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Y2K CF-188
Canada's Millenium Hornet

by Daren Kraus and Gary Fairfull

 

CF-188
Millenium Commemorative Scheme

 

 

Description

 

The Canadian Armed Forces are fortunate to have Commanders who permit Squadrons to paint their aircraft in special commemorative schemes.

The most recent of these is the Millennium Jet, a specially painted CF-18 Hornet unveiled officially on 24 February at Cold Lake Air Force Base.

The Millennium Jet is dedicated to the Children of the World and their future. It has 2,000 names of children from Cold Lake schools.

Gary Fairfull of 416 Lynx Squadron took the thumbnailed photographs below while the scheme was still under wraps. 

 

 

The in-flight  photos were taken by Cpl Daren Kraus, of the 4 Wing Cold Lake Photo Section. Cpl Kraus is a technician working for long-time friend of HyperScale, Steve Sauve, who provided these fabulous photos.

Perhaps even more interesting is one of the only airborne photos taken of the 75th Anniversary jet and the Millenium jet together. The 75th jet is due for repainting in the standard CAF tactical scheme very soon, so this formation is unique.

Both colour schemes in this Gallery were designed and applied to the aircraft by a plastic modeller! Civilian graphic artist Jim Belliveau is on staff at 410 'Cougar' Sqn, and has been designing these schemes each year since 1994. Jim is also an active member of IPMS Cold Lake.

 

 

 

Additional Images

 

Click on the Thumbnails to enlarge images.

 

               

               

 


Hangar Images Copyright 2000 by Gary Fairfull
and Cdn Forces Images are Crown Copyright 2000 by Cold Lake Photo Section, 4 Wing, CAF
Page Created 24 February, 2000
Last Updated 26 April, 2003

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