Royal Canadian Air Force outlines fly-bys planned for Remembrance Day

Royal Canadian Air Force outlines fly-bys planned for Remembrance Day
Royal Canadian Air Force outlines fly-bys planned for Remembrance Day

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 at various times throughout the day.

Fly-bys will take place in the following communities:

Alberta–Edmonton (three CH-146 Griffons) and Calgary (CC-130H Hercules).
British Columbia– Campbell River (CC-115 Buffalo); Courtenay (CH-149 Cormorant); Cumberland (CH-149 Cormorant);Sidney (CH-148 Cyclone); Port Moody (CP-140 Aurora); and Vancouver (CP-140 Aurora).
Ontario–Bancroft (CC-130H Hercules); Barrie (CC-130H Hercules and CC-130J Hercules); Belleville (four CF-18 Hornets and one CC-150T Polaris); Canadian Forces Base Borden (CC-130H Hercules and CC-130J Hercules); Campbellford (two CH-146 Griffons); Clinton (CC-130J Hercules); Deep River (three CH-147F Chinooks); Foxboro (two CH-146 Griffons); Frankford (two CH-146 Griffons);Hamilton (CC-130H Hercules and CC-130J Hercules); Havelock (two CH-146 Griffons); Highway of Heroes (three CC-130J Hercules); Kitchener-Waterloo (CC-130J Hercules); London (CC-130J Hercules); Madoc (CC-130H Hercules); Marmora (two CH-146 Griffons); Oshawa (three CH-147F Chinooks); Ottawa (four CF-18 Hornets);Pembroke (three CH-147F Chinooks); Pickering (two CC-130J Hercules); Renfrew (three CH-147F Chinooks); Stirling (two CH-146 Griffons); St. Catherines (CC-130J Hercules); Strathroy (CC-130J Hercules); Toronto (three CH-147F Chinooks and a CC-130H Hercules); Trenton (two CH-146 Griffons, two CC-130J Hercules, four CF-18 Hornets and CC-150T Polaris) and Wooler (two CH-146 Griffons).

New Brunswick–McAdam (four CH-146 Griffons).

Newfoundland and Labrador– St. John’s (CH-149 Cormorant).

Northwest Territories– Yellowknife (CC-138 Twin Otter).

Nova Scotia– Bridgewater (CP-140 Aurora); Chelsea (CP-140 Aurora); Cole Harbour (CH-148 Cyclone); Eastern Passage (CH-148 Cyclone); Lunenburg (CP-140 Aurora); Mahone Bay (CP-140 Aurora); New Germany (CP-140 Aurora); Parkdale (CP-140 Aurora); 12 Wing Shearwater (CH-148 Cyclone) andSullivan’s Pond (CH-148 Cyclone).

Québec– Alma (two CH-146 Griffons); Dolbeau-Mistassini (two CH-146 Griffons); Mont-Joli (two CH-146 Griffons); Normandin (two CH-146 Griffons); Québec City (two CH-146 Griffons); Rimouski (two CH-146 Griffons); Rivière-du-Loup (two CH-146 Griffons); Roberval (two CH-146 Griffons); Saguenay (two CH-146 Griffons);Saint-Fabien (two CH-146 Griffons); Saint-Félicien (two CH-146 Griffons); and Canadian Forces Base Valcartier (two CH-146 Griffons).

Asked why there were no flypasts in Manitoba or Saskatchewan, RCAF spokesman David Lavallee responded that, “Generally speaking, flypasts are done based on requests from event organizers, to the extent that operational requirements, aircraft availability and flying conditions allow. This year, we did not receive any requests to do Remembrance Day flypasts in Manitoba or Saskatchewan.” PEI also did not request a flypast.

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