continued at regular intervals, and aircraft will be integrated into the CF-188 fleet as soon as the modifications are completed. The final aircraft are expected to arrive at squadron level by the end of 2021. last update: 2024-March-12
   unkown date Accept from other Air Force 2021-11-18

Hornet (CF‑188) 188701

s/n
 188701
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 75

Known Squadron Assignments: 410; AETE

Equivalent to F-18A-9-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at Cold Lake in February 1995, still there in May 2005 and in 2008. Fuselage stored at the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at Trenton by 2010, wrapped in plastic, stored outside. Still there in June 2011. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-May-06 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Hornet (CF‑188) 188702

s/n
 188702
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 101

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;409

Equivalent to F-18A-10-MC when delivered. With 410 and No. 409 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, dates not known. Reported with 410 Squadron in February 1995. Was to be mounted on pole at CFB Cold Lake, but was dropped during installation in 2005. Wreckage still stored at Cold Lake in May 2006. Fuselage stored at the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at Trenton by 2010, being used for spares. Still in storage in March 2011. Remains of fuselage stored outdoors at Mountain View by June 2011. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-July-13 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Hornet (CF‑188) 188703

s/n
 188703
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 104

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;441;425

Equivalent to F-18A-10-MC when delivered. With 410 and 441 Squadrons, dates not known. Reported at Canadair in 1995, probably for overhaul. With 425 Squadron at Cold Lake in July 2005 and in March 2008. Based out of Lake Simcoe Airport in June 2008, to take part in CFB Borden air show on 21 June 2008. In special paint scheme by then, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of NORAD. To UK in July 2008, for Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford. At CNE air show in August 2008, still in special paint. At NAS Oceana air show in October 2008, operated by 425 Squadron. Still in 425 Squadron markings in June 2011. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-July-13 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Hornet (CF‑188) 188704

s/n
 188704
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 107

Known Squadron Assignments: 410

Equivalent to F-18A-10-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron when it crashed at Seibert Lake near CFB Cold Lake, Alberta on 11 January 1989, during an airlift support mission. Pilot Capt. W.W. Niemi killed. last update: 2024-March-12
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1983-August-03 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1993-March-30 Struck off Strength Struck off, after crash 2019-08-20
1989-January-11 KIFA RCAF Captain Walter William Niemi 2023-07-04
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Hornet (CF‑188) 188705

s/n
 188705
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 116

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;425;409

Equivalent to F-18A-10-MC when delivered. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 410 Squadron in 1990s. Stored at Canadair in February 1995. At Cold Lake in 425 Squadron markings, in April 2006. At Cold Lake, operated by 409 (TF) Squadron in April 2007. Category C damage on 4 September 2008. Severe vibrations on first touchdown, leading to a go-around. Left main landing gear slowly collapsed on second touchdown. Fuselage stored at the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at Trenton by 2010, being used for spares. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-August-25 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 193

Hornet (CF‑188) 188706

s/n
 188706
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 121

Known Squadron Assignments: 425;410;441

Equivalent to F-18A-10-MC when delivered. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in late 1990s. With 441 Squadron, dates not known. At CFB Borden by August 2006, as a training aid. Reported stored at CFB Bagotville in 2011. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-August-25 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188707

s/n
 188707
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 126

Known Squadron Assignments: 441;410;433

Equivalent to F-18A-11-MC when delivered. With 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. With 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in late 1990s. With 433 Squadron, CFB Bagotville, Quebec in late 1990s. With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at Cold Lake, dates not known. To CFB Borden, Ontario in 2003, for use as training aid. Still there in 2008. On display at Borden air show in June 2010. On display in Museum at Borden by June 2012. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-September-23 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188708

s/n
 188708
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 130

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;409;425;433

Equivalent to F-18A-11-MC when delivered. With 410, 409 and 425 Squadrons, dates not known. With 433 Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. To RAAF Williamtown Australia as Instr. Airframe in July 2007, as an engineering aid. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-September-23 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188709

s/n
 188709
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 134

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;433;425

Equivalent to F-18A-11-MC when delivered. With 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1990. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. On display at Mildenhall, UK air show in 1992, in 439 Squadron markings. With 433 Squadron, CFB Bagotville, Quebec in late 1990s. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, dates not known. With 425 Squadron at Bagotville in April 2007. Took part in St. Thomas air show in June 2009. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-September-23 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188710

s/n
 188710
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 137

Known Squadron Assignments: 409;425;410;416

Equivalent to F-18A-11-MC when delivered. With 409 and 425 Squadrons, dates not known. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 410 Squadron in February 1995, and in 416 Squadron markings in April 2006. Based out of Lake Simcoe Airport in June 2008, to take part in CFB Borden air show on 21 June 2008. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 410 Squadron. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-September-29 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188711

s/n
 188711
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 141

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;409;425

Equivalent to F-18A-11-MC when delivered. With 410 and 409 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Took part in 2006 Abbotsford air show, August 2006, with maple leaf paint scheme on tail. Still with 425 Squadron in April 2007, in special colour scheme. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-November-09 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188712

s/n
 188712
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 145

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;416;409;425

Equivalent to F-18A-11-MC when delivered. First delivered to 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. Still with this unit when it was one of 4 CF-18s detached to CFB Baden-Soellingen in May and June 1984, to test facilities there. With 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995. At CFB Cold Lake with 416 Squadron markings and special paint scheme, in April 2006. With 409, 425 and 416 Squadrons, dates not known. Fuselage stored at the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at Trenton by 2010, wrapped in plastic, stored outside. Still in storage in March 2011. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-November-09 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188713

s/n
 188713
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 148

Known Squadron Assignments: 441

Equivalent to F-18A-11-MC when delivered. With 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. Crashed shortly after take-off from the Oregon ANG base at Kingsley Field, near Klamath Falls, on 15 June 1995. Pilot, Capt. Alex Day, ejected safely but incurred serious back injuries in the process. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-November-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1995-June-15 Accident Crash Crashed, see comments. 2019-08-20
   1995-June-15 Struck off Strength 2021-11-13
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188714

s/n
 188714
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 153

Known Squadron Assignments: 410; 416

Equivalent to F-18A-12-MC when delivered. First delivered to 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. Still with this unit when it was one of 4 CF-18s detached to CFB Baden-Soellingen in May and June 1984, to test facilities there. With 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995. Crashed just east of Primrose Lake, in Saskatchewan, during training exercise on 5 July 1995, pilot Capt. R.B.G. Bailey killed. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-November-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1995-July-05 Accident Crash Lost in a crash 2019-08-20
   1995-July-05 Struck off Strength 2021-11-13
1990-July-05 KIFA RCAF Captain Richard Blair Gordon Bailey 2021-05-07
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188715

s/n
 188715
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 156

Known Squadron Assignments: 410

Equivalent to F-18A-12-MC when delivered. First Canadian Forces Hornet loss, when it crashed at Cold Lake on 12 April 1984, killing Capt. G.C. Milligan. With 410 Squadron at this time. last update: 2024-March-12
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1984-January-06 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1985-May-28 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1984-April-12 KIFA RCAF Captain Gerald Graig Milligan 2021-05-25
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188716

s/n
 188716
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 164

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;409;425

Equivalent to F-18A-12-MC when delivered. With 410, 409 and 425 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in August 2005. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-February-09 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188717

s/n
 188717
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 168

Known Squadron Assignments: 425

Equivalent to F-18A-12-MC when delivered. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec when it crashed into Malpeque Bay during take off from CFB Summerside, PEI on 24 May 1986. Capt. T. de Koninck killed. last update: 2024-March-12
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1984-February-09 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1988-February-22 Struck off Strength Struck off after crash 2019-08-20
1986-May-24 KIFA RCAF Captain Tristan Pierre Rene Therese De Koninck 2021-09-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188718

s/n
 188718
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 173

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;409;425;416

Equivalent to F-18A-12-MC when delivered. With 410, 409 and 425 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. Operated by 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in special paint scheme for 75th anniversary of the RCAF. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006. With 409 Squadron at Cold Lake when it intercepted a Tu-95M over the Arctic on 5 September 2007. Reported with 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in October 2007. Operated by 409 Squadron in October 2009. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-February-09 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188719

