Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

CC-177 Globemaster III Aircraft Flying Near Fort Nelson

Public Service Announcement

CC-177 Globemaster III aircraft cross-country flying in the vicinity of Fort Nelson

3 March 2021 – Trenton, Ontario – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Members of the public are advised that a CC-177 Globemaster III aircraft from 429 Transport Squadron, based out of 8 Wing Trenton, will be conducting cross-country flying training in the area of Fort Nelson, BC, starting Thursday, March 4 until Monday, March 8, 2021.

Cross country flying is a type of long distance training to perform low approaches, landing and take-offs at airport and is essential for maintaining the skills of aircrew so they are ready to safely execute Canadian Armed Forces missions around the world; often under challenging conditions. It is important that these proficiencies are maintained in Canada so our aircrew are prepared to execute these manoeuvres in potentially life-threatening situations. All efforts will be made to minimize disruption to the community.

429 Squadron members will follow all COVID-19 mitigation measures in accordance with applicable orders as well as all local Public Health Measures. This includes wearing non-medical masks whenever possible, minimizing contacts to only essential interactions and respecting physical distancing. While conducting training at airports all aircrew members will remain in the aircraft.

Some RCAF aircraft are larger than many passenger airplanes and may appear to be flying lower than they actually are. RCAF aircrew adhere to strict rules and regulations at all times to ensure safety.


Associated Links

429 Transport Squadron

Royal Canadian Air Force


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