Captain Maciej Hatta

Biography / November 14, 2016

Captain Maciej Hatta was born in Gdansk, Poland and grew up in Georgetown, Ontario. His passion for flight developed while a member of 820 Chris Hadfield Air Cadet Squadron where he earned his glider and private pilot licences. He joined the Canadian Forces in 2001 and graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 2005 with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering.

After receiving his wings in 2008, Captain Hatta 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 (Operational Training) Fighter Squadron. In 2010 he was posted to 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron at 4 Wing, Cold Lake. During this time, he flew the CF-18 Hornet and participated in numerous exercises throughout North America, Operation Podium during the 2010 Winter Olympics, and operations overseas.

Captain Hatta joined the Snowbirds in 2013 and brings 2,000 hours of military jet flying experience to the team. He flew the number 6 and 3 jet positions between 2014-2016 and in 2017 he flies the number 7 jet the Outer left Wing position.

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