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Return of low-level flight training over Labrador on German air force’s radar – CBC

Feb 28, 2024

DND says it’s ‘open to future requests,’ as Quebec Innu ‘formally and unanimously’ reject resumption

The German air force requested in 2022 that low-level flight training be brought back to Labrador for the first time in decades.

The training below 1,000 feet — proposed for spring 2023, in the wake of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine — never took place.

But a possible return to low-level flying at 5 Wing Goose Bay remains up in the air.

“We are open to future requests, and will pursue positive engagement with Indigenous communities regarding such requests,” Department of National Defence spokesperson Andrée-Anne Poulin wrote in an emailed statement to CBC/Radio-Canada.

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