CH-146 Griffon helicopter to fly over Calgary at start of Stampede

A CH-146 Griffon utility tactical-transport helicopter is scheduled to fly over Stampede Park. (supplied:RCAF)

Calgarians and visitors to the city will have a chance to see a Royal Canadian Air Force tactical helicopter fly overhead when the Calgary Stampede kicks off.

A CH-146 Griffon utility tactical-transport helicopter, part of the RCAF 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, is scheduled to make three flights from YYC Calgary International Airport to Stampede Park and back this week.

The helicopter is scheduled to fly the route Thursday night during Sneak-a-Peak between 9:30 p.m.and 10:30 p.m. and twice on Friday, with the first flight scheduled to take place between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. and the second between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

All of the flights are dependent on weather and flying conditions.