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British Aerospace CT-155 Hawk

CT-155 Hawk (Source Harold A Skaarup Web Page)

The BAE Systems Hawk is a British single-engine, jet-powered advanced trainer aircraft. It was first flown at Dunsfold, Surrey, in 1974 as the Hawker Siddeley Hawk, and subsequently produced by its successor companies, British Aerospace and BAE Systems. It has been used in a training capacity and as a low-cost combat aircraft.

Operators of the Hawk include the Royal Air Force (notably the Red Arrows display team) and a considerable number of foreign military operators. The Hawk is still in production in the UK and under licence in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), with over 900 Hawks sold to 18 operators around the world.

The CT-155 Hawk is used to train pilots for front-line fighter aircraft. With its superior technology, this jet can perform a wide range of high-performance training missions. The Hawkââ"¬â"¢s cockpit features a heads-up display, hands-on throttle and stick controls as well as integrated navigation and targeting systems. RCAF web page and Wikipedia

Effective March 8th 2024, the contract with CAE Inc. for training on the CT-155 Hawk (which has served the RCAF for 24 years) is coming to an end, creating a natural point for the Royal Canadian Air Force to transition to an interim training solution. And while this interim training program is in place, 419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron will be placed on hiatus to be reactivated in the future with a new fifth-generation trainer aircraft as part of a Future Fighter Lead-in Training program. For further details see:

RCAF Roundel RCAF embarks on Bridge FLIT as 419 Squadron begins hiatus

YouTube Hawk Jet Trainer

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Hawk Jet Trainer

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

Kestrek Publications CT-155 Hawk Kestrel Publications

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last update: 2024-05-30 19:29:27

Hawk 155201

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 155201
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 155201
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT009/0695

Known Squadron Assignments: 419

Carried RAF serial ZJ669 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 3 July 2000. Crashed at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta on 10 June 2011. A crew of two qualified instructor pilots were conducting an instructor upgrade sortie, including a wingman syllabus mission, in this a/c when they heard a loud bang and noticed an increasing turbine gas temperature. They then discontinued their training, analyzed the a/c systems, and turned the a/c towards the Cold Lake airport. The pilots set a medium engine power setting and commenced a shallow climb above 12,000 feet, above mean sea level. After receiving their wingman's report of smoke emanating from their aircraft and after noticing an increase in engine vibrations, the pilots shut down the engine. Shortly thereafter, after determining that insufficient altitude remained to glide to the Cold Lake airport, they attempted to restart the engine. During the restart, the wingman reported flames coming from the lead aircraft, after which the pilots then discontinued the restart and resumed their glide. Unable to reach a runway, they carried out a controlled low level ejection. The pilots parachuted in to a shallow swamp, receiving minor injuries, while the aircraft crashed and was destroyed. The investigation concluded that the Hawk Adour Engine low pressure turbine (LPT) blade, which had a history of fatigue cracking at the trailing edge rear acute corner, had failed prior to reaching its design life. Kestrel Publications last update: 2024-May-30
   2000-April-13 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07
   2011-June-10 Struck off Strength Cat “A” write-off 2021-12-07

Hawk 155202

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 155202
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 155202
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT010/0696

