4-Wing Cold Lake is the busiest fighter base in Canada. It provides general purpose, multi-role, combat capable forces in support of domestic and international roles of Canada’s Air Force. Home of fighter pilot training for the Canadian Forces, 4-Wing attracts Top Gun crews from all over the world to our annual air combat exercise, Maple Flag.
It not only hosts Canada’s world-class tactical fighter force training, but also deploys and supports fighter aircraft at a moment’s notice to fulfill the domestic and international roles of Canada’s Air Force.
As an international Centre of Excellence for tactical fighter operations, deployable combat support and leading edge training, 4-Wing focuses on people, leadership, innovation and technology.