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The RCAF Snowbirds Canadian jet demonstration team currently fly eleven Canadair CT-114 jet training aircraft. The first
performance of the team was in July of 1971.
The name of the team was chosen as the winning entry of a contest. The team first flew under the name "Canadian Snowbirds" on July 11, 1978.
The RCAF Snowbirds team has flown the CT-114 jet trainer aircraft since they were first formed.
Modifications to the aircraft for performing on the team include a smoke generating system and tuning of the engines to better perform low level aerobatics.
For more Canadair CT-114 pictures, wav sound, and radio control airplanes, click here.
On May 18, 2007, during a rehearsal at Malmstrong AFB, Great Falls, Montana, a RCAF Snowbirds aircraft was lost, killing the pilot, Capt. Shawn McCaughey.
The plane was flying in formation while it suddenly veered off course.
A total of six team aircraft and their pilots have been lost since the team started performing.
RCAF Snowbirds jet
We have seen a number RCAF Snowbirds CT-114 jets modeled. Most are scratch built.
NitroPlanes occasionally has a RCAF Snowbirds aircraft for sale.
Pictured above is the RCAF Snowbirds jet built by RC Groups member Sparhawk. It is powered by a pusher propeller.
Pictured first below is the RCAF Snowbirds jet by Dave Thomson. Power is by an O.S. 91 engine driving a fan.
The second picture is of a RCAF Snowbirds jet made from white styrofoam and balsa wood. Corey of RC Groups built the 20" wingspan jet. A GWS motor
in back spinning a 3 x 2 prop is the motivation force.
Pictured last on this page is a 1/6 scale RCAF Snowbirds jet for sale by Jet Legend. Length is 65.5". Wingspan comes to an even six feet.