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Thursday , 22 April 2021

Jet training means loud noise for Cold Lake residents

Cold Lake and area residents will be hearing CF-18 fighter jets in the skies for the next week.

The CF-18 Demonstration Team’s 2019 Jet will be conducting annual spring training over Cold Lake from May 20th – 30th approximately twice a day, between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

During this period, residents can expect to see fast-moving jet aircraft in the vicinity and loud jet noise. The CF-18 Demonstration aerobatic display lasts approximately 25 minutes. 

Due to flying regulations in the interest of public safety, CF-18 Demo Team practices are not open to the public. 

These practices are carefully planned and closely controlled to ensure public safety at all times, 4-Wing air base said.

The 2019 CF-18 Demonstration team’s theme “To the stars” will recognize the innovative and driven Canadians who have led the charge for change, and stand ready to inspire a new generation to take up the flame of innovation and help shape the RCAF’s pathway to the stars.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. 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.