"I like the experience of getting to fly all over the world. I also like the challenge. Not everybody gets to do this job."
90% of Canadians strongly support the use of the Canadian Forces to help Canadians in crisis.
it comes to loading a plane, Carol McCrea is a master, a loadmaster, in
fact. Carol ensures the freight on the A310 Airbus is spread out evenly
and that it’s the right weight. If the load is not packed right the plane
won’t fly properly.
Carol joined the Airforce when she was 21. A neighbor’s daughter, who was in the military, was a big influence in this decision. She would fascinate Carol with stories of her adventures in the Canadian Forces. Before long, Carol signed up too.
Did you know? Since 1990, the Canadian Forces have deployed on 65 missions around the world? Thirty-two of those were in the past two years.
A loadmaster’s salary depends on years of service and rank. Carol makes about $50,000 a year. In the future Carol is looking forward to a comfortable retirement in Edmonton, because she loves the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
really enjoys the comradery of the Airforce. If you’d like to get a better
read on military life is like, click though the Canadian Military Journal
Or check out the Maple Leaf Newspaper at dnd.ca.
Both are full of interesting articles, book reviews and other columns.
It’s a window into the lives of our Canadian soldiers, sailors and air
personnel, and perhaps a window of opportunity for you.
Education: Traffic Technician trades training with the Airforce
Hobbies: Baseball, curling, ice skating and golfing