Canadian Forces Snowbirds

431 Squadron Badge

Motto: The Hatiten Ronteriios (Warriors of the air)

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.

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 Squadron has flown these aircraft

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

Ambassadorships

The Snowbirds are the proud ambassadors of the following foundations:

News

Several aircraft flying in a fan-shaped formation fly above the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill.

RCAF to conduct flybys as part of Canada Day 2019 celebrations

RCAF aircraft will take to the skies on Canada Day, conducting flybys in communities across the country.
June 28, 2019

Cpl Justin Shantidatt

Air Cadet Became an Aviation Technician for the Snowbirds

Cpl Justin Shantidatt has been fascinated with technology and aviation since a young age, this eventually transformed into a career as an Aviation Technician with 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the CF Snowbirds.
May 18, 2018

Captain Sarah Dallaire

From a Cessna 172 with Dad to a Snowbird CT-114 Tutor

Growing up, Capt Sarah Dallaire’s parents were passionate about aviation as a hobby, it was only fitting that she become a pilot herself. Currently Snowbird 2 with 431 Squadron, she hopes to inspire young women as the first woman Snowbird pilot, Maryse Carmichael, inspired her.
May 15, 2018

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

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