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

A Snowbird CT-114 Tutor, August 2020.

Operational pause of CT-114 Tutor fleet lifted

On August 24, 2020, the Commander of 2 Canadian Air Division, Brigadier-General Denis O’Reilly, has lifted the operational pause on the CT-114 Tutor fleet.
August 24, 2020

Captain Jenn Casey

A statement from Lieutenant-Colonel Mike French, Commanding Officer of 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron on the Canadian Forces Snowbirds CT-114 Tutor Crash in Kamloops, British Columbia

At approximately 11:45 am on May 17, 2020, shortly after take-off from Kamloops Airport, Snowbird 11, a Canadian Forces Snowbirds CT-114 Tutor, crashed into a nearby neighbourhood. Prior to the crash, the two person crew of the aircraft ejected. Tragically, Captain Jenn Casey, the team’s Public Affairs Officer, did not survive. The aircraft’s pilot, Captain Rich MacDougall survived with non-life threatening injuries.
May 18, 2020

Captain Jenn Casey

One Canadian military member killed, one injured in CF Snowbirds accident

A member of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatic team died, and another was injured, in a crash near Kamloops, British Columbia, on May 17, 2020.
May 17, 2020

Seven red and white jet aircraft fly in formation.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds launch cross-Canada tour

During Operation Inspiration, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will cross the country to salute Canadians doing their part to fight the spread of COVID-19.
April 29, 2020

Seven aircraft in flight

Canadian Forces Snowbirds return to operations

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are returning to full operations at their home base of 15 Wing Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan, beginning today, December 6, 2019.
December 6, 2019

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

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431 (AD) Squadron, 15 Wing, PO Box 5000, Moose Jaw SK S6H 7Z8
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159 Ave SW, Bushell Park SK S0H 0N0
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431 (AD) Squadron, 15 Wing, PO Box 5000, Moose Jaw SK S6H 7Z8
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159 Ave SW, Bushell Park SK S0H 0N0
306-694-2809 Fax: 306-694-2809