2017 Demo Hornet will honour Canada’s 150th anniversary

News Article / December 14, 2016

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From RCAF Public Affairs

Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) representatives gave attendees at the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) conference in Las Vegas a sneak peek at the planned design for the 2017 CF-18 Demonstration Hornet on December 7, 2016.

Next year’s Demonstration Hornet will be painted to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the confederation of Canada, and will honour the history of the RCAF and Canadian Armed Forces as a part of Canada’s proud history.

The main colours are red and white, Canada’s traditional colours. 

The official logo for Canada 150 is placed throughout the design. The logo is composed of a series of diamonds, or “celebratory gems”, arranged in the shape of the iconic maple leaf. The four diamonds at the base represent the four original provinces that formed Confederation in 1867: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Additional diamonds extend out from the base to create nine more points. In total they symbolize Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.

On the left wing, the timespan of confederation is shown with the year of confederation, 1867, and the 150th anniversary year – 2017. The right wing bears the official name of the celebration – “Canada 150”.

The RCAF is proud of the part it has played in Canadian history and the members the CF-18 Demo Team are honoured to represent the RCAF and our nation during Canada’s 150th anniversary year.

Aerobatic team schedules released

The show tour schedule for the RCAF’s two aerobatic teams, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the CF-18 Demo Team, are now online. Check out the schedules to find out where you can see the teams during the upcoming season.

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