Capt Taylor Evans

Biography / February 20, 2018

Captain Taylor Evans was born and raised in Canmore, Alberta. His passion for aviation developed at a very young age, with the influence of his grandfather, a retired Royal Canadian Air Force pilot with 37 years of service. His goal of becoming a pilot naturally led him to Air Cadets, and as a member of 878 Banff/Canmore Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, he earned his glider and private pilot licences. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2004.

After receiving his wings in 2006, Captain Evans was posted to 4 Wing, Cold Lake, Alberta and completed Fighter Lead-In Training at 419 Tactical Fighter (Training) Squadron and the Fighter Pilot Course at 410 Tactical Fighter (Operational Training) Squadron. In 2008, he was posted to 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron at 3 Wing, Bagotville, Quebec. During this time, he flew the CF-188 Hornet participating in exercises throughout North America, and numerous operations in support to NORAD. He returned to 410 Tactical Fighter (OT) Squadron in 2010 as an instructor pilot. From 2014 to 2017, he had the privilege of participating in an exchange with the United States Navy, instructing on the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet at Naval Air Station Oceana with the VFA-106 Gladiators, and having the rare opportunity to operate off a Nimitz class aircraft carrier.  

Captain Evans joined the Snowbirds in 2017 and brings 2,000 hours of military jet flying experience to the team. He flies the number 9 jet as the opposing solo for the 2018 air show season. 

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