The RCAF Snowbirds Canadian jet demonstration team currently fly eleven Canadair CT-114 jet training aircraft. The first performance of the team was in July of 1971.
The name of the team was chosen as the winning entry of a contest. The team first flew under the name “Canadian Snowbirds” on July 11, 1978.
The RCAF Snowbirds team has flown the CT-114 jet trainer aircraft since they were first formed. Modifications to the aircraft for performing on the team include a smoke generating system and tuning of the engines to better perform low level aerobatics. For more Canadair CT-114 pictures, wav sound, and radio control airplanes, click here.
On May 18, 2007, during a rehearsal at Malmstrong AFB, Great Falls, Montana, a RCAF Snowbirds aircraft was lost, killing the pilot, Capt. Shawn McCaughey. The plane was flying in formation while it suddenly veered off course.
A total of six team aircraft and their pilots have been lost since the team started performing.
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