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Snowbirds release tentative 2021 show schedule

Above Image: Snowbirds performing. Image courtesy of Mark Reyno. 

On December 8, the Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds released their tentative schedule for the 2021 Show Season, which will celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Lieutenant-Colonel Denis Bandet, Commanding Officer 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, mentioned that they “are looking forward to celebrating our 50th season with Canadians in 2021. We are going to ensure that we follow recommended health measures in order to see our fans again in a safe environment this season.”

COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible that this schedule will change.

The CF Snowbirds are committed to the health and safety of their audiences and will adhere to the highest level of COVID-19 precautions.

The team will work with each air show and event to ensure COVID-19 measures are in place for both the Snowbirds team and the general public.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds (431 Air Demonstration Squadron) perform over 19 Wing Comox, British Columbia on April 11, 2017. Photo by Sgt Halina Folfas, 19 Wing Imaging Services. Image courtesy of the Canadian Armed Forces.

As Canada’s iconic air demonstration team, the CF Snowbirds inspire the public by highlighting the extraordinary skill, professionalism, teamwork, and diversity of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

History

Since 1971, the CF Snowbirds have been entertaining audiences across North American and are excited to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2021.

Consisting of over 50 different formations and manoeuvres, the CF Snowbirds’ show is the result of six months of intensive preparation and training.

The Air Demonstration Squadron includes approximately 80 personnel, 24 of whom comprise the show team that travels during the show season.

The CF Snowbirds’ demanding schedule is met through the dedicated teamwork of not only the Royal Canadian Air Force pilots and technicians, but also the entire home team in 15 Wing Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, the squadron’s home base.

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Julia Lennips

Julia is a journalist who is an avid reader and an artist. She is living in North Bay, ON pursing her passion for reporting.

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