Canadian Forces Snowbirds

431 Squadron Badge

Motto: The Hatiten Ronteriios (Warriors of the air)

Who we are

The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron are a Canadian icon comprised of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and National Defence Public Service employees.

Pilots, technicians (aviation, avionics, aircraft structure, supply), mobile support operators, resource management support clerks, an engineering officer, a logistics officer and a public affairs officer representing all three elements (Army, Navy and Air Force), work as a team to bring thrilling performances to the Canadian public. Serving as ambassadors of the CAF, the CF Snowbirds demonstrate the high level of skill, professionalism, teamwork, discipline and dedication inherent in the men and women of the CAF and they inspire the pursuit of excellence wherever they go in North America.

History

A brief squadron history, motto and battle honours can be found on the Deparment of National Defence's Directorate of History and Heritage webpage.

Equipment

431 has flown these aircraft

  • Vickers Wellington
  • Handley-Page Halifax
  • Avro Lancaster
  • Canadair (North American) F-86 Sabre

2018 Theme‎ - A Tradition of Military Aviation Excellence

Cpl Sebastian Boucher

The Snowbirds are flying nine jets in the Big Diamond Bottom Side formation.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds proudly and eagerly uphold the legacy of military aviation excellence as Canada’s Air Demonstration Team. This year, Canada and the United States of America mark an important milestone in our relationship and friendship with the 60th Anniversary of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).   

Your 2018 Canadian Forces Snowbirds reflect the diversity and opportunities available equally to men and women in the Canadian military. Each member of the Snowbirds’ team is a full-time serving member who demonstrates the skill, professionalism, and teamwork essential to achieving aviation excellence. 

In their 48th season, the Snowbirds continue to inspire with thrilling aerobatic performances and breathtaking fly-bys over cities and towns across Canada and the United States.

The Snowbirds invite you to meet our dedicated team consisting of aerobatic show pilots, a public affairs officer, and highly skilled aviation, avionics, aircraft structure and mobile support technicians showcasing their aviation expertise at an air show site near you.

                                                             

Ambassadorships

The Snowbirds are the proud ambassadors of the following foundations:

Contact Information

For  booking Canadian Armed Forces aircraft to participate in your community's air show or special event, please visit the Event Booking page, or contact SpecialEvents@forces.gc.ca  

431 (AD) Squadron
15 Wing
PO Box 5000
Moose Jaw, SK
S6H 7Z8

Fax: (306) 694-2809
Email: Snowbird.Team@sasktel.net

Please allow up to ten business days for a reply.