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Old 07-14-2006, 01:26 AM   #1
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I had heard about the accident this morning. But tonight they released the names of those killed in the training accident.

I was busy on the computer, but when I heard the names I was I turned to see the TV ( local news) and I heard a name that was very familiar to me.

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The men who were killed were flight engineers Sgt. Duane Brazil, 39, and Master-Cpl. Kirk Bradley Noel, 33, and rescue technician Cpl. Trevor Sterling McDavid, 31, said a spokesman from 14-Wing public affairs.
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McDavid, who was originally from Sudbury, Ont. was married with two daughters
I went to school with him, and my brother went to school with his older brother. The older brother was actually a witness when I got rear-ended and was one of the reason I got the case thrown out of court since I was charged.

I hadn't seen him in a long time, you know get older, move away etc... but DAYMN. He was on a training exercise

Another bit of info I found on him online ( google is your friend)

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Cpl Trevor McDavid Receives his
Flight Engineer Wings
It has been a long road to graduation day, but on May 9, 2006, Cpl Trevor McDavid, 413
Sqn, received his Flight Engineer wings.
Only few selected members embark on this journey. First, to Trenton for eight weeks on
the Basic FE course where students grasp every thing there is to learn about the duties
involved in operating as a crewmember on a CF aircraft. Next to the Aero medical training,
land and sea survival, known as the dunker course, then six weeks of technical training in
Comox, and finally the Cormorant Operational Training Flight (OTF). In particular a decentralized
OTF, which became a requirement due to the reduction of available aircraft
hour.
During this OTF, Cpl McDavid underwent a significant amount of daily stress combined
with a significant learning curve. Classroom instruction, aircraft calculations and emergency
procedures were thrown at the students from every angle. With daily briefings, debriefings,
trainers ensured these students were prepared for the demanding expectations that lie ahead.
The finale culminated in a demanding three-day SAR simulation trip around the Maritimes.
The outstanding efforts on behalf of Sgt’* Brazil (Course Director) and Dixon (Chief
Instructor), Unit Operations, Training, and all squadron aircrew including augmentation
from other units have made this de-centralized OTF immensely successful. Not to forget
the exceptional support from 413 Cormorant IMP maintenance crews who provided
unmatched serviceability rates during this period.
This was only the start of his career; Cpl McDavid will continue his upgrade process to
achieve an Operational Category during the following nine months.
He JUST graduated on top of that.


That just isn't right.
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that is too bad... :(
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Man that is a huge shame. :(
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You all remember a few years ago when the Blackhawk that went down in Fort Drum, NY and killed 11 of the 14 on board? That was my unit that it happened in. The 2 pilots and 2 crewchiefs I worked with everyday. (at that time I was the Sergeant Major'* driver) WHAT A WEEK THAT WAS. I never did get to goto the crash site, but I did see "illegal" pictures.

Do you also remember the movie "Black Hawk Down"? CW0 Cliff Wolcott died in that movie(not during the making), his brother, CW2 Doug Wolcott was stationed with me at Fort Drum. He was the type of guy you had to tip toe around, unless he spoke to you about it.

And, of course, the movie "Day After Tommorow" Used 2 of our Blackhawks in the movie. If you remember watching it, you seen THREE birds. The third one was CGI.
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