Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet. FILE PHOTO

UPDATE: Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet to grace Rails and Tales

Two RCAF CF-18 Hornet will conduct a flyby over the event grounds in Big Valley on June 29.

Two Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornets will conduct a flyby over the Rails and Tales event grounds, in Big Valley at around 7 p.m. on Thurdsay, June 29.

According to a statement released by the National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces, the flyby will coincide with the commencement of boarding the train of the Rails and Tales event.

The aircraft will fly over the event at an altitude no lower than 500 feet above the highest point of their route before resuming a higher flying altitude for their return trip to 4 Wing Cold Lake.

”Rails and Tales has been a great experience for me and we had a great time putting the project together,” said Rich Graydon, who is overlooking the entire event along with a team of staff and volunteers. “The Village of Big Valley is preparing for a great show and the flyby will be an added attraction for people in and around the area.”

At the request of event organizers, RCAF aircraft conduct flybys at a variety of locations and events throughout the year, which are carefully planned and closely controlled to ensure public safety at all times.


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