The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are scheduled to fly over Kingston on Friday morning as part of their nationwide tour, as long as the favourable weather holds over the region.
The Snowbirds are flying the tour for Operation INSPIRATION, which began this weekend on the East Coast and is meant to inspire and salute Canadians working on the front lines against the spread of COVID-19.
“We’ve been asked to do what we do best…inspire Canadians. Through Operation INSPIRATION, we not only want to salute the front-line health care workers, first responders, and essential workers, but also all Canadians doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. We want Canadians to know we’re in this with you,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Mike French, Commanding Officer of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, in a press release.
Barring any unexpected delays, the team should be passing above Kingston at around 11:00 a.m. The flyover will occur at an elevation of no lower than 500 ft above all obstacles. The Snowbirds will try to target hospital areas and residential neighbourhoods so that as many people as possible are able to view them. Residents are encouraged to maintain social distancing, observe the flyovers from the safety of their homes, and refrain from travelling to see the flyovers.