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CF-18 to make flyby over Saskatoon

A CF-18 Hornet making a flyby south of Saskatoon on Sunday morning will create “a temporary yet abrupt increase in noise.”.
A CF-18 Hornet making a flyby south of Saskatoon on Sunday morning will create “a temporary yet abrupt increase in noise.”. Handout - Staff Sgt. Perry Aston / The Canadian Press

A Hornet in Saskatoon on Sunday morning may wake up some people.

The Department of National Defence (DND) said a CF-18 Hornet will make a flyby at around 7:30 a.m. CT.

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The flyby is part of the opening ceremony for the 2016 Prairie Gran Fondo taking place just south of the city.

DND officials said the jet will make its way over the German Culture Centre from the north along Chief Whitecap Trail.

They said people in the Nutana and Exhibition neighbourhoods “can expect a temporary yet abrupt increase in noise.”

At no time will the jet fly lower that 500 feet above the highest obstacle and the pilot will be in constant contact with air traffic controllers.

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DND officials said flybys are carefully planned and closely controlled to ensure public safety at all times.

The 2016 Prairie Gran Fondo is part of Velopaloosa Saskatoon’s Superweek of Cycling, with four different events for cyclists of all levels.

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