Known Squadron Assignments: NFTC

Note that the aircraft displaying this serial number at the 2000 Farnborough air show in the UK was a non-flying mockup. Carried RAF serial ZJ670 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 13 July 2000. Used by NATO Flight Training Centre, CFB Moose Jaw, Sask. On May 14, 2004, a crew of two (CF IP and RAF student) had completed a low level navigation syllabus mission, and were utilizing their remaining time conducting proficiency flying in the traffic pattern at 15 Wing Moose Jaw. The IP had just taken over aircraft control, with the aircraft accelerating and positioned near the departure end of Runway 29 Right. At about 70 ft above ground level (AGL), 239 kts indicated airspeed (KIAS) with the landing gear up and combat flaps selected, a bird struck the left side of the aircraft. This was immediately followed by several engine warnings and very high engine temperature indications. The IP initiated a climb to trade airspeed for altitude, confirmed that the engine temperature remained high and told the student pilot to prepare to abandon the aircraft. As the aircraft descended through 3000 ft mean sea level (MSL), (about 1000 AGL) and after confirming the student was ready, the IP initiated ejection. Both pilots survived the ejection, but the IP was seriously injured and the SP received minor injuries in the ejection. The aircraft crashed in a farmer's field about one mile north of 15 Wing and was destroyed. Investigation revealed a gull hit the Angle of Attack probe, then entered the left hand engine intake and was ingested by the engine, causing serious damage. Kestrel Publications last update: 2024-May-30
   2000-June-03 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07
   2004-May-14 Struck off Strength Cat “A” write-off 2021-12-07

Hawk 155203

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 155203
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 155203
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT011/0697

Known Squadron Assignments: 419

Carried RAF serial ZJ671 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 6 September 2000. With No. 419 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2018. May 2024 with CFSATE Camp Borden. last update: 2024-May-30
   2000-August-03 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155204

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 155204
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 155204
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT012/0698

Known Squadron Assignments: 419

Carried RAF serial ZJ672 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 27 September 2000. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in May 2006, with NATO training centre crest on fin. Reported with No. 419 Squadron at Cold Lake. Seen at CFB Moose Jaw in September 2011. On display at El Paso air show in October 2012, in 419 Squadron markings. Still there 2018. May 2024 with CFSATE Camp Borden. last update: 2024-May-30
   2000-August-25 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155205

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 155205
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 155205
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT013/0699

Known Squadron Assignments: NFTC

Carried RAF serial ZJ673 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 20 October 2000. Used by NATO Flight Training Centre, CFB Moose Jaw, Sask. Visited Monterey, California in January 2006. At Miramar NAS air show October 2008. With No. 419 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2010. May 2024 with CFSATE Camp Borden. last update: 2024-May-30
   2000-September-13 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155206

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 155206
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 155206
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT014/0700

Known Squadron Assignments: 419

Carried RAF serial ZJ674 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 26 November 2000. last update: 2024-May-30
   2000-October-19 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155207

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 155207
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 155207
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT015/0701

Known Squadron Assignments: 419

Carried RAF serial ZJ675 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 7 December 2000. Used by NATO Flight Training Centre, CFB Moose Jaw, Sask. Took part in 2005 Abbotsford air show. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in May 2006, possibly for Maple Flag 2006. With No. 419 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2010. last update: 2024-May-30
   2000-November-10 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155208

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 155208
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 155208
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT016/0702

Known Squadron Assignments: NFTC

Carried RAF serial ZJ676 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 7 December 2000. Visited Windsor, Ontario in June 2009. May 2024 with CFSATE Camp Borden. last update: 2024-May-30
   2000-November-25 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155209

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 155209
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 155209
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT017/0703

Known Squadron Assignments: NFTC

Carried RAF serial ZJ677 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 1 February 2001. Visited Winnipeg airport in June 2006. With No. 419 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2010. Seen at CFB Moose Jaw in September 2011. last update: 2024-May-30
   2001-January-24 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155210

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 155210
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 155210
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT018/0704

Known Squadron Assignments: NFTC

Carried RAF serial ZJ678 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 14 January 2001. With No. 419 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2010. last update: 2024-May-30
   2000-December-23 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155211

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 155211
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 155211
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT019/0705

Known Squadron Assignments: NFTC

Carried RAF serial ZJ679 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 7 January 2001. At Sheppard AFB, Texas air show on 20 October 2007. At Salinas, California airshow 27 and 28 October 2007, with markings of No. 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School. May 2024 with CFSATE Camp Borden.
last update: 2024-May-30
   2000-December-15 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155212

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 155212
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 155212
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT020/0706

