Canadian Forces Snowbirds

431 Squadron Badge

Motto: The Hatiten Ronteriios (Warriors of the air)

The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron are a Canadian icon comprised of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and National Defence Public Service employees.

Pilots, technicians (aviation, avionics, aircraft structure, supply), mobile support operators, resource management support clerks, an engineering officer, a logistics officer and a public affairs officer representing all three elements (Army, Navy and Air Force), work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the Canadian public. Serving as ambassadors of the CAF, the CF Snowbirds demonstrate the high level of skill, professionalism, teamwork, discipline and dedication inherent in the men and women of the CAF and they inspire the pursuit of excellence wherever they go in North America.

A brief squadron history, motto and battle honours can be found on the Deparment of National Defence's Directorate of History and Heritage webpage.

Equipment

431 Squadron has flown these aircraft

  • Vickers Wellington
  • Handley-Page Halifax
  • Avro Lancaster
  • Canadair (North American) F-86 Sabre

2018 Theme‎ - A Tradition of Military Aviation Excellence

Cpl Sebastian Boucher

The Snowbirds are flying nine jets in the Big Diamond Bottom Side formation.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds proudly and eagerly uphold the legacy of military aviation excellence as Canada’s Air Demonstration Team. This year, Canada and the United States of America mark an important milestone in our relationship and friendship with the 60th Anniversary of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).   

Your 2018 Canadian Forces Snowbirds reflect the diversity and opportunities available equally to men and women in the Canadian military. Each member of the Snowbirds’ team is a full-time serving member who demonstrates the skill, professionalism, and teamwork essential to achieving aviation excellence. 

In their 48th season, the Snowbirds continue to inspire with thrilling aerobatic performances and breathtaking fly-bys over cities and towns across Canada and the United States.

The Snowbirds invite you to see its dedicated team showcasing their aviation expertise at an air show near you. Come meet the pilots, the public affairs officer, and highly skilled aviation systems, avionics systems, aircraft structures, and mobile support technicians.

                                                             

Ambassadorships

The Snowbirds are the proud ambassadors of the following foundations:

News

Side-by-side photos of a man. On the left, in black and white, he is young, wearing a flight suit and helmet; on the right, in colour, he is older, wearing an open-necked civilian shirt.

Colonel Ralph Hamilton Annis, January 11, 1931 – May 14, 2018

Colonel Ralph Annis will be laid to rest on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
May 28, 2018

Cpl Justin Shantidatt

Air Cadet Became an Aviation Technician for the Snowbirds

Cpl Justin Shantidatt has been fascinated with technology and aviation since a young age, this eventually transformed into a career as an Aviation Technician with 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the CF Snowbirds.
May 18, 2018

Captain Sarah Dallaire

From a Cessna 172 with Dad to a Snowbird CT-114 Tutor

Growing up, Capt Sarah Dallaire’s parents were passionate about aviation as a hobby, it was only fitting that she become a pilot herself. Currently Snowbird 2 with 431 Squadron, she hopes to inspire young women as the first woman Snowbird pilot, Maryse Carmichael, inspired her.
May 15, 2018

Six gold, blue and red jet aircraft with red maple leaf flag markings fly upside-down over forested land, with a town, a large body of water, an island, and snow-covered mountains in the background.

Saluting the Golden Centennaires’ 50th anniversary

The story of the Canadian Armed Forces Golden Centennaires, the air demonstration team that celebrated Canada’s Centennial Year throughout Canada and farther afield.
December 7, 2017

Contact Information

For  booking Canadian Armed Forces aircraft to participate in your community's air show or special event, please visit the Event Booking page, or contact SpecialEvents@forces.gc.ca  

431 (AD) Squadron
15 Wing
PO Box 5000
Moose Jaw, SK
S6H 7Z8

Fax: (306) 694-2809
Email: Snowbird.Team@sasktel.net

Please allow up to ten business days for a reply.