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RCAF jets to conduct flyby for Western Conference Final opener

By TNSE Staff | May 11, 2018

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Four Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CT-155 Hawk training jets from 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, Sask. will conduct a flyby over Bell MTS Place and the Winnipeg Jets Whiteout Street Party to mark the Winnipeg Jets’ first home game of the Western Conference Final of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The flyby will take place at approximately 6 p.m. CDT on Saturday, May 12.

The aircraft will fly over the arena at an altitude no lower than 500 feet above the highest obstacle on their route. Flybys by RCAF aircraft are carefully planned and closely controlled for public safety, and are dependent upon weather and flying conditions.

The RCAF and the Winnipeg Jets share a connection through the team’s crest, which incorporates the RCAF’s roundel and a stylized fighter jet. The True North Youth Foundation also makes an annual donation to support military families and veterans. To learn more about the foundation, please visit www.tnyf.ca.

The CT-155 Hawk is the RCAF’s fighter training aircraft, which fighter jet candidate pilots train on before moving on to the CF-18 Hornet. The Hawk also supports the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program.

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

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

By National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces

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