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5980 Whitehorn Ave

Mississauga, ON, L5V 2Y4


March 25, 2014

Lamont Lewis, Major
Royal Canadian Air Force
4900 Yonge Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6A4

Dear Major Lewis,
I am writing for the Pilot position posted on your website. I am interested for either the Cargo or the Fighter
Pilot aspect of this job. I have been in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets for the past two years and I have enjoyed
and am serious about my position as Corporal in 789 Lt. Hampton Gray VC Squadron. Already knowing many
of the drill and ceremonial aspects of being in the military would promote me greatly as a candidate for this
job.
Although I am only in the ninth grade at the moment, my experiences and aspirations would consider me as a
great fit for this occupation. Firstly, Ive been flying various aircraft in simulators for three to four years. I feel
that this would be greatly beneficial to the Canadian Air Force as it would be easier and faster to train me.
Secondly, according to your job description you need specific Grade 12 University level courses, and attached
is my entire high school plan with your course requirements highlighted. That shows my plan to achieve the
requirements for your job. Finally, my deep interest and passion in aviation, aerospace and science and
technology will all drive me to work with passion for the armed forces.
With a great interest in flying and the Canadian Armed Forces, I believe that I fit the job description for this
position and will fill in my education requirements in the future. Im looking forward to a positive response.
Sincerely,
Niel Mistry
(647) 828-8172
nielmistry1@gmail.com

Enclosures: Official High School Plan, Job Requirements for the position in your company




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ON THE JOB

WHAT THEY DO
Pilots fly a range of Forces aircraft in a variety of roles: Search and Rescue, Fighter,
Transport, Tactical Helicopter, or Maritime Patrol.
The primary responsibilities of a Pilot are to plan communicate, coordinate and execute tactical
missions in support of civil authority or military objectives, such as humanitarian and disaster relief,
and air intercept operations. They work with sophisticated technology for precision tactical navigation
systems, advanced communication systems, sensor systems, counter-measure systems and
weapon delivery systems.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Pilots work in a variety of areas, ranging from northernmost parts of Canada to duties supporting the
Royal Canadian Navy. The working environment depends on the military role assigned to the
Pilot. Search and Rescue Pilots are deployed anywhere in Canada to rescue people in distress and
emergency situations. Fighter Pilots protect Canadians and defend our interests abroad. Transport
Pilots deliver humanitarian aid to people around the world. Tactical Helicopter Pilots support aid
distribution and peacekeeping missions. Maritime Patrol Pilots protect Canadian coasts.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
The starting salary for a fully-trained Pilot is $75,000 per year; however, depending on previous
experience and training the starting salary may be higher.
RELATED CIVILIAN OCCUPATIONS
Airline pilot
Medical evacuation pilot
Flight instructor

TRAINING

BASIC MILITARY OFFICER QUALIFICATION
After enrolment, you start basic officer training at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit
School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, for 15 weeks. Topics covered include general military
knowledge, the principles of leadership, regulations and customs of the Forces, basic weapons
handling, and first aid. Opportunities will also be provided to apply such newly acquired military skills
in training exercises involving force protection, field training, navigation and leadership. A rigorous
physical fitness program is also a vital part of basic training. Basic officer training is provided in
English or French and successful completion is a prerequisite for further training.
Second language training is available following basic officer training; depending on your ability in
your second language, it may take from two to nine months.
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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Pilots attend Primary Flying Training at the Canadian Forces Flying Training School in Portage la
Prairie, Manitoba. This course introduces you to the military flying environment and
procedures. Continued training depends on successfully completing this course.
The next phase is the Prerequisite Training Course which introduces you to various effects of flying
on the human body, air safety procedures, and basic survival techniques in the event of an
emergency on land or over water. The course includes:
Aeromedical Training:
o The effects of high G forces
o The effects of high altitudes
o Operation of oxygen supply
o Operation of ejection seat
Basic Land Survival
Basic Sea Survival:
o Parachute landing techniques
o Water entry
o Sea survival skills
Basic Flying Training takes place at the NATO Flight Training Centre in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
for 8 months. Pilots are trained to fly aircraft in a military environment through classroom, simulator
and in-flight instruction. As well, you will receive leadership development training to prepare you for
your responsibilities to and for your aircrew. Based on flying performance, academic standing and
leadership evaluation, you will be assigned to one of three Advanced Flying Training paths:
Rotary Wing Training: offered at Portage-la-Prairie, Manitoba, you will complete the Basic
Helicopter Course on the Jet Ranger helicopter.
Multi-Engine Training: offered at Portage-la-Prairie, Manitoba, you will train on the Beech
Raytheon King Air C-90A.
Fast Jet: offered at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, you will train on the Harvard II as a Fighter
Pilot and an Instructor Pilot
At the end of the Advanced Flying Training, you will receive your Pilots Wings and proceed to an
Operational Training Unit for training with the aircraft and in the role you have been assigned before
being posted to an Operational Squadron.

ENTRY PLANS

CORRECTIVE SURGERY FOR VISION
Applicants who wear glasses, contacts, or have had certain types of laser refractive surgery to
improve their vision may apply for the Pilot occupation. However, Radial Keratotomy or corneal
reshaping procedures are not approved for Pilots.
DIRECT ENTRY
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If you already have a university degree, the Forces will decide if your academic program matches
the criteria for this job and may place you directly into the required on-the-job training program
following basic training. Basic training and military officer qualification training are required before
being assigned.
PAID EDUCATION
Regular Officer Training Plan
Because this position requires a university degree, the Forces will pay successful recruits to
complete a Bachelor degree program at a Canadian university. They receive full-time salary
including medical and dental care, as well as vacation time with full-pay in exchange for working with
the Canadian Forces for a period of time. Typically, candidates enter the Canadian Military College
System as an Officer Cadet where they study subjects relevant to both their military and academic
career. In some instances, the Forces is able to pay for Officer Cadets to attend other Canadian
universities in a relevant degree program. Officer Cadets who attend other Canadian universities
typically attend university during the regular academic year and participate in additional military
training during the summer months. If you choose to apply to this program, you must apply both to
the Forces and the Canadian university of your choice. For more information, click on Paid
University.
CEOTP - PILOT
If you have a high school diploma from a school recognized by a Canadian provincial or territorial
education ministry, you may be eligible for the Forces combined degree and pilot training program.
This unique training program enables Officer Cadets to obtain a Bachelor of Aviation Technology
and Pilots Wings over a four-year period, as opposed to earning a four-year degree prior to starting
pilot training. In the first year of this program, candidates will complete Basic Military Officer Training,
followed by Phase 1 Military Flying Training. In their second year, successful candidates will move
into the academic phase at Seneca College in Toronto, Ontario. During the remaining two years of
this program, candidates will complete their military flying training and the remainder of their studies
at Seneca College. Graduates of this program are required to serve seven years as a Pilot with the
Forces.
In addition to having your high school diploma or Sec V in Qubec, you must also have achieved or
be on your way to achieving high school academic level credits with minimum 65% average in:
English (ENG4(U))
Mathematics: Calculus and Vectors (MCV4(U), or Que 536)
Mathematics: Advanced Functions (MHF4(U))
Physics (SPH4(U))
One additional science course/credit
If you would like to apply to the combined degree and pilot training program, select CEOTP Pilot
when filling out the online application.