CH-147F Chinook


[Various clips of the CH-147F Chinook in action.]

[Music playing in the background.]

[On screen text: 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron is home to the CH-147F Chinook helicopter.

Based in Petawawa, Ontario the squadron reports to 1 Wing Kingston.

The CH-147F Chinook is a medium to heavy lift holicopter. It can lift up to 24,000 pounds.

It is used to transport equipment and personnel during domestic or deployed operations, including during disaster relief and for medical evacuations.

Width: 30 m

Height: 6 m

The Chinook can travel approximately 300 km/hr for a distance of 1,100 km on internal fuel.

The first CH-147F Chinook was delivered on June 27, 2013. The versatility, capacity and extended range of the Chinook make it ideal for operating in challenging environments.

Aviation royale canadienne - Royal Canadian Air Force

Government of Canada wordmark

© Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada, represented by he Department of National Defence, 2019

© Sa Majesté la Reine du chef du Canada, représentée par le ministere de la Défense national, 2019

Ottawa, Ontario
31 July 2019

Editor AB Mathieu Potvin

CameraAB Potvin, Cpl Ark, MCpl Parka, LS Rutherford, LS McDonald, Cpl Kelly]


The CH-147F Chinook is an advanced, multi-mission helicopter used to transport equipment and personnel during domestic or deployed operations.

The Chinook supports the Canadian Army, special operations forces, other government departments, law enforcement agencies and civil authorities. It has enhanced self-protection capabilities, including anti-missile protection systems, radar as well as laser warning systems, ballistic protection and self-defence machine guns.

Length 15.9 m
Wingspan 18.28 m
Height 5.77 m
Maximum gross weight 24,494 kg
Maximum slinging payload 12,700 kg
Maximum speed 315 km/h
Range 1,200 km
Location Petawawa, Ont.
This aircraft is used for Tactical aviation



CH147F306 Chinook - From the Investigator

The Chinook was flying in concert with two CH146 Griffons in VMC (Visual Meteorological Conditions). Very shortly after touch down, the Flight Engineer (FE) called for the pilot to abort the landing. The pilot flying (PF) aborted the landing and started to climb the aircraft into a hover. The aircraft entered into an unstable flight regime shortly after with strong lateral oscillations causing the PF to initiate an emergency landing. Upon touch down, the FE called for an emergency egress whilst the PF initiated an emergency shutdown of the aircraft. Two of the front rotor blades made contact with the fuselage and the rear landing gear collapsed.
June 11, 2021

A big green and grey helicopter sits on rocks in an Arctic setting.

Vikings in the North: 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron’s first search and rescue mission

450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron was called upon to rescue people stranded on a small island in the Hudson Bay, near Puvirnituq, Québec.
July 29, 2020

Post occurrence: Simulated position of Ramp FE

CH147204 Chinook - Epilogue

The flight of occurrence was a night mission to include hover, simulated slung load, dust-ball and pinnacle landing training.
January 24, 2010

CH147204 after the rotor blades have stopped

CH147204 Chinook - Epilogue

Aircraft CH147204 was on a training mission out of Kandahar airfield.  Subsequent to its departure, an aft rotor fixed droop stop was found on the ramp near where CH147204 was previously parked.
January 18, 2009

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