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Snowbirds will fly at U.S. air shows after all

Canada's famed Snowbirds squadron will be heading south for some American air shows after some higher-ups in Ottawa reversed a decision to cancel some appearances.

Three of four U.S. destinations confirmed as back on squadron's tour

The Snowbirds Canadian aerobatic jets fly over the Peace Tower at the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, July, 1, 2013. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press)
The Snowbirds perform at air shows and act as ambassadors for the military. (Rion Sanders/Canadian Press)

Canada's famed Snowbirds squadron will be heading south for some American air shows after some higher-ups in Ottawa reversed a decision to cancel some appearances.

Earlier this month the aerobatic team, which is based at 15-Wing Moose Jaw, cancelled four shows in the US due to budget cuts.

On Thursday, a spokesperson said three of the dates are back on, and the fourth will likely follow. The spokesperson said the decision was made by senior officials in Ottawa.

According to the team's website, their first show will be at their home base in Moose Jaw.

Their first tour date is set for May 17 - 18, in the U.S. The team performs throughout the summer, across Canada, with a traditional stop in Ottawa on Canada Day.

It wraps up its tour in September, with two U.S. shows.