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October 27, 2017 3:56 pm

Fly By Cancelled

Thursday, August 17, 2017 @ 3:48 PM

Prince George, B.C. –  Chalk up another  loss to the wildfires.

The RCAF flyby that was supposed to take place over  the Prince George Exhibition grounds  has been cancelled.

There  is too much  wildfire smoke to allow the flight to proceed.

A CT-155 Hawk  was supposed to  fly over the  BCNE  around 6 this evening,  shortly after the official ribbon cutting  event that would  declare the  fair officially ‘open’.



Too much smoke? Good thing there isn’t a war going on.

    There is a difference between wartime and peacetime flying it’s called safety first you might of heard about safety in your travels if not you should learn about it

I think that because of the smoke no one could see the aircraft so why bother>

    There are strict rules that pilots have to follow and under normal circumstances aircraft cannot fly lower than 2000 feet over populated centres but l ke in this case there was approval asked and permission received for the lower flyby but in the end the ultimate responsibility remains with the pilot and that person has the ability to say yea or nay. Others can also cancel the low flyby such as the control tower at the airport as they are responsible for all aircraft within their airspace that can stretch out to 20 miles

Previous article stated that they would fly no lower than 500 ft above the highest point of their route. So you would need to know the highest point, add 500ft, and walla, they would be invisible.


I have, unfortunately, flown in smoke. It is purely dangerous. Blue sky above and green forest below but absolutely no idea of the horizon. You find you are holding your breath for extended periods while trying to fly IFR in great weather. Wouldn’t wish it on people I totally dislike.

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