s/n
 188719
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 178

Known Squadron Assignments: 409;425;410

Equivalent to F-18A-12-MC when delivered. With 409, 425 and 410 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. Category B damage in an in-flight fire on 25 January 1989. Rebuilt by Canadair using aft fuselage from ex USN F-18 BuNo 161721. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. Took part in 2005 Canadian National Exposition air show. Took part in 2005 Abbotsford air show. Special paint scheme that year, including large "waving" flag on vertical tail. Struck airport boundary fence during go-around at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida on 5 February 2006. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Visited Pearson International Airport, Toronto on 8 July 2006. Took part in St. Thomas, Ontario air show June 2007, in special paint scheme to commemorate 25th anniversary of introduction of this type to the CF. On display at Nellis AFB in July 2007. On display at Abbotsford, BC air show, August 2007, still in special markings. At Cape Cod air show, 25 August 2007. Took part in Canadian International Air Show, September 2007. On display at Nellis AFB air show on 10 November 2007, in 410 Squadron markings. Received special paint scheme to commemorate 100th anniversary of powered flight in Canada, at Bagotville in early 2009. On display at Beaufort MCAS, South Carolina air show in June 2009. On display at CFB Trenton air show in July 2009. Reported withdrawn from use in 2011. Delivered to Air Force Museum in Calgary, Alberta by October 2014, still in special markings. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-March-22 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188720

s/n
 188720
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 181

Known Squadron Assignments: 409;433;416;425

Equivalent to F-18A-12-MC when delivered. With 409, 433 and 416 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Carried special paint scheme in 2001 for 30th anniversary of No. 1 Air Maintenance Squadron. Took part in Tiger Meet at Cold Lake in 2003, in special paint scheme. Took part in the 2006 Canadian International Air Show, at Toronto on 1, 2 and 3 September 2006. Suffered catastrophic failure of left hand engine during air to ground training at Bagotville on 16 May 2007, operated by 425 Squadron. Missing hardware in inlet guide vane arms resulted in low pressure turbine disk separating, with most of it leaving the aircraft. Returned to Bagotville single engine, using afterburner to maintain altitude, and landed without further damage. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-March-22 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188721

s/n
 188721
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 185

Known Squadron Assignments: 425

Equivalent to F-18A-13-MC when delivered. With 425 Squadron when it crashed on 21 September 1987. Engine fire on take off at CFB Bagotville, Major M. Stacey ejected safely. By 1990 with Aerospace Maintenance Development Unit at CFD Mountain View, Ontario, being used for spare parts. Reported at Aerospace & Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at CFB Trenton as training aid, fuselage only, October 2005. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-March-22 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188722

s/n
 188722
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 189

Known Squadron Assignments: 409;425

Equivalent to F-18A-13-MC when delivered. With 409 Squadron in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995 and in June 2001. Reported withdrawn from use by end of 2001. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-April-25 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188723

s/n
 188723
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 192

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;410;416

Equivalent to F-18A-13-MC when delivered. Deployed to Coltishall, UK on 3 April 1989, for Exercise Elder Joust. With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991, operated by 439 Squadron. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. On display at Chievries, France air show in August 1991. With 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in 1994, with special paint scheme for 70th anniversary of the RCAF. Still with this unit in February 1995. At Cold Lake in May 2004, operated by 416 Squadron. Reported inactive at Bagotville in June 2011. Loaned to the Peterson AFB Air and Space Museum at Colorado Springs, on display there by November 2015. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-May-15 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188724

s/n
 188724
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 196

Known Squadron Assignments: 425;410;441

Equivalent to F-18A-13-MC when delivered. With 425, 410 and 441 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. Painted in special checkerboard scheme designed by Robert Thomson, while serving with 441 Squadron. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, still with these markings, in April 2006. With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2010, used as a training aid. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-May-15 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188725

s/n
 188725
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 199

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;425;441;416

Equivalent to F-18A-13-MC when delivered. With 410 and 425 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006. At Cold Lake in 2009, with 425 Squadron markings on tail. Fuselage stored at the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at Trenton by 2010, wrapped in plastic, stored outside. Still in storage in March 2011. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-June-12 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188726

s/n
 188726
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 206

Known Squadron Assignments: 441

Equivalent to F-18A-13-MC when delivered. With 441 Squadron from CFB Cold Lake, Alberta when it crashed on take off from Inuvik, NWT on 21 January 1990. Was based there for cruise missile exercises. Pilot Capt. R. Corver ejected but died on 29 January 1990. In controlled cannibalization from February 1990, being used as a source of spare parts. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-July-12 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1994-May-18 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1990-January-29 KIFA RCAF Captain Richard Ernest Corver 2024-04-24
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188727

s/n
 188727
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 210

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;425

Equivalent to F-18A-13-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Stored at Bombardier, at Mirabel airport, in June 2001. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-July-12 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188728

s/n
 188728
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 219

Known Squadron Assignments: 441;421;409;410;425

Equivalent to F-18A-14-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. With 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. With 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. At Cold Lake in May 2007, operated by 409 Squadron. Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto in October 2007. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 410 Squadron. On display at El Paso air show in October 2012, in 425 Squadron markings. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 5,163 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-August-17 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188729

s/n
 188729
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 226

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;409;433;425;410

Equivalent to F-18A-14-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. With 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1990. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With 433 Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Received ECP upgrade. At Cold Lake in June 2007. With 425 Squadron in May 2009. Training detachment to McCarran airport in Nevada in October 2009. Reported operated by 410 Squadron when it made a low and over at Pearson Airport, Toronto on 15 May 2010. At Pearson Airport again on 1 March 2012. Seen at Calgary airport on 7 September 2015. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 4,813 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-November-14 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188730

s/n
 188730
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 232

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;425;439;433

Equivalent to F-18A-14-MC when delivered. With 410 and 425 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany c.1990. With 433 Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995 and in June 2007. Carried special paint scheme for 130th anniversary of Confederation in 1997. Seen at Windsor airport in June 2010, performing flybys during Red Bull air races, operated by 425 Squadron. Still with 425 Squadron on June 2011. Visited Pearson Airport at Toronto in April 2013, operated by 425 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 5,564 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-November-14 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188731

s/n
 188731
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 237

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;425;409

Equivalent to F-18A-14-MC when delivered. With 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. Reported in storage at Canadair in February 1995. Received ECP upgrade. With 425 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2006. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in June 2007, in special 409 Squadron paint scheme. Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto in December 2008. Visited Edmonton City airport in July 2009, as part of display for car race held on the airport. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 409 Squadron. Still at Cold Lake in June 2011. With 409 (TF) Squadron at Cold Lake when it was dispatched to Kuwait in October 2014, for operations against ISIS. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,408 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-November-14 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188732

s/n
 188732
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 240

Known Squadron Assignments: 416

Equivalent to F-18A-14-MC when delivered. With 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995. With 416 Squadron when it crashed and was destroyed near CFB Cold Lake, Alberta during Maple Flag mission on 26 May 2003. Apparently lost control, performed several uncommanded high rate rolls, during return to base as part of 4 plane flight. From accident report: "The investigation team believes the accident flight profile was created by a flight control malfunction of the left horizontal stabilator which abruptly deflected to a full trailing edge down position, sending the aircraft into a violent, high negative G barrel roll to the right. It is believed the pilot was able to momentarily stop the aircraft's rolling motion near wings level, however... by the time the ejection was initiated, the aircraft had resumed the negative G roll to the right." Pilot Capt. K.L. Naismith killed during ejection, first CF fatality during a CF-18 ejection. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-November-14 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2003-May-26 Accident Crash Crashed, see comments 2019-08-20
   2003-May-26 Struck off Strength 2021-11-13
2003-May-26 KIFA RCAF Captain Kevin Lee Naismith CD 2021-04-29
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188733

s/n
 188733
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 244

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;441;416

Equivalent to F-18A-14-MC when delivered. With 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1990. Seen at RAF Coningsby in 1990. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.

On display at Royal International Air Tattoo, UK in 2000. With No. 4 Wing (416 and 441 Squadrons) at that time. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006. In use at Cold Lake for battle damage repair training in 2010. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s.

Moved to Cold Lake Museum by road, May 8th, 2024

last update: 2024-May-09
   1985-January-11 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2010 Struck off Strength Exact Date of SOS unkown 2024-05-09
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188734

s/n
 188734
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 249

Known Squadron Assignments: 416;425;433

Equivalent to F-18A-14-MC when delivered. With 416 Squadron, and with 425 Squadron, CFB Bagotville, Quebec, dates unknown. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. With 433 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in July 2005. Seen at CFB Cold Lake for Maple Flag exercise in May 2010. Passed through Prestwick, UK in mid March 2011, en route to Mediterranean for Operation Mobile, UN air support to Libyan rebellion. Operated by 425 Squadron in June 2011. Passed through Keflavik, Iceland on 1 May 2014, deploying to eastern Europe. In Romania in June 2014, for NATO exercise and show of strength. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,501 airframe hours. Used as the CF-18 Demo aircraft for the 2017 season painted in a colour scheme to commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-January-11 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188735

s/n
 188735
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 254

Known Squadron Assignments: 416;409;425

Equivalent to F-18A-15-MC when delivered. Received ECP avionics update. With 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Operated by 409 (TF)P Squadron at Cold Lake in August 2007. Reported with 425 Squadron in October 2007. Training detachment to McCarran airport in Nevada in October 2009. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 409 Squadron. Returned to Canada from operations over Libya on 2 November 2011, via Prestwick, UK. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,937 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-January-11 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188736

s/n
 188736
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 265

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;416;409

Equivalent to F-18A-15-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995. Arrived at Pearson International Airport (Toronto) on 28 January 2006. Call sign "Lynx 222", probably with 416 Squadron. Declared u/s, did not leave until 5 February. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006. On display at Edmonton Grand Prix, July 2007. Operated by 409 (TF)P Squadron at Cold Lake in August 2007. Still with this Squadron when it visited Edmonton International Airport on 31 May 2009. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 409 Squadron. Deployed to Italy in spring of 2011, for operations over Libya. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,081 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-March-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188737

s/n
 188737
inst
 A 854
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 269

