Captain Philippe Roy

Biography / April 16, 2014

Captain Philippe Roy, from Gatineau, Québec joined the Canadian Forces in 2003 under the Direct Entry Officer plan after graduating from Ottawa University with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.

After receiving his wings on the CT-155 Hawk aircraft in 2005, Captain Roy was posted to 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (2 CFFTS) where he instructed on the CT-156 Harvard II. During his tenure at 2 CFFTS, he worked in Bandit Flight and also Flight Instructor School (FIS) where he attained an A2 instructional category, and accumulated over 1,200 instructional hours.In 2011, Captain Roy was posted to 17 Wing, Winnipeg, as a Search and Rescue Pilot on the CC-130 Hercules with 435 Squadron. While employed with 435 Squadron, Captain Roy was called for numerous Search and Rescue missions. He also participated in several Search and Rescue exercises including a National Search and Rescue exercise in Keflavik, Iceland. Captain Roy joined the Snowbirds in 2013. He flew the number 4 jet in the First Line Astern position for three consecutive seasons. In 2017, in addition to being the Operations Officer at 431 (AD) Squadron, he stepped in as Snowbird 4 for part of the 2017 air show season. He brings over 3,800 hours of military flying experience to the team.

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