My road to the CF-18 – Cpl Michael Reyda

Being an Air Cadet is only the beginning…

“You have brains in your head you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Michael Reyda wanted to fly the CF-18 after seeing one perform a high-alpha maneuver at an airshow. When he found out he needed glasses he knew that meant he couldn’t be a CF-18 pilot. So he made it his goal to work on the jet instead. Now Cpl Reyda is an Avionics Systems Tech and keeps the CF-18’s computers, radios and radar in check for exercises like Maple Flag.