Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 11, 2011 08:00 ET

Canadian Forces to Conduct Helicopter Training in Windsor

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 11, 2011) - Helicopters from 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron will conduct urban night flying training in Windsor, Ontario from 12-14 July, 2011. This training will help familiarize the pilots with the challenges of flying in an urban environment at night.

The training is scheduled to occur on 12 and 13 July between 10 p.m. and approximately 1 a.m. If the training is cancelled on either of these dates due to inclement weather, there may be flights on the 14 July.

The helicopters will be visible operating at a low altitude in close proximity to the Chrysler Building at 1 Riverside Drive. The helicopters will approach the building at a low altitude from a variety of directions, hover over the building for a brief period of time and then depart and repeat the process until the pilots have become proficient.

Residents should not be alarmed as this training has been fully coordinated with the City of Windsor, the owners of the Chrysler Building and the appropriate aviation authorities.

427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron is an Air Force tactical helicopter squadron under the operational command of Canadian Special Operations Forces Command.

Notes to editor / news director: More information on 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron can be found at: http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/427soas-427eosa/index-eng.asp

More information on CANSOFCOM is available at: http://www.comfoscan.forces.gc.ca/index-eng.asp

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