Known Squadron Assignments: 409

Equivalent to F-18A-15-MC when delivered. With 409 Squadron when it crashed during formation takeoff at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta on 4 June 1985. Ran off end of runway in attempted abort. Lt. Col. D. Kenny ejected safely. Became instructional airframe A 854 on 10 October 1985, used at Cold Lake. Later classed as 845C. Stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario in February 1995, when it was reported that the forward fuselage would be going to the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine at Downsview, Ontario. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-March-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1985-October-10 Classified Instructional Cold Lake CA A 854 2020-06-19
   1985-October-10 Classified Instructional Trenton CA A 854 2020-06-06
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194 | 2005 231

Hornet (CF‑188) 188738

s/n
 188738
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 275

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;425

Equivalent to F-18A-15-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. With 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. Category B damage in mid-air with 188776 in August 1992. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. Received ECP upgrade. Operated by 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in May 2006, still there in 2009. Solo demonstration aircraft for 2010 season, received special paint scheme at Bagotville by April 2010, commemorating 100th anniversary of RCN. Performed in Borden air show in June 2010. Crashed during airshow practice at Lethbridge, Alberta on 23 July 2010. Pilot ejected safely after engine failure during low speed high angle of attack pass. Pilot became tangled in chute lines on touchdown, but was dragged by wind in to a group of Canadian Forces Sky Hawks demonstration jumpers who had been watching the fly past. They are credited with stopping the pilot and applying immediate first aid. Investigation determined that crash resulted from failure of one engine to respond to throttle movement, due to a stuck piston within the fuel control unit. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-March-28 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2010-July-23 Accident Crash Lost in a crash 2019-08-20
   2010-July-23 Struck off Strength 2021-11-13
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188739

s/n
 188739
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 284

Known Squadron Assignments: 409;416;425

Equivalent to F-18A-15-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. With 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995. With 425 Squadron, CFB Bagotville, when it detached to Skrydstrup, Denmark for NATO exercises March 2006. Used "Beaver" radio call sign. Returned to Canada on 7 April 2006, refueling from USAF tankers en route. Visited Person International Airport (Toronto) on 6 July 2007, in 425 Squadron markings. Seen at CFB Cold Lake for Maple Flag exercise in May 2010. Passed through Prestwick, UK in mid March 2011, en route to Mediterranean for Operation Mobile, UN air support to Libyan rebellion. To Iceland in March 2013 as part of Operation Ignition (rotating air defense detachment under NATO). Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,485 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-April-26 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188740

s/n
 188740
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 290

Known Squadron Assignments: 409;439;425;441;416;410

Equivalent to F-18A-15-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. With 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Soellingen, Germany in 1991. On display at Chievres, France air show in August 1991. Also operated by 439 Squadron in Germany. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Received ECP and ECP-II avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 441 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Believed to be used by No. 416 Squadron at this time. Operated by 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in August 2007. Took part in 2009 Canadian National Air Show at Toronto. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 409 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,248 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-May-26 Taken on Strength TOS date 26 Apr 1985 referenced by CJ Chapman text on Cdn Military Aircraft (http://www.va3kgb.com/milac/cf188/188740.htm). TOS date shown as 26 May 1985 by Griffin2005 Numerical Registry, used here. 2020-10-12
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 194

Hornet (CF‑188) 188741

s/n
 188741
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 296

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;421;416;409

Equivalent to F-18A-16-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron in 1980s. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. Took part in destruction of Iraqi patrol boat TNC-45, later received "kill" marking. With 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. Reported stored at Canadair in February 1995. Operated by 416 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in August 2007. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 409 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,587 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-April-26 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1989-October-04 RCAF Master Corporal Joseph Donat Alain Gagnon 2023-06-19
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188742

s/n
 188742
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 301

Known Squadron Assignments: 409;416;425

Equivalent to F-18A-16-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995. With 425 Squadron, CFB Bagotville, when it detached to Skrydstrup, Denmark for NATO exercises March 2006. Used "Beaver" radio call sign. Returned to Canada April 2006, refueling from USAF tankers en route. Visited Cold Lake with 425 Squadron in late May 2006. Took part in RIMPAC 2006 in July 2006. Still with 425 Squadron on September 2009. Seen at El Centro Naval Airfield in January 2013, in 425 Squadron markings. Visited Pearson Airport at Toronto in April 2013, operated by 425 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,174 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-May-31 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188743

s/n
 188743
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 307

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;410;416;409

Equivalent to F-18A-16-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Operated by 409 (TF) Squadron at Cold Lake in May 2007. Training detachment to McCarran airport in Nevada in October 2009. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 409 Squadron. Still with this Squadron when it visited Pearson Airport, Toronto on 11 August 2012. With 409 (TF) Squadron at Cold Lake when it was dispatched to Kuwait in October 2014, for operations against ISIS. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,430 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-May-31 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188744

s/n
 188744
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 312

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;416;410

Equivalent to F-18A-16-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. With 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Being operated by Fighter Operational Test and Evaluation Flight at China Lake, California on 27 October 2006, when it experienced a near miss with CF-188 188747. Investigation cited hurried briefing after last minute crew changes in multi-ship mission over China Lake range. At CFB Bagotville, Quebec in October 2007. Training detachment to McCarran airport in Nevada in October 2009. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 410 Squadron. Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto on 11 June 2011. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,098 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-May-31 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188745

s/n
 188745
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 318

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;425

Equivalent to F-18A-16-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. With 439 Squadron, part of 1st Canadian Air Division, at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. Later with 425 Squadron, CFB Bagotville, Quebec. Still at Bagotville in February 1995. With 425 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2005. Crashed 16 August 2005 in Saguenay Training Area, near CFB Bagotville, Quebec. Departed controlled flight during Basic Fighter Manoeuvres training, entered flat spin. Capt. C. Marks ejected safely, picked up by Griffon of 439 Squadron. Spin believed to have resulted from exceeding angle of attack limits with asymmetrical wing fuel load. Accident report recommended improved training and software modifications for high angle of attack maneuvering. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-July-23 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2005-August-16 Accident Crash Lost in a crash 2019-08-20
   2005-August-16 Struck off Strength 2021-11-13
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188746

s/n
 188746
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 329

Known Squadron Assignments: 421;410;416;409

Equivalent to F-18A-16-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 416 Squadron but without squadron markings, in April 2006. Still there in June 2007. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 409 Squadron. To Italy in early 2011 for operations over Libya. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,826 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-July-23 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188747

s/n
 188747
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 333

Known Squadron Assignments: 421;439;433;416;410;409

Equivalent to F-18A-16-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. With 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. Also with 439 Squadron in Europe, dates not known. With 433 Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Believed to be operated by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at this time. Being operated by Fighter Operational Test and Evaluation Flight at China Lake, California on 27 October 2006, when it experienced a near miss with CF-188 188744. Investigation cited hurried briefing after last minute crew changes in multi-ship mission over China Lake range. With 410 Squadron at Cold Lake, dates not known. Visited Edmonton City airport in July 2009, as part of display for car race held on the airport. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 409 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,294 airframe hours. On 28 Nov 2016, this a/c was part of a two-ship formation for an unopposed air interdiction continuation training mission. The mission objective was to deliver two MK83 inert bombs followed by two laser-guided training rounds, simulating laser guided bombs, in the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range. To avoid the simulated bomb fragmentation after dropping their bombs the pilots were to fly a safe escape maneuver comprising a 5 g level turn (which required a 78 degree bank angle to maintain level flight) through 90 degrees of heading change. The a/c failed to execute the required escape maneuver and crashed into the ground while in a descending turn. The pilot, Capt. T. McQueen, failed to eject and was killed. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-August-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2016-November-28 Struck off Strength Cat “A” crash; written-off 2021-11-13
2016-November-28 KIFA RCAF Captain Thomas McQueen 2021-05-24
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188748

s/n
 188748
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 344

Known Squadron Assignments: 409;425

Equivalent to F-18A-17-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. With 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. Reported deployed to Gulf for Desert Cat detachment. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Received ECP avionics upgrade. Still with 425 Squadron at Bagotville when it was displayed at the Cape Cod air show, August 2007. On display at Bombardier family day at Downsview, September 2007. Still with 425 Squadron in July 2011. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,311 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-August-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188749

