Shot in Comox BC Canada April 07 with a D700 300mm f2.8 lens
The Snowbirds are a Canadian national icon, a symbol of pride and unity for all Canadians.
The Snowbirds have flown the CT-114 Tutor jet since 1971. The aircraft was designed and built in Canada and was used by the Canadian Forces as its basic pilot training aircraft until 2000.
The jets are painted in a distinctive red and white paint scheme symbolic of Canada’s national flag. As members of the nation’s military, the Snowbirds are proud to fly Canada’s colours across North America.
The Snowbirds are very confident flying the Tutor. It is safe and performs extremely well as a demonstration aircraft.
There is a team, based in Ottawa at air force headquarters, looking at options to best support the Snowbirds in the future. At this time however, the Snowbirds can expect to fly the Tutor for the next several years.