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Posted on Apr 16, 2017

CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team

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The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Matthew Kutryk as the pilot for the 2017 CF-18 Demonstration Team.

Captain Kutryk will wow audiences around North America during the 2017 air show season, flying his specially painted CF-188 Hornet commemorating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

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2017 Season Theme

2017 will feature Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation.

Throughout the year, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces will support the Government of Canada in its Canada 150 celebration, participating in numerous events across the country. The upcoming air show season is a special opportunity for the RCAF to join Canadians across the nation as we celebrate our shared values, our achievements and our place in the world.

CF-18 Demonstration Team pilot

Captain Matthew Kutryk

Safety pilots

Major Patrick Pollen -- Captain Renard Thys


Lieutenant Jennifer Halliwell

4 Wing Team

Sergeant Christopher J Gilson -- Master Corporal William M Oshanek -- Corporal Alexandre J Dugas -- Corporal Adrian RFA Locke