Canada's Air Force Today is the most splendid Canadian aviation book yet published. With detailed text and a spectacular, wide-ranging photographic gallery, the book is a comprehensive look at the many tasks and the ever-fascinating selection of aircraft making up today's Air Force. It's all here, whether a Hercules transporting aide to some distant land or supporting troops in the field, CF-18s on watch over the Arctic or on low-level runs across Europe, or a Labrador helicopter on a life-and-death search-and-rescue mission.
Over 300 colour photographs are at the heart of Canada's Air Force Today, showing the aircraft at their best and in their operational environments. Every type in service is featured, as are some of the RCAF's earlier aircraft, included for a touch of nostalgia. There is the tiny Musketeer and the heavyweight Boeing 707, the ancient Dakota and today's Dash 8, light helicopters, and hi-tech CF-18s.
There are far more than just aircraft in this book. It also focuses on the people who are the Air Force today and shows them on the job. Various bases are also included. Many of the photographs have been especially taken for Canada's Air Force Today by the author and a variety of Air Force photo techs and aviation photographers.
The book opens with a foreword by the Commander, Air Command, and comprehensive appendices with facts, figures and a map sum things up at the back.