News Release

 October 11, 2006
Crowflight Closes First Tranche of Private Placement Financing

 CROWFLIGHT MINERALS INC. (Crowflight, the Company) (TSX Venture Exchange: CML) is pleased to announce that it has completed the first tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement financing through the issuance of 6,892,857 units (the "Units") for total gross proceeds of approximately $2.4 million. Each Unit consisted of one common share in the capital of the Company (a "Common Share") and one half of one transferable common share purchase warrant (each whole common share purchase warrant, a "Warrant"). Each whole Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one Common Share (a "Warrant Share") at a price of $0.50 until April 10, 2008. However, if over a period of 15 consecutive trading days between February 11, 2007 and April 10, 2008, the daily volume weighted average trading price of the common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange, or such other stock exchange where the majority of the trading volume occurs, exceeds $0.75 on each of those 15 consecutive days, the Company may, within 30 days of such an occurrence, give written notice to the holders of the Warrants that the Warrants will expire at 4:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on the 45th day following the giving of notice unless exercised by the holders prior to such date. Each of the Common Shares and Warrants are subject to a hold period that will expire on February 11, 2007.

The gross proceeds from the sale of the Units will be used for exploration and development of the Bucko Nickel project in the Thompson Nickel Belt, Manitoba and for general corporate purposes.

Crowflight - The Base Metal Builder
Crowflight Minerals Inc. is a Canadian junior mining exploration and development company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The company is focused on nickel, copper and Platinum Group Mineral ("PGM") projects in the Thompson Nickel Belt ("TNB") and Sudbury Basin. The company currently owns and/or has under option approximately 600 square kilometres of exploration and development properties in Manitoba and Ontario.

In Manitoba, these properties include: (1) the Bucko Nickel Deposit; (2) an earn-in option with Xstrata plc on five highly prospective properties (Bucko/Bowden, Resting Lake, Rock Island Lake, Halfway Lake and Gonlin Lake) on the TNB South Project located within 30 kilometres of the Bucko Deposit; and (3) six additional properties (Burntwood River, Birchtree South, Birchtree North, Airport, Moak Lake and Strong Lake) located 100 kilometres to the north on the TNB North Project.

In the Sudbury Basin, these properties include: (1) the 100% owned AER Kidd Project adjacent to Inco's Totten Deposit (10.1 million tonnes grading 1.5% nickel, 2.0% copper and 4.8 g/t PGM's); (2) the 100% owned Peter's Roost Property, the subject of a recent joint venture agreement with Wallbridge Mining Co. Ltd.; and (3) the Airport Property (a 50/50 joint venture with Millstream Mines Ltd.) located 4 kilometres south, and on-strike, with Falconbridge's Nickel Rim South Deposit (13.2 million tonnes grading 1.7% nickel, 3.5% copper and 4.1 g/t PGM's).

Further information regarding Crowflight, including details of its properties, and where relevant its earn-in interests in properties, is available on the Company's web site at www.crowflight.com.

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 Company cautions investors that the projections for increases to the Indicated Resources are based on Inferred Resources. There is no certainty that these projections will be added to the Indicated Resources or that they will be economically viable.

For further information please contact:

Thomas Atkins
President and CEO
Tel: (416) 861 - 5900
Fax: (416) 861 - 8165

Bruce Korhonen
Ascenta Capital Partners Inc.
Tel: (604) 684 - 4743 ext 230

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