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Hercules aircraft training taking place in the area

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You may notice a couple of large military planes flying low and at high speeds in the area over the next week.

Two CC-130J Hercules aircraft from 436 Transport Squadron, based out of 8 Wing Trenton, will be conducting tactical flight training in the North Bay area, starting Friday, May 6 until Friday, May 13, 2022.

“Tactical flight training, which may involve aircraft flying at low altitudes, high speeds and performing turns, is essential for maintaining the skills of aircrew, so they are ready to safely execute Canadian Armed Forces missions around the world; often under challenging conditions,” states a release. “It is important that these proficiencies are maintained in Canada so our aircrew are prepared to execute these manoeuvres in potentially life-threatening situations.”

Some aircraft may be flying as low as 200 feet above the ground during the exercise.

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The military says all efforts will be made to ensure that disruption to the community will be at a minimum.

They also say members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces are well-trained and there is no risk to public safety during this exercise.

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