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CFB Kingston advises of upcoming jet air traffic control training

Dassault Alpha Jets, like these ones from Top Aces Inc., will be used in jet air traffic control training around RMC on Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2020. Photo via Wikipedia Creative Commons.

Kingston residents may notice an increase in air traffic, particularly around the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) on Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2020.

According to a public service announcement from the Department of National Defence, Canadian Armed Forces soldiers will practice routine jet air traffic control in the area around the RMC campus. Two jet aircraft – civilian contracted Dassault Alpha Jets – will be in the skies above Kingston from approximately 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then again from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. that day. The aircraft will abide by all regular civilian aviation rules and will maintain a minimum altitude of 2,000 feet, National Defence said in the announcement.

The Department of National Defence would like the public to know that soldiers are training to maintain Joint Terminal Attack Control skill currency, and that these soldiers, based in the Kingston are, will be practicing COVID-19 infection mitigation measures during the training.

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