It was quite an amazing logistical, planning and scheduling effort to support this unique aircraft, the CF-100, flying all over North America in every season. At the time of our account there were only sixteen CF-100s flying in the world, all with 414 Squadron. Spare engines, aircraft parts, ground support equipment and maintenance personnel would be loaded on transport aircraft and taken to the deployment base for larger exercises. Sometimes the target aircraft would go unserviceable enroute and a rescue aircraft would be dispatched with parts and a maintenance technician in the back seat to repair it. The CF-100 was so unique that the favourite question at the USA bases was 'Never seen one of these before, whadya all call one of these birds'?