The Snowbirds Demonstration Team (431 Squadron) is a Canadian icon comprised of serving members of the Canadian Forces. Their pilots and technicians work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the North American public. Serving as Canadian ambassadors, the Snowbirds demonstrate the high level of professionalism, teamwork, excellence, discipline and dedication inherent in the women and men of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Forces.
This year’s theme, “The Pursuit of Excellence” marks two exceptional milestones: the Squadron’s 70th Anniversary since its founding as a Bomber Squadron during World War II and the 50th Anniversary of flying the exceptionally robust Canadian designed and built CT-114 Tutor aircraft. The theme embodies the imperative that the Snowbirds, and by proxy, the Canadian Forces are constantly pursuing excellence at all levels from the individual, to the units, to the entire organisation. The pursuit of this essential but purposely unattainable goal is what motivates us all to strive for the highest standards of performance.
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