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Flying Formation Over Calgary Today At 1415

Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:36 pm

Clears skies over Calgary today, was out and about, and came across a flying formation that consisted of a large plane (I forgot to count engines) and four small planes that appeared to be fighter jets. The aircraft were flying at a high altitude. Anyone have any idea as to what it was all about? It happened around 1415 local time.
 
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RE: Flying Formation Over Calgary Today At 1415

Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:23 am

Sounds like refueling training with a KC tanker.

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RE: Flying Formation Over Calgary Today At 1415

Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:33 am

Knowing nothing about the airspace in that area I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say there was some mid-air refueling going on.
 
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RE: Flying Formation Over Calgary Today At 1415

Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:50 pm

I missed seeing them but this picture was taken by a photographer in YYC:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ratzlaff/4377577590/

A KC-10 with a flight of F-22's heading northwest. I would have loved to have seen it myself!

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