News Release

 February 25, 2005
Crowflight Appoints Major General-ret'd-Lewis Mackenzie A Director Of The Company

 TORONTO, ONTARIO: CROWFLIGHT MINERALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:CML) is pleased to announce that Major General (ret'd) Lewis MacKenzie, OStJ, OOnt, MSC, CD, has joined the Board of Directors of the company.

General MacKenzie a distinguished Canadian, retired from military service in the Canadian Forces in 1993 after 36 years of service. One of his many accomplishments included the command of Sector Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, under the United Nations Protection Force in 1992.

Crowflight shareholders will benefit from General MacKenzie's role as an independent Director because of his integrity, as well as his international experience in countries around the world.

General Lewis MacKenzie was born in Truro, Nova Scotia. He is a graduate of Xavier Junior College of Sydney, Cape Breton and the University of Manitoba. During his thirty six years of military service in the Infantry he served nine years in Germany with NATO forces and managed to fit in nine peacekeeping tours of duty in six different mission areas - the Gaza Strip, Cyprus, Vietnam, Cairo, Central America and Sarajevo.

In 1990 General MacKenzie was appointed commander of the United Nation's Observer mission in Central America. Two years later he was assigned to the United Nation's Protection Force in Yugoslavia. In May of that year he created and assumed command of Sector Sarajevo and with a contingent of soldiers from 31 countries opened the Sarajevo airport for the delivery of humanitarian aid during the height of the Bosnian civil war. As a result he became the only Canadian to be awarded a second Meritorious Service Cross. He retired from the Canadian Forces in 1993.

His personal account of his military experiences, "Peacekeeper, Road to Sarajevo", became a number one best seller in 1993. A two hour TV documentary based on the book and hosted by the general was aired internationally and won a New York film festival award in 1997.

Since his retirement from the military, Lew MacKenzie regularly appears on many of the international TV and radio networks as a commentator. He has been under contract to CBS, CTV, CBC and Southam News at various times during the past seven years.

Lew was made an Honorary Chief of the Metro Toronto Police Force in 1993. He holds Honorary Doctorates from numerous Canadian Universities and is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Canadian Federation of AIDS Research. He was Tourism Canada's Canadian of the Year in 1992 and he is an alumnus of the Maclean's role of Honour. In 2002 he was invested with the Order of Ontario for his humanitarian work in Eastern Africa.

Following the attacks of 11 September 2002 General MacKenzie was appointed one of two advisors to the Government of Ontario on counter-terrorism and emergency measures.

Crowflight - The Base Metal Builder
Crowflight is a Canadian mining and exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange focused on Nickel, Copper and Platinum Group Minerals exploration in the Thompson Nickel Belt and Sudbury Basin. The company currently owns and/or has under option more than 672 km2 in Manitoba and Ontario. This includes the Bucko Deposit in Thompson, where the Company is conducting a feasibility study, and ten highly prospective properties in a partnership with Falconbridge - four around Bucko (Bowden Lake, Resting Lake, Halfway Lake and Gonlin Lake), and six located 100 kilometers to the north on the TNB Thompson North Project (Burntwood River, Birchtree South, Birchtree North, Airport, Moak Lake and Strong Lake).

The Company also has several advanced projects in Sudbury, which include the AER Kidd Project adjacent to Inco's Totten Deposit (10.1 million tonnes @ 1.5% Ni, 2% Cu, 4.8 g/t PGE's), Airport Property (a 50/50 joint venture with Millstream Mines Ltd.) located 4 km on-strike with Falconbridge's Nickel Rim South Deposit (13.2 million tonnes @ 3.5% Cu, 1.7% Ni, 0.8 g/t Au, 4.1 g/t PGE's), Mystery Offset Dyke Option and Peter's Roost. Further information is available on the Company's web site at General MacKenzie has been granted 100,000 CML options at $ 0.29.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual developments or results may vary materially from those in these "forward-looking statements" .The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Stan Bharti
President and CEO
(416) 861-5876

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