Way Up in the Middle of the Air

The Winter Olympics start in two weeks, and there is much activity at the Vancouver airport. The sound of high-powered turbine aircraft engines fills the air.

My office is right under the approach path to runway 26L, so I see CF-18 Hornet fighter jets

CF-18
CF-18

and CH-146 Griffin helicopters

CH-146
CH-146

flying around several times a day.

Rumor has it that two Halifax-class frigates

HMCS Vancouver
HMCS Vancouver

will be anchored offshore to provide extra air defense.