CT-114 Tutor


The CT-114 Tutor is primarily flown by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds demonstration team at public events throughout North America. The Snowbirds showcase the high level of skill, professionalism, teamwork, discipline and dedication inherent in the Canadian Armed Forces.

The Tutor was the primary jet trainer for the Royal Canadian Air Force until 2000. The Tutors flown by the Snowbirds are slightly modified for show features and enhanced performance during low-level aerobatic flying.

Length 9.75 m
Wingspan 11.12 m
Height 2.84 m
Empty weight 2,409 kg
Maximum standard thrust 1,225 kg
Maximum speed 763 km/h
Range 648 km
  • Moose Jaw, Sask.
  • Cold Lake, Alta.
This aircraft is used for Air demonstration


A Snowbird CT-114 Tutor, August 2020.

Operational pause of CT-114 Tutor fleet lifted

On August 24, 2020, the Commander of 2 Canadian Air Division, Brigadier-General Denis O’Reilly, has lifted the operational pause on the CT-114 Tutor fleet.
August 24, 2020

CT114071 Tutor - Crash Site

CT1140071 Tutor - Epilogue

The accident involved a CT114 Tutor aircraft from the Canadian Armed Forces Air Demonstration Team (Snowbirds) enroute to the Atlanta Air Show being held at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and the pilot received minor injuries as a result of the ejection sequence. The investigation determined that the most probable cause of the CT114071 accident was a fuel delivery system failure within the engine.
June 26, 2020

CT114161 - Tutor

CT114161 Tutor - From the investigator

The accident involved a CT114 Tutor aircraft from the Canadian Armed Forces Air Demonstration Team (Snowbirds). Shortly after take-off from Kamloops, BC, aircraft CT114161 was observed gaining altitude and departing the formation. Shortly thereafter, the aircraft initiated a left turn, followed shortly by an abrupt steep nose low attitude. The two occupants ejected the aircraft however one received serious injuries and the other received fatal injuries. The aircraft was destroyed on impact.
June 1, 2020

Captain Jenn Casey

One Canadian military member killed, one injured in CF Snowbirds accident

A member of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatic team died, and another was injured, in a crash near Kamloops, British Columbia, on May 17, 2020.
May 17, 2020

Seven red and white jet aircraft fly in formation.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds launch cross-Canada tour

During Operation Inspiration, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will cross the country to salute Canadians doing their part to fight the spread of COVID-19.
April 29, 2020

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