RCAF to conduct flybys for Remembrance Day commemorations

From: National Defence

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will conduct flybys for several Remembrance Day commemorations across Canada on November 11. These will be carried out by aircraft from RCAF Wings throughout Canada, and will be done at various times throughout the day.

Flybys will take place in communities in:

  • Alberta – Lethbridge (CC-177 Globemaster III);
  • British Columbia – Campbell River (CC-115 Buffalo), Comox (CH-149 Cormorant), Courtenay (CH-149 Cormorant), Cumberland (CH-149 Cormorant), Kamloops (CT-142 Dash-8), Nanaimo (CH-148 Cyclone), New Westminster (CP-140 Aurora), Qualicum Beach (CP-140 Aurora), Roberts Creek (CH-148 Cyclone), Sidney (CH-148 Cyclone), Skeetchestn (CT-142 Dash-8), Union Bay (CC-115 Buffalo), and Vancouver (CP-140 Aurora);
  • Ontario – Hamilton (CC-130H Hercules), Madoc (CH-146 Griffon), Ottawa (CF-18 Hornet), Roseneath (CC-130J Hercules), Sarnia (CC-130J Hercules) and Whitby (CC-130J Hercules);
  • Québec – Montréal (CH-146 Griffon) and Valcartier (CH-146 Griffon);
  • New Brunswick – McAdam (CH-146 Griffon), Saint Andrew (CH-146 Griffon) and Shediac (CH-148 Cyclone); and
  • Nova Scotia – Bridgewater (CP-140 Aurora), Chelsea (CP-140 Aurora), Chester (CP-140 Aurora), Chester Basin (CP-140 Aurora), Liverpool (CP-140 Aurora), Mahone Bay (CP-140 Aurora), New Germany (CP-140 Aurora), New Ross (CP-140 Aurora), Parkdale (CP-140 Aurora) and Western Shore (CP-140 Aurora).

During the flybys, the aircraft will fly at an altitude no lower than 500 feet above the highest obstacle in their path. Flybys by RCAF aircraft are carefully planned and closely controlled for public safety, and are dependent upon weather and flying conditions.

For details on the Royal Canadian Air Force and our aircraft, please visit the website at:

www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca.

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