Look up, way up – the gliders are training.
Air cadets from across B.C. will be gliding in the skies above Comox during a Spring Break Gliding Exercise taking place March 14 to 22 at 19 Wing Comox.
The exercise is designed to provide further practical gliding experience to 12 teenaged air cadets, who have become Transport Canada licensed glider pilots through the Air Cadet Gliding Program. Gliders and tow aircraft will be flying at various altitudes in the vicinity of the airport, weather permitting, from 8 a.m. until as late as darkness, daily.
This activity should not pose a significant disturbance to Comox and the surrounding communities; however residents should expect to hear the single-engine aircraft used to tow gliders aloft throughout the day during this period. The intensity of flying operations will resemble that of the regular weekend gliding activities which normally occur during the spring and fall seasons.