Kelly-Anne Riess • Mar 28, 2021
To celebrate the 97th year of the Royal Canadian Air Force, 4 Wing Cold Lake will be doing a flypast over the City of Cold Lake on Apr. 1, if the weather permits.
At 11 a.m., the plan is that a formation of 12 CF-18 Hornets and six CT-155 Hawks will fly over Kinosoo beach from north to south. The aircraft will then regroup and fly over the city from east to west.
The aircraft will be at an altitude no lower than 500 feet above the highest obstacle over ground level.
With COVID-19 restrictions, Cold Lake residents are encouraged to follow Alberta’s recommendations on outdoor gatherings and watch the flypast from their homes.
In addition to marking the 97th birthday, 4 Wing is also using the flypast to demonstrate its readiness to support its NORAD mandate, and to acknowledge the sacrifices that Cold Lake citizens have made during the COVID-19 pandemic over the last year.