RCAF pilots join TCA
From March 1944 to spring 1945, over 60 ex-Royal Canadian Air Force pilots graduate from TCA's instructional school in Winnipeg. The program retains experienced pilots with at least 1,000 flying hours and one tour of duty in wartime Europe. Many have experience on multi-engined aircraft. To adjust to flying TCA Lodestars, pilots train for six weeks in the Link trainer. The average age of pilots in this era is 25.