Canadian Air Force to Train Pilots in US

22 June 2009 (Last Updated June 22nd, 2009 18:30)

The Canadian Air Force will train its fighter pilots in the US at Smoky Hill Air National Guard Bombing Range, Kansas, the Associated Press reports. The force's 425th Tactical Fighter Squadron with 12 CF-18 Hornet pilots and Canadian troops will train along with army forward air control

The Canadian Air Force will train its fighter pilots in the US at Smoky Hill Air National Guard Bombing Range, Kansas, the Associated Press reports.

The force's 425th Tactical Fighter Squadron with 12 CF-18 Hornet pilots and Canadian troops will train along with army forward air controllers to drop training bombs on the range.

The targets will be sea crates and old vehicles. Strikes will be scored on the basis of white smoke and proximity to targets.