Canada Remembers Armed Forces Day - Salute To Heroes

Posted on Apr 16, 2017

Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demonstration Team

Who we are

The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron are a Canadian icon comprised of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and National Defence Public Service employees.

Pilots, technicians (aviation, avionics, aircraft structure, supply), mobile support operators, resource management support clerks, an engineering officer, a logistics officer and a public affairs officer representing all three elements (Army, Navy and Air Force), work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the Canadian public. Serving as ambassadors of the CAF, the CF Snowbirds demonstrate the high level of skill, professionalism, teamwork, discipline and dedication inherent in the men and women of the CAF and they inspire the pursuit of excellence wherever they go in North America.

A brief squadron history, motto and battle honours can be found on the Deparment of National Defence's Directorate of History and Heritage webpage

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2017 Season Theme - A Tradition of Excellence

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are joining in the celebrations of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation. The team will perform thrilling aerobatic shows, and breathtaking fly pasts over our nation’s capital on Canada Day, and cities and towns across North America. Look for the commemorative CT-114 Tutor jet with the Canada 150 paint scheme appearing at select locations.

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 their proud legacy. We are eager to inspire all Canadians by showcasing the skill, professionalism, and teamwork of the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces.

We invite you to meet our team of highly skilled pilots, technicians, and support personnel ‎from all over our country. Their dedication to excellence is embodied in the awe-inspiring formations of red and white jets in the sky over head.

Join us, your 2017 Canadian Forces Snowbirds, as we proudly honour our strong military heritage during this year of sesquicentennial celebrations.