Snowbirds cancel flight over Toronto due to snow

May 9 2020, 10:44 am

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds cancelled a planned flight over Toronto on Saturday because of snow and hail.

The unseasonably wintry weather would make it hard for people to see the planes, and difficult for them to fly.

“We said SnowBIRDS not SNOW!” the CF Snowbirds tweeted Saturday morning.

The planes will hold for 24 hours at the Trenton military base for the weather to clear up.

“To be clear: no flying today. Go back inside and have something warm and tasty,” the Snowbirds added on Twitter.

The acrobatic pilots are in the middle of a cross-country journey to lift Canadians’ spirits during the coronavirus pandemic.

“While Canadians may not be able to gather at air shows for now, we’re honoured to bring the Snowbirds team to Canadians and to pay special tribute to them,” Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, said last week.

The pilots started in Nova Scotia and have been making their way west.