The Royal Canadian Air Force will retire its fleet of CH-124 Sea King helicopters after 55 years in use. (Kristyn Anthony/News staff)

Sea King helicopters make formal retirement flight Monday

Monday flight pattern includes Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville and Qualicum

A formation flypast of Royal Canadian Air Force CH-124 Sea King helicopters will take place along the Victoria coastline and up to Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, and Qualicum on Dec. 17.

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The aircraft from the 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, at Pat Bay, where they expect to lift off around 10:30 a.m. The formation flight marks last official flight of the Sea King helicopter after 55 years of service as the RCAF transitions to the CH-148 Cyclone, the RCAF’s new maritime helicopter.

The flight is expected to start around 10:30 a.m. from Patrica Bay with no specific timings for each leg of the flight.



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