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Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Canadian Forces Snowbirds

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds (431 Air Demonstration Squadron) is a Canadian icon comprised of serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces. Their pilots and technicians work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the North American public. Serving as Canadian ambassadors, the Snowbirds demonstrate the Skill, Professionalism and Teamwork inherent in the women and men of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the Canadian Armed Forces.

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CF-18 Demonstration Team

The CF-18 Demonstration Team will return to the North American 2017 air show season with a brand new theme commemorating Canada's 150th anniversary.

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Vampire Airshows

Development of the aircraft began during the Second World War in 1943 as an aircraft suitable for combat that harnessed the new innovation of jet propulsion; it was quickly decided to opt for a single-engine, twin-boom aircraft equipped with the Halford H.1 turbojet engine, which was later known as the de Havilland Goblin. Originally ordered as an experimental aircraft only, the decision to mass-produce the aircraft as an interceptor for the Royal Air Force (RAF) was finalized in May 1944.

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Ace Maker

A native Californian, Gregory "Wired" Colyer took his first flight at age 7 in a Cessna 172 with Dr. Lee Schaller out of the Schellville airport in Sonoma, California.  Hooked ever since, Greg has been flying for almost 3 decades after earning his license in 1982 while serving in the US Army from 1982-1987.

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Stefan Trischuk Airshows

Stefan's childhood dream was to experience flight.  He built his own hang glider at age 12 after only seeing a picture of one in a magazine. Stefan earned his Ultralight Pilot License at age 19 and soon upgraded to a private pilot license in order to fly aerobatics.

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Mustang High Flight Aerobatics – Dornier Alpha Jet

Mark started flying at the age of six in a Piper Cherokee Arrow. The aviation bug bit  early and bit hard. Mark’s father Ed was a B-24 Liberator pilot during World War II and flew 29 missions for the Army Air Corps in the European Theater. After returning to civilian life, Ed found ways to keep aviation in his business and personal life. As a result, Mark grew up surrounded by aviation.

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US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team

In 1959, nineteen Airborne Soldiers from various military units formed the Strategic Army Command Parachute Team (STRAC). Brigadier General Joseph Stilwell Jr. gathered the Soldiers with the intent of competing in the relatively new sport of skydiving, which at that time was dominated by the Soviet Union. That year, the U.S. Army team began representing the United States on the international competition circuit, and performed their first demonstration in Danville, Virginia. Two years later, the Department of Defense announced that the STRAC team would become the United States Army Parachute Team.

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Geoff Later Airshow

Geoff thrills audiences with an aerial ballet demonstrating the graceful and elegant flying qualities of Nancy, a fully restored Nanchang CJ-6A from the Peoples' Liberation Army Air Force.  Step back in time and listen to the classic sound of a round engine.  Audiences of all ages enjoy the look and noise of this unique aircraft, as well as the graceful lines in the sky that are created by the smoke system.

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Percision Exotics

Precision Exotics has partnered with some of the biggest names in the airshow industry to bring unique performances to select air shows across the country. Some performances may include car vs car or car vs plane in high speed runway races. Others may include a personnel transfer from car to plane and even showcase para jumpers landing in a moving car! Different performances are currently being developed and will possibly be a part of an air show near you soon!

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Smoke and Thunder

Pete Mcleod Airshows

In 2009, Pete McLeod of Red Lake, Ontario made history by becoming the youngest pilot and first Canadian to compete in the elite Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Over two decades younger than the average pilot in the world championship, Pete turned heads and quickly earned the respect of his rivals with his impressively smooth and precise flying. His personality quickly made him a favourite with fans.

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Commemorative Air Force B-25J Mitchell

Wartime Mission: The B-25J Mitchell was named after General Billy Mitchell, a famous Army Air Corps general of the 1920s and 1930s. It proved to be one of the best weapons and was possibly the most versatile aircraft of WWII. Heavily armed, it was utilized for high- and low-level bombing, strafing, photo reconnaissance, submarine patrol, and a fighter. It’s most distinguishing role was in the historic raid over Tokyo in 1942 by the Doolittle Raiders. The B-25J saw duty in every combat area flown by the Dutch, British, Chinese, Russian, Australian, and US forces. Our particular B-25J Maid In The Shade served her last wartime duty with the 319th Bomb Group, 437th Squadron at Serraggia Airbase, Corsica. There it was assigned Battle Number 18. The plane then proceeded to fly 15 combat missions over Italy between November 4 and December 31, 1944. The majority of the targets were railroad bridges.

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