QUINTE INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW 2016 - Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton
Update: 2020/03/29 by Shawn Clish / CHK6
In June of 2016 Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton hosted the Quinte International Air Show (QIAS) with a theme centred around the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). CFB Trenton is the largest base in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the home of 8 Wing, responsible for air mobility operations in Canada. Built between the war years to serve as the central training base for the country, it played a pivotal role when the BCATP was established in Canada producing some of the first instructors for both the Air Observers Schools and Flying Instructor Schools. Highlights over the years include a CF-105 Avro Arrow landing during testing in 1959 and missions by combat loaded McDonnell Douglas CF-188 Hornets assigned to Operation SUPPORT after the September 11th, 2001 attacks. Today the base is home to strategic airlift Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III’s, tactical airlift Lockheed Martin CC-130J Super Hercules, search and rescue (SAR) Lockheed CC-130H Hercules and Bell CH-146 Griffons and the multi-purpose Airbus CC-150 Polaris.