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Snowbirds Launch Cross-Canada Tour to Boost Morale

CX2013-0239-36 The Snowbirds perform at the Comox Armed Forces Day and Air Show, celebrating 70 years of Canadian Air Force History in Comox. The show took place at CFB Comox on 17th August 2013 and included the CF-18 Demonstration Team, the Snowbirds, a WWII-era B-25 Mitchell bomber as well Team Rocket with their hight performance Harmon Rocket F1 and Harmon Rocket II airplanes. Photo by Sgt Halina Folfas, 19 Wing Imaging. © 2013, DND-MDN Canada CX2013-0239-36 Les Snowbirds se produisent pendant le spectacle aérien qui a souligné à Comox la Journée nationale des Forces armées et les 70 ans d’histoire de la Force aérienne du Canada à cet endroit. Le spectacle a eu lieu à la BFC Comox, le 17 août 2013, auquel ont participé l’Équipe de démonstration du CF18, les Snowbirds, un bombardier B-25 Mitchell de la Seconde Guerre mondiale et l’Équipe Rocket aux commandes de ses avions à haute performance Harmon Rocket F1 et Harmon Rocket II. Photo : Sgt Halina Folfas, Section de l’imagerie de la 19e Escadre © 2013, DND-MDN Canada

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will cross the country to salute Canadians doing their part to fight the spread of COVID-19.  This unique mission is being aptly dubbed Operation INSPIRATION.

The team’s signature nine-jet formation, with trailing white smoke, will fly over cities across the country starting in Nova Scotia this weekend and working west throughout the week. The team will release anticipated locations, routes, and times on their social media platforms each day. Flyovers will occur at an elevation no lower than 500 feet above all obstacles.  

The team will be practicing recommended hand-washing and wearing recommended personal protective equipment while travelling. Team members will also be minimizing any interactions with people outside of the team.

We encourage Canadians to observe the flyovers from the safety of their home and refrain from travelling to see the flyovers. Please maintain physical distancing practices that are keeping us all safe.

“We’ve been asked to do what we do best… inspire Canadians. Through Operation INSPIRATION, we not only want to salute the front-line health care workers, first responders, and essential workers, but also all Canadians doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. We want Canadians to know we’re in this with you”, stated Lieutenant-Colonel Mike French, Commanding Officer, Canadian Forces Snowbirds.

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