WINNIPEG — The Royal Canadian Air Force is celebrating the 60th birthday of the “Mighty Hercules” with flyover activities.
Winnipeggers can look up to the sky on Tuesday as the H-model Hercules takes off from 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron, 17 Wing Winnipeg.
To mark the milestone birthday there will be a flypast with the Hercules followed by F-18 fighter aircraft that the Hercules has the capability to refuel in-flight.
Weather permitting, the flight schedule will be as follows:
- 10 a.m. — Flypast liftoff from 17 Wing Winnipeg
- 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. — Flypast over city of Winnipeg
- 10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Search and Rescue aircraft conducts streamer drop at Beaudry Park
- 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. — Search and Rescue aircraft drops SAR techs to Winnipeg Airport
Congratulations to our neighbours at the @RCAF_ARC who celebrated the 60th anniversary of its use of the C-130 Hercules with a special flypast this morning. #YWG is proud to share the airfield with the air force and support its operations. pic.twitter.com/Zevg3CGNpd
— Winnipeg Airport (@YWGairport) October 13, 2020