Sky over Comox Valley will be busier than usual

Residents in the Comox Valley can expect increased aircraft activity at 19 Wing from May 7 to 18, as aircraft take part in the Royal Canadian Navy’s Task Group Exercise 2012 (TGEX) off the west coast of Vancouver Island.
During the exercise, CF-18 fighter pilots will also take part in air-to-air combat exercises.
Residents can expect to see and hear fighter, air-to-air refuelling and long range patrol aircraft taking off and landing with increased frequency during the exercise, including some night flying.
This training is necessary for pilots to experience flying in different environments and conditions to prepare them for operations.
19 Wing Comox is appreciative of Comox Valley residents’ understanding and support during this training.
TGEX’s are annual exercises involving various Canadian Forces units and personnel. Participating units prepare for a wide range of potential operations and missions to strengthen Canada’s ability to work in a multi-national and joint environment.
TGEX aims at honing each unit’s operational skills, enhancing Canada’s maritime contribution to global security across a broad spectrum of operations.
— 19 Wing Comox

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