s/n
 188749
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 352

Known Squadron Assignments: 416;410;439

Equivalent to F-18A-17-MC when delivered. With 416 and 410 Squadrons in 1980s, exact dates not known. With 439 Squadron in Germany in early 1990s. With 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Still at Cold Lake in September 2007. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 410 Squadron. Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto on 11 June 2011. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,508 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-September-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188750

s/n
 188750
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 357

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;433;425;441;409;410

Equivalent to F-18A-17-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. Seen at RAF Coningsby in 1990. With 439 Squadron in Germany in early 1990s. With 433 Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. With 425 Squadron, CFB Bagotville, when it detached to Skrydstrup, Denmark for NATO exercises March 2006. Used "Beaver" radio call sign. Returned to Canada April 2006, refueling from USAF tankers en route. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 441 Squadron but without squadron markings, in April 2006. On display at Edmonton Grand Prix, July 2007, reported to be operated by 409 (TF) Squadron. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 410 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,251 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-September-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188751

s/n
 188751
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 362

Known Squadron Assignments: 421;425;441;409

Equivalent to F-18A-17-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Soellingen, Germany in 1991. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 441 Squadron markings, in April 2006. At CFB Bagotville, Quebec in June 2007. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 409 Squadron. With 409 (TF) Squadron at Cold Lake when it was dispatched to Kuwait in October 2014, for operations against ISIS. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,096 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-November-01 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188752

s/n
 188752
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 366

Known Squadron Assignments: 425

Equivalent to F-18A-17-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995, still there in September 2003. At NAS Oceana air show in October 2008, operated by 425 Squadron. Passed through Prestwick, UK in mid March 2011, en route to Mediterranean for Operation Mobile, UN air support to Libyan rebellion. Seen at El Centro Naval Airfield in January 2013, in 425 Squadron markings. Visited Pearson Airport at Toronto in April 2013, operated by 425 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,324 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-November-01 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188753

s/n
 188753
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 372

Known Squadron Assignments: 409;441

Equivalent to F-18A-17-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With No. 10 Field Technical Training Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995, probably as a training aid. Received ECP avionics upgrade. At Cold Lake with 441 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Took part in March AFB air show on 29 April 2006. Operated by 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in October 2007. Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto February 2009, operating with call sign NTMR75. Visited Edmonton City airport in July 2009, as part of display for car race held on the airport. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 409 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,870 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-November-22 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188754

s/n
 188754
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 377

Known Squadron Assignments: 421;441;409

Equivalent to F-18A-17-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. Served at Aviano, Italy, in 1999 for UN operations over the former Yugoslavia. Returned to Canada before end of conflict. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 441 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Operated by 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in June 2007. Training detachment to McCarran airport in Nevada in October 2009. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 409 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,134 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-November-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188755

s/n
 188755
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 384

Known Squadron Assignments: 441

Equivalent to F-18A-18-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. Used for fatigue tests, reported stored at Canadair in February 1995, being used as source of spare parts. Received ECP avionics upgrade. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with No. 441 Squadron markings, in April and May 2006. Reported stored in pieces at Cold Lake in May 2010. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-January-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188756

s/n
 188756
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 388

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;416;425

Equivalent to F-18A-18-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. Seen at Farnborough, UK in September 1988, in 1st Canadian Air Division Markings. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995. Received ECP avionics upgrade. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in December 2007. At Cold Lake in 2009, with 425 Squadron markings on tail. Still with 425 Squadron in May 2009. Passed through Prestwick, UK in mid March 2011, en route to Mediterranean for Operation Mobile, UN air support to Libyan rebellion. Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto in July 2012. Seen at El Centro Naval Airfield in January 2013, in 425 Squadron markings. Passed through Keflavik, Iceland on 1 May 2014, deploying to eastern Europe. In Romania in June 2014, for NATO exercise and show of strength. At Brantford air show in September 2015. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,177 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-January-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188757

s/n
 188757
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 394

Known Squadron Assignments: 421;439;416;441;409

Equivalent to F-18A-18-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. With 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With 439 Squadron in Germany with Tiger markings, exact date not known. With 416 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, operated by 441 Squadron but without squadron markings, in January and April 2006. Operated by 409 Squadron at Cold Lake on May 2007. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 409 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,165 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-February-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188758

s/n
 188758
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 401

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;441;425

Equivalent to F-18A-18-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. Received ECP avionics upgrade. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in July 2007. Visited Windsor, Ontario in June 2009, in 425 Squadron markings. On display at Windsor air show in August 2010. Still with 425 Squadron in June 2011. Passed through Keflavik, Iceland on 1 May 2014, deploying to eastern Europe. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 5,909 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-February-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188759

s/n
 188759
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 405

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;425;409

Equivalent to F-18A-18-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. Deployed to Coltishall, UK on 3 April 1989, for Exercise Elder Joust. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Visited Person International Airport (Toronto) on 6 July 2007, in 425 Squadron markings. Operated by 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in August 2007. Passed through Prestwick, UK in mid March 2011, en route to Mediterranean for Operation Mobile, UN air support to Libyan rebellion. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,619 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-March-03 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188760

s/n
 188760
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 409

Known Squadron Assignments: 421;439;433;409;425

Equivalent to F-18A-18-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. Also operated by 439 Squadron in Europe, dates unknown. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Operated by409 Squadron at Cold Lake in May 2007. At CNE air show in August 2008. Passed through Prestwick, UK in mid March 2011, en route to Mediterranean for Operation Mobile, UN air support to Libyan rebellion. With 425 Squadron at Bagotville in July 2011. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 5,902 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-March-03 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188761

s/n
 188761
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 417

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;441;409;425

Equivalent to F-18A-18-MC when delivered. With 439 Squadron in Europe, dates unknown. Damaged on aborted takeoff from USAF Alconbury, UK on 20 October 1987. Capt. D.A. Friedt ejected. Reported initially as Category A, but repaired in Europe by DASA at Manching and No. 1 Air Maintenance Squadron, back to 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany by 1993. Reportedly received second hand wings purchased from Australia and a nose section obtained from Spain. With 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. Lost control landing on wet runway at Yellowknife, NWT on 19 June 2004. Ground looped, remaining upright, but pilot ejected and was injured. One missile came loose. Category D damage. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 441 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Seen at Pearson Airport, Toronto on 19 July 2007, in 409 Squadron markings, including special markings on tail. Seen at Creech AFB in Nevada in September 2009. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 409 Squadron. Seen at CFB Winnipeg in June 2012. Underwent major overhaul and structural modification in 2012, scheduled to return to Cold Lake in Spring of 2103. Display aircraft for 2105, received special Battle of Britain markings, carrying No. 1 Squadron code "YO*H". Took part in Abbotsford air show in August 2015, with 425 Squadron markings. Took part in Canadian National Air Show in September 2015, spent several weeks u/s at Pearson Airport afterwards, returning to Bagotville on 8 October 2015. Took part in Thunder Bay air show in November 2015. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 3,990 airframe hours. Took part in Borden air show on 11 June 2016. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-April-10 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188762

s/n
 188762
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 429

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;425

Equivalent to F-18A-19-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s. Carried special markings for 410 Squadron's 50th anniversary on 1993. Still with 410 Squadron in February 1995. Carried special markings in 1997 for closing of Fighter Group on the left side, and 410 Squadron cougar markings on right side. Used at numerous airshows that year. Received ECP avionics upgrade. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in May 2006. On display at CFB Trenton air show in July 2009. Still with 425 Squadron in June 2011. Returned to Canada from operations over Libya on 2 November 2011, via Prestwick, UK. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 5,126 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-May-15 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188763

s/n
 188763
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 433

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;441;409;425

Equivalent to F-18A-19-MC when delivered. With 439 Squadron in Europe, exact dates not known. Deployed to Coltishall, UK on 3 April 1989, for Exercise Elder Joust. Seen at RAF Coningsby in 1990. With 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. AT CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in September 2003. Operated by 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in May 2007. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 409 Squadron. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville in July 2011. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,096 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-May-15 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188764

s/n
 188764
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 440

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;439;425

Equivalent to F-18A-19-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron in 10980s or 1990s, exact dates not known. Deployed to Coltishall, UK on 3 April 1989, for Exercise Elder Joust. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Soellingen, Germany in 1991, operated by 439 Squadron. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Severe damage during crash-landing following attempted go-around in bad weather at Andrews AFB, Maryland, on 19 October 1996. Reported in storage at Bagotville June 2007. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-June-18 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188765

s/n
 188765
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 452

Known Squadron Assignments: 439

Equivalent to F-18A-19-MC when delivered. With 1 Canadian Air Division, CFB Baden-Soellingen, Germany, operated by 439 Squadron. Lost in mid-air with 188779 over Karlsruhe, Germany on 17 April 1990. Pilot Capt. T. Leuty killed in initial impact, body found in wreckage. last update: 2024-March-12
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1986-July-24 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1991-May-22 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
1990-April-17 KIFA RCAF Captain Timothy Kirk Leuty 2023-01-19
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188766

