RCAF to conduct flybys for Remembrance Day commemorations

RCAF Press Release | November 10, 2020

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

The CC-130T H-model Hercules provides both air-to-air refueling for NORAD fighter jets and search and rescue capability to the Arctic. Galen Burrows Photo
The Remembrance Day flybys will be carried out by aircraft from RCAF Wings throughout Canada. Galen Burrows Photo

With COVID-19 restrictions in place across the country, the RCAF encourages Canadians to mark Remembrance Day from their homes to the greatest extent possible, and observe flybys from a distance in accordance with local public health guidelines. Flybys 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) and Sullivan’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).

During the flybys, the aircraft will fly at minimum altitudes above the highest obstacle in their path. Flybys conducted 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 our website at: www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca.

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