Thursday, March 3, 2011

Snowbirds

Did you know Canada..  we've probably all seen them at an air show or outdoor event but who exactly are the Snowbirds?

The Snowbirds are officially known as the Canadian Forces Air Demonstration Squadron (CFADT). Their purpose is to demonstrate the skill, professionalism, and teamwork of Canadian Forces personnel. Their motto is THE HATITEN RONTERIIOS (Warriors of the air).

The name Snowbirds came from a contest to give the team a formal name and was held at the CFB Moose Jaw - Base Elementary School - in June 1971. But didn't become a permanent unit until September 1977.

The next time you can see the Snowbirds in May 3, 2011 in Moose Jaw, SK for an airshow. Until then check out their website to view some fantastic promotional photos.

Source: snowbirds.dnd.ca

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