A group of local pilots will be taking part in a flyover to commemorate Remembrance Day. (Black Press Media File)

A group of local pilots will be taking part in a flyover to commemorate Remembrance Day. (Black Press Media File)

Look up #YYJ: Pilots take to the skies for Remembrance Day flyover

Group takes off from Victoria airport around 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday

Remembrance Day ceremonies look a bit different this year and residents are encouraged to look up.

A group of local pilots will take a formation flight over Greater Victoria on Wednesday to commemorate the day. According to Tom Spreen, a WestJet pilot and simulator instructor, the group will take off around 10:20 a.m. from the Victoria International Airport in North Saanich.

The flyover will feature five or six Nanchang or Yak planes.

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The route and approximate flyover times are:

  • 10 a.m. start engines at the Victoria International Airport
  • 10:20 a.m. wheels up
  • 10:36 a.m. Sidney Parade overflight
  • 10:40 a.m. Central Saanich Cenotaph
  • 10:43 a.m. Saanich Municipal Cenotaph
  • 10:46 a.m. Oak Bay Cenotaph
  • 11:02 a.m. Victoria Cenotaph
  • 11:03:30 a.m. Esquimalt Cenotaph
  • 11:05 a.m. Langford Cenotaph
  • 11:08 a.m. Broadmead Lodge
  • 11:14 a.m. Sidney Cenotaph
  • 11:22 a.m. Ganges Cenotaph
  • 11:28 a.m. Saturna Community Hall
  • 11:40 a.m. land back at the Victoria International Airport

If you catch a photo of the flyover, send it to editor@vicnews.com for a chance to be featured online or in the newspaper.


 

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