The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are flying over Montreal this afternoon

May 7 2020, 2:21 pm

Nine jets will soar through Quebec’s skies on Thursday, leaving behind a trail of white smoke to salute those doing their part to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds have taken to the skies this past week, crossing Canada as part of a mission dubbed “Operation INSPIRATION.”

“While Canadians may not be able to gather at air shows for now, we’re honoured to bring the Snowbirds team to Canadians and to pay special tribute to them,” said Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, Commander Royal Canadian Air Force, in a release.

On Wednesday, the Saskatchewan-based Snowbirds flew over the maritime provinces and will target the north of the Saint Lawrence River today.

Takeoff from Quebec City is scheduled for 12:45 pm before heading towards Drummondville and Granby before flying over Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu before landing at the Trudeau Airport in Montreal at 1:45 pm

The Snowbirds will leave Montreal at 4:15 pm for Ontario with a scheduled landing in Ottawa at 5:15 pm.

As spectacular of a sight as it may be, Canadians are to refrain from travelling to see the flyovers and to observe from the safety of their homes while maintaining physical distancing.


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