Follow 7 Canadian fighter pilot trainees and see who can make the grade!
Episode 5: Fight's On
Episode 6: Dream Killer
Episode 7: Do or Die
Episode 8: Bombs Away.
Lieutenant Shamus Allen, Peterborough, Ontario.
Allen has an outgoing personality and independent spirit. He enlisted in the military at 18 and graduated from Royal Military College with a degree in mechanical engineering. Allen has dreamt of being a fighter pilot since a fourth grade field trip found him up in a Cessna 150.
Captain Tim Coffin, Pisquid, Prince Edward Island.
This impossibly positive pilot craves a challenge - and has never met one that he couldn't master. Coffin attended Royal Military College and obtained a degree in business administration. He was inspired by his older sister who joined the military four years before him.
Captain Mike Dunning, Richmond, British Columbia.
Dunning is the only student on this course who did not earn his degree at Royal Military College. When this funny, sarcastic and down-to-earth guy doesn't have his head in the books studying, he finds stress relief on the rugby field.
Captain Riel Erickson, Millarville, Alberta.
Erickson has always been aggressive, athletic, competitive, a hard worker and is used to being the best at everything she attempts. She graduated from Royal Military College with a degree in mechanical engineering and if Erickson completes this program she will become only the second active woman fighter pilot in Canada.
Captain Yannick Jobin, Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Quebec.
Jobin was a serious competitive gymnast from the age of eight to 18, but soon traded in the high bar for high flying. What this modest and reserved rookie didn't trade in is his drive, passion and intensity. Jobin graduated from Royal Military College with a degree in physics.
Captain Mike Lewis, Calgary, Alberta.
Lewis graduated Royal Military College with a bachelor in business. For anyone in the fighter force, this is the guy you want on your team. The instructors have high hopes for this senior student with many hours under his belt. Lewis is a true military man.
Captain Tristan Mckee, Whitby, Ontario.
It was in high school that Mckee made the decision to apply to Royal Military College to jumpstart his career aspirations of becoming a pilot. He has always been studious, methodical and a by-the-book kind of guy - habits that should serve anyone well during intense training.
Lieutenant Dave McLeod, Victoria, British Columbia.
McLeod is in a unique situation in that he arrives in Cold Lake a month after the course started, filling in for one of the pilots who unexpectedly left program. For a hard working, focused pilot with positive attitude like McLeod's, a little catch up shouldn't be a problem. A graduate of Royal Military College, he was inspired by his older brother who is a commercial pilot.
Putting the rookies through their paces at Cold Lake, some of the instructors featured in Jetstream include:
Major Mike Ayling, call sign "Flayling"
Ayling is the Standards Officer who keeps a close watch on the students' progress. He's known for high expectations and a low tolerance for attitude.
Major John Argue, call sign "Spanky"
Argue is the Deputy Commanding Officer, a combat veteran and one of the most senior instructors.
Captain Patrick Pelletier, call sign "Peanut"
Pelletier has cheated death several times. He's a guy who likes to live on the edge in his airtime and his spare time.