CC-130J Hercules Flying Over Cornwall on Canada Day

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FA2011-0043-06 6 October 2011 Trenton, Ontario. A CC-130J Hercules tail number 130612, doing fly bys, landings and take offs during Ex MOUNTAIN STAR. Exercise MOUNTAIN STAR was conducted to maintain and develop the capabilities of military personnel while conducting modern air expeditionary operations. Military personnel participated a simulated humanitarian mission while effectively operating and sustaining a deployed operating base. The exercise was also designed to train military personnel in the non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) of civilians from another country during a deteriorating security situation. Military personnel from 436 Transport Squadron, 8 Wing Trenton, Ont., and the Royal 22e Regiment participated in the exercise held at 8 Wing’s Mountain View training area. 436 Sqn is typically tasked with carrying personnel and materiel on a global response basis and must be prepared to deliver 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tactical flying is an equally important part of any 436 Sqn mission. The skills associated with aerial delivery of troops and equipment by parachute or delivery of humanitarian aid to isolated and austere locations are increasingly sought after as part of Canada's contribution to operations around the world. Photo credit: Cpl Darcy Lefebvre © 2011 DND-MDN Canada FA2011-0043-06 Le 6 octobre 2011 Trenton, en Ontario Un CC-130J Hercules avec le numéro d’avion 130612, survole, atterrit et décolle durant l’exercice MOUNTAIN STAR. L’exercice Mountain Star a été mené afin que les militaires maintiennent les capacités acquises dans des opérations aériennes expéditionnaires modernes et qu’ils en acquièrent de nouvelles. C’est ainsi que lors d’une simulation de mission humanitaire, les militaires ont prouvé leur efficacité et ils ont appuyé une base d’opérations déployée. De plus, l’exercice a été conçu pour entraîner les militaires à effectuer une opération d’évacuation de non-combattants (NEO), notamment des civils d’un pays étra

CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall Canada Day Chair and local Member of Parliament Guy Lauzon announced today that a Department of National Defence Hercules CC-130J will be flying over Cornwall during this year’s Canada Day festivities in Lamoureux Park.

“It is a great honour to have this magnificent aircraft pass through Cornwall once again this year. Visitors to Lamoureux Park really enjoyed the low fly over last year, and we’re grateful that our Canadian Armed Forces are making it happen again in 2016,” said Lauzon.

The Hercules aircraft will be coming from CFB Trenton and flown by members from 436 Transport Squadron. The familiar CC-130 Hercules is a mainstay of the Canadian Forces’ transport fleet. The aircraft 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 Hercules will fly over Lamoureux Park at approximately 12:00pm, and then return over the St. Lawrence River minutes later on Friday, July 1st, weather permitting.