The CF-18s were scrambled from 3 Wing Bagotville, Quebec
, and 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, to intercept the bombers, which approached through the northern and eastern extremities of the Canadian Air Defence Identification Zone (CADIZ), respectively.
On 21 February 2012, flight PSC123 left the Montreal/Saint-Hubert airport at 9: 07 Eastern Standard Time on a chartered flight to Bagotville, Quebec
, with 2 passengers and 2 flight crew on board.
The multi-role military airplanes took off from their base in Bagotville, Quebec
on Tuesday morning (1300 GMT).
The training services contract will help to sustain at least 12 jobs in Bagotville, Quebec
and in Cold Lake, Alberta.
Officials say the pilot is Captain Brian Bews from 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron and is based at 3 Wing in Bagotville, Quebec
Most of these weapons were phased out by 1972, but the Genies, designed to shoot down Soviet bombers, remained in service with the Canadian squadrons at Bagotville, Quebec
and Comox, British Columbia until mid-1984.
In 2006, two additional CF-18 ACES will be installed at Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Quebec
The AFEC will see 250 staff positioned at Bagotville, Quebec
Bombardier Military Aviation Training has expanded into post graduate flying training for Canada's fighter force with its recent award of the Advanced Distributed Combat Training System (ADCTS) contract at Cold Lake and Bagotville, Quebec
Throughout the weekend, CF-18 fighter jets left their base in Bagotville, Quebec
Canadian Forces Base in Cold Lake, Alberta and Canadian Forces Base in Bagotville, Quebec
will be home to the program's two new Mission Training Centers.
For example, one such exception occurred in the summer of 2009, when QETE was called upon to save the Canada Day air show after the iconic Snowbirds were grounded in Bagotville, Quebec
, due to an unusual safety belt problem detected two weeks before their scheduled flyby through the nation's capital.