Please see below advisory from 5 Wing Goose Bay
Public Service Announcement
Search and Rescue Training
October 1, 2021 – Happy Valley-Goose Bay – Canadian Armed Forces
5 Wing Goose Bay would like to advise the public that 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron will be conducting Search and Rescue (SAR) training in the region of Labrador from October 4 to 6, 2021. Air crews will be conducting search patterns at lower altitudes in some areas. When required SAR Technicians or equipment will be parachuted from the aircraft.
During this training the public may see:
- A C-130H Hercules aircraft
- Wind markers being released from the rear of aircraft (markers are bio degradable)
- SAR Technicians jumping from C-130H Hercules
- Over the Practice Target Area (160 KM south west of Goose Bay) Illumination Flares may be used for night operations.
The participants of the exercise are members of the Royal Canadian Air Force posted to 14 Wing Greenwood, Nova Scotia. All COVID-19 protocols such as mask wearing, social distancing, and washing hands often will be followed throughout the training.
Search and Rescue operations often take place in remote and hard to access locations. To achieve the most realistic training, the harsh environment of Labrador was chosen to challenge the aircraft crews and SAR Technicians. Safety of the exercise participants and the civilian population is of the highest priority. Steps have been taken to avoid disturbing human and wildlife populations.
Captain Nicole Morrison
Canadian Armed Forces
5 Wing Public Affairs
Phone: (709) 896-6928