Look to the skies Sunday afternoon!
The CF-18 Demonstration team have announced that they will be conducting flypasts over southern Vancouver Island on July 18th, as part of this year’s Operation Inspiration.
According to Captain Dan Deluce, the CF-18’s will will begin the flypasts at approximately 1:15 p.m. over Nanaimo and head northwest towards Tofino, then down along the West Shore before they land at the Victoria International Airport.
No specific times were given for when they will fly over Victoria, but keep your eyes peeled – they move fast!
The CF-18 Demonstration Team, which will be flying at an altitude no lower than 1,000 feet, will be flying over various hospitals to recognize the hard work and sacrifices of frontline workers throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Flypasts by the Royal Canadian Air Force are conducted in support of special events, and are carefully planned and closely controlled to ensure public safety.
The CF-18 Demonstration team represents the aviators of the Royal Canadian Air Force who conduct and support operations at home and around the world every day.
Showcasing the abilities of Canada’s multi-role fighter through an impressive aerobatic routine, the team attends air shows and conducts flypasts across Canada and the United States.
They are also dependent upon weather and flying conditions.