Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

December 09, 2016 11:00 ET

Public Service Announcement: RCAF fighter jet to conduct flyby to kick-off the MLS Cup championship game

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 9, 2016) - A Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighter jet will conduct a flyby over BMO Field in Toronto at the start of the Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup championship game, which is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. EST on Saturday, December 10.

The aircraft will fly over the stadium at an altitude no lower than 500 feet above the highest point of its route. Flybys by RCAF aircraft are carefully planned and closely controlled for public safety.

The RCAF is proud to share in national sporting events such as this, with flybys that allow us to demonstrate to Canadians the capabilities of our personnel and aircraft.

For details on the Royal Canadian Air Force and our aircraft, please visit the website at: www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca.

Contact Information

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