Captain Matthew Hart

Biography / November 15, 2016

Captain Matthew Hart from Parksville, British Columbia joined the Canadian Forces in 2006 after graduating from Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario with an Advanced Diploma in Aviation Flight Management, a Commercial Pilots license, and float flying experience from northern Canada.

After three years of military training and receiving his wings on the CT-155 Hawk aircraft in 2009, Captain Hart was posted to 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron in Cold Lake, Alberta, where he completed Fighter Lead-In Training (FLIT). He subsequently trained on the CF-188 Hornet at 410 Tactical Fighter (Operational Training) Squadron prior to being posted to 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (2CFFTS), in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 2010. There he instructed on the CT-155 Hawk from 2010 to 2014, as an A Category Instructor, a Hawk Standards Pilot, and as the Flying Instructor School (FIS) CT-155 Hawk Flight Commander.

Captain Hart joined the Canadian Forces Snowbirds in 2014 and has accumulated 3000 hours of flying experience, of which 2500 hours has been spent in high performance military jets. Captain Hart is in his third year with the Snowbirds, and flies the 5 jet in the Second Line Astern position.

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