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06/08/2007
CAF shows its air power at Edmonton´s Grand Prix


Taking advantage of the Gran Prix Edmonton 2007, celebrated in Edmonton, Alberta, the Canadian Armed Forces showed part of its air power for delight of the presents.
It was possible to be seen in the canadian sky the CF-18 fghters from the 4th Wing Cold Lake, followed by the Army s Sky Hawks parachute team, based at 8 Wing Trenton, that jumped from a CASA 212 aircraft of the 1 Wing.
Next it cuould be seen two 146 Griffon helicopters from 408 Squadron Edmonton fluttered above, followed by 15 Wing Moose Jaws Snowbirds grand finale, with a double flypast during the singing of the national anthem.
Almost 170.000 people could enjoy of the fighters and helicopters maneuvers from the Canadian Air Forces.
Captain Wade Fontaine, a planner with the Regional Aerospace Coordination Element, extremely satisfied with the air festival success, said:- I am very proud to be a serving member of the Air Force and I am really impressed with all the personnel from the ground crew to the pilots that flew the mission today. Everyone has done and outstanding job and it just speaks to the true professionalism of the Air Force-.
This year the Canadian Forces also assembled a small eye-popping static display which included: a 4 Wing CF-18 Hornet, a 408 Squadron CH-146 Griffon, an Army s LAV III armoured vehicle and the Navy displayed a Hurricane boat.

Source: CAF





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