Known Squadron Assignments: NFTC

Carried RAF serial ZJ680 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 24 January 2001. At CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in May 2006, with NATO training centre crest on fin. On display at Salinas air show, October 2006. At Sheppard AFB, Texas air show on 20 October 2007. On display at Yellowknife airshow in February 2008. Visited Pearson Airport, Toronto in October 2008. Seen at Windsor airport in June 2010, performing flybys during Red Bull air races. Seen at CFB Moose Jaw in September 2011. May 2024 with CFSATE Camp Borden.
last update: 2024-May-30
   2001-January-13 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155213

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 155213
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 155213
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT021/0707

Known Squadron Assignments: NFTC

Carried RAF serial ZJ681 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 27 February 2001. Visited Winnipeg airport in June 2006. On display at Abbotsford, BC air show, August 2007, in 419 Squadron markings. At Miramar NAS air show October 2008. With No. 419 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2010. May 2024 with CFSATE Camp Borden.
last update: 2024-May-30
   2001-February-16 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155214

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 155214
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 155214
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT022/0708

Known Squadron Assignments: NFTC

Carried RAF serial ZJ682 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 25 March 2001. Used by NATO Flight Training Centre, CFB Moose Jaw, Sask. At Salinas, California airshow 27 and 28 October 2007, with markings of No. 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School. Visited Edmonton City airport in July 2009, as part of display for car race held on the airport. With No. 419 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2010. last update: 2024-May-30
   2001-January-08 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155215

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 155215
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 155215
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT023/0709

Known Squadron Assignments: NFTC

Carried RAF serial ZJ683 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 21 May 2001. Visited Windsor, Ontario on 1 September 2006. With NATO Flying Training in Canada at CFB Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 2006. On display at Miramar airshow, October 2007. ON Apr 18, 2008, this a/c was climbing through 10,000’ above sea level at maximum continuous power when the pilots noticed a change in engine noise, followed shortly afterwards by a T6/NL caution in the rear cockpit, indicative of an engine malfunction. The qualified instructor took control, zoomed, turned towards the airfield, reduced power to idle and declared a “Mayday”. The vibration increased dramatically, followed by a loud bang and the illumination of the oil pressure and generator lights and the loss of the Head-Up display. The instructor realized they were not going to make the runway and commanded ejection. Both pilots successfully ejected at an estimated height of 200 to 300 ft above ground while the aircraft was in a steep descent. Both pilots sustained serious injuries during ejection. The aircraft struck the ground 1.5 seconds after the ejections in a wings level 30 degree nose down attitude and exploded. The airframe was destroyed.
Kestrel Publications last update: 2024-May-30
   2001-April-04 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155216

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 155216
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 155216
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT024/0710

Known Squadron Assignments: NFTC

Carried RAF serial ZJ684 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 18 June 2001. Landed gear up at CFB Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on 4 July 2003. On July 4, 2003, a task-overloaded student on his third solo managed a gear-up landing which damaged the a/c beyond economic repair. After a touch-and-go landing the student requested a closed pattern from tower. Once downwind, he was sequenced number three behind another Hawk on short final and a Snowbird Tutor directly ahead. In order to accommodate all a/c, tower requested that the Snowbird extend his downwind and land behind the re-sequenced solo student. The accident pilot, now number two, initiated the final turn and landed on the centre line of runway 29 Right with the landing gear in the up position. The investigation found that the pilot was task-saturated and had channelized his attention to monitoring ATC, planning his re-sequence to land, reducing speed, and adjusting the power and configuration for the Final Turn. The pilot was also distracted from flying the a/c by his attempt to monitor the Snowbird, who was flying a pattern unfamiliar to the student. Management of the a/c’s non-standard configuration (gear-up) on the Final Turn increased the pilot's task saturation level. Kestrel Publications last update: 2024-May-30
   2001-May-01 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07
   2003-July-04 Struck off Strength Cat “A” write-off 2021-12-07

Hawk 155217

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 155217
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 155217
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT025/0711

