If you see a bunch of sirens and excitement on a runway at the Regina Airport Wednesday morning, do not worry.
The Regina Airport is staging a mock disaster meaning you will see a lot of activity you wouldn’t normally see on airport grounds from 9-noon.
James Bogusz is the CEO of the Regina Airport Authority. He hopes days like this never have to be lived out, but if it should, he knows various stakeholders will be ready.
“We certainly hope this is just an insurance policy, but if a plane crash or any major emergency occurred here at the airport, it’s important that are plans that are documented and practiced are exercised so we need to do this from time-to-time.”
Bogusz says major exercises like the one which will be staged Wednesday happen about once every four years.
For those with business at the airport, Bogusz stresses the day-to-day operation of the airport will continue as normal and that those flying into or out of Regina will experience no problems because of the mock disaster.