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Wednesday , 21 October 2020

Heads up! CAF Snowbirds flying by Cold Lake for Operation Inspiration

Image credit: Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Lakeland residents should keep their eyes on the skies on Thursday afternoon as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds are expected to roll into Cold Lake.

The Snowbirds’ Operation Inspiration continues from Saskatoon to Cold Lake at approximately 1:30-2:30pm, while flying over Lloydminster before heading north toward Cold Lake.

The Snowbirds are expected to journey toward Fort McMurray next before flying past Edmonton.

Routes and times are subject to change depending on the weather, and they ask you follow their Facebook or Twitter accounts for updates on take-off times.

The aerial tour began in Atlantic Canada at the beginning of the month and has flown over the Maritimes, Quebec, Ontario, and Manitoba, before arriving in Moose Jaw on Wednesday.

The Snowbirds are a common attraction at air shows but had paused shows and operations since March 20.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.