WINNIPEG — The Royal Canadian Air Force is marking the 60th anniversary of the Mighty Hercules Aircraft with a flypast on Tuesday morning.
Winnipeggers hoping to catch the aircraft in action can look up to the sky around 10 a.m., as the Hercules flies over the city in celebration of its birthday.
A CF-18 fighter jet, which the Hercules has the capability to refuel in flight, will follow.
Weather permitting; the schedule for the event is:
- 10 a.m. – Liftoff from 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron, 17 Wing Winnipeg;
- 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Flypast over Winnipeg;
- 10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – A search and rescue aircraft conducts a steamer drop at Beaudry Park; and
- 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – A search and rescue aircraft drops SAR techs at the Winnipeg airport.
The 435 Squadron received the B-Model Hercules in 1960, and it continues to operate the updated H-model today.
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