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Fighter jets to soar over Exhibition Park event

Tomorrow’s event will feature local bands playing live on flatbed trailers, along with other live entertainment, as well as more than a dozen food trucks, more than 75 vendors, a display of classic cars and big rig trucks, the Railway Museum’s mini-train, face painting and more.
CF-18 Hornets
Two CF-18 Hornets prepare to resume their activities after being refueled by a CC-150 Polaris during Operation IMPACT on February 4, 2015.

Two Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornet fighter jets from 4 Wing Cold Lake will fly over the community event at Exhibition Park in Prince George tomorrow afternoon.

The aircraft will fly over the event at an altitude no lower than 500 feet above the highest obstacle on their route. Flybys by RCAF aircraft are carefully planned and closely controlled for public safety, and are dependent upon weather and flying conditions. The CF-18 Hornet is the RCAF’s frontline multi-role fighter, and is employed in many different roles, including air defence, air superiority and tactical support.

Tomorrow’s event will feature local bands playing live on flatbed trailers, along with other live entertainment, as well as more than a dozen food trucks, more than 75 vendors, a display of classic cars and big rig trucks, the Railway Museum’s mini-train, face painting and more.

Additionally, Northern Health Authority will be onsite for the duration of the event with their mobile Pop-Up Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic, allowing folks to drop in without an appointment to receive their vaccination if they so choose.

The community event, which runs from noon to 9 p.m., is free of charge but patrons will be encouraged to donate to the local cycling team, Wheelin’ Warriors of the North, who raise funds for the BC Cancer Foundation and have come onboard to support the event by being the onsite volunteers.