At it's peak, Canada's British Commonwealth
Air Training Plan was graduating 3,000 aircrew a month
from over 100 training schools across Canada.
This was a huge mobilization of
personnel and resources required to get the plan off
the ground and make it work day by day. The end result
would be counted among the best trained airmen in the
world and become Canada's principle contribution to
the victory of World War II. From inception to the end,
a total of 131,553 aircrew were trained as Pilots, Navigators
"B", Navigators "W", Air Bombers, Wireless Operators
& Air Gunners, Flight Engineers and Naval Air Gunners.
Flight Ontario is producing a BCATP
scenery that will eventually include all of the bases
where these schools were located, and will be available
for both FS9 and FSX. The buildings will be made
to look like those of that era; the runways, taxiways
and aprons will be shaped to as near the original shapes
as they were when the bases were active.