Captain Sarah Dallaire

Biography / February 14, 2018

Captain Sarah Dallaire was born in Québec City and grew up in Lévis, Québec. At an early age, Sarah accompanied her family to air shows and quickly became an aviation enthusiast, dreaming about flying.

In 2001, this dream solidified into a goal, inspired by Captain Maryse Carmichael the first Royal Canadian Airforce (RCAF) woman pilot to fly with the Snowbirds. Sarah had now only one thing in mind; becoming a military pilot. That same year, she joined the 776 Air Cadet Squadron in Lévis.

Although an avid dirt bike rider and figure skater, Sarah maintained her objective to become an aviator. In 2007, she joined the Canadian Armed Forces through the Continuous Education Officer Training Program as a RCAF pilot. Captain Dallaire received her military pilot wings on the CT-155 Hawk in 2012, in the presence of her role-model, Lieutenant-Colonel Carmichael.

Captain Dallaire was later posted at 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School as a qualified flying instructor on the Harvard II. She also served as the Deputy Operation Officer and Deputy Flight Safety Officer. In 2014, she deployed to Operation IMPACT in Kuwait for 6 months working with 437 Squadron.

  Following her dream, Captain Dallaire applied to join the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and, in 2017 she was selected and posted to 431 (Air Demonstration) Squadron. She brings over 1500 hours of flying experience to the team flying as Snowbird 2 in the inner right wing position. She is thrilled to start the 2018 air show season and meet Snowbirds fans from across North-America so she can encourage them to follow their dreams whatever they might be.

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