RCAF Snowbirds




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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.

RC RCAF Snowbirds
RC RCAF Snowbirds

The 1/6 scale RC RCAF Snowbirds jet for sale by Jet Legend length is 65.5 in. Wingspan comes to an even six feet.




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