Quebec AM | Dec 13, 2012 | 8:15

Retired pilot shares thoughts on controversial plans for purchase of F-35 fighter jets

The federal government has announced a new panel that will decide which fighter planes Canada should buy next, after the price tag for the F35s rose to 45 billion. Dan McWilliams is retired major CF18 pilot. He is now a ground school instructor at Aviation Training centre at the CEGEP in Chicoutimi, and shares his thoughts on the process and the best plane for the job.

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