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Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 23, 2011 10:00 ET

Massive RCAF Flyby Over Parliament Hill on Thursday

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2011) - In recognition of the significant CF contribution of providing critical aviation support to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas in Libya, a flyby representing the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aircraft that deployed on OP MOBILE will take place over Parliament Hill on Thursday morning.

The flyby will commence over Parliament Hill shortly before 10 a.m. on November 24, and is expected to include the following aircraft:

  1. a CC-177 Globemaster;
  2. a CC-150 Polaris tanker;
  3. seven CF-18 fighters; and
  4. a CH-124 Sea King helicopter.

The aircraft will conduct their flyby - travelling west to east - at an altitude no lower than 500 feet above the highest point in their flight path before resuming a higher flying altitude for the return to their respective bases. Flybys by RCAF aircraft are carefully planned and closely controlled to ensure public safety at all times.

The RCAF is proud to have served in the mission to assist the people of Libya, and looks forward to the opportunity to demonstrate to Canadians our skills with the effective aircraft entrusted to us in carrying out that mission.

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