s/n
 188766
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 457

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;416;441;409

Equivalent to F-18A-19-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With 416 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At Cold Lake with 441 Squadron markings, in April and May 2006. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 409 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,021 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-July-24 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188767

s/n
 188767
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 463

Known Squadron Assignments: 409;441;425

Equivalent to F-18A-19-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With 441 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 441 Squadron markings, in April 2006. On display at Edmonton Grand Prix, July 2007. Operated by 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in September 2007. Flown to Mirabel for Phase II ECP updates, February 2008. Lost rudder while descending for refueling stop at Thunder Bay, Ontario on 15 February 2008, repaired on site. Visited Dorval, Quebec in August 2008. Seen in 425 Squadron markings, no date. Reported with 409 Squadron in June 2011. Returned to Canada from operations over Libya on 2 November 2011, via Prestwick, UK. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,649 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-July-24 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188768

s/n
 188768
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 468

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;433

Equivalent to F-18A-19-MC when delivered. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 439 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. With 3 Wing at Bagotville when it crashed on takeoff from Iqaluit, Nunavut on 14 August 1996. Pilot ejected safely. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-July-24 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1996-August-14 Accident Crash 2021-11-13
   1996-August-14 Struck off Strength 2021-11-13
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188769

s/n
 188769
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 485

Known Squadron Assignments: 409;439;425

Equivalent to F-18A-20-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. With 439 Squadron at Baden in Germany in 1993, in special Tiger paint scheme. With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995, still there in June 2002. At Dayton, Ohio air show in July 2008, still in 425 Squadron markings. Passed through Prestwick, UK in mid March 2011, en route to Mediterranean for Operation Mobile, UN air support to Libyan rebellion. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,649 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-September-24 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188770

s/n
 188770
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 491

Known Squadron Assignments: 416;409

Equivalent to F-18A-20-MC when delivered. Used at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Soellingen, Germany in 1991. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with N416 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Operated by 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 2007. Visited Edmonton City airport in July 2009, as part of display for car race held on the airport. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 409 Squadron. With 409 (TF) Squadron at Cold Lake when it was dispatched to Kuwait in October 2014, for operations against ISIS. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,160 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-September-24 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188771

s/n
 188771
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 498

Known Squadron Assignments: 441;410;425

Equivalent to F-18A-20-MC when delivered. With 441 and 410 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. With 4 Wing when it was damaged on 20 November 1996. Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto on 24 February 2006. With 425 Squadron at that time. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 425 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Still with 425 Squadron in October 2007 and July 2010. Passed through Keflavik, Iceland on 1 May 2014, deploying to eastern Europe. In Romania in June 2014, for NATO exercise and show of strength. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,184 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-November-12 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188772

s/n
 188772
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 502

Known Squadron Assignments: 410

Equivalent to F-18A-20-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron when it crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island on 22 April 1990, from high altitude during training exercise. Pilot Capt. H.R. Tucker, 441 Squadron, killed. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-November-12 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1990-April-22 Accident Crash Lost in a crash 2019-08-20
   1990-April-22 Struck off Strength 2021-11-13
1990-April-22 KIFA RCAF Captain Hollis Rutherford Tucker 2021-06-03
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188773

s/n
 188773
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 508

Known Squadron Assignments: 441

Equivalent to F-18A-20-MC when delivered. With 441 Squadron when it crashed into 10,000 foot level of mountain on Vancouver Island (or nearby Bunsby Island?) on 5 April 1988, during SAR mission. Launched in bad weather to locate missing fishing boat, had located it off west coast of Vancouver Island and forwarded position just before crash. Pilot Capt. M. Erikson killed. last update: 2024-March-12
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1986-November-12 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1988-September-18 Struck off Strength 2021-11-13
1988-April-05 KIFA RCAF Captain Michael Richard Erickson 2021-05-17
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188774

s/n
 188774
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 512

Known Squadron Assignments: 441;425;433;416

Equivalent to F-18A-20-MC when delivered. With 441, 425, 433 and 416 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Received ECP avionics upgrade. With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at Bagotville in June 2006. Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto in September 2010. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,893 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-November-12 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188775

s/n
 188775
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 519

Known Squadron Assignments: 441;409

Equivalent to F-18A-21-MC when delivered. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s. With 441 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995. With 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in May 2007. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 409 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,530 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-December-17 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 195

Hornet (CF‑188) 188776

s/n
 188776
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 525

Known Squadron Assignments: 441;409

Equivalent to F-18A-21-MC when delivered. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. With 441 Squadron at Cold Lake in 1991 and 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 441 Squadron markings, in April 2006. To Eglin Air Force Base, Florida to participate in Exercise Combat Hammer in December 2006, with 409 (TF) Squadron. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 409 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,687 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-December-17 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188777

s/n
 188777
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 531

Known Squadron Assignments: 441;409;425

Equivalent to F-18A-21-MC when delivered. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and CFB Baden, Germany in 1980s and 1990s. With 441 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995. Received ECP avionics upgrade. With 409 (TF) Squadron at Cold Lake in May 2007. With 425 Squadron at Bagotville in May 2009. Seen in 409 Squadron markings in 2010. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,452 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-January-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188778

s/n
 188778
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 537

Known Squadron Assignments: 441;416;409

Equivalent to F-18A-21-MC when delivered. With 441 Squadron, at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s or 1990s. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. Reported stored at CFB Trenton in October 2005. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006. With 409 (TF) Squadron at Cold Lake in April 2007. Reported on the Internet as parked at CFB Trenton in July 2008 and October 2008, reserved for RCAF Museum, but this was probably ex USN 160778. With 409 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in May 2009. Returned to Canada from operations over Libya on 2 November 2011, via Prestwick, UK. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,593 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-January-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188779

s/n
 188779
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 543

Known Squadron Assignments: 439

Equivalent to F-18A-21-MC when delivered. With 1 Canadian Air Division, CFB Baden-Soellingen, Germany, operated by 439 Squadron. Lost in mid-air with 188765 over Karlsruhe, Germany on 17 April 1990. Pilot Capt. R. Decoste ejected and landed in traffic on Sud-Tangente highway. last update: 2024-March-12
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1987-February-25 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1991-May-22 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188780

s/n
 188780
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 547

Known Squadron Assignments: 441;416;439;409

Equivalent to F-18A-21-MC when delivered. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, and with 441 and 416 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 439 Squadron in Germany, exact dates not known. With 416 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995. Received ECP avionics upgrade. With 416 Squadron when it detached to Skrydstrup, Denmark for NATO exercises March 2006. Used "Beaver" radio call sign. Returned to Canada on 7 April 2006, refueling from USAF tankers en route. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Visited Pearson Airport (Toronto) on 15 December 2006, as "Nightmare 48", operated by the recently reformed 409 "Nighthawks" Squadron from Cold Lake. At Pearson again on 20 October 2007. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by No. 409 Squadron. To Italy in spring of 2011, for operations over Libya. With 409 (TF) Squadron at Cold Lake when it was dispatched to Kuwait in October 2014, for operations against ISIS. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,555 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-February-25 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188781

s/n
 188781
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 556

Known Squadron Assignments: 441;439;425

Equivalent to F-18A-21-MC when delivered. With 441 Squadron, and at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s or 1990s. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. With 439 Squadron in Germany, exact dates not known. With 441 Squadron at Cold Lake in 1994, when it received special paint scheme for the Squadron's 50th anniversary, including invasion stripes and Second World War style code of "JE-J". Received ECP avionics upgrade. Visited Pearson International Airport, Toronto on 8 July 2006. Took part in the 2006 Canadian International Air Show, at Toronto on 1, 2 and 3 September 2006. With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at Bagotville in August 2007. Took part in Canadian International Air Show, September 2007. Seen at Fort Worth on 22 November 2008, reported as with 425 Squadron then. Still with 425 Squadron in September 2010. Received special paint scheme in spring of 2012, to be the RCAF flight demonstration aircraft for 2012. Took part in flying display at Borden air show in June 2012. Took part in Canadian National Airshow at Toronto in September 2012. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,715 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-March-23 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188782

s/n
 188782
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 562

Known Squadron Assignments: 416;441

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered. With 416 Squadron at Cold Lake in 1980s. With 441 Squadron when it crashed on the Cold Lake Weapons Range on 4 April 1990. Capt. P.L.J. Trottier ejected. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-September-04 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1990-April-04 Accident Crash 2021-11-13
   1990-April-04 Struck off Strength 2021-11-13
1990-April-04 KIFA RCAF Captain Pierre Leon Joseph Trottier 2021-06-03
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188782

