I don't want to (ab)use my DWAN access to operational sources who might be able to answer this question, so I'd appreciate some insight as to who I could ask "as a member of the public".
Last night, a Herc (or I strongly suspect a Herc) made repeated, low level (2000' by my untrained eye) passes over our little town in eastern Ontario. More than a few residents took to our community Facebook page asking what was going on, and some seemed to be quite freaked out over it. I assured them it was likely just pilot training, and that I was pretty sure it was a Herc (four engines, sounded like the Herc I've heard many times). On his lowest pass, he had what I presume were landing lights (bright lights on the wings) illuminated. We're about 50 km from Ottawa airport, and it didn't appear to be on an approach (we do see commercial aircraft on approach to YOW frequently, but they're at a much higher altitude at that point).
Who could I ask a) if it was indeed a Herc and b) what they were up to?