Thursday, 29 June 2017

Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Photo from RCAF

Air show's have been keeping crowds on the edge of their seats since the beginning of time, starting with Pterodactyls swooping over cave people. In modern times,
 we are fortunate enough to have F-18's and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds to entertain us with their aerobatics instead of giant flying carnivores. 

The Snowbirds were in Barrie, Ontario yesterday putting on one last show, as they prepare to put on a Canada 150 celebration like no other, with the help of the Flying Museum and a special Canada 150 CF-18 in Ottawa on Canada Day.

The best pilots of the Canadian Forces are selected to pilot the CT-114 Tutors that make up the Snowbirds.  Officially known as the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds are Canada's military flight demonstration team whose purpose is to "demonstrate the skill, professionalism, and teamwork of Canadian Forces personnel". The squadron is based at 15 Wing, near Moose JawSaskatchewan. You can check this link here to see them perform this 

 What is 150 of our favourite Canadian things? Read about it here


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