s/n
 188782
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 562

Known Squadron Assignments: 441;416;439;425;433

Equivalent to F-18A-21-MC when delivered. With 441 and 416 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s. Served at Baden Soellingen, Germany with 439 Squadron. Deployed to Gulf for Desert Cat detachment in 1990. With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. With 433e Escadrille at Bagotville in August 2003. Visited Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Ontario on 5 to 10 October 2005. Back again (or still there?) on 13 October 2005. Arrived at Pearson airport on 1 September 2006 to replace a CF-18 that had arrived earlier for Canadian International Air Show, but went u/s. On static display at Downsview, Ontario from 25 May 2007, part of DHC-2 Beaver 60th anniversary events. Operated by 425 Squadron in May 2010. Passed through Keflavik, Iceland on 1 May 2014, deploying to eastern Europe. In Romania in June 2014, for NATO exercise and show of strength. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 7,112 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-March-23 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188783

s/n
 188783
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 567

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;433;425

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1987. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec from January 1988, still there in February 1995, still there in August 2003. Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto, on 21/22 February 2007. Seen at Fort Worth on 22 November 2008, reported as with 425 Squadron then. Seen at Sydney, NS on 11 March 2009. Seen at CFB Cold Lake for Maple Flag exercise in May 2010. With 425 Squadron in June 2011. Returned to Canada from operations over Libya on 2 November 2011, via Prestwick, UK. Seen at El Centro Naval Airfield in January 2013, in 425 Squadron markings. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,499 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-April-14 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188784

s/n
 188784
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 574

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;433;425;441;409

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered. Based at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta and Bagotville, Quebec in 1980s and 1990s. With 439 Squadron in Germany, exact dates not known. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec from January 1988. Damaged on 3 May 1994, no details. With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. Air show demo aircraft 1996 to 1998, with special 425 Escadrille markings. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 441 Squadron markings, in April 2006. With 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in May 2007 and May 2010. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,687 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-April-14 Taken on Strength CASPR TOS date coded incorrectly as 14 Apr 1947, but all CF-18's entered service in early-mid 1980's. Griffin 2005 Numerical Registry shows TOS 14 Apr 1987. 2020-10-12
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188785

s/n
 188785
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 581

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;433;416;441

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1987. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec from January 1988, still there in February 1995. On display at Royal International Air Tattoo, UK in 2000. With No. 4 Wing (No. 416 and 441 Squadrons) at that time. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at Bagotville in August 2003. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by No. 410 Squadron. Returned to Canada from operations over Libya on 2 November 2011, via Prestwick, UK. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,456 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-June-11 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188786

s/n
 188786
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 585

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;433;425

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1987. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec from January 1988, still there in February 1995. Received ECP avionics upgrade. With 425 Squadron, CFB Bagotville, when it detached to Skrydstrup, Denmark for NATO exercises March 2006. Used "Beaver" radio call sign. Returned to Canada on 7 April 2006, refueling from USAF tankers en route. At Cold Lake in 2009, with 425 Squadron markings on tail. Still with 425 Squadron in May 2009. Overnighted at Pearson Airport, Toronto, on 17/18 April 2011, operated by 425 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,686 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-June-11 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188787

s/n
 188787
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 593

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;433;425

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1987. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec from January 1988, exact dates not known. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Received ECP avionics upgrade. Still at Bagotville in May 2006. To Hawaii in July 2006 for exercise Rimpac 2006, operated by 425 Squadron. At Cold Lake in 2009, with 425 Squadron markings on tail. Still with 425 Squadron in May 2009 and in 2010. Seen at El Centro Naval Airfield in January 2013, in 425 Squadron markings. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 7,435 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-June-25 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188788

s/n
 188788
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 599

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;433;425

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1987. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec from January 1988, still there in February 1995. Received ECP upgrade. Took part in 2005 Canadian National Exposition air show. With 425 Escadrille at Bagotville in May 2006. To UK in July 2008, for Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford. Seen at Fort Worth on 22 November 2008, reported as with 425 Squadron then. Operated by 425 Squadron in 2010. Seen at El Centro Naval Airfield in January 2013, in 425 Squadron markings. Passed through Keflavik, Iceland on 1 May 2014, deploying to eastern Europe. In Romania in June 2014, for NATO exercise and show of strength. Visited Hamilton, Ontario on 31 October 2015. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,554 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-June-25 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188789

s/n
 188789
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 606

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;433;416;441;409

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1987. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec from January 1988, still there in February 1995. Received ECP avionics upgrade. On display at Royal International Air Tattoo, UK in 2000. With No. 4 Wing (416 and 441 Squadrons) at that time. Served at Aviano, Italy during NATO bombing of the Balkans. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Crashed near Cold Lake on 17 November 2010, while being operated by 409 Squadron. Aircraft was being operated on a night time NVG training flight. When pilot selected gear down he was disoriented by landing light reflecting off of falling snow. This lead to loss of control and ejection. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-August-12 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   2010-November-17 Accident Crash 2021-11-13
   2010-November-17 Struck off Strength 2021-11-13
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188790

s/n
 188790
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 612

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;433;425;

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered. First with 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake. Ferried to CFB Bagotville on 7 December 1987, for use by 433 Escadrille. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. Received ECP avionics upgrade. With 425 Escadrille at Bagotville in May 2006. Seen at CFB Cold Lake for Maple Flag exercise in May 2010. On display at Windsor air show in August 2010. Still with 425 Squadron in June 2011. Returned to Canada from operations over Libya on 2 November 2011, via Prestwick, UK. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,913 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-August-12 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188791

s/n
 188791
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 621

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;433;425

Equivalent to F-18A-23-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1987. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec from January 1988. Photographed with visiting Russian MiG 29 in summer of 1990. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. Visited Person International Airport (Toronto) on 6 July 2007, in 425 Squadron markings. Still with 425 Squadron in May 2010. Passed through Keflavik, Iceland on 1 May 2014, deploying to eastern Europe. In Romania in June 2014, for NATO exercise and show of strength. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,481 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-September-04 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188793

s/n
 188793
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 635

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;433;416;409;410

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake in 1987. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec from January 1988. With 416 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 416 Squadron markings, in April and May 2006. Reported with 409 Squadron at Cold Lake when it was displayed at the Alliance, Texas air show on 10 October 2008. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 410 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,448 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-October-14 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188794

s/n
 188794
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 646

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;416;409

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered. With 410 and 416 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. Operated by 409 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in June 2007. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 409 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,182 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-October-14 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188795

s/n
 188795
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 649

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;AETE;421;439;416;409

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadrons and Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment in 1980s, exact dates not known. With 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. Also with 439 Squadron in Germany, exact dates not known. With 416 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At Cold Lake with 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Operated by 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in March 2007. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 409 Squadron. With 409 (TF) Squadron at Cold Lake when it was dispatched to Kuwait in October 2014, for operations against ISIS. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,415 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-November-19 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188796

s/n
 188796
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 658

Known Squadron Assignments: AETE;410;409

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered. With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s or 1990s, exact dates not known. Reported deployed to Gulf for Desert Cat detachment. With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Soellingen, Germany in 1991. Back with AETE at Cold Lake by February 1995. Used as prototype for ECP-II avionics upgrade. Received special paint scheme in 2001 for 60th anniversary of 410 Squadron. Carried special colour scheme c.2007, possibly part of the ECP-II program. Still at AETE in May 2007. Still with special paint on tail when see at El Centro, California in November 2010. With 3 Wing, 409 Squadron, when it received special markings in January 2011 as that year's CF-18 demo aircraft. Markings honour military families. On display at St. Thomas, Ontario air show in June 2011. Flew in the Canadian International Air Show at Toronto in September 2011. Seen at McCarren airport, Los Vegas, in January 2013. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 4,360 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-November-19 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188797

s/n
 188797
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 661

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;416;425

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered. With 410 and 416 Squadrons, and at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in the 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in June 2001, and in November 2006. Seen at Fort Worth on 22 November 2008, reported as with 425 Squadron then. Seen at CFB Cold Lake for Maple Flag exercise in May 2010. Operating from Trapani Air Base in Italy on UN air strikes in Libya in 2011. Seen at El Centro Naval Airfield in January 2013, in 425 Squadron markings. Solo demonstration aircraft for 2013 season carrying 4 Wing special markings, operated by 425 Squadron, seen at Waterloo Air Show in spring of 2013. On display at Hamilton International Airshow, June 2013. Took part in Toronto airshow in August/September 2013. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 5,232 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-December-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188798

s/n
 188798
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 664

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;416

Equivalent to F-18A-22-MC when delivered. With 410 and 416 Squadrons, and at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in the 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. To Doha, Qatar for use by Desert Cat detachment in 1990/1991. Took part in destruction of Iraqi patrol boat TNC-45, later received "kill" marking. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. One of 10 CF-18s detached to Aalborg, Denmark for NATO exercise Clean Hunter, summer of 2003. Received Category B damage at Aalborg on 25 June 2003 when arrestor hook accumulator was over-charged and exploded on the ground. Operated by 416 Squadron at the time. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1987-December-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188901

