Canadian Forces Snowbirds

431 Squadron Badge

Motto: The Hatiten Ronteriios (Warriors of the air)

Information: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

In an effort to minimize the impact of COVID-19 and to prioritize the health and safety of our personnel, the RCAF is suspending all support to air shows and other special events until further notice. 

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

Ambassadorships

The Snowbirds are the proud ambassadors of the following foundations:

News

Three aircraft in flight.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds jets returning home to Moose Jaw

Ten CT-114 Tutor jets flown by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds are returning home to Moose Jaw from Georgia November 27, 2019. The Snowbirds have been on an operational pause since Snowbird 5 was forced to eject before a show at the Atlanta Speedway on October 13, 2019.
November 27, 2019

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

Contact information

For more information on booking a Canadian Armed Forces aircraft to participate in your community's air show or special event, please visit Event booking, or contact SpecialEvents.EvenementsSpeciaux@forces.gc.ca  

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

Email: Snowbird.Team@sasktel.net
Telephone: 306-694-2222 extension 2437
Fax: 306-694-2809

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