Known Squadron Assignments: 419

Carried RAF serial ZJ685 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 18 June 2001. With NATO Flying Training in Canada at CFB Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 2006. Assigned to 419 Sqn. In 2016, for the 75th anniversary of 419 Sqn, this a/c was repainted in a stylized application of the Second World War Bomber Command camouflage pattern of topside green and brown, combined with an all-black undersurface which masked the aircraft from below against the night sky when most wartime bombing operations occurred for the Allied effort. The call letters VR-W and the dedication of the aircraft on the nose (with yellow “W”) were rooted with the Wellington bomber flown by Wing Commander John “Moose” Fulton, the first Commanding Officer of the Sqn in 1941. The Moose insignia on the nose and registration KB799 belonged to the Lancaster era of 419 Squadron, and the oldest known “Moose” nose art for the Unit. The roundels on the wings were a stylized combination of old style RCAF wartime markings with the addition of a Maple Leaf in the centre to link the wartime era markings to that of today, while the fin flash and side roundels were the wartime RCAF versions. May 2024 with CFSATE Camp Borden.
Kestrel Publications last update: 2024-May-30
   2001-June-04 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155218

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 155218
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 155218
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT026/0712

Known Squadron Assignments: NFTC

Carried RAF serial ZJ686 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 27 August 2001. On display at Salinas air show, October 2006. With No. 419 Squadron at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta in 2010. May 2024 with CFSATE Camp Borden. last update: 2024-May-30
   2001-July-27 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155219

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 155219
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 155219
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 Hawk Mk. 115
c/n
 IT028/0715

Known Squadron Assignments: 419

Carried RAF serial ZJ952 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 23 August 2002. Used by NATO Flight Training Centre, CFB Moose Jaw, SK. Assigned to 419 (TFT) Sqn. On 28 Jan 2016, a pilot flying this a/c, based at CFB Cold Lake, AB, was performing a Cuban 8 manoeuvre. During the inverted 45 degree portion following the first loop the pilot’s unrestrained publications bag drifted upwards (relative to the cockpit) and aft. The pilot then rolled upright and pulled 5g to complete the Cuban 8. During the 5g pull, the bag dropped down towards the aft portion of the right console and struck the Miniature Detonation Cord (MDC) firing unit with enough force to activate it, fragmenting the canopy. The pilot ceased manoeuvring, slowed the a/c and RTB’d without further incident. The pilot received minor injuries from the MDC combustion products and canopy fragments and there was significant damage to cockpit equipment and external airframe structures. Still in service with 419 (TFT) Sqn in Cold Lake, AB in 2018. last update: 2024-May-30
   2002-July-15 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155220

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 155220
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 155220
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 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT029/0716

Known Squadron Assignments: 419

Carried RAF serial ZJ953 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 23 August 2002. May 2024 with CFSATE Camp Borden. last update: 2024-May-30
   2002-August-15 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155221

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 155221
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 155221
m/d
 Hawk Mk. 115
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 IT030

Known Squadron Assignments: 419

Carried RAF serial ZJ687 for initial tests in UK. Left Fairford, UK on 19 July 2004 for ferry flight to Canada. Carried both CF and RAF serials for this flight, and was fitted with fuel tanks under wings. Delivered to Canada on 2 August 2004. Used by NATO Flight Training Centre, CFB Moose Jaw, Sask. Took part in 2005 Abbotsford air show. May 2024 with CFSATE Camp Borden. last update: 2024-May-30
   2004-June-11 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

Hawk 155222

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 155222
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 155222
m/d
 Hawk Mk. 115
c/n
 IT031

Known Squadron Assignments: NFTC

Carried RAF serial ZJ688 for initial tests in UK. Delivered to Canada on 2 August 2004. Reported with No. 419 Squadron at Cold Lake. To Oman AF last update: 2024-May-30
   2004-June-29 First Flight In the UK 2021-12-07

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