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News Article / February 3, 2015

From the Royal Canadian Air Force

The Snowbirds air demonstration team has released its schedule of appearances for 2015.

Squadron personnel are slated to “wow” audiences from Sacramento, California, to Summerside, Prince Edward Island, to Penticton, British Columbia, to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – and dozens of communities in between.

Visit the Snowbirds page to find out where the Snowbirds will be appearing. And check out their Facebook page to get the latest news.

About the Snowbirds

The Snowbirds demonstration team (431 Air Demonstration Squadron), based at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, is a Canadian icon composed of serving 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 and the Canadian Armed Forces.

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

The 431 Air Demonstration Squadron consists of approximately 80 Canadian Armed 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 the eleven pilots, the technicians and the entire home team.


 

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