s/n
 188901
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 47

Known Squadron Assignments: 410

Equivalent to F-18B-8-MC when delivered. First CF-18 received by Canadian Forces. With No. 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s. On display at National Aviation Museum (now the Canada Aviation Museum) at Rockcliffe, Ontario from October 18th 2001. Still there in 2024. Life-limited to 2,000 airframe hours due to early configuration of main wing attachment bulkheads in centre-fuselage. last update: 2024-March-12
   1982-October-07 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188902

s/n
 188902
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 51

Known Squadron Assignments: 425

Equivalent to F-18B-8-MC when delivered. Carried Prime Minister Trudeau on a supersonic flight, 25 October 1982, at CFB Ottawa South (formerly Uplands). With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995 and in June 2004. Fuselage stored at the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at Trenton by 2010, wrapped in plastic, stored outside, being used for spares. Still in storage in March and July 2011. last update: 2024-March-12
   1982-October-15 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188903

s/n
 188903
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 56

Known Squadron Assignments: 410

Equivalent to F-18B-8-MC when delivered. First delivered to 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. Still with this unit when it was one of 4 CF-18s detached to CFB Baden-Soellingen in May and June 1984, to test facilities there. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. Received ECP avionics upgrade. Back at CFB Cold Lake, with 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 410 Squadron. Life-limited to 2,000 airframe hours due to early configuration of main wing attachment bulkheads in centre-fuselage. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1982-November-15 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188904

s/n
 188904
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 60

Known Squadron Assignments: 410

Equivalent to F-18B-8-MC when delivered. First delivered to 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. Still with this unit in February 1995. At Cold Lake, with 410 Squadron markings, in 2001 and in April 2006. Carried special markings for squadron's 60th anniversary, including Second World War style roundel and fuselage code of "RA*60" by 2001. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 410 Squadron. Life-limited to 2,000 airframe hours due to early configuration of main wing attachment bulkheads in centre-fuselage. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1982-December-14 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188905

s/n
 188905
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 65

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;433

Equivalent to F-18B-9-MC when delivered. With 410 and 433 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. At Cold Lake, with 410 Squadron markings, in June 2002. Life-limited to 2,000 airframe hours due to early configuration of main wing attachment bulkheads in centre-fuselage. Reported stored at CFB Trenton in 2009. On display at main gate to CFB Cold Lake by 2010. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-January-17 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188906

s/n
 188906
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 70

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;425

Equivalent to F-18B-9-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Received Category C damage on 31 July 2001. Bleed air leak shortly after takeoff from Bagotville, en route to Toronto, resulted in smoke in cockpit, improper landing gear retraction, and other failures. Aircraft further damaged by arrestor cables during high speed, no flaps landing. Investigation revealed that Flow Temperature Limiting Anti-Ice Modulating Valve recently installed in this aircraft had been removed unserviceable from 188751 two years earlier, and returned to use without repairs being performed, causing the leak. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Life-limited to 2,000 airframe hours due to early configuration of main wing attachment bulkheads in centre-fuselage. Stored at Trenton in September 2009. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-February-17 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188907

s/n
 188907
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 80

Known Squadron Assignments: AETE;410

Equivalent to F-18B-9-MC when delivered. Reported delivered to Cold Lake on 25 May 1983. With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment and 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With AETE by 2003, in special red and white paint. Still there in June 2007. Fuselage stored at the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at Trenton by 2010, to be used for spares. Still in storage in March 2011, still in AETE special markings. Life-limited to 2,000 airframe hours due to early configuration of main wing attachment bulkheads in centre-fuselage. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-March-15 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188908

s/n
 188908
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 84

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;AETE

Equivalent to F-18B-9-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at Cold Lake in February 1995. Stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario, in Hanger #3, in October 2005. Nose section in use at Cold Lake for battle damage repair training in 2010 and 2011. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-May-06 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188909

s/n
 188909
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 88

Known Squadron Assignments: 410

Equivalent to F-18B-9-MC when delivered. To 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta on 20 June 1983. Still with this unit in February 1995. Stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario, in Hanger #3, in October 2005. By late 2007 front fuselage had been converted to mobile simulator, used for recruiting purposes. First public display at National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa on 1 November 2007. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-May-06 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188910

s/n
 188910
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 92

Known Squadron Assignments: 410

Equivalent to F-18B-10-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in April 2006. Visited Pearson International Airport, Toronto on 8 July 2006. On display at Salinas air show, October 2006 in 410 Squadron markings. Still with these markings in November 2007. Fuselage stored at the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at Trenton by 2010, being used for spares. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-May-06 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 196

Hornet (CF‑188) 188911

s/n
 188911
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 97

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;433

Equivalent to F-18B-10-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Took part in 2006 Abbotsford air show, August 2006. Visited Toronto in October 2006. At CFB Trenton in August 2007. Reported stored at CFD Mountain View, Ontario in late 2007. Reported stored at CFB Trenton in 2009. To RCAF Museum at Trenton in June 2009. Displayed outside by 2011. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-May-30 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188912

s/n
 188912
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 111

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;425;433;416

Equivalent to F-18B-10-MC when delivered. With 410 and 425 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Visited Zeltweg, Austria in June 2003. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006. On display at Salinas air show, October 2006 in 410 Squadron markings. Still with 410 Squadron in June 2011. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1983-May-30 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188913

s/n
 188913
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 160

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;AETE;441

Equivalent to F-18B-12-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at Cold Lake, dates not known. With 441 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995. At Cold Lake with 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Visited Pearson airport, Toronto in April 2007. On display at Abbotsford, BC air show, August 2007, still in 410 Squadron markings. On display at Nellis AFB air show on 10 November 2007, in 410 Squadron markings. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 410 Squadron. Reported in storage at Trenton in March 2011. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-January-06 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188914

s/n
 188914
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 175

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;409

Equivalent to F-18B-12-MC when delivered. First delivered to 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. Still with this unit when it was one of 4 CF-18s detached to CFB Baden-Soellingen in May and June 1984, to test facilities there. Still with this unit in February 1995. With 409 Squadron in 1990s, exact dates not known. Operated by 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in May 2004. Reported stored at CFB Trenton in 2009. Nose section in use as mobile recruiting aid by 2009, when it was seen on display in main square near city hall in Halifax. At Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Rockcliffe by mid 2103. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-February-09 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188915

s/n
 188915
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 203

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;425;433

Equivalent to F-18B-13-MC when delivered. With 410 and 425 Squadrons in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 410 Squadron markings, in April and May 2006. Took part in 2009 Canadian National Airshow at Toronto. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-June-13 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188916

s/n
 188916
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 221

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;441;409

Equivalent to F-18B-14-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 441 (TF) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. Operated by 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in August 2006. With 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in July 2011. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,752 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1984-August-17 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188917

s/n
 188917
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 259

Known Squadron Assignments: 425

Equivalent to F-18B-15-MC when delivered. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in 1980s or 1990s, exact dates not known. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. Received ECP avionics upgrade. With 425 Squadron at Bagotville in September 2006. On display at Dayton-Wright air show, July 2007. On display at de Havilland Family Day on 6 September 2008. At NAS Oceana air show in October 2008, operated by 425 Squadron. Took part in Canadian International Air Show at Toronto in September 2010, in 425 Squadron markings. Took part in Hamilton air show, June 2011. Took part in Canadian National Airshow at Toronto in September 2012, still in 425 Squadron markings. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,39 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-March-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188918

s/n
 188918
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 280

Known Squadron Assignments: 409;439;410

Equivalent to F-18B-15-MC when delivered. With 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. Also with 439 Squadron in Germany, exact dates not known. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 410 Squadron in February 1995. Still carried this unit's markings in April and May 2006. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 410 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,603 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-March-28 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188919

s/n
 188919
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 323

Known Squadron Assignments: 439

Equivalent to F-18B-16-MC when delivered. Used by 1 Canadian Air Group in Germany, including 439 Squadron. Failed to recover from spin during maintenance test flight near Renchen, Germany on 4 May 1987. Capts. D. Beselt and K. Gerhards ejected at 10,000 feet, with aircraft inverted, landed with only minor injuries. last update: 2024-March-12
RCAF Aircraft Record Card
   1985-July-23 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
   1988-September-07 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188920

s/n
 188920
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 341

Known Squadron Assignments: 433;410

Equivalent to F-18B-17-MC when delivered. With 433 Squadrons during 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995 and in May 2004. Parts sold to Patria Aviation in Finland, who used the forward fuselage of this aircraft to rebuild Finnish F-18C HN-413 from 2006. Rebuild is known in Finland as the Frankenplane. Rolled out in September 2009. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-August-21 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188921

