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16 EFTS- Elementary Flying Training School (RCAF) ( 2)

An Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) gave a trainee 50 hours of basic flying instruction on a simple trainer like the De Havilland Tiger Moth, Fleet Finch, or Fairchild Cornell over 8 weeks.Elementary schools were operated by civilian flying clubs under contract to the RCAF and most of the instructors were civilians. For example, No. 12 EFTS Goderich was run by the Kitchener-Waterloo Flying Club and the County of Huron Flying Club.The next step for a pilot was the Service Flying Training School.

More information on RCAF Station Edmonton can be found here

RCAF Roundel - RCAF Station Edmonton Alberta

Museum Bomber Command Museum of Canada

1940-11-11 Primary Location Edmonton AB Canada Originally named Blatchford Field eventually became Edmonton Municipal Airport CYXD closed in November 2013 and developed into Edmonton community of Blatchford.

Leading Aircraftman
Killed in Flying Accident
Moth, Tiger (4132)
Edmonton, Alberta
Leading Aircraftman
Killed in Flying Accident
Moth, Tiger (4184)
Lake Megantic, Quebec

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