Making Arctic History

From Air Force Articles (Canada's Air Force -

June 24, 2010

A CC-177 Globemaster III made Arctic history on June 22, 2010, when it arrived in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, during a northern resupply mission to Thule, Greenland, and Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert.

The stop in Resolute Bay provided reconnaissance of the airfield in preparation for future strategic airlift support to Operation Nanook, resupply to CFS Alert and other CF activities in the north.

This is the second historic landing for the Globemaster in the Arctic. On April 14, 2010, it landed at CFS Alert, the most northerly inhabited location in the world.

The Globemaster, which came into service in the CF in 2007-2008, is used for a wide range of strategic and tactical missions for Canada’s Air Force, including the rapid transport of troops, cargo and oversized combat equipment across Canada and throughout the world.

The Chief of the Air Staff is leading the Air Force in progressively increasing its capabilities to operate in the North in support of Government and Defence Arctic objectives.

Credit: Aziz Kheraj.

Credit: Aziz Kheraj.

Tagged: arctic, history, cc-177, air force


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