Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

November 25, 2016 11:00 ET

Public Service Announcement: RCAF fighter jets to conduct flyby to kick-off Vanier Cup championship game

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 25, 2016) - National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces

Two Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighter jets will conduct a flyby over Tim Horton's Field in Hamilton, Ont. at the start of the Vanier Cup Championship game, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 26.

The aircraft will fly over the stadium at an altitude no lower than 500 feet above the highest point of their 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:

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