Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds

The Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds will perform at the 2017 Ford Lauderdale Air Show, May 6-7, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale Beach.   The Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds (431 Air Demonstration Squadron) is a Canadian icon comprised of active duty members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Their pilots and technicians work as a team to bring thrilling... View Article


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The Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds will perform at the 2017 Ford Lauderdale Air Show, May 6-7, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale Beach.

 

The Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds (431 Air Demonstration Squadron) is a Canadian icon comprised of active duty members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Their pilots and technicians work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the North American public. Serving as Canadian ambassadors, the Snowbirds demonstrate the skill, professionalism and teamwork inherent in the women and men of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the Canadian Armed Forces.

 

The Snowbirds fly the Canadair CT-114 Tutor, a Canadian-built jet that was used by the Canadian Forces as a basic pilot-training aircraft form 1963 until 2000. The Tutor weighs approximately 7,170 lbs (3,260 kg) and is powered by a J-85 engine producing 2,700 pounds of thrust.

 

The 431 Air Demonstration Squadron consists of approximately 80 Canadian Forces personnel, 24 of whom comprise the show team that travels during the show season. The Snowbirds’ demanding schedule is met through the dedicated teamwork of not only the eleven military pilots and technicians, but also the entire home team.

 

The Snowbirds leave their home base in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and travel to Comox, British Columbia in April each year for about two weeks to practice over different terrain. Starting in May until mid-October each year the team travels across North America performing at various air shows. On average the team will fly approximately 60 air shows at 40 different locations during a single season across North America.  Throughout the six month air show season, the Snowbirds return to their home base about four times for a couple of days to perform some maintenance on the aircraft.

 

Snowbird 10-11 will arrive on Thursday, May 5th at approximately 12:30 pm followed by Snowbirds 1-9 at 2:30 pm Click ‘Like’ to follow our Facebook page to get the latest information on the arrival, practice and performance times for the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds.

 

 


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