If you live near the Prince George Airport, you likely heard the rumblings of a behemoth bird taking flight across the northern sky.
This past weekend, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) brought its CC-177 Globemaster III to YXS as part of a cross-country training session for its 429 squadron members, all following COVID-19 protocols.
Pilots were using the transport aircraft for low-approach maneuvers, as well as take-offs and landings.
Residents were able to capture photos and video in awe of the big plane, which is based out of 8 Wing Trenton (Ontario).
According to the CAF, this training is also essential for maintaining skills, so aircrew members are ready to safely execute missions around the world, often under challenging conditions.
The military service adds it's important these proficiencies are maintained in Canada so the squadron can also be ready in potentially life-threatening situations.
- with files from Hanna Petersen, PrinceGeorgeMatters