The RCAF’s CC-138 Twin Otter will be the jump platform for the Canadian Forces Skyhawks.
The CC-138 Twin Otter is used in transport and support roles in northern operations as well as search and rescue missions. It is highly adaptable and well suited to Canada’s ever-changing northern climate and terrain. The Twin Otter is a short take-off and landing utility-transport aircraft. It can be outfitted with wheels or skis for landing on ground, snow and ice. A double cargo door in the aft section of the aircraft provides the access necessary for the Skyhawks to exit the aircraft and begin their freefall.