| Royal Canadian Air Force
|| 1 April 1924–present
|| Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada
|| Air Force
|| "To generate and maintain combat capable, multi-purpose, air forces to meet Canada's defence objectives."
|| Regular Force personnel: 14,500|
Reserve Force: 2,600
| Part of
|| Canadian Armed Forces
|| National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa
|| "Sic Itur ad Astra"|
"Such is the Pathway to the Stars"
|| RCAF March Past
|| Second World War|
Gulf War 1990–91
Bosnia Herzegovina 1995
Afghanistan War 2001 – 2011
Libya - Operation Mobile 2011
| Chief of the Defence Staff
|| General Thomas J. Lawson OMM, CD
| Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force
|| Lieutenant-General Yvan Blondin
| Fin flash
| Aircraft flown
|| CF-18 Hornet
|| CP-140 Aurora, CP-140A Arcturus
|| CU-170 Heron
|| CT-114 Tutor, CT-142 Dash-8, CT-155 Hawk, CT-156 Harvard II
|| CC-115 Buffalo, CC-130 Hercules, CC-130J Super Hercules, CC-138 Twin Otter, CC-144 Challenger, CC-150 Polaris, CC-177 Globemaster III
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), formerly Air Command (AIRCOM), is the air force of Canada and is often called the Canadian Air Force. It is part of the Canadian Forces. Canada also has an army and a navy.
The air force operates all aircraft of the Canadian Forces, including the helicopters of the army and the navy. The air force is made of fighter jets, cargo planes and helicopters.