CF-18 Hornet Demo Team Cancels All 2020 Performances

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The Royal Canadian Air Force is shutting down performances by the CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team for the remainder of the 2020 season. This news is not all that shocking given the unprecedented list of airshow cancellations in Canada and around the world. The team was already going to be limited to a shortened 2020 performance… Read more

General Aviation Pilots Band Together To Finish Operation Inspiration For The Snowbirds Following Tragic Crash

Less than 24 hours after the Canadian Snowbirds’ plans for Operation Inspiration flyovers in British Columbia came to a tragic halt, general aviation pilots in Canada are stepping up to carry the mission home and honor the team. Operation Inspiration was the name for a series of flyovers conducted by the team across Canada, starting… Read more

Snowbird Officer Killed In Crash Identified As Capt. Jenn Casey; Pilot Capt. Richard MacDougall Injured

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Captain Jenn Casey was killed Sunday when the Canadian Snowbirds jet she was riding in experienced trouble and crashed shortly after takeoff from Kamloops, British Columbia. The pilot of the jet, Snowbird #11 Captain Richard MacDougall, survived the crash but sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. He remains in the hospital. Captain Casey has been the… Read more

Snowbirds Confirm One Team Member Dead, Another Injured Following Crash

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Update: The team members involved in the crash have been officially identified. Original Post: The Canadian Forces Snowbirds have confirmed that one team member has died and another is seriously injured following a crash in Kamloops, British Columbia earlier today. As we reported earlier, the aircraft was one of two jets that took off from… Read more

Snowbird Jet Crashes In British Columbia – Crew Ejects But Fate Unknown

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UPDATE: The Snowbirds have confirmed that one member of the team died in the crash. Another is in the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. ORIGINAL POST: One of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds has crashed near Kamloops, British Columbia this afternoon. At least one person aboard – there may have been two – was able… Read more

Canadian Snowbirds Launch Operation Inspiration, A Series Of Flyovers Across Canada

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The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are launching Operation Inspiration, a series of flyovers across Canada to salute all Canadians working to control the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. Dates, times, and locations for the flyovers have not yet been announced, but we will share them in this post as they made public. The team does say that flyover routes… Read more

2020 CF-18 Hornet Demo Paint Scheme Falls Victim To Coronavirus Shut Down

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On top of rampant airshow cancellations (which you can track on our airshow calendar), the coronavirus has landed one more hit on airshow fans – the CF-18 Hornet used by the RCAF Demonstration Team will not feature a special paint scheme this year. It is tradition for the designated display aircraft to wear a special… Read more

New 2020 Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team Pilot Announced

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The Royal Canadian Air Force has announced that Captain Dan “Delouse” Deluce is the new 2020 demo pilot for the CF-18. Deluce’s family is no stranger to aviation. His father, a commercial pilot of forty years, introduced Capt. Deluce to aviation at a young age. He began teaching his son basic aviation and piloting skills,… Read more

Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team 2020 Schedule Released

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Update (June 2, 2020) – The CF-18 Demonstration Team has canceled all performances for 2020. Original Post – Here is the 2020 airshow schedule for the Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team! Will you see them in 2020? Let us know! Post in the AirshowStuff Forums or on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure… Read more

Canadian Forces Snowbirds 2020 Airshow Schedule Released

Here is the 2020 airshow schedule for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds! Will you see them in 2020? Let us know! Post in the AirshowStuff Forums or on the AirshowStuff Facebook page and make sure you share pictures after the show! Schedules often change during the year – make sure to check out our airshow calendar… Read more