CFB Goose Bay loses chance for supersonic training activities

The CBC is reporting that the military has withdrawn an application to conduct supersonic flight training in Labrador. Just 3 years ago the Department of National Defence asked the province to conduct and environmental assessment for the base to fly more than a thousand supersonic training flights over the area – a plan that was signalled as important to the long-term viability of the base. This is worrisome for Goose Bay, who were assured by the Conservative government and Labrador MP Peter Penashue as recently as October that “There has been a lot of interest and people are looking at how to expand 5 Wing Goose Bay,” he said. “There’s going to be more stuff happening and so I think I’ll have to say: stay tuned,” he said.

Source: CBC

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