To enhance patient and crew safety for night landings at remote and low-light helipads, Ornge is currently trialing helipad lighting at several locations in Ontario, including the Capreol helipad.
As part of this trial, Ornge pilots will be performing test and training flights at this site beginning today. These flights will take place between sunset and 11 p.m. for about one month.
Flights may not occur every night.
The aircraft may make several approaches to the site without landing. This is a normal component of the training. Every effort will be made to minimize disruption.
Ornge appreciates the community’s co-operation and understanding as it undertake this important safety initiative.