Royal Canadian Air Force to Conduct Flypasts for Remembrance Day

Several flypasts will take place on Remembrance Day as the Royal Canadian Air Force is conducting them across Canada for Remembrance Day commemorations.

Aircraft from Royal Canadian Air Force Wings will carry them out at various times during the day. As stated in a press release from National Defence, the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa will feature a flypast by CF-18 Hornet fighter jets.

A CP-140 Aurora aircraft flies over HMCS GLACE BAY during Operation NANOOK 2020 on August 21, 2020. Photo by Corporal David Veldman, Canadian Armed Forces Photo.

Flypasts by Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft will also take place in other communities across Canada, as follows:


      • Calgary (CT-155 Hawk);
      • Edmonton (CH-146 Griffon);
      • Elk Point (CT-156 Harvard); and
      • Lethbridge (CT-155 Hawk).
A CH-149 Cormorant helicopter hovers near HMCS HARRY DEWOLF during a proficiency sail in Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador on November 18, 2020.Photo by Corporal David Veldman, Canadian Armed Forces Photo.

British Columbia

      • Campbell River (CH-149 Cormorant);
      • Comox (CH-149 Cormorant);
      • Courtenay (CH-149 Cormorant);
      • Cumberland (CH-149 Cormorant);
      • Kamloops (CT-155 Hawk);
      • Nanaimo (CH-149 Cormorant);
      • Sidney (CH-148 Cyclone);
      • Vancouver (CP-140 Aurora); and
      • Westwold (CT-155 Hawk).


      • Portage la Prairie (Bell 412).
Two CH-146 Griffon helicopters practice their approach to the hangar line during with Operation PRESENCE – Mali at Camp Castor in Gao, Mali on July 23, 2018. Photo: MCpl Jennifer Kusche.


      • Arnprior (CH-147F Chinook);
      • Ottawa (CF-18 Hornet);
      • Toronto (CC-130J Hercules); and
      • Whitby (CC-130J Hercules).

New Brunswick

      • McAdam (CH-146 Griffon).

Northwest Territories

      • Yellowknife (CC-138 Twin Otter).
CH-147F Chinook helicopter from 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron lands to drop off . photo:Sgt Jean-Francois Lauzé.

Nova Scotia

      • Bridgewater (CP-140 Aurora);
      • Chelsea (CP-140 Aurora);
      • Cole Harbour (CH-148 Cyclone);
      • Dartmouth (CH-148 Cyclone);
      • Eastern Passage (CH-148 Cyclone);
      • Lunenburg (CH-148 Cyclone);
      • Mahone Bay (CP-140 Aurora);
      • New Germany (CP-140 Aurora); and
      • Parkdale (CP-140 Aurora).


      • Courcelette (CH-146 Griffon);
      • Montréal (CH-146 Griffon); and
      • Québec City (CH-146 Griffon).
A CC-138 Twin Otter aircraft from 440 Squadron (based in Yellowknife) takes off from a Landing Zone (LZ) on a frozen river near Fort Resolution, NWT. The Canadian Rangers from Fort Resolution created the LZ during their type 1 patrol. Photo by: WO Eric Jolin.

“During the flypasts, the aircraft will fly at minimum altitudes above the highest obstacle in their path,” the press release informed. Flypasts done by Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft are well thought out and controlled to ensure the public’s safety, and the flypasts are only conducted if the weather and flying conditions are safe.

The Royal Canadian Air Force reminds people to follow all local public health directives while observing Remembrance Day ceremonies and commemorations since we are still amidst a global pandemic.

For details on the Royal Canadian Air Force, visit their website here.


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Julia Lennips

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