Gliders continue to practise over Comox Valley

Look up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
Yes, it's a plane — and a glider, too.

Look up in the sky!Is it a bird? Is it a plane?Yes, it’s a plane — and a glider, too.Air cadets from across the province are gliding above Comox this week during a spring break gliding exercise until Saturday 24 over CFB Comox.The exercise is designed to provide further practical gliding experience to 15 teenaged air cadets, who have become Transport Canada licensed glider pilots through the Air Cadet Gliding Program. Gliders and tow aircraft are flying at various altitudes in the vicinity of the airport, weather permitting, from 8 a.m. until last light, daily.  This activity should not pose a significant disturbance to people in Comox and the surrounding communities; however, residents can expect to hear the single-engine aircraft, used to tow gliders aloft, throughout the day.The intensity of flying operations will resemble that of the regular weekend gliding activities that normally occur during the spring and fall seasons.— 19 Wing Comox