Residents in Hamilton, Burlington and Niagara turned their eyes to the skies Sunday afternoon as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds flew over the region as part of “Operation Inspiration.”
The Snowbirds were originally scheduled to soar over the area on Saturday, but snow and hail kept the planes grounded in Trenton.
The plan for Sunday saw the Snowbirds leave Trenton around 9:30 a.m. and land in Toronto an hour later.
They took off again at 12:45 p.m and headed to London by way of Burlington, Hamilton, Grimsby, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Brantford.
The schedule has the Snowbirds leaving London at 4:15 p.m., heading north to Stratford, then going east over Kitchener and Guelph before going north to Collingwood and finally landing in Barrie at about 5:15 p.m.
.<a href=”https://twitter.com/CFSnowbirds?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@CFSnowbirds</a> flying over downtown <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/HamOnt?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#HamOnt</a>. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/OpInspiration?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#OpInspiration</a> <a href=”https://t.co/KeWgOeOa6K”>pic.twitter.com/KeWgOeOa6K</a>
Actual times and the exact route could vary and the Snowbirds ask people to monitor their social media accounts.
The tour of Canada is a way to boost morale during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Snowbirds Facebook page asks people not to travel to see the air demonstration team and instead “observe the flyovers from the safety of their home.”