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Announcing our first annual Virtual Art Show!

The CAAA will present a virtual art show on the theme Help From Above - Humanitarian Aviation, in August of this year. The show is open to all members of the Canadian Aerospace Artists Association and of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society. Details may be found in our CAAA-CAHS Call for Entries 2021.

This art show is dedicated to Liane and Don Connolly for their many years of service to CAAA. Not only was Don the driving force behind the creation of CAAA, he served as President, edited our quarterly newsletter for several years (and afterwards remained a frequent contributor), and can always be counted on to provide artistic advice or an expert critique whenever requested. Liane performed the important role of Secretary-Treasurer. Before COVID shut everything down, Liane and Don almost always attended the annual conference with Don presenting informative talks, much to the benefit of the members in attendance. To Liane and Don we'd like to say: CAAA would not be what it is now, without you and all your efforts through the years.

Looking for ideas?

For anyone who is not sure where to start, here are a few links (by no means exhaustive) that might inspire some ideas. This is mostly focused on Canadian subjects, but this show is open to all relevant subjects of all nationalities, as noted in the Call for Entries.

Search and Rescue

YouTube: Search and Rescue in Atlantic Canada

413 Squadron Greenwood, NS 2016 Review

YouTube: RCAF Search and Rescue Competition, 2015

YouTube: RCAF Search and Rescue Operations

YouTube: US Coast Guard Hurricane Katrina Rescues

YouTube: US Coast Guard Alaska. Television series featuring USCG operations in Alaska, other episodes are available on the same YouTube channel.

YouTube: Plane Crash and Rescue from the Quebec Wilderness. A rescue seen from a survivor's point of view.

Flickr photos tagged with SearchAndRescue 1

Flickr photos tagged with SearchAndRescue 2

YouTube: Search and Rescue Exercise - CHINTHEX 2018

YouTube: SAREX 2016, Yellowknife, NWT.

YouTube: SAREX 2014, Goose Bay, Part 1

YouTube: SAREX 2014, Goose Bay, Part 2

The Story of the Para-belles, RCAF para-rescue nursing sisters.

Vertical Mag: The Story of the Atlantic Destiny Rescue

Grumman CSR-110 Albatross
Silver Hawk Author (Hal Skaarup) page about the Grumman CSR-110 Albatross

Google image search for 'CSR-110 Albatross'

deHavilland CSR-123 Otter
Silver Hawk Author (Hal Skaarup) page about the deHavilland CSR-123 Otter

Google image search for CSR-123 Otter

Wikipedia page about the DHC-3 Otter

Boeing Vertol H-21
Silver Hawk Author (Hal Skaarup) page about the H-21 Workhorse

Glissement de terrain à Saint-Jean-Vianney, 1971

CH-113 Labrador
CASM page about the CH-113 Labrador

CASM data sheet (pdf) on the CH-113 Labrador

Silver Hawk Author (Hal Skaarup) page about the CH-113 Labrador

Detailed close-up photos of the CH-113

YouTube: CH-113 Labrador SAR Demonstration 1994.

YouTube: CH-113 Labrador SAR Demonstration 1995.

Flickr photos tagged 'CH-113'

CH-135 Twin Huey
Silver Hawk Author (Hal Skaarup) page about the CH-135 Twin Huey

CH-146 Griffon
Wikipedia article on the CH-146 Griffon

RCAF page on the CH-146 Griffon

YouTube: Search and Rescue (SAR) Demo at the 2013 CNE Airshow

YouTube: 424 Sqn CH-146 Griffon rescues a crane operator 17 December, 2013 in Kingston, Ontario.

Flickr Photos tagged 'CH-146'

SIlver Hawk Author (Hal Skaarup) page about the CH-146 Griffon

CH-149 Cormorant
Wikipedia page on the CH-149 Cormorant

RCAF page on the CH-149 Cormorant

Hazer's Flightline photos of the CH-149 Cormorant

YouTube: That Others May Live

Youtube: RCAF SAR CH-149 103 Sqn Iceland 2016

YouTube: CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue Helicopter, 2010

YouTube: 29 January 2016, a CH-149 Cormorant of 442 Sqn performs a medevac of a crew member from a fishing vessel 200 nautical miles (370 km) west of Haida Gwaii.

YouTube: RCAF CH-149 Cormorant helicopter from 442 Sqn performing a medevac of a passenger from a sailboat 100 miles west of Tofino, BC.

YouTube: Night SAR hoist exercise 26 June, 2015

YouTube: An intro to the CH-149 Cormorant

YouTube: Airshow SAR demonstration 1

YouTube: Airshow SAR demonstration 2

YouTube: SAREX 2008 part 1

YouTube: SAREX 2008 part 2

YouTube: 103 Sqn SAR 3 Feb 2017

YouTube: Search and Rescue,150NM NE St John's NL,5 March 2017.

YouTube: 103 SAR Squadron 4000th mission

Flickr photos tagged 'CH-149'

Close-up photos of the CH-149

Silver Hawk Author (Hal Skaarup) page about the CH-149 Cormorant

YouTube: A SAR Tech describes a mission

de Havilland CC-115 Buffalo
Silver Hawk Author (Hal Skaarup) page about the CC-115 Buffalo

YouTube: CC-115 Buffalo dropping SAR Techs at Penticton.

YouTube: A compilation of scenes featuring the CC-115 Buffalo.

de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otter
Silver Hawk Author (Hal Skaarup) page about the de Havilland CC-138 Twin Otter

RCAF page about the CC-138 Twin Otter

YouTube: The CC-138 Twin Otter can land anywhere

YouTube: The CC-138 Twin Otter

CC-295 Kingfisher
Silver Hawk Author (Hal Skaarup) page about the CC-295 Kingfisher

YouTube: Tour of the CC-295 Kingfisher

Flickr: Photos tagged 'CC-295'

Disaster Relief
YouTube: Canadian Forces Humanitarian Aid to Haiti 1

YouTube: Canadian Forces Humanitarian Aid to Haiti 2

Operation Manna, 1945

YouTube: Super Typhoon Hyan - Air Bridge to the Philippines

YouTube: Canada’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) in the Philippines in November 2013



COVID Relief
Flickr: CF Combat Camera Operation Vector

Flickr: CF Combat Camera Operation Globe 20-02, Guatemala

Flickr: CF Combat Camera Operation Globe 21-01, India

Aerial Firefighting
YouTube: How The $30 Million 'Super Scooper' Plane Was Built To Fight Wildfires

YouTube: Behind the Scenes of Aerial Firefighting at Cal Fire

YouTube: Water Bombers load up next to cruise liner

YouTube: Fire Fighting Airplanes in Action Compilation

YouTube: Canadair en action - Saint Raphaël (01.09.17)

YouTube: 9 Canadairs sur le feu de Port de Bouc 10 août 2017

YouTube: Wildfire Air Attack 2017. Aerial scenes of massive wildfires in Alberta.

YouTube: Sikorsky S64F Sky Crane Helicopter and Canadair CL-415s Firefighting in l'Aquila - Vigili del Fuoco (Italy)

Jetphotos: Aeroflite BAC RJ85 dropping fire retardant

YouTube: Water bombers tackle wildfire near Prince Albert

Updated 17 May 21

 

Mission Accomplished - by Don Connolly
October Saviours - by Len Boyd
Splash - by Helene Girard
West Coast Labrador - by Doby Dobrostanski
Sea King Rescue - by Wes Lowe
Successful Search - by C Grant Gulland
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