Flexing some muscle for Cornwall’s Canada Day

Flexing some muscle for Cornwall’s Canada Day

CORNWALL, Ontario – Canadian Forces will be flexing a little muscle July 1 in Cornwall.

Local Canada Day chair MP Guy Lauzon said Monday a Department of National Defence Hercules CC-130J will be flying over the Seaway City during this year’s festivities in Lamoureux Park.

“It is a great honour to have this magnificent aircraft pass through Cornwall, it is certainly an unique addition to our July 1st activities,” said Lauzon. “We are very fortunate to have the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces accommodate our request as Canada Day is very busy for them especially with the events in the Nation’s Capital that day.”

The familiar CC-130 Hercules is a mainstay of the Canadian Forces’ transport fleet. The CC-130J Hercules is a four-engine, fixed-wing turboprop aircraft that can carry up to 92 combat troops or 128 non-combat passengers. It is used for a wide range of missions, including troop transport, tactical airlift (both palletized and vehicular cargo) and aircrew training.

The aircraft will fly over Lamoureux Park at approximately 12:10 p.m., and then return over the St. Lawrence River minutes later on Wednesday, July 1, weather permitting.

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