Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 26, 2015 12:39 ET

Public Service Announcement: RCAF Aircraft to Conduct Flybys During Grey Cup Festivities

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Nov. 26, 2015) - The Royal Canadian Air Force will be conducting multiple flybys over Winnipeg in support of the Canadian Football League Grey Cup festivities this weekend.

On Saturday November 28:

  • In the early afternoon, The Snowbirds will practice formation flying in Southern Manitoba. Communities in the areas of Portage la Prairie, Carman, and Steinbach may see the nine-aircraft formation which may be trailing their white smoke. The flight will occur at no lower than 1,000 feet above ground, before returning to 17 Wing Winnipeg. These training flights are subject to weather and other considerations.
  • At about 4:30p.m. The Snowbirds will conduct a flyby of the Grey Cup Festival Santa Parade. The nine-aircraft formation will fly down Portage Avenue from Young Street to Main Street, and back, at an altitude no lower than 500 feet above the highest point before resuming to a higher flying altitude.

On Grey Cup Sunday:

  • Two CF-18 Hornets from 4 Wing in Cold Lake, Alberta, will conduct two flybys over Investor's Group Field at an altitude no lower than 500 feet above the highest point of the park during the singing of the national anthem and the game kickoff at about 5:30 p.m.

Flybys by RCAF aircraft are conducted in support of special events and are carefully planned and closely controlled to ensure public safety at all times.

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