Canadian Forces Snowbirds
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.
431 has flown these aircraft
- Vickers Wellington
- Handley-Page Halifax
- Avro Lancaster
- Canadair (North American) F-86 Sabre
2017 Theme - A Tradition of Excellence
In 2017, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds are partaking 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 over several towns and cities across North America.
Following in the footsteps of the Golden Centennaires air demonstration team, who formed to celebrate Canada’s Centennial in 1967, the Snowbirds are honoured to uphold that proud legacy as a Canadian icon in 2017. 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, whose dedication to excellence is embodied in the awe-inspiring tight formations of red and white jets in the sky over head. Keep a look out for a commemorative CT-114 Tutor jet with the Canada 150 paint scheme appearing at select locations this year.
Join us, your 2017 Canadian Forces Snowbirds, as we proudly honour our strong military heritage during this year of sesquicentennial celebrations.
The Snowbirds are the proud ambassadors of the following foundations:
- C.H.I.L.D. Foundation (English Only)
RCAF air demonstration season concludes
News Article / October 17, 2016
From air cadets to aerobat pilots
News Article / July 25, 2016
Quinte International Air Show 2016 commemorates BCATP
News Article / July 14, 2016
Meanwhile, behind the scenes at the airshow….
News Article / July 12, 2016
Happy 149th Birthday, Canada!
News Article / June 30, 2016
431 (AD) Sqn
PO Box 5000
Moose Jaw, SK
Fax: (306) 694-2809
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