Snowbirds to head north this summer
Aerobatics team to make three stops in the N.W.T. and two in Yukon
The Royal Canadian Air Force is gearing up to visit to a number of Northern communities this summer.
An airborne fleet of 24 aircraft and 122 crew members will make three stops in the N.W.T. and two in the Yukon this July.
Snowbirds' Northern schedule
Yellowknife – July 14
Inuvik, N.W.T. – July 17
Norman Wells, N.W.T. – July 19
Watson Lake, Yukon – July 21
Whitehorse – July 25
The convoy will include all 11 Snowbirds — the air force’s aerobatic performance squadron — as well as a Twin Otter, a Hercules transport plane and CF-18 Hornet fighter jets.
"We intend to display the capabilities, the professionalism, skill and teamwork of the entire Royal Canadian Air Force," said Maj. Steven Thompson.
"What we can do not only as pilots and aircrew, but what our technicians are capable of and what the air force can do in the North."
The fleet will also fly past all of the communities along the Mackenzie River.
The events begin at Yellowknife’s air show on July 14 and wrap up July 25 in Whitehorse.