Royal Canadian Air Force helicopters to fly over Kingston

Military aircraft will be in the skies of Kingston this weekend, as part of a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

According to a release from the Department of National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces, a CH-147F Chinook and a CH-146 Griffon from the Royal Canadian Air Force as well as an OH-58A Kiowa will fly over Kingston and land at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston on Friday, May 24, 2024.

“These helicopters are part of the festivities organized by 1 Wing Headquarters at CFB Kingston, for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF),” the release reads.

“This year, the RCAF marks a century of its existence and service to Canada. It is a significant milestone that celebrates the rich history, achievements, and contributions of its members and pays tribute to the sacrifices made for national security, international peacekeeping, and global stability.”

According to the federal agency, the helicopters may cause unfamiliar noise and catch the attention of the public near the landing zone at CFB Kingston, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 24 and 25. 

“Flying operations conducted by the Royal Canadian Air Force are carefully planned and closely supervised to ensure public safety. These operations are subject to weather and flying conditions.”

For details on the Royal Canadian Air Force and its aircraft, visit the RCAF website.

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