Message from CF-188 Pilot team demo

Captain (Capt.) Caleb "Tango" Robert serves as a combat-qualified element lead on the CF-18 for 425 (Alouettes) Tactical Fighter Squadron at 3 Wing, Bagotville, Quebec, actively training throughout Canada and the United States.

Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Tango was captivated by flight from his earliest memories. With the unwavering support of his family, to whom he gives all credit, Capt. Robert was determined early as a boy to transform his passion into reality. Following the footsteps of his older brother, he joined the 155 Borden Gray Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets, in Sault Ste. Marie, where he would receive both his glider and power pilot licenses.

Capt Robert spent many summers working with Cadets Canada as a glider instructor in both North Bay and Trenton, Ontario, before enrolling at the Royal Military College of Canada.

In 2022, Capt Robert deployed to Romania as part of Operation Reassurance, Canada's contribution to NATO enhanced air policing, and has also served on many NORAD missions across North America, as well as large-force exercises with ally and partner nations around the world.

As a fighter pilot, Capt Robert excels in the air. On the ground he considers himself a 'co-pilot, believing strongly in the importance of personal inspiration, determination, faith, and the support of family and friends to achieve higher success. Tango willingly shares the same advice which helped him along the way: Focus on the dream and challenge ahead of you unapologetically; purse well-roundedness; make friends with everyone; and seek experiences and learning from all sources.

Capt Robert and the entire 2024 CF-18 Demonstration Team look forward to the upcoming season celebrating the RCAF Centennial.