Snowbirds Step Up for Canada’s 150th
The Edmonton Airshow is proud to present the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, at this year’s airshow.
The team is “pulling out all the stops” in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. The sesquicentennial show promises to be a thrilling aerobatic adventure that you won’t want to miss. Plus, veterans and plane buffs will enjoy seeing the commemorative CT-114 Tutor jet with the Canada 150 paint scheme.
Flying at speeds of 600 km/h with less than 1.2m between aircraft, the jets are guaranteed to set hearts racing. For many Edmontonians, this will be the first time seeing this legendary team fly in full formation. The last time the entire squad flew over Edmonton was fifteen years ago.
A Little History
Following in the footsteps of the Golden Centennaires air demonstration team, formed in 1967 to celebrate Canada’s Centennial, the Snowbirds are honoured to uphold this ground-breaking team’s proud legacy 50 years later.
Today’s Snowbirds are more than just planes and pilots, they are an entire fleet of talented military personnel and machines: Pilots; aviation, avionics, aircraft structure, and supply technicians; mobile support operators; resource management support clerks; an engineering officer; a logistics officer, and a public affairs officer representing Army, Navy and Air Force. It takes this big a team to stage the thrilling performances that only select audiences will experience during Canada’s sesquicentennial.
We hope to see you there!