The Royal Canadian Air Force is advising Lethbridge residents of a search and rescue exercise this week.
“People near Lethbridge may see and hear Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130H Hercules, CH-146 Griffon helicopters, and a CC138 Twin Otter flying overhead, and see Search and Rescue Technicians parachuting between June 5 – 12,” reads a news release from the Canadian Armed Forces. “Residents may also see rescue equipment being parachuted from aircraft over drop zones.”
The activity is part of the Lethbridge 435 Squadron’s annual search and rescue exercise and officials say it is expected to create air traffic in Pincher Creek and Cranbrook also. Flight times may vary and overnight exercises are likely.
“All measures are being taken to ensure minimal impact to those living near the training areas and residents are asked to not to approach the drop zones,” the news release says.