Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

February 13, 2012 12:35 ET

Military Aircraft Flights Near Cochrane, Mistango Lake, Kapuskasing, Hearst and Constance Lake

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 13, 2012) - Canadian Forces aircraft will be flying in the vicinity of Cochrane, Mistango Lake, Kapuskasing, Hearst and Constance Lake between February 19 and 25, 2012.

Military aircraft can be expected to travel at various speeds and at low and high altitudes including hovering, during daylight and darkness. Parachute drops of equipment and personnel can be expected to occur in the vicinities of Mistango Lake and Constance Lake. The Cochrane and Hearst airports can also expect increased aircraft activity.

Helicopters and transport aircraft from Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons based in Ontario will be participating in Exercise TRILLIUM RESPONSE 2012. Aircraft movements during exercises are carefully planned and closely controlled to ensure public safety at all times.

The purpose of Exercise TRILLIUM RESPONSE 2012 is to increase Canadian Forces operational readiness by practicing domestic operations in support of a simulated large scale commercial aircraft crash in a remote area during the winter months. The exercise will revolve around reported aircraft crashes outside of Cochrane in the Mistango Lake area, and northwest of Hearst near Constance Lake. No actual aircraft will be crashed as part of the exercise.

Contact Information

  • Captain J.H. MacDonald
    JTFC-LFCA Public Affairs
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    john-hugh.macdonald@forces.gc.ca

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