A fighter jet flew over Nanaimo’s hospital this afternoon to salute some of the people who fought the pandemic on the front lines.
Operation Inspiration arrived on Vancouver Island this weekend, with a CF-18 demo jet flying over Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Sunday, July 18, and circling over other areas of Vancouver Island before landing in Victoria.
Operation Inspiration will also include a flyover by the CF Snowbirds on Monday, July 19.
“Our air demonstration teams are an important face of our Air Force and their role in connecting us to Canadians was clear last year through the success of Operation Inspiration. This year we couldn’t think of a better way to continue that momentum than through formally recognizing Operation Inspiration as an enduring mission that will be carried forward by these two teams,” said Maj.-Gen. Eric Kenny, commander of the 1 Canadian Air Division, in a press release.