(PHOTO: The CT-155 Hawk. Photo via Department of National Defence.)
(via Royal Canadian Air Force)
Two Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CT-155 Hawk trainer jets from 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, Sask. will conduct a flyby over the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa before the start of the Ottawa Senators’ second playoff game against the New York Rangers.
The flyby will take place between 2 and 2:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
The aircraft will fly over the arena at an altitude no lower than 500 feet above the highest point of their route. Flybys by RCAF aircraft are carefully planned and closely controlled for public safety.
The CT-155 Hawk is the RCAF’s fighter training aircraft, which fighter jet candidate pilots train on before moving on to the CF-18 Hornet. The Hawk also supports the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program. The RCAF is proud to share in national sporting events such as this, with flybys that allow us to demonstrate to Canadians the capabilities of our personnel and aircraft.
In addition to the Hawk flyby for the Senators’ game, the CF Snowbirds and the Patrouille de France air demonstration team will conduct a joint flyby over Parliament Hill on Monday, May 1.