s/n
 188921
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 348

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;425

Equivalent to F-18B-17-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. Received ECP avionics upgrade. With 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec when it was displayed at the Cape Cod air show, August 2007. Took part in Canadian International Air Show, September 2007. With 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in June 2011. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,652 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-September-20 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188922

s/n
 188922
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 421

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;AETE

Equivalent to F-18B-18-MC when delivered. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s or 1990s, exact dates not known. With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. Seen at Mildenhall, UK on 14 April 1991. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. With Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at Cold Lake in June 2001. Reported stored at CFB Trenton in 2009. Fuselage stored at the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at Trenton in 2010, being used for spares. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-April-10 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188923

s/n
 188923
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 445

Known Squadron Assignments: 439;410

Equivalent to F-18B-19-MC when delivered. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s or 1990s, exact dates not known. Deployed to Coltishall, UK on 3 April 1989, for Exercise Elder Joust. Seen at RAF Coningsby in 1990. With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991, including 439 Squadron. On display at Finningley, UK airshow in September 1991. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Visited Pearson airport, Toronto in April 2007. Operated by 410 Squadron in November 2007. Visited Pearson Airport in April 2009, call sign "Cougar 32". Training detachment to McCarran airport in Nevada in October 2009. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 410 Squadron. Seen at NAS China Lake on 15 October 2011. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,817 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1985-June-18 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188924

s/n
 188924
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 474

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;433;425

Equivalent to F-18B-20-MC when delivered. With 410 and 433 Squadrons during 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 433e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Visited St. Catharines, Ontario while with this unit, on 30 August 2004. Still with this unit in May 2005. On display at Barksdale, Louisiana air show in May 2008, with 425 Squadron markings. Based out of Lake Simcoe Airport in June 2008, to take part in CFB Borden air show on 21 June 2008. On display at St. Thomas, Ontario air show in June 2011. Flew in the Canadian International Air Show at Toronto in September 2011. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 7,054 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-September-24 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188925

s/n
 188925
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 479

Known Squadron Assignments: 441;410;425;409

Equivalent to F-18B-20-MC when delivered. With 441 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, in 1980s and 1990s, still with this unit in February 1995. Took part in 2005 Abbotsford air show. Operated by 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in September 2005. Took part in St. Thomas, Ontario air show June 2007, in 425 Squadron markings. On display at Miramar air show October 2007, reported as 409 Squadron markings. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 410 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 7,320 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1986-September-24 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188926

s/n
 188926
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 675

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;421;439;425

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 421 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. Also with 439 Squadron in Germany, exact dates not known. With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. Operated by 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in May 2005. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 410 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,419 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1988-January-11 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188927

s/n
 188927
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 682

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;409;439;425;AETE

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. Seen at RAF Coningsby in 1990. With 409 Squadron, 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. Also with 439 Squadron in Germany, exact dates not known. With 425e Escadrille tactique de combat at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in February 1995. With same unit in May 2005. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 410 Squadron. Operated by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at Cold Lake in June 2011. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,858 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1988-January-11 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188928

s/n
 188928
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 688

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;439

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. Seen at RAF Coningsby in 1990. With 1st Canadian Air Division at CFB Solingen, Germany in 1991. Also with 439 Squadron in Germany, exact dates not known. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. Operated by this unit in November 2007. Training detachment to McCarran airport in Nevada in October 2009. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 410 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,348 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1988-February-23 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188929

s/n
 188929
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 693

Known Squadron Assignments: 410

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. Operated by this unit in May 2005. Fuselage stored at the Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron at Trenton by 2010, being used for spares. Not included in April 2016 list of active CF-18s. last update: 2024-March-12
   1988-February-23 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188930

s/n
 188930
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 699

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;409

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995.. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Operated by 409 Squadron at Cold Lake in June 2007. Training detachment to McCarran airport in Nevada in October 2009. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 410 Squadron. Visited Pearson Airport in Toronto on 19 to 21 October 2012. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,849 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1988-April-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188931

s/n
 188931
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 704

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;416;409

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Category D damage at Cold Lake on 28 September 2006, when left main gear collapsed shortly after heavy touch down. Preliminary investigation suggested main gear was out of rig, fleet inspection ordered. Operated by 409 Squadron in September 2009 during Gunfighter Flag exercise at Mountain Home AFB. Also operated by 410 Squadron in late September 2009 and in 2011. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,584 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1988-April-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188932

s/n
 188932
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 706

Known Squadron Assignments: 410

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. Reported as damaged on 26 May 2003, not confirmed. With 410 TF (OT) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, when it had a near miss with 188935 during training flight on 2 October 2006. Training detachment to McCarran airport in Nevada in October 2009. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 410 Squadron. Seen at Calgary airport on 7 September 2015, with 410 Squadron markings. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,332 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1988-April-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188933

s/n
 188933
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 711

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;416

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. Received D category damage at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma on 13 January 2005, after an emergency landing caused by low engine oil pressure light. Landed short, engaged arrestor cables in front of runway threshold. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 416 Squadron markings, in April and May 2006. Category C damage to engine intake at NAS El Centro, California on 30 October 2008, when bird was ingested into left engine in flight. Mission completed, normal landing without further damage. Training detachment to McCarran airport in Nevada in October 2009. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 410 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,213 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1988-April-08 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188934

s/n
 188934
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 716

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;416;425

Equivalent to F-18B-24-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 416 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Operated by 410 Squadron at Cold Lake in November 2007. With 425 Squadron at Bagotville in June 2011. Visited Pearson Airport at Toronto in April 2013, operated by 425 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,320 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1988-May-19 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188935

s/n
 188935
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 726

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;441;AETE

Equivalent to F-18B-25-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, and 441 Squadron, in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. Damaged on 27 March 1994 while with 441 Squadron, no details. Reported at Canadair in February 1995. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006. Operated by Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment at this time. With 410 TF (OT) Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, when it had a near miss with 188932 during training flight on 2 October 2006. Still operated by 410 Squadron in June 2007. Made engine out landing at Nellis AFB on 25 October 2009, while ferrying to training exercise in California. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,010 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1988-May-19 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188936

s/n
 188936
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 731

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;416

Equivalent to F-18B-25-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 416 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995. Received ECP avionics upgrade. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006 and June 2007. Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto on 22 November 2008. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 410 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 5,758 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1988-June-28 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188937

s/n
 188937
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 738

Known Squadron Assignments: 410

Equivalent to F-18B-25-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. Damaged 21 April 1994, no details. Received ECP avionics update. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, with 410 Squadron markings, in April 2006 and November 2007. Visited Pearson Airport in Toronto in September 2009. Still operated by 410 Squadron in June 2011. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,054 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1988-June-28 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188938

s/n
 188938
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 738

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;416

Equivalent to F-18B-25-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, and 416 Squadron, in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. At CFB Baden in Germany in 1980 and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 416 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995, and in November 2007. At Cold Lake in 2010 and 2011, operated by 410 Squadron. Visited Pearson airport, Toronto in December 2011. On static display at Abbotsford air show in August 2015, with 410 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,676 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1988-July-19 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188939

s/n
 188939
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 747

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;416;441;425;AETE;409

Equivalent to F-18B-25-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, and 416 and 441 Squadrons, in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in February 1995. With 425 Squadron, CFB Bagotville, when it detached to Skrydstrup, Denmark for NATO exercises March 2006. Used "Beaver" radio call sign. Returned to Canada on 7 April 2006, refueling from USAF tankers en route. Took part in Tyndell AFB air show in April 2006. Reported to be with Aerospace Engineering and Test Establishment at this time. On display at CFB Trenton air show in July 2009. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 409 Squadron. On static display at Downsview airport on 28 May 2011. Operated by 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec in June 2011. Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto in July 2012, still in 425 Squadron markings. Seen at El Centro Naval Airfield in January 2013, in 425 Squadron markings. Reported active at CFB Bagotville in April 2016, with 6,578 airframe hours. Visited Pearsopn Airport, Toronto on 20 August 2016. last update: 2024-March-12
   1988-July-19 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

Hornet (CF‑188) 188940

s/n
 188940
m/d
 F‑18
c/n
 751

Known Squadron Assignments: 410;416;409

Equivalent to F-18B-25-MC when delivered. With 410 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, and 416 Squadron, in 1980s and 1990s, exact dates not known. At CFB Baden in Germany in 1980 and 1990s, exact dates not known. With 416 Squadron at Cold Lake in February 1995. Received ECP avionics upgrade. Operated by 409 (TF) Squadron at Cold Lake in December 2006. At Cold Lake in 2010, operated by 409 Squadron. Reported active at CFB Cold Lake in April 2016, with 6,120 airframe hours. last update: 2024-March-12
   1988-July-19 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
📙 JA Griffin (2005:Smith, Castle): 2005 197

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