CF Snowbirds to perform over Metro Vancouver this summer

May 12 2021, 9:50 am

It will be another quiet summer for events on the ground, but perhaps not so much in the air as the buzzing of military planes performing flybys and stunts are on their way to Vancouver skies.

The Snowbirds have released their Summer 2021 schedule, and there are two dates planned for Metro Vancouver.

The Royal Canadian Air Forces’ famed aerobatic troupe will be flying over Vancouver for a non-aerobatic display on July 16.

This will be followed by an aerobatic display over Boundary Bay in White Rock on July 18.

A third BC aerobatic performance is also scheduled for August 6 to 8 in Abbotsford.

Further information on exact locations, routes, and timings will be released closer to the dates.

In May 2020, the Snowbirds had to cut their westward cross-country Operation Inspiration tour to lift Canadians’ spirits during the pandemic. Captain Jennifer Casey was killed in a crash involving a CT-114 Tutor aircraft near Kamloops.

An investigation later deemed a bird strike responsible for the accident, which also injured Captain Richard MacDougall. The Snowbirds were given the clearance to resume flights in August 2020.

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